2018 Cascade Smokehouse - Lapsang Souchong
Curious about smoked teas, but are concerned about their strength? Well we've got a tea for you. This is what we call a 'Starter Lapsang,' meant to introduce you to the idea of it. It's a black tea out of Fujian, China that, rather than being air-dried like usual, they dry it over a wet pine fire, making the leaves dark and smokey. This particular batch is softer, easier on the tongue, and more palatable to those unaccustomed to lapsangs.
- Use 7g (≈1 tbsp) of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz) of water.
- Use boiling (100°C/212°F) water
- Steep for 3 minutes, strain leaves, and enjoy!
- Like milk in your tea? Steep an extra minute!
- Too strong? Take off a minute, or use 5g of leaf instead!
- Too light? Kick it up another minute, or use 10g of leaf instead!
- Wanna do a tea latte?
- Use 10g (≈1½ tbsp) of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz).
- Steep 2 minutes in ¼ liter (≈8 oz) boiling (100°C/212°C) water
- Add ¼ liter (≈8 oz) hot milk, steep another 3 minutes.
- Strain leaves, add sugar if you like (5g or 1 tsp usually does it), and enjoy!
Smoked Chinese black tea.