ChinaRegion(s): Fujian Province – Xingchun region
Lux #1 Lapsang Souchong
1500 – 4900 feet above sea level
Orthodox (Traditional leafy), Small batch crafted.
A delicious premium Lapsang with heady bouquet. Savor its delicious
milk oak and pine fire finish.
Tending bright with reddish hues
Luxury Ingredients: Black
Dr. Zhivago. Most of us are familiar with the Hollywood version of this
sweeping Russian tale starring Omar Sharif. The
story however was originally penned in novel form by Boris Pasternak, a
Russian writer who wrote during the days of the
U.S.S.R. The story centers around one Doctor Yurii Andreievich Zhivago
who goes to work as a medic in 1919 during the
Russian Revolution and Civil War. Boris Pasternak won the Nobel prize
for literature in 1958 for the work but was forced to
turn down the honor by the Soviet government. Well, we thought we'd
honor Pasternak, a lifelong tea lover, by naming this
wonderful version of Lapsang Souchong after his seminal work.
Why did we choose to honor him with a Lapsang? Well, there are two
reasons. The first is that it was Pasternak's favorite.
The second is that Lapsang Souchong has long been associated with tea
drinking in Russia. This tea with its smoky aroma
evokes the mystery of the far East and is commonly brewed in samovars
from Vladivostok to St. Petersburg.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Pour into your cup (though not recommended to add milk and sugar to taste).
Iced tea brewing method: This is generally not a tea that is consumed cold.