Name: Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong.

Alternative name: Lapsang Souchong.

Origin: Wuyi City, Fujian Province, China.



Chinese red tea Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong with the aroma of smoke is well known to our compatriots as “Winston Churchill’s favorite tea”, or “Lapsang Souchong”. This unusual tea with a very characteristic tar-smoked aroma and a pleasant unusual taste is liked by both lovers of dark teas and those who prefer drinks with a smoke or smoke aroma.

According to legend, this tea appeared after the soldiers stopped at the tea factory, where fresh tea leaves were laid out on racks and shelves. The military stopped the process of processing fresh tea leaves, and in order for them not to go to waste, the tea masters decided to dry them in smoke from pine sawdust. The tea turned out just amazing and began to be produced as an independent variety.

The infusion color of this tea is ruby ​​red to brown.

The aroma of both fresh tea and infusion is very unusual. It has been compared to the smell of tree resin, in particular pine, turpentine, smoked meat, Cuban cigars, with hints of dried pear, fragrant smoke and cinnamon.

The taste resembles strong black tea with hints of propolis, smoked meats, cinnamon; in the aftertaste, a shade of ginger, caramel, prunes can be guessed.

This tea is sure to appeal to cigar smokers due to its unusual taste and aroma. This tea is best brewed in a clay teapot, and it can be brewed in straits of 15..20…30 seconds, as it is customary to brew Chinese teas correctly, and “in Slavonic”, in a clay teapot with a volume of about 500 ml, for 3… 5 minutes.

We wish you vivid impressions from tea drinking with Zhen Shan Xiao Zhong tea!

Additional information

Weight 0,1 kg

100 gram, 50 gram


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