The origin of the first black tea in history: Lapsang Souchong

Lapsang Souchong was created in 16 century, is the first black tea in history. Lapsang Souchong, is a black tea originate in Wuyi Mountains region of Fujian province.

The leaves of Lapsang are traditionally smoke-dried over pinewood or pine leaf fire, which gives this kind of tea one unique smoky flavor.

In the 17s century, Lapsang souchong was brought in Europe by the Dutch merchant and got extremely prevalent among British royal family and entire Europe. According to “All about tea,” which wrote by William Ulkers, in 1705, green tea was sold for 16 shilling per pound; Lapsang Souchong was sold for 30 shilling per pound. Lapsang Souchong has one reddish brown color. It tastes not bitterness, and full of smoky pinewood flavor. Because of the unique flavor, some people just say Lapsang Souchong is not their cup of tea; But some people love it so much, such as Winston Churchill, who referred to it in "Mountains and Rivers Without End."

Smoky Lapsang Souchong with a long history, some people love while some people hate. Have you learned something about it? If you like our video,follow us!Your like really gives our motivation!



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