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Huang Mei Gui (Yellow Rose) Lapsang Souchong

Huang Mei Gui (Yellow Rose) Lapsang Souchong

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A small, experimental batch of Lapsang Souchong made from the Huang Mei Gui (Yellow Rose) cultivar. It's unlike any black tea you've ever had before.

Yellow Rose (Huang Mei Gui) Black Tea

Compared to traditional Lapsang Souchong, which is fairly straight forward in flavour, this version made from the Yellow Rose cultivar offers a thicker texture, more subtle flavours, better complexity, and longer endurance. It's characterised by an aroma profile of minerals, spices, flowers, and hints of berries.

Oolong tea or black tea?

As the Yellow Rose cultivar is mainly used for oolong tea from Wuyishan (also known as 'Wuyi rock tea'), the experienced tea drinker will recognise the mineral base that characterises such oolong teas. However, this tea is still classified as a black tea, because it's processed like one.

Thus, this is quite an entertaining tea for the curious minds out there, which positions itself between the traditional black and oolong tea categories.


  • Brand: Teasenz
  • Year: 2023
  • Season: Spring
  • Origin: Wuyishan, Fujian
  • Cultivar: Huang Mei Gui (Yellow Rose)
  • Type: black tea

How to Steep

Western method

Infuse 3 grams of Yellow Rose Lapsang Souchong with 500ml water at a temperature of 95ºC and steep for 1 minute. For a second steep increase the steeping time to 2 minutes.

Traditional method

Infuse 5 grams of tea with 100ml water at 95ºC and steep for 5 seconds for the first 3 steeps. Afterwards, increase the steeping time gradually.

Shipping, Returns & Payment Methods

Delivery time: 1-10 day EU delivery. For estimates per country, please visit the shipping info page at the bottom of our website.

Custom taxes?: because we ship from our EU warehouse, you will NOT be charged tax upon delivery if you're based in the EU. All taxes are already included in our prices.

Free shipping: available for orders over €80 for EU & UK and over €100 for other countries.

Returns: orders can be returned for a refund within 30 days. Products should returned in unopened, unused condition.

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Our design work is inspired by the artwork “Along the River During the Qingming Festival” by the Zhang Zeduan in the Song Dynasty. Instead of displaying the daily lives of people in the capital of China (as the original artwork), we display the tea making process of farmers through the same bird’s eye perspective.

When examining our packaging design in detail, tea enthusiasts will observe the tea making process, featuring tea farmers picking, drying, rolling, and frying tea leaves. The tea is then tasted in a pavilion and transported by horses along the ‘ancient tea road’.

Together, the traditional Chinese landscape and tea making theme, symbolise heritage, tradition, and respect for hard work of tea farmers.