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Murchie's Lapsang Souchong Tea is smoke-dried over pine wood fires to impart its signature robust smoky aroma.
The hue is golden amber - the flavour mild, slightly sweet, and smoky.
|Lapsang Souchong - Loose 2oz/56g||
|Lapsang Souchong - Loose 4oz/113g||
|Lapsang Souchong - Loose 8oz/227g||
|Lapsang Souchong - Loose 16oz/454g||
Lapsang Souchong is distinctive from all other black teas because the leaves are traditionally smoke-dried over pinewood fires, creating its signature distinct flavour profile.
|Tea Format||Loose Tea|
Lapsang Souchong is my favourite tea. Murchie's is excellent. Cannot recommend enoughPosted on 2021-02-09
Good lapsang, 4/5 starsPosted on 2020-07-31
smokey aroma with less smokey taste. once you drink this lapsang tea you won't ever be able to drink another brand. the best lapsang grade at a great price. it's great black or with milk. an awesome tea all around.Posted on 2018-09-12
This is by far our favorite tea. We have tried many Lapsangs, but Murchies is the best!Posted on 2016-06-22
Lapsang Souchong has been one of my family's favorites ever since we first had some. Every time we visited Victoria we bough all kinds of Murchies tea including this one. It blends well in other teas and alone is no slouch. I drank two whole pots of LS once and smelt great for days. Good by its self or with milk too. I live in Alaska now where Murchies teas are a welcome bastion of happiness. Grew up on Murchies which totally spoiled me since literally nothing else even comes close. Thanks for all your tea and LS- one of the best .... of the best :)Posted on 2015-11-23
This is a fabulous tea. It has been for many years my go- to- tea. If I need a perk up at any time this is the tea for me. I quite often serve it at dinner parties near the dessert course. It always gets remarks.Posted on 2013-04-01
Not a popular tea in the US, Lapsang Souchong may be slightly more popular in the UK and Canada. Generally, however, it's an acquired taste. If you like Lapsang, Murchies is the best. Aromatic, rich with a slight after-taste that lingers momentarily to remind you you're not drinking coffee or run-of-the-mill tea, but Lapsang! I love it.Posted on 2012-10-19
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Tea and coffee tasting is a very individual, multi-dimensional experience: one person’s perfect cup can be too strong or weak, too brisk or watery for the next person. At Murchie’s, we believe that the best tea or coffee is the one that YOU like the best! We use the following flavour profile guides to help compare our teas and coffees within a relative scale.
This rating method indicates the strength of flavour each tea has when brewed according to our brewing guide.
|Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour|
|Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup|
|Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness|
|Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well|
|Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness|
We rate the flavour properties of our coffees along two dimensions: roast and body.
Roast is simply a result of how long and how hot the beans have been roasted, which can be seen in the colour of the finished bean, and typically results in general flavour traits:
|Light Roast||More acidity, brightness and a slight pucker|
|Medium Roast||Slightly richer flavours, some acidity, enhanced creaminess|
|Dark Roast||Distinctive roasted flavour, sometimes notes of toasted sugar or charcoal|
Body is the term used to describe how the brewed coffee feels in your mouth:
|Light Body||Easy to drink with little lingering flavour, ‘thin’ or ‘clean’ feeling on the palate|
|Medium Body||Heavier, creamier mouth-feel with more lingering flavour|
|Full Body||Rich, full-mouth feeling: hits all of the palate and lingers|
Different types of teas should be brewed according to certain times and water temperatures to bring out their best flavours. Use this guide as a starting point, and then experiment until you find the perfect brewing method for your favourite tea.
Based on approximately one level teaspoon (2.5g) of loose tea or one tea bag per 6-8 ounce (180-240ml) cup. For stronger flavour, add more tea. Brewing for longer may increase the strength of the tea, but will likely also cause bitterness.
Brew times shown in minutes.
The simplest methods for brewing coffee are drip coffee, pour over and French press. These guidelines are a starting point; modify the ratio of coffee to water, the grind, and brewing time to your taste. If your coffee is not strong enough, increase the proportion of coffee per cup of water, grind the beans finer, or allow them to brew longer – or any combination of these factors. If your coffee is too strong, simply do the opposite.
Drip coffee or pour over method: hot water is gradually poured over coffee grounds and slowly drips through