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Organic Bohea Lapsang

Smoky, Sophisticated, Warming

The original Lapsang souchong organic black tea, lightly smoked over local pine wood in Wuyi to give a rich and comforting flavour.

From £6.60
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Organic Bohea Lapsang Black Tea

有机武夷红茶

The Origin Story

The difference between Bohea and commercial lapsang souchong is enormous, perhaps similar to the distinction between mass-produced whiskies and slowly made, properly aged, artisan malts.

Drying the leaves slowly over pine wood fires gives our Bohea Lapsang a soft, lingering smokiness, making it an incredibly easy-to-slip-down and a sophisticated after dinner tea.

Find out more about out Bohea Lapsang Tea. View our full range of Organic Teas.

 

China - Fujian

Fujian is home to some of the world's best oolongs, white and black teas

The steep, rocky mountains of Wuyi in Fujian are the home of this famous tea. Wuyi is renowned for producing what many would argue are the world's best oolong and black teas.

  • Cultivar
    Xiao Zhong
  • Oxidisation Level
    100%
  • Picked
    Spring

Tasting Notes

Engage Your Senses

What to
Look For

Dusky, dark, cinder-black twists of whole tea leaf and golden orange tips

Aroma

Calm, serene and reassuringly smoky: the smell of warm sauna pine over hearty black tea

In the Cup

Surprisingly pale for such a rich tea: deep hazel-yellow with golden rim

Taste

Soft, gently smoky, warm yet refreshing black tea, with a supple, creamy and satisfying finish

Make the Perfect Cup of Organic Bohea Lapsang

1
Measure
Measure

Measure 4g or 2tsp per cup (250ml)

2
Heat Water
Heat Water

Heat water to 100°C

3
Infuse
Infuse

Infuse tea for 3 minutes

3 min
4
Reinfuse
Re-infuse

You can infuse this tea up to 2 times

Reviews

Organic Bohea Lapsang Black Tea
Average rating: 4.8 Stars
  • Rating: 4 stars
    by Tomas
    Complex taste, but a bit too subtle. Get this one if you like great smelling teas.
    by Tomas
    Rating: 4 stars
    Complex taste, but a bit too subtle. Get this one if you like great smelling teas.
    All in all good for its price.

    Brewing this tea in a big pot gives a very smooth and light brew, with none of the sharp notes of cheaper lapsang teas. The aroma is amazing, as it gives of a kind of dark chocolate texture but with some sweeter notes mixed through. The taste, however, is a bit watery for me (even when brewing for about five minutes) and I've found myself glancing over this tea in my cupboard time and time again, passing it up for more flavourful teas.

    When brewing this gong fu (120ml gaiwan, 6 grams) the aroma was even stronger. Dark chocolate notes, with a bit of vanilla and even some sharp, smoky bits. This aroma is surely something to be enjoyed while you're waiting for your drink to cool off.
    For the first steeping at 20 seconds the taste was very strong. It still had the complexity of the aroma, but less taste than expected, just like western style. The finish was quite weak, but nowhere near astringent and left me with quite a watery mouthfeel. Subsequent infusions delivered similar results, albeit weaker, but that's not out of the ordinary. If you like really sharp notes, just overbrew it and you'll definitely get your smoky experience.

    The leaves are beautiful to look at, and truly something to be admired whether you're brewing western or gong-fu. They are very fine and tightly rolled and curl very elegantly so that they hook onto each other.
  • Rating: 5 stars
    by Ian
    Great Tea
    by Ian
    Rating: 5 stars
    Great Tea
    Great Tea. Ian
  • Rating: 5 stars
    by Ian
    Great Tea
    by Ian
    Rating: 5 stars
    Great Tea
    Great Tea. Ian
  • Rating: 5 stars
    by Nick
    regular breakfast brew
    by Nick
    Rating: 5 stars
    regular breakfast brew
    Lovely tea first thing in the morning.

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