Lapsang Souchong Tea is a Chinese black tea native to the mountainous Wuyi region, in the province of Fujian. Also known as smoked tea, these dark twisted leaves attain a smoky flavour and fragrance because they are smoke dried over pinewood fires. Lapsang Souchong tea can replace coffee. The powerful antioxidants in Lapsang Souchong are able to lower blood pressure, stabilize your blood sugar levels, and so reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Featured Blend: Russian Caravan
Black tea, known to the Chinese as red tea, is the most common product of the tea bush, produced by encouraging freshly picked tea leaves to darken with large amount of cellular oxidation. Black tea is consumed all over the world, although it is the least popular style of tea in China. Although not a common notion in the West, the Chinese understand that we need to find internal balance between cooling and warming. This balance between hot and cold, wet and dry, internal and external, ascending and descending is essential for maintaining health. Tea has the remarkable ability to warm cold disorders and to cool warm disorders. It has the ability to drain excess dampness from the body, while moistening dryness. Problems with digestion would be an indication that the body is too cool and a warming tea would be appropriate. Black tea possesses important antioxidant polyphenols theaflavins and thearubigins, which have significant cardiovascular benefits.
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On September 24th, Gaia Tea served three of our popular blends at the Ani Mini-Con event located in the Soho Digital Art Gallery. Here are some pictures of us from that day. The atmosphere was great and everyone were friendly. We hope to be part of future events.