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.
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.
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.