Lapsang Souchong – Butterfly #1
A superior leaf Lapsang Souchong offering a smooth crisp character with the remarkable and heady aroma of an oak fire.
The leaves are first withered over fires of pine or cypress wood. After pan-frying and rolling, they are pressed into wooden barrels and covered with cloth to ferment until they give off a pleasant fragrance. The leaves are fired again and rolled into taut strips. Then they are placed in bamboo baskets and hung on wooden racks over smoking pine fires to dry and absorb the smoke flavour. It is generally consumed with sugar and milk.
Region: Fujian Province
Grade: Special Leaf Lapsang Souchong
Caffeine/Antioxidant Level: Medium/Low
Prepared in Canada by The Metropolitan Tea Company Ltd.