These leaves are the original version of what has become known as a smoked tea. This "pure" style has a very appealing palate loaded with chocolatey and malty tones. As the original, it is completely pure, unsmoked tea. If you are searching for the possibly better-known smoked Lapsang Souchong, click here.
Plucking and production occurs in Fujian Province, China. We originally imported a small amount of this tea as a staff-only offering and we liked it so much, we decided to make it available to everyone!
Chinese Black Tea.
- Scoop a round teaspoon of tea into infuser.
- Heat water to 200° F (before boiling).
- Pour 8 oz. of water over tea leaves.
- Steep tea for 3-5 minutes (depending on taste preference).
- Remove infuser and enjoy tea.
Simply add to your infuser one round teaspoon of leaf per 8 oz. of water and place it in your pot, then add the appropriate amount of 200° F water and let it steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the infuser and enjoy.
Brewing Iced Tea
Our opinion is that a cooled concentrate works best, as regular-strength brew tends to become watery as the ice melts. So, use the above leaf quantities, but half the water, allow it to cool, then pour it over ice and enjoy. The brew will dilute down to proper strength as the ice melts.