What's The Tea on Lapsang Souchong?

What's The Tea on Lapsang Souchong?

Have you peered at a can of our Gold Fashioned and wondered where our brewed black tea extract comes from?

Or are you a tea-head like me, pouring over Teatok, (the tea community of TikTok) searching for niche small batch tea varietals to cure all my ailments and every problem I've ever had?

If you are curious to learn more about Lapsang Souchong, the arguable star of our Gold Fashioned, keep reading for some quick facts about this historically important beverage!

Lapsang Souchong is a special oxidized black tea that was originally created in the mountainous Wuyi region of China. While fleeing Qing dynasty soldiers, the people of Wuyi dried fresh tea leaves over large fires then buried the leaves to ensure they wouldn't spoil until they could safely return.

The tea's name can be translated to "small sort pine wood", which refers to the pine-smoking method used to create the drink.

The taste? Well, there's a reason this delicious and complicated tea has remained popular for centuries. Lapsang Souchong is a bit sweet, smoky, woody and pine-y (ok... shout-out to our OG Tonic), and people say the secret to a slightly sweet cup of the tea is maple syrup to compliment the forest vibe.

Besides the great taste, Lapsang tea is high in Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin B-2, Vitamin B-5 AND Vitamin B-9. 

Keep your eyes peeled on our insta for a unique mocktail recipe you can make in a few minutes at home featuring Lapsang Souchong!


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