Rare Pantry: Forbidden Forest Lapsang Souchong Tea
To create this marvelous, smoky tea expression, ancient downed pine trees are piled deep in the forest and burned. The tea leaves are then hung above the fire and allowed to absorb the aroma. The end result is a full-bodied and robust tea with smoky sweet flavor.
Origin: Anhui, China
Caffeine Content: High
Weight: 1/4lb - Avg. 60 Cups / 1lb - Avg. 240 Cups
Quantity: 1 heaping teaspoon (approx. 5-7 grams) per 12oz.
Water temperature: 205ºF
Brewing time: 3-5 minutes.
Infusions: 4 +
*For each additional infusion add 1 minute to brew time
Appetizers - Unique tea with intense flavor, pairs well with strong cheeses. We love it with Blue Cheese, Roquefort, and Brie.
Entree - Perfect with a dry aged steak or pasta with rich and creamy sauces.
Dessert - Great complement for cheese cake or creme brulee.