Lapsang Souchong originated in China accidentally many centuries ago! Tea was carried by horse to Tibet and then on to continental Europe, acquiring a distinctive strong smoked aroma along the way thanks to exposure to the smoke from the fires burnt for warmth during the cold nights!
Our Fujisan Souchong is a Japanese take on this iconic Chinese tea, with a unique and distinctly Japanese character, with a smoked body- similar to a smoky campfire, yet infuses a cup with a truly Japanese taste, its leaf is refined, smooth and welcoming; which is topped off with the signature Souchong tea note.
The cherry wood (sakura) that was used to smoke this stunning tea is from Nara, Japan! To craft this fine tea, freshly plucked 1st flush tea leaves from the Shizuoka are minimally processed by hand and then smoked with sakura wood grown in beautiful, clean, and picturesque Nara prefecture. This is truly a fine crafted Japanese take on a Chinese classic Lapsang Souchong!