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.
Premium Lapsang Souchong Black Tea can be brewed many more times than the standard tea.
Brewing with milk: Brew Lapsang Souchong for around five minutes in hot water (90℃). Then add milk and sugar.