Lapsang Souchong Recipe

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Lapsang Souchong Recipe

How To Make Lapsang Souchong

With a rich, smooth, and distinct flavor, this Chinese smoked tea or Lapsang Souchong serves an antioxidant-rich drink that can be made warm or cold.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 3 minutes
Total: 8 minutes



  • lapsang souchong tea,loose or sachet
  • filtered water
  • ice,for cold brew, optional


Hot Lapsang Souchong:

  1. Boil filtered water until it reaches 208 degrees F.

  2. Swirl a bit of the boiled water around in a teapot. Once the teapot is warm to the touch, throw the water out.

  3. Put lapsang souchong tea into teapot and add hot water.

  4. Cover teapot and steep for 5 minutes. Keep the teapot covered while it steeps so the water stays hot.

  5. Strain lapsang souchong leaves and pour hot tea into a teacup.

Cold Lapsang Souchong:

  1. Put lapsang souchong tea and cool or room temperature water in a pitcher or glass container.

  2. Cover pitcher and put in refrigerator for at least 12 hours.

  3. Strain lapsang souchong tea leaves and pour tea into a cup with ice. Cold-brewed tea is already chilled, so there’s no need to add ice unless desired.


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