Although I find this Lapsang Souchong a little extreme to use by itself, I find that it can complete the perfect cup of tea for after a meal by substituting about one-third of Lapsang Souchong to my usual measure of tea. The result is a deep, satisfying flavour akin to a smoky whisky as a digestif. Excellent.
very good strong taste and flavour ...i love it !
Got a bargain here with the end of line Lapsang. I have been an aficionado of Lapsang for getting on 50 years and finding a really good leaf variety often proves difficult. This one has a great flavour with proper big leaves !
The table below shows the approximate brewing/infusing times for the different tea types.
It assumes around a 2.5 to 3g serving but it is not an exact science so experiment to find the perfect brew time to suit you.
It is best to use freshly boiled water - so if you've got some water left in your kettle from before - pour it out and start again!
|Tea Type||Approx Brewing Time (mins)||Water Temperature|
If you don't have a fancy kettle which heats the water to different temperatures then a tip to for brewing green & white teas is to put the boiling water into the teapot or mug first and then add the tea. It will have cooled down a bit just by touching the cold teapot. That's what I do anyway...