wiki says lapsang souchong just means the leaves have been smoked, not whether it comes from wuyi. babelcarp says the chinese name for the tea is Wuyi Zheng Shan hong cha, so I would say it's probably cliff tea. That's what wuyi zheng shan means, right? (= smoked red tea which is truly from Wuyi mountain) see here www.panix.com/~perin/babelcarp.cgi?phrase=zhengshanxiaozhong I don't speak chinese so that's all I can go by. & if Daniel says it's from Wuyi it probably is cliff tea, or it was originally anyway
Lapsang Souchong has had a long history behind it. With quite four hundred years of history, it had been said that Lapsang Souchong is that the world’s first black tea.
Lapsang Souchong was made as early as throughout the Qing dynasty. Dated back to 1604, the Dutch imported LS to the West. it had been considered a precious medical product and sold-out at pharmacies.
At that point, there was no alternative black tea in the market. Thus, it had been believed that Lapsang Souchong is the earliest tea found, and Tongmu Village was the cradle of the black tea in the world.