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Cold Brew Ceylon Tea

Lapsang Souchong Tea

Author: Jee Choe
A smoky, pine flavor tea that’s great hot or iced.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 mins
Steep Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving

INGREDIENTS
 

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Boil water.
    If using an electric kettle with temperature setting, set it to 208°F. Heat a little more water than needed so that it can be used to warm up the teapot. (Filtered water is best.)
  • Warm up teapot.
    Pour some hot water into the teapot and swirl it around a bit. Discard the water.
  • Put lapsang souchong tea into teapot and add hot water.
  • Cover teapot and steep for 5 minutes.
  • Strain lapsang souchong tea leaves and pour hot tea into a teacup.

NOTES

TO MAKE COLD BREW LAPSANG SOUCHONG TEA
1. Put lapsang souchong loose tea and cool or room temperature water in a pitcher or glass container. 
Use filtered water if possible for a better tasting tea.
2. Cover pitcher and put in refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
3. Strain tea leaves and pour tea into a cup with ice.
Ice is optional since the tea is already cold.

Hot Lapsang Souchong Tea Brewing Guide
  • TEA: 1 ½ teaspoons loose lapsang souchong or 1 tea sachet
  • WATER: 1 cup (8 fl. oz.)
  • WATER TEMPERATURE: 208°F
  • STEEP TIME: 5 minutes
 
Cold Brew Iced Lapsang Souchong Tea Brewing Guide
  • TEA: 1 ½ teaspoons loose lapsang souchong or 1 tea sachet
  • WATER: 1 cup (8 fl. oz.)
  • WATER TEMPERATURE: Cold water
  • STEEP TIME: 12 hours
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