Regular price $6.50

Style: Black

Origin: Blended at Westholme

Ingredients: Lapsang Souchong, Keemun, Sichuan Pepper

Description: This special tea creation was made for BOOM + BATTEN Café and Restaurant in Victoria, BC. As their house tea, this blend has to keep up with their strong, impactful presence on the local food scene.

Playing with the unique spice of Sichuan Peppercorns and the strong pine smoke of a Lapsang Suochong, this tea manages to balance a sweet tone through an otherwise savoury infusion. The Keemun tea from Anhui Province, China, is known for its natural cinnamon malt complexity, acting as a mediator between two distinct flavour personalities. This tea is fantastic for those who want a unique and robust flavour experience (with a hint of spice).  

Tasting Notes: There is more to this light amber cup than first appears. The musky and slightly sweet, smooth base of a Chinese Keemun black tea is used to anchor a classic Lapsang Souchong and lively Sichuan Peppercorns. The result is a black tea with complexity in aroma and flavour - a wonderful balance between sweet pine-smoke and the savoury peppercorns, with a citrus quality. The gentle, aromatic bite of Sichuan peppercorns offers an unexpected surprise; as it builds to a unique and lively linger, it also offers a slight tingling, numbing quality on the palate.

Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 100ºC water. steep 3-5 minutes.


China has a rich and ancient tradition of producing high quality teas of all varieties, and black tea is no exception. This is where tea culture and industry, as we know it, began nearly 2,000 years ago.

Known as ‘Red Tea’ in China, the tea leaves from the Camellia sinensis sinensis plant are smaller and finer than their Indian counterparts, the Camellia sinensis assamica, and prefer cooler mountainous regions. Usually plucked by hand and gently processed, the end result are exquisitely fragrant teas with lesser levels of astringency and a soft body.

Several Chinese provinces are famous for their regional tea selections: Fujian Province is home to the well-known, pine-smoked Lapsang Souchong, while Keemun tea, the official choice of the British Queen, is produced in Anhui Province. Yunnan province produces the ever-popular varieties of Yunnan black tea and is also the region where China started its tea cultivation.

The organic teas we import are artisanally farmed and crafted. They may change with each harvest season. The same tea harvested at a different time of year and processed by a different tea maker will vary slightly in flavour and finish.

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