Teas could get a smokey flavor by the classic way of production, in which the wet tea leaves are dried in bamboo baskets and put to rest above wet fired pinewood. A lot of tea lovers think their regular 'Lapsang Souchong' tea (the milder variety) is already strong enough. For the 'daredevils' among us we present you this stronger variety: 'Tarry Souchong' tea, which has an even darker aroma. Picked, rolled, fired and then smoked, this tea epitomises hand-made orthodox crafting. In an age of artificial chemicals and flavourings these are real pinewood smoked leaves.
Chinese black tea, strongly smoked over wet pinewood.
4-5 minutes 85°C (185°F)