This Fair Trade Certified organic tea from the Fujian province of China is smoked during manufacture, giving it a distinctive flavor and aroma, sometimes referred to as tarry. It has a light body, with a smooth crisp character and a very prominent, heady aroma of a pine wood fire. Legend claims that the smoking process that produces this remarkable organic black tea was discovered by accident.7 customer reviews Add Your Review | Read all reviews. The Lapsang Souchong (Zhengshan Xiaozhong) is the world’s oldest black tea. This King grade consists entirely of tea buds and epitomizes the famed longan fruit flavor and slight smokiness.Lapsang Souchong tea in bulk available for wholesale. Black tea from the Fujian province of China. Lapsang Souchong tea has a famously smoky aroma and flavor. To create this, the finished tea is given some extra drying over smoking pine fire, imparting a sweet, clean smoky flavor to the tea.Lapsang souchong is the first black tea in history, even earlier than the famous Keemun tea. After the lapsang souchong tea was used for producing black tea called Min Hong (meaning “Black tea produced in Fujian”), people started to move the tea bush to different places like Keemun, India and Ceylon.Health Benefits of Lapsang Souchong Tea: Lapsang Tea comes from the traditional Camellia Sinensis Tea bush and is a good source of Antioxidants and Polyphenols which help to inhibit certain chronic diseases. The drinking of three or more cups of black tea strengthens the body’s cardiovascular and immune system.Black Tea. Black tea, created in the early 17th century (some believe that it was the 19th century), originated from today’s Tongmuguang, Wuyishan City, Fujian. It is also called Souchong Black Tea, which is the first black tea in the world. Black tea is characterized by red liquid and red leaves.History of Lapsang Souchong Tea. Most historians agree that Lapsang Souchong was the first Black Tea ever created. Unlike Green Tea, which dates back to 2737 BCE, Lapsang Souchong only came into existence during the Chinese Qing Dynasty (1644-1912 CE). This was a time of great political upheaval in China.The smokiest of the smoked teas, Lapsang Souchong is a Chinese black tea smoked over pine roots. Its intense flavor conjures a summertime campfire in the outdoors. Great for cooking—try grinding up Lapsang and adding it to your soups, stews, meat rubs and hummus in place of liquid smoke!