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'Loose Leaf Tin' Lapsang Souchong Tea 3oz

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Product code: HAR-46438

'Loose Leaf Tin' Lapsang Souchong Tea 3oz

$23.00
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Showcase these beautiful tins in your kitchen and impress even the fussiest of tea drinking guest!

Lapsangs comes from The Wuyi Mountains (WuyiShan) in the northeastern part of Fujian Province. This was where black teas were first developed (called Bohea.) In the steeply forested mountains wood was plentiful, so it came naturally to smoke tea like bacon. The leaves were slowly withered to create a complex tea, then the leaves were slowly dried in rooms with a smoky fire below. An ancient and much loved tea from China, large leaves are dried over smoky pine fires. As you might imagine, the tea develops a distinctive smoky flavour. Give it a try when you want a change of pace.

4oz produces around 45 cups of tea.
It was 25 years ago that John Harney made the decision to found HARNEY & SONS. He had worked for others all of his life and felt it was time to run his own show. Since he had worked with Stanley Mason at Sarum Tea for 13 years, he understood the basics of tea. However "tea" back then was much different. China had opened only recently and there were few teas coming out there at the time. So Taiwan was the source of the basic "Chinese" teas: Gunpowder, Oolongs, and keemun. These teas did not taste like the real thing, but rather, were a version. The Taiwanese had not yet begun to make the great greenish oolongs that they do today. India's teas were still strongly influenced by the British, so Darjeelings and Assams were dark and monotone, just right for milk and sugar. The Indians had only just begun to experiment with changing style of teas to make the teas taste more seasonal and more flavourful. Japan kept its Senchas to themselves. So back in 1983, the tea world did not offer many great teas. And that was fine, because few people drank tea. How that has changed, and for the better. The world of tea has expanded considerably in the last 25 years. John Harney stays committed to offering the finest teas. His love of tea has spread to his family and Harney customers’ worldwide, serving tea in many of the world’s finest names in hospitality, foodservice and retail. HARNEY & SONS have a tradition of tea that will endure elevating an ordinary cuppa in to a luxurious sensory experience. HARNEY & SONS Fine Teas has finally reached New Zealand and has been available for the past few years.
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