Handmade Early Spring Pure Buds Lapsang Souchong Black Tea


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Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong is an ‘unsmoked’ counterpart to Lapsang Souchong from Wuyi Shan. Growing in the original birthplace of black tea - the Wuyi mountains, the tea bushes enjoy year-round rich forests, heavy mist, and the freshest mountain water. Wuyishan area is also famous for its rock oolongs, such as Da Hong Pao, Shuixian and Tie Lou Han. Although they both grow up in Wuyishan, the locations are far apart.

A top-quality, authentic and hand-processed Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong black tea from its region of origin, Tong Mu village. Our Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong is a top quality that is hand-harvested in the spring from shrubs of cultivar type Qi Zhong to then get its character through gentle drying. Pesticide-free. The appearance is delicate, even, soft wiry leaves covered with golden tips.

A top-quality, authentic and hand-processed lapsang souchong black tea. This is an exquisite black tea made from small tea buds only. Top buds are plucked in early spring.

Dry leaves are small, finely twisted brownish-grey tea with few golden buds. The surface is very matt and a little hairy.

The tea yields a dark fruity taste. Cup is very smooth, mellow with a rich taste of oak bark, roasted apples, soft sweet dates & berries. Amazingly balanced tea with no acidity a tiny astringency and a long-lasting finish.

Brewing guide: The water used to steep this tea should be at the boiling point, 212F (100ºC). Use about 2 teaspoons (3 grams) of tea leaves for about every 5 ounces (150 milliliters) of water. A steeping time of about 3-5 minutes with more or less time is recommended depending on the desired concentration.


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  • 5
    Revisited:Deserves 5 Stars

    Posted by Gerd Ruszczynski on 2023-04-18 0:11

    Takes more leaves BECAUSE it is complex,and will always stay elegant.Very persistant to brewing,and, yes: Lasting fruity aftertaste.

  • 4
    Complex and delicious

    Posted by Gerd Ruszczynski on 2023-04-08 3:09

    I gave this tea 4 stars as you have to use quite some leaves to get it right IMO.And to me it's less fruit,more bread&roses,a real good sourdough bread and s.th. very elegant flowery.Great experience, I might get used to it....