Lapsang Souchong

Black tea smoked with pine tree roots

Black tea from China smoked with pine roots. Clear in the cup, intensely flavoured, ideal to serve with spicy or savoury meals

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85 to 90°C
We recommend a water temperature in between 85 to 90°C (185-194°F)

3 min
It is the standard time for infusion, but you can adapt it according to your taste

When to drink ?
Better in the morning 

Dosage2g per cup

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Composition of Lapsang Souchong

Discover a real explosion of flavors in your mouth! Originating from China, this very special smoked tea is much talked about. It is said that it was the favorite tea of Sherlock Holmes and today it is a must in our house. 

This quality black tea originated in the Fujian region of southwest China. What makes it so special is its ancestral and artisanal process: the black tea leaves undergo a relatively long period of oxidation before being smoked and dried, first on pine wood, then rolled and oxidized, and finally dried again in bamboo baskets placed over a pine fire. 

If most of the Lapsang are smoked with spruce wood, this one is exposed on a fire of pine roots. This avoids distorting the natural taste of the black tea leaves. Let yourself be surprised by its unique flavors: Lapsang Souchong tea reveals ashy notes from the first sip, then gradually reveals a generous woody flavor

Lapsang Souchong tea is not processed, so it contains a high antioxidant content and offers many benefits. 

It is important to note that in recent years, the methods of smoking tea had to be reduced for health reasons.

Indeed, we noticed a too strong presence of carbonic gas on the tea leaves.

At Compagnie & Co, we have always refused to make fake Lapsang by adding a smoked flavour on the tea. We continue to buy from serious suppliers, but sometimes the "smoky taste" can be stronger or weaker depending on the arrival of the tea.

Preparation tips

How to prepare this pine root tea so that it releases all the splendor of its aromas? It's very simple: 

We advise you to let it infuse for 3 minutes in a simmering water between 85° and 90°C. Once infused, it takes on a more or less dark caramel color. 

But we can never repeat it enough: the secret of a good tea is to enjoy it first! You can shorten this time if you prefer a lighter taste, or lengthen it for a more intense result.

Our black smoked tea Lapsang Souchong is ideal for your mornings, perfect to accompany a sweet / salty brunch and can also be used as in the preparation of fish and vegetable puree. 

Find the Lapsang Souchong in Berlingo® bag or let yourself be tempted by our different formats of loose tea: bag refill bulk 100gmetal box luxury 100g or bulk bag 1kg and metal box Magnum 1kg.

Thanks to the exceptional quality of our products, we are today one of the last French tea houses to offer you REAL Lapsang Souchong, smoked with pine roots according to the ancestral Chinese method.

If you like smoked teas, discover also our Tarry Souchong (very smoked) and Chine Extra our great classic which celebrated its 80 years. 

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Anonymous A. published the 11/06/2024 following an order made on 29/05/2024


Parfait pour se réveiller le matin

Isabelle A. published the 08/06/2024 following an order made on 21/05/2024


Conditionnement idéal lorsqu'on dispose de boites métal.

Jocelyne R. published the 08/06/2024 following an order made on 22/05/2024


Bon thé pas trop fort en goût

ANTOINE D. published the 29/04/2024 following an order made on 18/04/2024


ok bien reçu votre excellent thé

Jd A. published the 24/04/2024 following an order made on 08/04/2024