Holy Smoke | Smoked Lapsang Souchong Black Tea | Dry Leaf | Gachi
Holy Smoke | Smoked Lapsang Souchong Black Tea | Infusion | Gachi
Holy Smoke | Smoked Lapsang Souchong Black Tea | Style Tin | Gachi
$16.00

Holy Smoke

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Pine-smoked Lapsang Souchong black tea with campfire notes

Touted by its devotees as the “whisky of teas,” Lapsang Souchong is beloved for its smoky aroma and peaty depth. Our version – Holy Smoke – has been gently smoked over pinewood to produce a full-bodied flavor with earthy, leathery notes.

Contents: Pure loose leaf Lapsang Souchong (black tea)

Origin: Tong Mu Guan Village, Fujian, China

Harvest: April 2019

Tasting Notes: Smoke, pine, leather, earthy, campfire

Touted by its devotees as the “whisky of teas,” lapsang souchong is beloved for its smoky aroma and peaty depth. Our version – Holy Smoke – has been gently smoked over pinewood to produce a full-bodied flavor with earthy, leathery notes.

Gachi Grower China Wild Child

Of China’s many famed tea producing regions, perhaps none are as renowned as the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian Province. Here, centuries-old tea trees grow wild, perched on steep, misty cliffs, and produce some of the finest tea in the entire country.

Because of the region’s unique biodiversity and natural beauty, many areas in Wuyishan are protected by the government, meaning the use of chemicals and pesticides is strictly prohibited. As a result, Wuyi gardens are in one of the few chemical-free agricultural zones in China.

Gachi’s partner growers in the Wuyishan region are a third-generation tea family that specializes in award-winning Wuyi rock oolongs as well as artisan black and white teas including our Holy Smoke, Oh Honey!, Wild Child and White Peony.

Grown on their 13 acres of land, the family’s tea is considered to be the highest grade from the area, and is grown without chemicals.

The family’s head teamaster guides the younger generations through the teamaking process, oversees every batch produced, and even hand crafts the most difficult-to-make teas himself. The teas are plucked meticulously and traditional methods are used to maintain quality standards.

Western Style Brewing

  • LEAF: 1.5 gram

  • TEMPERATURE: 200° F
  • WATER: 6 oz
  • TIME: 1st infusion 3.5 minutes; + Infusions +30 seconds
  • INFUSIONS: 3

 Chinese Style Brewing

  • LEAF: 4 grams
  • TEMPERATURE: 200° F
  • WATER: 3.3 oz (100ml)
  • TIME: 1st infusion 10 seconds; + Infusions + 5 seconds
  • INFUSIONS: 7

        Tea is packaged in a heat-sealed foil bag and recyclable tin.

        Tea Story

        Touted by its devotees as the “whisky of teas,” lapsang souchong is beloved for its smoky aroma and peaty depth. Our version – Holy Smoke – has been gently smoked over pinewood to produce a full-bodied flavor with earthy, leathery notes.

        About the Grower

        Gachi Grower China Wild Child

        Of China’s many famed tea producing regions, perhaps none are as renowned as the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian Province. Here, centuries-old tea trees grow wild, perched on steep, misty cliffs, and produce some of the finest tea in the entire country.

        Because of the region’s unique biodiversity and natural beauty, many areas in Wuyishan are protected by the government, meaning the use of chemicals and pesticides is strictly prohibited. As a result, Wuyi gardens are in one of the few chemical-free agricultural zones in China.

        Gachi’s partner growers in the Wuyishan region are a third-generation tea family that specializes in award-winning Wuyi rock oolongs as well as artisan black and white teas including our Holy Smoke, Oh Honey!, Wild Child and White Peony.

        Grown on their 13 acres of land, the family’s tea is considered to be the highest grade from the area, and is grown without chemicals.

        The family’s head teamaster guides the younger generations through the teamaking process, oversees every batch produced, and even hand crafts the most difficult-to-make teas himself. The teas are plucked meticulously and traditional methods are used to maintain quality standards.

        Brewing Instructions

        Western Style Brewing

        • LEAF: 1.5 gram

        • TEMPERATURE: 200° F
        • WATER: 6 oz
        • TIME: 1st infusion 3.5 minutes; + Infusions +30 seconds
        • INFUSIONS: 3

         Chinese Style Brewing

        • LEAF: 4 grams
        • TEMPERATURE: 200° F
        • WATER: 3.3 oz (100ml)
        • TIME: 1st infusion 10 seconds; + Infusions + 5 seconds
        • INFUSIONS: 7

              Packaging

              Tea is packaged in a heat-sealed foil bag and recyclable tin.