Lapsang Souchong Black Tea

A large-leafed smokey Chinese black tea.
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One of the classic black teas from China, this large-leafed black tea was originally smoked over a bed of pine needles.  It has a distinctively smoky aroma and flavor that goes well with savory foods.  It's the perfect accompaniment when reading a good book on a cold day. See our online recipe for Lapsang Souchong Chicken. Your guests will think you are brilliant!

Ingredients: Black tea.
Tea(s) From: China
Region(s): Fujian Province - Xingchun region
Antioxidant Level: Low
Caffeine Content: Medium

Hot Tea Brewing Recommendations:
AMOUNT TO USE: Put 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9 oz/200-260 ml of water in the teapot. Pour freshly boiled water over tea.
BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS: Steep 3-7 minutes.
IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 100ºC/212ºF. Minimum Brewing Temperature: 90ºC/194ºF.


Iced Tea Preparation Recommendations:
NOT RECOMMENDED: If you choose to, then follow these instructions.
AMOUNT TO USE:
To make 1 L/1 QT, put 12 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot. Pour 1¼ cups/315ml of boiling water over tea.
BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS: Steep 5 minutes. Fill a serving pitcher 1/4 full with cold water. Pour tea into serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice, top-up with cold water.
IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 100ºC/212ºF. Minimum Brewing Temperature: 90ºC/194ºF.


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