Lapsang souchong


Lap·​sang souchong ˈläp-ˌsäŋ- How to pronounce Lapsang souchong (audio) ˈlap-ˌsaŋ- How to pronounce Lapsang souchong (audio)
: a souchong tea having a pronounced smoky flavor and aroma

Examples of Lapsang souchong in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web New flavors and ingredients like Lapsang souchong tea, seaweed, bourbon and black truffle are showing up in products like coffee, cheeses and candies. New York Times, 13 June 2022 The strong smoky tea is a variety related to Lapsang souchong that comes from Portland’s Steven Smith, of course, and that flavor is always both alluring and a little off-putting. oregonlive, 6 June 2022 Lost in the Woods ($18) looks like a frilly summer sipper, yet is given husky structure with Lapsang souchong, a Chinese smoked tea. Nick Kindelsperger,, 20 Dec. 2021 Bright, a vodka alternative with notes of lemon and tangerine; Fresh, with botanicals like jasmine and juniper for a ginlike character; and Smokey, which goes down like mezcal with warmth from cinnamon leaf, ginger, and Lapsang souchong. Hannah Walhout, Travel + Leisure, 24 July 2021

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

circa 1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Lapsang souchong was circa 1878

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“Lapsang souchong.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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