£4.95 – £22.50
A smoky blend of Lapsang tea from small farmers in Galle in Sri Lanka, Sonitpur in Assam, and Kumamoto in Japan.
Because our Original Lapsang is produced in such small quantities (around 50kg a year) of which we can’t get as much as we would like, to keep a Lapsang available we have blended a new everyday Lapsang primarily from the Handunugoda small farms project in Sri Lanka. While the Original Lapsang is handmade by Mr Xiang in Gua Dun and traditionally pine-smoked, using the original method and plants of the very first Lapsang Souchong, this Sri Lankan tea is very untraditionally smoked with cinnamon wood, imparting a fruity and spicy taste to the tea.
This is a Lapsang for people who love Lapsang, warming from within with a deep smoky aftertaste of tar and peat, but with a complexity that distinguishes it from overly smoked teas.
Handunugoda Small Farms, Galle, Sri Lanka
Nath Family, Sonitpur, Assam, India
Matsumoto-san, Kumamoto, Japan
SIZE OF FARM
3-5 acres (average)
PLANTS AND PROCESSING
Blend of old tree Camellia Sinensis Sinensis and Camellia Sinensis Assamica Smoking over cinnamon wood. Harvested 2020.
100°C, 4g per cup. 2 infusions.