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Lapsang Souchong, Organic

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This unique tea is dried over pinewood, giving it a heavily smoky aroma and a deep, rich liquor. It's smooth taste is intoxicating, and the smoke flavor is warm and reminiscent of a campfire. 



Smoky, woody, rich and warming.

Health Benefits: 

Antioxidant Properties: Rich in antioxidants, Lapsang Souchong can neutralize harmful free radicals in the body, supporting cellular health.*

Heart Health: Regular consumption is linked to better cholesterol levels and overall heart health.*

Cognitive Function: The caffeine in Lapsang Souchong helps improve mental alertness, while L-Theanine, an amino acid in the tea, enhances cognitive function by promoting a focused and calm state of mind.*

Oral Health: Contains fluoride and tannins which can reduce mouth bacteria and potentially lower the risk of cavities.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult with your healthcare practitioner before adding new products to your diet, especially if you have any existing health conditions or are taking medication.

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Returns Policy:

  • Tea Products: Tea cannot be returned as it is a food product. We recommend trying smaller sample sizes to ensure satisfaction before committing to larger bulk sizes.
  • Steepware Returns: For unopened/unused Steepware, we offer store credit (minus the cost of return shipping) within 30 days of your delivery date.
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Steeping Guide
1 tsp
3-5 min
per 8 oz. water

Tasting Notes:

Lapsang Souchong tea leaves are withered over pine root fires then panfried, rolled, and oxidized. The leaves are finally placed in bamboo baskets and hung on wooden racks over smoking pinewood fires to dry and absorb the smoke. This results in a powerfully smoky aroma coupled with a smooth taste.

Legend has it that the process for this smoked black tea came about during tribal times when a village burned all their possessions and inadvertently smoked the tea. Another story states that during the Qing Dynasty, an army unit passing through a village occupied a tea factory filled with fresh leaf awaiting manufacture. When workers could get back into the factory, they realized that for their tea to arrive at market in time, it was too late to dry the leaves the usual way and open fires of pinewood were lit to hasten the drying. When the tea reached the market, the smoke flavor created a sensation and a new product was born.


  • Organic Lapsang Souchong, Smoked Black Tea
  • Origin: China, Fujian province
  • Sample ~ 5 servings
  • 1/4 LB ~ 50 servings
  • 1 LB ~ 220 servings
  • Lifestyle-Friendly: Vegan, Paleo, Keto, Organic
  • Caffeine: High

Ingredients: organic black tea

View all of the smoked teas in our collection.

Customer Reviews

Based on 48 reviews
Janice L.M.
Lapsang Souchong Is My Long-Time Favorite

Lapsang Souchong has been my go-to black tea for more than 60 years. I began drinking it while in college. Yes, I am older than dirt. Perhaps, the exotic, smokey character of my tea of choice is what keeps me mentally and physically active. Who knows? I would be the first to agree, however, that it is an acquired taste. I buy my supply in bulk by the pound. For the beginner, I strongly suggest first trying a sample size of only a few teaspoons. There is a chance you might not care for it at first taste, or never at all, but if you are curious give yourself the opportunity to become acquainted with a unique tea.

Gordon S.
TEA SPOT --spot on with customer service

When I call the TEA SPOT with an order or a question I am greeted promptly by a PERSON--not an artificial person--a real person who can deal with whatever I need, courteously, efficiently, intelligently and with good humor. I can buy elsewhere but personal customer service is, sadly, becoming a rare thing. Charge more $ if you must but don't mess with your customer service.

Heidi S.

The tea has a good smoky taste.


Recommend for those who want to a flavor of Mellow medicinal tea. Not for those whom favor floral notes. “Acquired taste.” Tastes as it should.

Janice L.M.
My favorite tea for 60+ years

I discovered Lapsang Souchong tea when I was a college student more than 60 years ago, and it has been my favorite ever since. Its smokey character is an acquired taste, so I suggest trying sample packets and giving your senses time to adjust to its unusual aroma, color, and flavor. It is not always easy to find, so when my previous source discontinued Lapsang Souchong, I found it at The Tea Spot. I buy it in one pound packages, and my mornings just wouldn't be the same without a large mug of Lapsang Souchong tea.