Suki Loose Leaf Lapsang Souchong

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Do you like smoky whisky, marmite or Guinness? You'll not be disappointed with this tea; it is smoked with cedar wood and pines - Distinctive Smoked Black Tea

Why so smoky? In the early 17th century when export to Europe started, the traditional green teas did not travel well and quickly lost quality during the 15-18 month journey across land and sea. The producers developed drying methods to keep the tea for longer which consisted of racks built over ovens that allowed the heat to rise up through vents in the ceiling and into the drying room above. To fire the ovens, they used local pine wood from the forests near the factories and as the wood slowly burned, it gave off a certain amount of smoke that was absorbed by the drying tea and to give it the distinct flavour we know today. These methods are still used.

100% premium smoked tea.