Lapsang Souchong?


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Lapsang Souchong?

Postby LawrenceLai » Oct 16th, '13, 08:19

Anybody knows the meaning of Lapsang Souchong? :D
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Re: Lapsang Souchong?

Postby Teaism » Oct 16th, '13, 10:28

It is from the Chinese word zhenshan xiaozhong. Literally translate as real mountain small type (referring to the tea leaves)
The tea was popular with the West and the pronunciation was distorted to lapsang souchong. The high grade of this tea should be with flowery fragrance (Hua Xiang) with longan flavour and slight smoky (not burn ) aroma.

I like this tea with dimsum and also use it to smoke fish,duck and chicken.
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Re: Lapsang Souchong?

Postby LawrenceLai » Oct 16th, '13, 12:29

I heard that Lapsang means "smoked by pine wood" in Fushou dialect. Is it right ?
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Re: Lapsang Souchong?

Postby Teaism » Oct 16th, '13, 13:27

LawrenceLai wrote:I heard that Lapsang means "smoked by pine wood" in Fushou dialect. Is it right ?


Hmmmm... Interesting. Any tea chatter who understand Fushou dialect, kindly verify.

The tea leaves is known to be smoked in pine needles or leaves not pine wood.

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Re: Lapsang Souchong?

Postby LawrenceLai » Oct 18th, '13, 04:30

According to my material at hand, it is smoked by pine wood, not needles or leaves. I even have pictures as a proof...too bad, I don't know how to paste pictures here. I could send to your email if interested
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Re: Lapsang Souchong?

Postby Teaism » Oct 18th, '13, 05:52

Hmmmmm. Seems that there are different versions of smoking this tea....

I am just curious that you ask what is Lapsang Souchong on 16 Oct and concurrently on the same date you post a long article on this tea in your blog. The write up in your blog is conclusive enough. Wiki has some comprehensive write up too and it mention pine wood.
Anyway, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Lapsang Souchong?

Postby LawrenceLai » Oct 18th, '13, 21:25

@Teaism, Don't get me wrong. I did do my research first. The reason why I didn't copy and paste directly from my blog is I am seeking different thoughts for a open discussion. After all, this is what a forum meant to be, isn't it? My source is based on a reporting from a Chinese tea magazine. It is a interesting report with good photos. I could email to you if you want. Thanks for sharing, too.

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Re: Lapsang Souchong?

Postby Teaism » Oct 18th, '13, 22:03

Hi Lawrence,

We are on the same path of enjoying and learning about tea. It is a wonderful and healthy hobby and it is really nice we can make friends and learn from each other. Our informations, understanding and experiences comes from different sources. Thanks for your friendly discussion and sharing. I have learn from there too. :D
Cheers and have a great day my friend. :wink:
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Re: Lapsang Souchong?

Postby chrl42 » Oct 23rd, '13, 06:35

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lapsang_souchong

It says it's from 拉普山小種..La Pu Shan..I've no idea where that is.

And yes, I did hear the Taiwanese speak the same language as TGY producers..not Wuyi (Bohea) ones.. :mrgreen:
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Re: Lapsang Souchong?

Postby entropyembrace » Nov 1st, '13, 12:10

And the cheap stuff is smoked with pine tar or liquid smoke :lol:
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Re: Lapsang Souchong?

Postby SlientSipper » Nov 16th, '13, 14:22

I'm moving up north. To a much colder place.
I'll be sure to stock up on this for the winter
if I get the chance that is.
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