Lapsang Souchong Osprey

(9 customer reviews)


  • Lapsang Souchong Osprey: wonderfully smoky with a heady aroma.
  • A top grade of Lapsang Souchong with a famously large leaf.
  • Produced in the Wuyi mountains of Fujian Province.
  • Osprey is slightly subtler than our Falcon tea.
  • A lovely, very drinkable tea and unforgettably distinctive.

Lapsang Souchong Osprey: wonderfully smoky with a heady aroma

A top grade of Lapsang Souchong with a famously large leaf this China black tea is produced in the Wuyi mountains of Fujian Province. Produced, unusually with a more mature leaf, Osprey is slightly subtler than our Falcon tea. It is a lovely, very drinkable tea and unforgettably distinctive. Use one teaspoon per cup and one for the pot with freshly boiling water and infuse for three minutes.

Intense "Wonderfully intense smoky tea. Fills the room with aroma! Very enjoyable."

Tea from Grey's Teas

Our teas are loose leaf and we specialise in large leaf grades. All are made using traditional orthodox methods. Our teas are from named tea gardens or defined areas of origin.

Sourcing our tea

This Lapsang Souchong Osprey has been chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour, aroma and appearance. Our tea is carefully sourced from long-established shippers. We can therefore guarantee the quality and origin of each tea and that it conforms to UK food and drink health regulations and our own demanding grading requirements.

The benefits of loose leaf tea

This loose leaf tea enables the full flavour characteristics of the tea to infuse. This tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known. A little extra time is necessary when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup. You will be well rewarded for your patience!

Packing options

There are generally several packing options to choose from. These are 60 grams, 125 grams and 250 grams, the default being 125 grams in a packet. Our silver-coloured packets are a triple laminate of paper, foil and cellophane, specifically designed for tea. Alternatively, you can select a tin caddy for your tea. These square, silver coloured caddies have hinged lids. Again, 60 gram, 125 gram and 250 gram options are generally available as options which can be selected from the drop-down list. Packets and caddies have full-colour labels.

Delivery options

For delivery our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option such as first class post or courier. Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.

Storing your tea

Store your tea with care by ensuring it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas. Our standard best-before period is one year from packing and all teas are packed to order.

A guide to our tea

At the checkout you may choose to receive a free, full-colour, eight-page guide to our tea. For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.

Additional information

Weight 0.425 kg
Packing Option

125 gram packet, 125 gram tin, 250 gram packet, 250 gram tin

9 reviews for Lapsang Souchong Osprey

  1. Katherine Ellis

    Product: Love it, so back for more!
    Service: Received quickly, no problem.

  2. Rs

    Phoenix Pearls

  3. Mrs Susan Bromiley

    Service: Took a few weeks to arrive this time, which was disappointing. However everything I ordered was included, well packaged.

  4. charles.grey (verified owner)

    Very nice and smokey – ideal after a good and bracing autumnal afternoon walk.

  5. Germaine (verified owner)

    Smokey, smokey, smokey

  6. l (verified owner)

    I use this tea to make up a Russian Caravan with Keemun and Oolong. I wouldn’t drink it on it’s own, but in the mix it make a tea that I much enjoy. I like that the different leaf shapes mean that you never get quite the same mix or flavour each time. And, of course, Greys service is always prompt and efficient..

  7. William Hawley (verified owner)

    Service: I know that their teas are good but I haven’t yet received my purchase.
    Vendor response: Your order was dispatched the first working day after your order by 2nd class post as requested. Immediately after New Year Royal Mail can still be clearing a back-log of post but I am concerned that it has still not arrived.

  8. Mr Jr Fry

    Service: Fast

  9. Carol Jardine (verified owner)

    I bought Osprey to try as my usual Falcon was out of stock. It has a wonderful light flavour that suits my palate. I’ve only had it once since receiving it but I’m impressed. Thank you.

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