Legend has it that this tea was discovered by accident. In ancient China, a tea factory was taken over by an army unit who needed it to set up camp. When they departed, the workers realized that the tea leaves inside the factory needed to be dried quickly to get them to market. Necessity being the mother of invention, they used open fires of pine wood to dry the tea and amazingly, Lapsang Souchong was born!
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