All About Lapsang Souchong Black Tea
Black teas like Lapsang Souchong have many health benefits, including:
Stress and Anxiety: Compounds in black tea may help us recover from the daily stresses in life.
Weight Loss: Mice fed a black tea supplement while on a high sugar diet had less weight gain and a greater metabolism than mice who didn't receive the black tea supplement.
Diabetes: Lab rat experiments show that black tea is beneficial for lowering blood sugar and reducing diabetic cataracts.
Headaches: The antioxidants in black tea can help relieve tension headaches faster than standard painkillers.
Cancer Prevention: Antioxidants, like the polyphenols, catechins, and theaflavins in black tea, may reduce the development and spread of cancer.
Diarrhea: Diarrhea symptoms can be reduced by the high amounts of tannins in black tea.
Oral Health: According to the American Society for Microbiology: “compounds in black tea may attack the harmful bacteria in your mouth that cause gum disease and cavities.”
Origin: The Fujian Province of China.
Caffeine Level: High, more than half a cup of coffee.
Brewing Hot: Use 1 tsp per 8oz of boiling water, and let steep for 3-7 minutes.
Brewing Cold: Steep 6 teaspoons in a quart of boiling water, then add 3 quarts cold water and refrigerate.
Mix With: Lemon, sugar, mint, and milk are all great to add to Lapsang Souchong.
This tea was a totally new experience for me. I was completely unfamliar with it. But, based on the description, I thought I would give it a try. It was great and I'm really glad I took the chance on it. The aroma is decidedly smoky. It reminded me of campfires from my childhood. The taste of the tea itself is very smooth and has a richness and fullness of flavor well apart from the campfire aroma. Very enjoyable!
I gave this away as a gift. Therefore I have not tried your Lapsang Sou Chong myself and cannot send a review..
Different from most teas I've tried - in a good way. Has a nice smoky flavor and smells like a campfire. Great stuff!
Very delicious!! I love waking up and making this tea for me and my wife every morning