Lapsang souchong – per 100g
Give this deliciously smoky tea a try. No chemicals or additives are added to this super aromatic tea.
“Souchong” refers to the fourth and fifth leaves of the tea plant. These leaves are coarser than the leaves closer to the bud and have fewer aromatic compounds. The leaves are roasted in a bamboo basket called a honglong, which is heated over burning firewood which contributes to the dried longan aroma and smoky flavour. Pinewood is used as the firewood for lapsang souchong and contains the characteristic resin aroma and taste.
Unlike many high street brands, there are no chemicals or additives in this tea, it is purely a natural flavouring obtained in the drying process.