If using a Gaiwan Gongfu style, infuse 3 teaspoons of Lapsang Souchong Black Tea for 125ml gaiwan in hot water (90℃) for around 10 seconds for the first brew, extending the infusion time for the following brew. If not using a Gaiwan Gongfu style, infuse 3 teaspoons of Lapsang Souchong Black Tea for 125ml teacup, 6 teaspoons for 250ml glass or 12 teaspoons for 500ml teapot steep for around 1-2 minutes. Do not using boiling water because it will destroy the vitamin C and other beneficial contents of the leaves; it will also accelerate the precipitation of phenolic substances such as caffeine and tea polyphenols, which will make tea taste sour and bitter.
Brewing with milk: Brew Lapsang Souchong for around five minutes in hot water (90℃). Then add milk and sugar.