- Serving Size: g /cup
- Steeping Temp: °C
- Steeping Time: mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: China
- Caffeine: Medium
Lapsang for Teatails
Dried over a pine wood fire, saying this tea is smoky is an understatement. Add the rich smoke flavour and aroma of this tea to your next cocktail for an interesting and delicious twist. Despite the heavy smoke aroma and taste, this tea is actually considered to be a light black tea, which means it leaves a clean finish on the palate.
• 1/2 cup Lapsang
• 500mL alcohol of choice (we recommend vodka for this teafusion)
Mix ingredients together in a wide mouth container. Allow to sit for 45-60 minutes at room temperature.
Remove tea leaves from alcohol and filter alcohol twice through a fine mesh filter.
Add sparkling water and a slice of lime or orange over ice.
Try Lapsang with ginger beer, or our favourite, in a smoky Caesar!
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Grade or Quality: Loose tea
Have you tried Lapsang for Teatails? Tell us what you think!
From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
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We love all of our teas, however, Lapsang Souchong is a favourite at Shanti Tea. For anyone who enjoys smoky flavour, this tea is certainly for you. If you don’t like drinking your smoky flavour, that’s okay. We love using this tea as an ingredient for other things besides tea too.
Lapsang Souchong is a type of tea from China. Souchong refers to the grade, it’s a larger leaf found lower on the plant, usually, the top two leaves and bud are the most desirable parts of the plant.
To gets its aroma and flavour, tea leaves are smoked over a pine fire. The best way to describe the aroma of Lapsang is campfire. That’s exactly what it smells like. The flavour is a bit more complex. You certainly taste the smoke but also notice that it is actually a light tea with a fruity note and smoky finish that is not overwhelming.
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