Smoked Teas

Smoked Teas
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Bohea Lapsang
This tea comes from the Wu Yi mountains of the Fujian province of China. Hot air from the pine log fired drying ovens, gives a hint of smokiness. The peat-black, twisted leaf gives a beautiful, hazel liquor with golden hues. The aroma of smoked pine is exquisitely smooth. This lapsang has a gentle s..
£4.60
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Lapsang Souchong
The name of this tea has been anglicised from the Chinese Zheng Shan Xiao Zong, which means 'Zheng mountains small tea variety'. Our Lapsang Souchong comes from Formosa and is made from larger, more mature leaves that have been withered and dried and then smoked. Once considered to be a 'man's tea',..
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Lapsang Souchong Pyramid Tea Bags (Biodegradable)
The name of this tea has been anglicised from the Chinese Zheng Shan Xiao Zong, which means 'Zheng mountains small tea variety'. Our Lapsang Souchong comes from Formosa and is made from larger, more mature leaves that have been withered and dried and then smoked. Once considered to be a 'm..
£12.15
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Russian Caravan Smoked
Was this the tea sipped by Anna Karanina? In 1618 the Chinese ambassador presented Tsar Alexis with a gift of several chests of tea and so began the Russian tea tradition. After the treaty of Nerchinsk in 1689 camel caravans started to transport tea from China to Russia. The journey was long and dif..
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Russian Caravan Smoked
Was this the tea sipped by Anna Karenina? In 1618 the Chinese ambassador presented Tsar Alexis with a gift of several chests of tea - and so began the Russian tea tradition. After the treaty of Nerchinsk in 1689, camel caravans started to bring tea regularly from China to Russia. The journey w..
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Smokey Earl Grey
On the request of a customer we created this blend with our Earl Grey Supreme and just the right amount of lapsang souchong. A wonderful smokey-flavoured yet strong-tasting Earl Grey is the result. Thank you Matthew for this fine addition to our range.  Ingredients: Ceylon black tea, Taiw..
£5.50
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Smokey Gunpowder
Gunpowder tea is so called because it consists of leaves that have been hand-rolled into small pellets that resemble gunpowder used by British warships of the 19th century. This tea brings the unique smokey taste of gunpowder tea to green tea. It is high in antioxidants and one o..
£4.95
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Winchester Caravan
Winchester caravan tea (previously called Winchester city) is an exotic Russian caravan comprising of six high-quality teas. With its attractive contrast of black and green leaves and compliment of rose petals, osmanthus blossoms and jasmine, it is unique. The taste is smooth and well bala..
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About Smoked Teas

 

Once considered to be a man's tea, the origins of smoked tea are accidental.

According to legend, the tea was created during the Qing era when the passage of armies delayed the annual drying of the tea leaves in the Wuyi Mountains. Eager to get the tea to market, the tea producers sped up the drying process by having their workers dry the tea leaves over fires made from local pines. It was such a sensation at market, that a new tea was born from that day onwards.

Whatever your taste in smoked teas you are sure to find something to please here.