Grown on Mount Wuyi, Fujian Province, China
The original red tea, Lapsang Souchong is prized for its uniquely sweet and smoky qualities. This tea can only be grown on Mount Wuyi, making it exclusive as only so much can come off the mountain each year.
The preparation of this tea is a testament to creativity and ingenuity. Lapsang Souchong is made using the fourth and fifth leaves on the tea plant (further down the stem from where one would find the bud). These are the larger, courser leaves. These leaves are uniquely suited to the smoking process. They are smoke-dried by using pinewood logs from the area.