Lapsang Zhivago 1919

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An elite Lapsang Souchong named after Dr. Zhivago from Boris Pasternak'a novel.  We hope it reminds you of the dramatic tale as you enjoy this smoky sophisticated tea.  

Luxury Ingredients: Black tea

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  • Ingredients
    From: ChinaRegion(s): Fujian Province – Xingchun region
    Shipping Port(s): Fuzhou
    Grade(s): Lux #1 Lapsang Souchong
    Growing Altitudes: 1500 – 4900 feet above sea level
    Manufacture Type(s): Orthodox (Traditional leafy), Small batch crafted.
    Cup Characteristics: A delicious premium Lapsang with heady bouquet. Savor its delicious milk oak and pine fire finish.
    Infusion: Tending bright with reddish hues
    Luxury Ingredients: Black tea

    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.

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