Tarry Souchong

Black very smoked tea

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Whole leaf tea with quite similar characteristics to Lapsang Souchong , but even more smoked. For one who prefers very smoked teas.

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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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Johanne P. published the 04/05/2021 following an order made on 20/04/2021


Excellent thé, pas trop fort, juste ce qu'il faut de goût subtil et fumé !

Jacqueline D. published the 16/04/2021 following an order made on 29/03/2021


Toujours amateur avec ce petit de plus fumé que le lapsang souchong

LAURENCE M. published the 14/04/2021 following an order made on 27/03/2021


Pas assez "fumé" à mon gout mais très bon thé quand même

Yves D. published the 02/04/2021 following an order made on 15/03/2021


Je suis très déçu. Ce thé n'est pas fumé et encore moins très fumé. De plus, il est aromatisé, ce que je n'pprécie pas. Dommage.

Comment from Compagnie Coloniale the 06/04/2021
Bonjour, Nous avons bien reçu votre message sur avis vérifiés et vous en remercions. Le sujet des thés fumés revient de temps en temps. Il est important de noter que depuis quelques années, les méthodes de fumage du thé ont dû 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 Tarry en ajoutant un arome fumé sur le thé. Cependant, nos fournisseurs respectent la réglementation, et nous avons toujours un bon retour sur nos thés fumés. Nous vous confirmons donc que notre Tarry Souchong n'est pas aromatisé. Compagnie Coloniale vous souhaite une bonne journée. Le Service Client

Marie-Marthe L. published the 24/03/2021 following an order made on 12/03/2021


Également correspond va ce que j'attends d'un tarry


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