Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Joseph Wesley
Joseph Wesley’s Black Tea No. 7 is a malty, robust, full-bodied tea that is as sensual in its appearance as it is seductive in its taste and aroma. A uniquely crafted iteration of the famous and oldest of all Chinese black teas Lapsang Souchong, this tea beautifully balances its smoky undertones with rich malty plum and chocolate overtones. Harvested in the famed tea gardens of the Wu Yi Shan rock cliffs and crafted by the tea masters of the Tong Cheng Village in China’s Fujian Province, this tea’s large, dark leaves provide both a mesmerizing texture as well as a lush and rich amber liquor.
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No. 07 Lapsang Souchong Black Tea from Joseph Wesley Tea is pretty special. So special that I have it tucked away in a safe place that only I know of. I classify this tea as a hidden gem no only in my personal collection but to find and buy online. Many tea drinkers have heard, tasted, and more importantly SMELLED a good, solid Lapsang Souchong but this one separates itself from the others. It’s smoky, yes, but it’s more than just that. No. 07 Lapsang Souchong Black Tea from Joseph Wesley Tea is malty and robust while still offering a hint of ripe plum and dark chocolate notes in the mix. It awakens all the senses without overdoing any one of them. This is also a very ‘forgiving’ tea and what I mean by that is it’s hard to over-infuse. Some strong black teas tend to go bitter if over-infused but not this one! No. 07 Lapsang Souchong Black Tea from Joseph Wesley Tea is certainly in a category of its own!