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Encyclopedia > Lapsang souchong
Lapsang souchong
Type: Black
Other names: Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong,

Simplified: 正山小种, Pinyin: zhèngshān xiǎozhǒng, Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 805 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Lapsong souchong tea Copyright © 2005 David Monniaux File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not... Black tea Black tea is more oxidized than the green, oolong and white varieties; all four varieties are made from leaves of Camellia sinensis. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ...


Traditional: 正山小種, Cantonese (Yale): jingsàan síujúng Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Standard Cantonese is a variant, and is generally considered the prestige dialect of Cantonese Chinese. ... The Yale romanizations are four systems created during World War II for use by United States military personnel. ...


Minnan (POJ): chèng-san sió-chéng. Mǐn N n (Chinese: 閩南語), also spelt as Minnan or Min-nan; native name B ; literally means Southern Min or Southern Fujian and refers to the local language/dialect of southern Fujian province, China. ... Mǐn N n (Chinese: 閩南語), also spelt as Minnan or Min-nan; native name B ; literally means Southern Min or Southern Fujian and refers to the local language/dialect of southern Fujian province, China. ...

Origin: Mount Wuyi, Fujian Province China
Quick description: Souchong smoked over pine fire, smoky taste.
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Mount Wuyi is a mountain located at Wuyishan, on the northern border of Fujian province with Jiangxi province, China. ...   (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Fu-chien; Postal map spelling: Fukien, Foukien; local transliteration Hokkien from Min Nan Hok-kiàn) is one of the provinces on the southeast coast of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Made by uploader based on a large scale map of China by woodhome and hunry of the XZQH forums. ...

Lapsang souchong is a black tea originally from the Zheng Shan part of Mount Wuyi in the Fujian province of China[1]. The tea leaves have been withered over pine or cedar fires, pan-fried, rolled and oxidized before being fully dried in bamboo baskets over burning pine.[2] The result is a smoky, robust tea with an overriding scent and flavour of wood smoke, which dominates the flavour of the black tea itself. Black tea Black tea is more oxidized than the green, oolong and white varieties; all four varieties are made from leaves of Camellia sinensis. ... Mount Wuyi is a mountain located at Wuyishan, on the northern border of Fujian province with Jiangxi province, China. ...   (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Fu-chien; Postal map spelling: Fukien, Foukien; local transliteration Hokkien from Min Nan Hok-kiàn) is one of the provinces on the southeast coast of the Peoples Republic of China. ... For other uses, see Bamboo (disambiguation). ...


The name in Fukienese means "smokey sub-variety", and is a variation of the older WuyiBohea tea.[3] In popular legend the tea was created during the Qing dynasty when soldiers camping in a tea processing company delayed the drying of the tea leaves. After the soldiers had left, the workers sped up the drying process by hanging the tea leaves over burning pine wood. [4]   (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Fu-chien; Postal map spelling: Fukien, Foukien; local transliteration Hokkien from Min Nan Hok-kiàn) is one of the provinces on the southeast coast of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Flag (1890-1912) Anthem Gong Jinou (1911) Territory of Qing China in 1892 Capital Shengjing (1636-1644) Beijing (1644-1912) Language(s) Chinese Manchu Mongolian Government Monarchy Emperor  - 1636-1643 Huang Taiji  - 1908-1912 Xuantong Emperor Prime Minister  - 1911 Yikuang  - 1911-1912 Yuan Shikai History  - Establishment of the Late...


Lapsang souchong from the original source is expensive, as Wuyi is a small area and there is increasing interest in the tea. [5]


Flavour

A black tea, lapsang souchong has a rich color.
A black tea, lapsang souchong has a rich color.

Tea drinkers describe lapsang souchong as "assertive" and "bold"; many consider it best suited to consumption in cold weather. Lapsang souchong is considered most complementary to spicy or salty foods. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1305x871, 508 KB) Summary A cup of Twinings Lapsang Souchong, brewed and photographed by me. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1305x871, 508 KB) Summary A cup of Twinings Lapsang Souchong, brewed and photographed by me. ... For other uses, see Salt (disambiguation). ...


Some people who try lapsang souchong have negative reactions to its flavour and aroma. It can be bitter, and is certainly not sweet. Lapsang souchong is described sometimes as an "acquired taste." Trace amounts of lapsang souchong are included in the Twinings company's Earl Grey blend. An acquired taste is an appreciation for a food or beverage that is unlikely to be enjoyed, in part or in full, by a person who has not had substantial exposure to it, usually because of some unfamiliar aspect of the food or beverage, including a strong or strange odor... Twinings is a brand of tea, primarily operating in the United Kingdom. ... Tin of Lipton Finest Earl Grey Earl Grey tea is a tea blend with a distinctive flavour and aroma derived from the addition of oil extracted from the rind of the bergamot orange, a fragrant citrus fruit. ...


Also, it is purported that this tea is well suited to outdoor enthusiasts, especially after intense physical activities like hiking, distance running, or rock-climbing. This may be due to the fact that commonly available lapsang souchong is usually made from larger, lower grade leaves, that usually also have less caffeine than the more prized Orange Pekoe grade[citation needed]. Two hikers in the Mount Hood National Forest Eagle Creek hiking Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ... Man Running - Edward Muybridge Horse Running - Edward Muybridge Running is by definition the fastest means for an animal to move on foot. ... Climbers on Valkyrie at the Roaches. ... Caffeine is a xanthine alkaloid compound that acts as a stimulant in humans. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The flavour has sometimes been described by tea merchants as "oaky". [6]


References

  1. ^ http://www.englishteastore.com/noname.html
  2. ^ http://www.stashtea.com/w-050023.htm
  3. ^ http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?p=4543
  4. ^ http://www.inpursuitoftea.com/Lapsang_Souchong_and_Other_High_Fired_Teas_s/37.htm
  5. ^ http://www.inpursuitoftea.com/Lapsang_Souchong_p/bc100.htm
  6. ^ http://www.islandteashop.com/Black_Tea/index.php
  • Harvestfields.ca on Lapsang Souchong

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Black Tea: Lapsang Souchong (912 words)
One of the more well known teas is Lapsang Souchong famous for its smoky flavor.
Recently, we sourced from Fujian Province, a wonderful example of what true Lapsang Souchong is. Here we shed some light on the history of this classic tea, as well as highlight some other highly fired teas that we carry.
Lapsang Souchong: Lapsang Souchong originates from the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian, China.
Culinary Teas - Lapsang Souchong (421 words)
When Lapsang Souchong was first exported to western European countries and became famous on the international markets - it was no doubt due to the distinct aroma and flavor.
Interestingly the best Lapsang is produced in the nature preserve located in the Wuyi mountains where the high mountains with thick pine forests and heavy mist provide the ideal environment for growing top quality tea.
Lapsang Souchong is best described as an acquired taste.
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