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Sweet Souchong | Organic

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New Mexico Tea Company
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Lightly smoked to bring out a sweet-roasted flavor, Sweet Souchong is a surprisingly decadent contrast to our traditional Lapsang Souchong, and offers far milder smokey flavor along with a warm sugar sweetness. The tea leaves have been withered over pine or cedar fires, pan-fired, rolled and oxidized before being fully dried in bamboo baskets over burning pine.

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During the Qing Dynasty (1644 to 1911) soldiers were traveling though the Fujian province of China and decided to set up camp in a tea factory. Their presence disrupted the scheduled drying of the tea. When the soldiers left the tea masters had to come up with a way to get back on schedule. They decided to dry the tea leaves over pine fires. What started out as a quick fix turned into a popular tea.

Brewing Instructions:

Bring filtered or spring water to 212°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 4 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • Organic lightly smoked black tea

Origin:

Jianxi, Henan, China

Lightly smoked to bring out a sweet-roasted flavor, Sweet Souchong is a surprisingly decadent contrast to our traditional Lapsang Souchong, and offers far milder smokey flavor along with a warm sugar sweetness. The tea leaves have been withered over pine or cedar fires, pan-fired, rolled and oxidized before being fully dried in bamboo baskets over burning pine.

Extra Info:

During the Qing Dynasty (1644 to 1911) soldiers were traveling though the Fujian province of China and decided to set up camp in a tea factory. Their presence disrupted the scheduled drying of the tea. When the soldiers left the tea masters had to come up with a way to get back on schedule. They decided to dry the tea leaves over pine fires. What started out as a quick fix turned into a popular tea.

Brewing Instructions:

Bring filtered or spring water to 212°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 4 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • Organic lightly smoked black tea

Origin:

Jianxi, Henan, China

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This is such a unique tea! It's not overwhelmingly smokey but has a decidedly savory taste that is great in the afternoons. It holds up well to multiple steeps too. I can't wait to try using it for ochazuke!

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