The processes of producing smoked and non-smoky Lapsang Souchong are quite similar. However, the smoked Lapsang Souchong is unique in that leaves are dried by smoking, that’s the reason cause them to different from each other.
Souchong tea is regarded as the first black tea in the world. It has been invented in the early stage of 17th century in Tong mu village(Chinese ：桐木关), Fujian province. Lapsang souchong （正山小种）is rarely available outside China.
This article gives a brief introduction of traditional processing procedures of Lapsang Souchong black tea.