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Third Tasting Note.

I keep coming back to this tea and using it in different ways.

First I added a pinch to other tea’s to smoke them up a little…especially good with a floral tea or Earl Grey.

Next, I started to steam my broccoli and cauliflower with a pinch of ground Lapsang Souchong and sometimes I grind it with smoked pepper or freeze dried garlic, sprinkling it over the vegetables in the steamer. The house smells so good and the veggies taste wonderful.

I moved on to pasta. Yes, pasta water and a little tea…smoky pasta…which I used first with Cheese Tortellini. Fabulous…just add a little olive oil and some herbs and um….!

Finally I want to try cooking meat and fish with this smoky tea. I know there are people who use it with BBQ rubs. You can google this and try out those options.

I had some WHISKEY CHEESE from my local cheese shop (The Welsh Rabbit in Fort Collins) that I ate while sipping my tea and ohhhhhh it was perfect! Whiskey and Smoke!

That’s it for this round! I love the smoke!

TeaBrat

Nice! I will have to try the vegetable steaming trick, that sounds fab. I know people use it in a marinade as well.

Alphakitty

Ooh, putting tea in pasta water is a fantastic idea! I just saw a recipe for chai chili and now I want to put tea in all my food… but this seems like a much more subtle (and easy!) way.

Scatterbrain

You’re very creative with your tea. :) I’m glad you included this one in my package, lapsang souchong is one I’ve been extremely curious about but hesitant to spend money on.

Erin

There are so many ways to use lapsang souchong in cooking! I like to sprinkle some on salmon before baking it. I’m making broccoli tomorrow so I’ll try throwing some in like you said!

Will Work For Tea

This is a great review! I’m always looking for things to add tea to. Smoky pasta – that sounds awesome! I’ve gotta try that when I get my hands on some Lapsang Souchong.

ScottTeaMan

Cooking with LS sounds gooood!

Bonnie

Is gooood! Even steamed brussel sprouts with it! Wild and crazy me!

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TeaBrat

Nice! I will have to try the vegetable steaming trick, that sounds fab. I know people use it in a marinade as well.

Alphakitty

Ooh, putting tea in pasta water is a fantastic idea! I just saw a recipe for chai chili and now I want to put tea in all my food… but this seems like a much more subtle (and easy!) way.

Scatterbrain

You’re very creative with your tea. :) I’m glad you included this one in my package, lapsang souchong is one I’ve been extremely curious about but hesitant to spend money on.

Erin

There are so many ways to use lapsang souchong in cooking! I like to sprinkle some on salmon before baking it. I’m making broccoli tomorrow so I’ll try throwing some in like you said!

Will Work For Tea

This is a great review! I’m always looking for things to add tea to. Smoky pasta – that sounds awesome! I’ve gotta try that when I get my hands on some Lapsang Souchong.

ScottTeaMan

Cooking with LS sounds gooood!

Bonnie

Is gooood! Even steamed brussel sprouts with it! Wild and crazy me!

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Grandmother to 3 teenaged girls and 5 young boys. (we all drink tea!) I began teatime in the Summer over 30 years ago when my children were little. We took a break from play for tea and snacks every day. My children loved tea time.
There are several tea houses close to my home and a Tea Festival in Boulder. Fort Collins is a bit of a foodie town. We brew lots of Beer (Fat Tire is one brand) and have several Spice Shops (Savory was one featured on Food Network).
Colorado State University is a mile from my home and the Rocky Mountains begin to climb at the end of my street. The climate is semi-arid with LOTS OF SUN AT 5000 feet. (Heavy Winter snows start in higher elevations). Living my whole life in Northern California (Silicon Valley) I have to admit that I LOVE IT HERE!!!
I attend a wonderful Greek Orthodox Church and enjoy cooking ethnic foods (all kinds). I am disabled with Migraines and Fibromyalgia.
My family is Bi-racial (African-American, Scots) and Bi-cultural, (Peru, Cyprus, France, Mexico, Native American)
I’ve worked at a Winery, was a System Analyst, in telecom, been an Athlete and Coach, Artist, Vista Volunteer. Love healthy cooking (and delicious food!). Love to travel and have been to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta, Peru, Croatia, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska

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