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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
Caffeine Caffeinated
Origin China
Type Black
Cup Strength Medium-Strong

Excellent  Review by  Lisa

Lapsang Souchong is my favourite tea. Murchie's is excellent. Cannot recommend enough

Posted on 2021-02-09

4/5  Review by  Kendal

Good lapsang, 4/5 stars

Posted on 2020-07-31

awesome  Review by  Mervette

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

Best Lapsang   Review by  Party

This is by far our favorite tea. We have tried many Lapsangs, but Murchies is the best!

Posted on 2016-06-22

Smokey awesomeness  Review by  Buck

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

Fabulous  Review by  June

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

Wonderful  Review by  Mark

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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Flavour Profile Guide

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.



Tea Strength Ratings

This rating method indicates the strength of flavour each tea has when brewed according to our brewing guide.

RATING
           
RATING PROFILE
Light/Delicate Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour
Medium Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup
Medium-Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness
Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well
Very Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee               Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness

Coffee Ratings

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

Brewing Guide | Murchie's Tea & Coffee

Tea Brewing Guide

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.


Coffee Brewing Guide

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

  • Fine to medium grind coffee
  • 1.5 to 2.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup of water
French press: coffee grounds are ‘steeped’ in hot water, and then a filter presses down the grounds, allowing the finished coffee to be poured off
  • Coarse grind coffee
  • 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup (e.g. 4-6 tbsp for a 4-cup French press)
  • Pour about 1/3 of the water over the coffee grinds; wait about 30 seconds and then pour in the rest
  • Wait 4-5 minutes, then push down the plunger to separate the grounds from finished coffee, and enjoy!