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2022 Wild Lapsang Souchong

Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong

Black Tea from China

Our wild grown Lapsang Souchong is medium-bodied, smooth and comforting.

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Our wild grown Lapsang Souchong is medium-bodied, smooth and comforting. It has a distinct fruitiness, reminiscent of peach, with floral undertones and a distinct creamy lingering sweetness on the palate.

This tea will mellow over the next 6 months with highlighted notes reminiscent to cream and ripened peach.

This is one of those teas where patience and persistence will reward the tea enthusiast. The more you drink this tea the more you will enjoy it. It has an unexpected strength and can brew over a number of infusions ‘gong fu cha’ style. 

Origin: Tong Mu Guan, Fujian province, China

Flavour profile: Velvety | Fruity | Floral

Processing highlights: Our Lapsang Souchong is oxidised by placing the leaves in a basket with a wet cloth placed over the top. The baskets are placed in a warm room and slowly oxidised over a period of 4-5 hours until the tea is around 80% oxidised. The tea is subsequently pan-fried over high temperature to dry and finish the tea.

Harvest: 08.04.2022

Plucking standard: 1 bud and two leaves

Cultivar: uncertain (2-4 varieties collected)

Tea Master: Ms Chen

Grown and produced in Tong Mu village located in the Wuyi Mountain region where this style of tea originated. Harvested from spring-fed wild tea trees whose flavours are true to Wuyi Shan's terroir in which it grows.

Elevation: 1,200m

A medium bodied tea that has a delicious and comforting fruit and floral flavour. Notes of cooked sweet potato and ripened peach combine for a sweet finish and a velvety, creamy mouth feel.

Our Lapsang Souchong will pair well with meats, cheese, pastries and chocolate.

Try this with a dessert cheeseboard with dried muscatels and figs or with a buttery peach crostata.

Leaf appearance: Long elongated brown-black twisted needles

Aroma: A sweet aroma reminiscent of citrus, strawberries, sweet potato, hazelnuts and a floral bouquet.

Liquor colour: Golden-red

Brewing & Storage

Store in an airtight container away from light, heat and moisture. 

Brewing Method Amount Temperature Time Infusions
Western 2-3g / 150mL 95˚C-100˚C 3.5 mins 2-3
Gong Fu Cha 4-6g / 100mL 95˚C-100˚C First brew: 20s Subsequent: 25-50s 5*
Cold Brew 6g / 500mL Refrigerate Overnight (approximately 8hrs) 1