This tea is a unique variation of the Chinese Lapsang Souchong, with the same strong, smokey flavour, but it is made in the Ceylon Galle District and gently pan fried with Cinnamon wood, resulting in a strong woodsmoke note with a hint of sweetness.

Health benefits of First Ceylon Souchong

The First Ceylon Souchong tea contains antioxidants that may lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Additionally, it contains caffeine, which may provide an energy boost and increase mental alertness. Studies have also shown that Souchong tea has chemicals that may improve mood and brain function, helping to reduce stress.

How to make a perfect brew

  1. Bring the water to a boil
  2. Use 220ml of water per 2.5 grams tea
  3. Steep for 3-5 minutes, and enjoy your tea

Very Special Rare Tea

The First Ceylon Souchong, from the Dilmah t-Series VSRT collection, is a rare and exceptional tea known for its strong, smoky character. While similar to the prized Chinese Lapsang Souchong, First Ceylon Souchong is uniquely produced in the Galle District, in Sri Lanka, using Cinnamon wood to gently pan-fry the tea leaves. This process produces a prominent woodsmoke note, with a touch of juiciness and sweetness in its finish. As a Single Estate Tea, First Ceylon Souchong offers exceptional quality and excellence, consistent with the reputation of VSRT teas.

Best Ceylon Souchong tasting

Souchong black tea is a rich and smoky tea that has a unique flavour profile that can be best appreciated when enjoyed straight. Adding milk or sugar to this tea can overpower its delicate nuances, so we recommend drinking it as is. Pairing it with certain foods can also enhance its flavour profile, such as Blue Cheese and Smoked Salmon, for they can bring out the smoky notes in the tea, creating a harmonious and satisfying taste experience.

Storage advice

Store the tea in its steel box, and keep in a cool, dark place. It is important, when storing, to keep it away from sources of heat.
If storing in the refrigerator or freezer, pack in small, completely airtight packets or jars. Before use, wait for it to reach room temperature, in order to prevent any condensation. Each defrosted packet should be used within a week after opening.


100% Pure Ceylon black tea. Packed in Sri Lanka from local tea.