Tibetan Tea Recipe for Lapsang Souchong Tea

Hello fellow tea connoisseurs! Here is the tea controversy of the day – the taste of Lapsang Souchong tea. Many people have written to the English Tea Store saying they find the taste of Lapsang Souchong tea to be on the strong side. This tea does have a distinct flavor and aroma all its own, making for a luxurious cup of tea. For those of you who are on the fence about this tea there is a way to lighten the flavor a bit.

Drinking Tea

The flavor of Lapsang Souchong tea can be lightened by using a Tibetan recipe that produces an amazing taste and keeps people coming back for more. This concoction is best brewed on the stovetop, using hot water, butter, and salt. Allow the tea to brew on low heat for several minutes with a pinch of salt (1/4 teaspoon) and a dollop of butter (2 tablespoons) near the end of the brewing process. Second, transfer the brew to a teapot and you have a wonderful cup of tea. This recipe is fantastic with an unforgettable taste.

For those people who enjoy Lapsang Souchong tea as is, here is a brewing method for the perfect cup of hot tea. Bring cold water to a rolling boil. Add 1 teaspoon per 8 oz. cup plus one for the pot into a teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to personal taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). The Lapsang Souchong tea is perfect and ready to be served. Just a word of caution, this type of tea has better taste without the addition of milk and sugar.

Tea Cozy
Tea Cozy

To really enjoy the taste of Lapsang Souchong teas accessorize with a tea cozy. This handsome accessory keeps tea warm and provides elegant aesthetics for tea time. Call your friends and have tea time – do not forget your cozy and Tibetan recipe for Lapsang Souchong tea. You are sure to be the best host on the block.

4 thoughts on “Tibetan Tea Recipe for Lapsang Souchong Tea

  1. Dusty

    I’m still a bit confused. So you add 1/4 tsp salt and 2 Tbsp butter to each 8 oz cup of tea in the pot or pan?

    So if you were making 2 cups of tea, you would have 16 oz water, 2-3 tsp tea, 1/2 tsp salt and 4 Tbsp butter in the pot?



    1. Hi Dusty!

      This tea recipe is brewed by adding all ingredients in a pan on the stove then transfer it to a teapot when finished brewing. Your mathematical calculations for the amounts of water, tea, and salt, and butter are absolutely correct. Write back and tell me your experience with this recipe – curious to see if you enjoy it as much as I do.

      Krystal Lane

  2. I have a question regarding the Tibetan Lapsang Souchong recipe: I see the amounts of salt and butter that the recipe requires, but am wondering how much water and tea should be used.


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