#004 Smoke on the Water


Tea Type: Black

Region: Tongmu Village, Fujian Province

Country: China

Harvest: 2016 

Tasting Notes

This one is not for the faint-hearted! 

If you like intense flavour you have come to the right place.

The finished tea is dried over a smoking  pine fire, which imparts a sweet clean smoky aroma.

Unlike cheaper grades, this high-grade Lapsang Souchong has a beautifully even profile, with a slightly cool smokiness and a smooth menthol aftertaste.

Best served in a pot.  Don’t stick your nose in straight away, let it breathe first to enjoy fully.

Best time to drink

When the rain is pouring and it's warm and cosy inside, this is a great tea to settle down with in the afternoon or early evening. 



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