This special tea with its exotic smoky flavor comes from Fujian province, China. After plucking, the leaves are withered over cypress or pine wood fires. The leaves then are rolled, and placed into wooden barrels for oxidation process takes place which resulted into the leaves' own pleasant aroma. As a final step they are placed in bamboo baskets and hung on racks over smoky pine fires where they dry and absorb the essence of the smoke. The finished tea leaves are thick and black. The brewed tea has a bright reddish-orange cup of tea. The flavor is strong smoky and suits to tea lovers that love strong tea. In recent years, Lapsang-Souchong has begun to grow in popularity and one of Tea Time best seller. Pair amazingly good with Roasted Turkey!