Lapsang Souchong Falcon

(19 customer reviews)


  • Lapsang Souchong Falcon: from the Wuyi mountains of Fujian Province.
  • Has a wonderfully smoky flavour which is rather more pronounced than Osprey.
  • It is smoked in bamboo baskets over a pinewood fire to give a rather tarry and deeply aromatic flavour that has become increasingly popular.
  • The leaves are typically large and coarse.
  • For those so inclined, Lapsang Souchong goes particularly well with whisky and cigars!


Lapsang Souchong Falcon: from the Wuyi mountains of Fujian Province.

Lapsang Souchong Falcon has a wonderfully smoky flavour which is rather more pronounced than Osprey. It is smoked in bamboo baskets over a pinewood fire to give a rather tarry and deeply aromatic flavour that has become increasingly popular. The leaves are typically large and coarse. Drink without milk and not too strong. Appearance of the liquor should be a burnished gold. For those so inclined, Lapsang Souchong goes particularly well with whisky and cigars! Use one teaspoon per cup and one for the pot with freshly boiling water and infuse for three minutes.

Lapsang Souchong Falcon “This is a very superior tea. Supermarket Lapsang has an initial whiff of tar and smoke but it rapidly fades away into a slightly bitter and characterless tea. This Lapsang on the other hand is deeply resinous and pungent from the start. It has a rich and long finish and an exquisite amber liquor.”
Our favourite breakfast tea “We drink this for breakfast every day. No milk, lovely smoky flavour, pale gold in colour. Perfect.”

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

Lapsang Souchong Falcon 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 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 N/A
Packing Option

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

19 reviews for Lapsang Souchong Falcon

  1. Woman with a view

    Delicious tea! Smoky yet subtle.
    I opted for a small tin and was really impressed to find the tea arrived loose in the tin (ie. no unnecessary packaging/need to decant it) and am happy in the knowledge I can buy refills to suit the size of tin I have chosen. Will definitely be back for more and would recommend.

  2. admin

    Sorry to hear that we haven’t quite made the taste rendez-vous that you were searching for. The Formosa Lapsang might enable us to meet on shared ground (socially distanced of course).

  3. hullage-ales

    This is very nearly the Lapsang I have been looking for. It has all the aroma anyone could want (my wife has to leave the kitchen) and a rich, definite flavour. I’m just looking for one with a little more pine on the palate.

  4. admin

    That was unfortunate! This is a very smoky lapsang souchong (which are smoked teas). These teas are a little like Marmite – you either love them or hate them.

  5. cjh

    Always keen to explore different tea types. Sadly, on this occasion I was disappointed. The tea was intensely and overpoweringly smoky, and for me, undrinkable. This is no reflection on Richard Grey’s product selection or quality, which I have always found impeccable, but more an issue with the generic character of the tea type. I love the smoky nature of Yunnan Black, where it is a taste note rather than a sledgehammer, so I would suggest that if you like a medium smokiness this would be my recommendation. You win some – you lose some. Fortunately this is the first tea out of a great many that I have found objectionable.

  6. Valerie Gordon-Walker

    I have enjoyed this tea before from Greys teas. It absolutely wonderful and the service and back up from the proprietor spot on.

    Highly recommend. Buy this tea and you will be delighted!

  7. Carol Jardine

    Your lapsang souchon Falcon suits me to a T (pun intended)! Friends who enjoy smoky teas also appreciate it. Thank you.

  8. howardkiernan

    A good lapsang souchong with the smoky taste. At least as good as the equivalent from the shops.

  9. carolinefmbodger

    Delicious! In our (heathen!) household, we mix half Lapsang Souchong with half Earl Grey which 4 out of 5 members of the household love – so much so, it has to be rationed.

  10. bob1

    A perfect Lapsang; full of flavour, delightfully smokey and with a good second infusion. Lots of subtle flavours and a lingering mouth. It takes milk very well.

  11. Ian Borrington

    Service: Fast service, good teas

  12. Mark Upton

    Service: excellent

  13. Mr C L Howe

    Service: Arrived promptly and well packed. Tea is excellent quality

  14. Michael Scholl

    Service: quick and efficient service

  15. Mrs Gillian Lunnon

    Service: excellent quick reply and delivery

  16. Robert Dixon

    Service: very good service

  17. Laurie Moye

    Product: Not as tarry as I had hoped
    Service: No problems with the service

  18. L V Hicks

    Service: Very prompt and helpful

  19. Colin Fish

    Product: As above
    Service: As above

  20. Jason Chess

    Lapsang Souchong Falcon
    Our favourite breakfast tea

  21. Andrew Boswell

    Our favourite breakfast tea
    Another excellent Nepali tea

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