The rich, robust character and unique smoky flavour of Lapsang Souchong sets it apart from other black teas. It is thought to be the first black tea on record, and has been enjoyed by tea lovers worldwide for hundreds of years. Grown from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, Lapsang Souchong was created in the 17th century in the Wuyi Mountains of China's Fujian Province. The climate here is subtropical, and the landscape one of soaring cliffs, evergreen forests and winding rivers. The distinctive smoky taste and aroma of Lapsang Souchong is believed to have been produced by accident rather than design, but resulted in it becoming one of the world's most popular luxury teas.