Lapsang Souchong

Lapsang Souchong: Smoke-Dried Black Tea

WHAT IS IT?

Lapsang Souchong is a Chinese black tea smoke-dried over pine. It adds a smoke flavor to your dishes (good as a natural flavor extract). You do not taste the black tea very much except for the tannins.

HOW TO USE IT

Lapsang souchong is perfect to add a clean smoke flavour - clean as opposed to hot smoking to impart flavour, which would impact the existing flavours more.

Culinary
Flavor Notes: strong woodsy notes, smokey.
Flavor Pairings: rich sauces, semi-soft to semi-hard cheeses, strong chocolate.

At Home
Use it in rich pasta sauces, add a BBQ flavor to your dish, make a dipping sauce.

INEXPENSIVE

Lapsang Souchong is an inexpensive black tea because the Chinese producers and distributors don't think it's a quality product - in fact it's not consumed much in China.

WHERE TO FIND IT

Find it in independent tea stores or online.

Tarry Souchong
For a stronger - very strong -smoke flavor you can use a Taiwanese tea called Tarry Souchong.

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