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Lapsang souchong tea is a black tea originally from the Wuyi region of the Chinese province of Fujian. It is sometimes referred to as smoked tea. Lapsang is distinct from all other types of tea because lapsang leaves are traditionally smoke-dried over pinewood fires, taking on a distinctive smoky flavour.
Lapsang souchong's flavours include hints of dried longan, pine smoke and whiskey.
It is common for even rather strongly brewed Lapsang Souchong tea to lack the bitterness common with other tea varieties.