Lapsang Souchong

Black tea smoked with pine tree roots

Black tea from China smoked with pine roots. Clear in the cup, intensely flavoured, ideal to serve with spicy or savoury meals

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85 to 90°C
We recommend a water temperature in between 85 to 90°C (185-194°F)

3 min
It is the standard time for infusion, but you can adapt it according to your taste

When to drink ?
Better in the morning 

What distinguishes black teas from other teas

Every tea plant originally gives the same type of tea

After picking, several different operations transform the green leaves into black tea: these operations are carried out in the region where the tea is grown.

Withering: Withering consists in leaving the leaves to dry in the open air so that they lose a large part of their water content. 

Rolling: The leaves are rolled together, taking care not to break them. This releases some of the sap and juices that give black tea its characteristic flavour.

Fermentation: During this phase the leaves are placed in a humid oven for several hours: oxidation takes place and the leaves turn black. Semi-fermented teas (such as Oolongs) have a shorter fermentation time, which explains their slightly bluish colour.

Sifting and grading: The various operations can break the more fragile leaves; quality teas are made from the whole leaves that remain in the sieve. The black tea is now ready to be packaged and sent to Compagnie Coloniale, where it will either be packaged directly or flavoured.


If the process is more or less the same in the different regions of production, the duration of the various steps can change and, as a result, black teas with different notes and savours are obtained. This can be compared to wine production: in the same wine-growing region, wines differ from one vineyard to another.

Compagnie Coloniale has a wide selection of plain black teas.

Treat yourself to one of our Yunnan, Oolong, Ceylon, Pu Erh or Lapsang Souchong teas.

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Myriam S. published the 12/06/2021 following an order made on 30/05/2021


Le Lapsang dans une boîte sympa pour bien le conserver!

Isabelle B. published the 15/05/2021 following an order made on 01/05/2021


Vraiment déçue par le goût que je ne retrouve pas alors que j'ai consommé ce thé pendant au moins 20 ans avant qu'il soit interdit en France

Comment from Compagnie Coloniale the 19/05/2021
Bonjour, Nous avons bien reçu votre message sur avis vérifié et vous en remercions. Nous tenons à apporter quelques précisions concernant la Lapsang Souchong : Il est important de noter que depuis quelques années, les méthodes de fumage du thé ont du être allégées pour des raisons sanitaires. En effet, on notait une trop forte présence de gaz carbonique sur les feuilles de thé. Chez Compagnie Coloniale, nous avons toujours refusé de faire du faux lapsang en ajoutant un arome fumé sur le thé. Nous continuons donc à proposer du vrai Lapsang Souchaong (fumé aux racines de pin), ce qui n'est pas interdit. Nous continuons donc à nous approvisionner auprès de fournisseurs sérieux, mais il se peut parfois que selon les arrivages, le « gout fumé » soit plus ou moins fort. Compagnie Coloniale vous souhaite une bonne fin de journée. Le Service Client

Benoit J. published the 24/04/2021 following an order made on 13/04/2021


Thé qui semble un être un vrai lapsang souchong mais le fumé pour être plus prononcé

Michel S. published the 24/04/2021 following an order made on 10/04/2021


Excellent thé

Agnès C. published the 21/04/2021 following an order made on 08/04/2021


Un thé fumé mais delicat


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