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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Jean D. published the 01/09/2020 following an order made on 15/08/2020


maman le trouve bon

Vincent L. published the 18/08/2020 following an order made on 25/07/2020


Cadeau pour une amie ! En ce qui me concerne c'est déjà la 3ème commande ; je l'apprécie en alternance avec le Tarry Souchon.

Aymard P. published the 31/07/2020 following an order made on 26/06/2020


Il semble qu'il y ait un problème avec ce produit. Je suis habitué, lorsque j'ouvre un paquet de Lapsang Souchon d'avoir une "explosion d'arômes fumés" mais sur ce produit rien ou trés peu. mes clients connaisseurs ont aussi réagit de la même façon. Pouvez vous y remédier. Merci

Comment from Compagnie Coloniale the 28/07/2020
Bonjour, Nous avons bien reçu votre message laissé sur avisvérifié Nous sommes désolés du désagrément rencontré à l'ouverture de votre colis. Pourriez-vous SVP nous indiquer le numéro de lot du produit concerné et nous faire parvenir par courrier 10g du thé pour que nous puissions le transmettre à notre service qualité ? Nous vous remercions par avance. Compagnie Coloniale vous souhaite une très bonne fin de journée. Le Service Client

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Jean-marc C. published the 23/07/2020 following an order made on 26/06/2020


tres bon produit conforme a l'attente

Jean-pierre M. published the 16/06/2020 following an order made on 29/05/2020


même pour une très grande tasse, un sachet suffit. Je l'aime pourtant fort


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