Lapsang souchong, Zhengshanxiaozhong is a black tea originally from the Wuyi region of the Chinese province of Fujian. Lapsang is distinct from all other types of tea because lapsang leaves are traditionally smoke-dried over pinewoodfires, taking on a distinctive smoky flavour. Lapsang souchong has a high reputation outside of China, but it is viewed as "tea for Westerners" inside China.
Its appearance ; tight coupling, Trim and tidy. The color is brown and bright. It is more smoothness. Taste mellow and sweet. Tea liquid is orange and clear. Blended with other tea, can improve the sense of smell.
High grade lapsang souchong possesses a taste of dried longan for the first few brews.
Lapsang souchong's flavour is strong and smoky, similar to the smell of a barbecue or campfire, or of Latakia pipe tobacco. The flavour of the pine smoke is meant to complement the natural taste of the black tea, but should not overwhelm it.
Fujian province, China
Brewing Guide: 1 to 2 teaspoon (2 grams) of tea leaves is recommended for every 150ml (5 oz) of water. Ideal water temperature is 100°c (212°F). For the first and second brewing, leaves should be steeped for about one minute. Gradually increase water temperature and steeping time for subsequent brewing. It is also recommended that you use porcelain or glass-based teaware. Warm the steeping vessels by rinsing them with hot water prior to brewing.