Bodacious Olive Smoked Tea Rub
The tea in our rub is Lapsang Souchong. This brash, aromatic, strongly flavored black tea gets its character from real smoke. While most teas go through a natural drying process (i.e. laid out to air dry), Lapsang Souchong is essentially force dried by wood fire. During this “campfire” process, its the leaves are withered over pine wood or sometimes cypress wood before pan-firing and rolling. The tea leaves are then expertly stored to allow them to ferment. After fermentation they are fired again. The end result is more smoky than woody.
Delicious on a roasted pork tenderloin, oven cooked ribs, chicken, seafood, steak and vegetables.
Our Smoked Tea Rub is hand blended from granulated molasses, sea salt, Lapsong Souchong tea, demerara sugar, sesame seeds, paprika, garlic, black pepper, fennel, rosemary and marjoram. Its flavor profile is a rich deep sweetness with strong but not overpowering smokiness and subtle herby notes.
Use 1 tablespoon of Smoked Tea Rub per lb of meat. As with any rub or seasoning that you’re using the first time we always recommend starting off with a bit less as you can always add more if you want additional flavor.