All our Lapsang Souchong (Zhongshan Xiaozhong) come from a single farming family high in the mountainous village of Masu within the Tongmuguan Nature Preserve.
Tongmuguan is the home of the world’s first black tea. In this region, this production style has been going on for centuries and has been fine tuned and perfected over the years. While other farmers in different regions can make a smoked black tea, none of them have this unbroken legacy of generational knowledge, the specific tree types used to stoke the fires, the hundred-year plus trees, or the specific environmental elements that make the Tongmuguan black tea so remarkable and one of a kind.
We have decided to stock both the traditional smoked Lapsang Souchong, and the more modern unsmoked types of this tea. Be sure to check out the Age & Beauty Sample Box if you’re new to this type of tea or to our specific high-mountain Masu Village offerings.
Be sure to read more about the Zhang family in Masu Village.