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  • Smokey, black, Lapsang Souchong for rainy days
  • Dried over pine fire
  • From Mark T. Wendell
  • 8 oz. tin

Hu-Kwa is the potters' staple post-lunch pick-me-up at the East Fork workshop.  Lapsang Souchong is a smoky black tea, and Mark T. Wendell's Hu-Kwa variety "gains its distinctive flavor and smoky tang from the pine fires over which it is fired during the final drying process," creating a satisfying mellow cup for any time of day.

Brewing instructions: Bring cold, filtered water to a rolling boil (205-212° F). Using one rounded teaspoon of loose tea or one teabag for each cup required, pour the boiling water over the tea leaves. Allow your Hu-Kwa Tea to steep for 5-5 ½ minutes. Stir, and let the tea settle for about one-half minute.