Twinings Bags Lapsang Souchong Black Tea 20 20

By appointment to her majesty Queen Elizabeth II Tea and Coffee Merchants R. Twining ang Company limited, London. Dare to try one of the world's oldest and most distinctive black teas. Tea profile: Strength: 4. Notes: smoky, pungent, woody. Origin: Fujian Province, China. The Twinings of London story. In 1706, Thomas Twining began selling fine tea from an English storefront in the Strand, London. Today, Twinings continues to sell some of the world's best tea from the original store and in more than 100 countries throughout the world. Over 300 years of experience. Master Blender's Notes: Notes: Smoky, pungent, woody. Colour: Thick, rich, brown. Strength: 4. Steep time: 3 minutes (recommended). Lapsang Souchong also referred to as a smoked tea, is one of the world's oldest and most distinctive black teas. The tea is grown in the Wuyi Mountains in the Fujian Province of China and is made by only a select number of estates. Once a very secretive process, Lapsang Souchong is prepared using the same manual techniques today that have been passed down from generation to generation. After the tea is plucked, the leaves are withered over cypress or pine wood fires. They are later placed into barrels so that the smoky aroma intensifies. As a final step, the leaves are placed into flat wicker baskets and positioned on bamboo trays over smoky pine fires, where they dry and absorb even more aroma. The finished tea leaves are thick and black and when steeped in hot water, produce a rich tea with a unique, smoky taste - Mike Wright-Master Blender. Find out about our membership of Working for a responsible tea industry.