Black Smoked Tea- Lapsang Souchong 皇帝

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Discover a very complex Lapsang Souchong that takes us to the most beautiful plantations in China. An explosion of flavors and an olfactory fireworks. A powerful nose, smoked thanks to exotic woods rich in resin. We propose this quality with an open and black crushed leaf. The whole is surprising, intense, smoked and spicy. To discover absolutely!

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Emperor's Lapsang Souchong black tea: a place for smoky flavors

Lapsang Souchong black tea is quite unique. No other tea has such a powerful nose and smoky, spicy aromas.

This tea comes from China. Lapsang Souchong is cultivated in the province of Fuijan, in the southeast of the country, on the Wuyi mountains. It is under the Qing dynasty that it would have been born, in the 17th century, even if it is still quite difficult to date the creation of a tea. According to the legend, the tea would have been smoked to be better preserved because of the presence of soldiers who would have prevented the natural process of tea production.

What are the flavors of the Emperor's Lapsang Souchong black tea?

This Lapsang Souchong tea is incredibly potent despite its low theine content. Smoked with woods such as spruce, cedar, cypress or pine, it reveals a smoky nose. To the taste, we find this smoked aroma, but also spicy. On the nose and on the palate, it is a firework, a totally unique feeling that makes all the charm of this exceptional tea.

Lapsang Souchong black tea from the Emperor: from the plantation to the cup

Lapsang Souchong tea is an oxidized tea, like all black teas, but also smoked. And this makes all the difference in the manufacturing process.

Your smoked black tea undergoes a first oxidation step that will be quite long compared to other black teas. Then, it is dried on wood, mostly pine and cedar, before being rolled and oxidized and dried again. This time, the tea leaves are placed in a bamboo basket over a spruce or cypress or even pine fire. It is during this last step that it will take on this incredible smoky taste.

Food and tea: David Vanille's pairings

Lapsang Souchong black tea is quite specific, we naturally think to consume it more easily with a salty dish than with a sweet one. Its smoky flavors are reminiscent of pork belly that we enjoy on the barbecue or in a dish of sausage lentils. The association is to be discovered.

You can also drink your Lapsang Souchong with a mushroom risotto, you will surprise your guests with such a food and tea agreement.

Another solution: slightly infuse your cooking water with Lapsang Souchong tea and cook your rice in it to flavour it.

The virtues of the Emperor's Lapsang Souchong black tea

Lapsang Souchong is a black tea. As such, it is recognized for its many virtues.

First of all, it is rich in polyphenols, which gives it antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging virtues.

It is also composed of theobromine, black tea helps to eliminate toxins. Even if it is not very rich in theine, it remains very stimulating for the nervous system.

Its flavonoid composition helps prevent the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. These components have a beneficial action against the bad cholesterol.

Another asset of Lapsang Souchong: it is a slimming partner. It stimulates the metabolism and burns fat. Within the framework of a diet, it will be your best ally.

Advice for preparing and tasting your black tea Lapsang Souchong of the Emperor

Infusion temperature: 85°
Infusion time: between 3 minutes 15 and 4 minutes
Dosage: 10 g for one liter of water
Ideal moment for tasting: At mealtime it will be ideal

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Sophie R. published the 17/12/2021 following an order made on 20/11/2021


Pas encore testé. Mais hâte de le déguster !

Florence M. published the 15/09/2021 following an order made on 24/06/2021


bon thé

Hervé W. published the 10/07/2021 following an order made on 26/06/2021



Emilie D. published the 04/07/2021 following an order made on 12/06/2021


Un délice

Slim R. published the 27/06/2021 following an order made on 18/06/2021


amateur de ce thé fumé depuis 34 ans, je le retrouve ici à l'identique ! un envoutement

Anonymous A. published the 29/05/2021 following an order made on 14/05/2021


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