Smoked Tea Rub

Smoked Tea Rub
Smoked Tea Rub
Smoked Tea Rub Smoked Tea Rub
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Combining the dense sweetness of molasses with the smoky depth of lapsang souchong tea, our Smoked Tea Rub is not for the faint of heart. Mediterranean herbs like fennel and rosemary lighten the burden of this rub, but the deeply flavorful ground tea leaves, combined with molasses and black pepper, give this rub a formidable presence that lingers, mingling with the salt and flirting with the slight crunch of sesame seeds. Our Smoked Tea Rub is blended in our facility in small batches, which helps guarantee that our products taste great as we ship them out our doors.

The tea we use for this rub is Lapsang Souchong. This brash, aromatic, strongly-flavored black tea gets its character from being smoked over a wood fire. While most teas go through a more gentle drying process and are laid out over mesh or gauze to air-dry, Lapsang Souchong is aggressively dried over a wood fire. During this complex drying process its the leaves are placed in a bamboo basket and allowed to partially wither, before rolling, which allows the tea to open and absorb more flavors, and fired over wood. The tea leaves are then expertly stored to allow them to ferment. After fermentation they are rolled and roasted again over a wood fire, which then stops their internal processing.


Tips From Our Kitchen


This rub is great for hearty meats; use on a roasted pork loin or on oven-baked ribs. Toss with sirloin and sear for a beef-and-broccoli stir fry. Rub on duck or dark-meat game birds, like quail or pheasant. Chop that duck and stuff some enchiladas; for pure fusion top them with hoisin-inspired enchilada sauce. Add it to the seasoning base for mushroom risotto. Mix into lamb burgers. Use to flavor udon noodle soup.

Use 2 teaspoons of Smoked Tea Rub per pound of meat, until you can judge the strength of this seasoning blend.

Blended from granulated molasses, sea salt, Lapsong Souchong tea, demerara sugar, sesame seeds, paprika, garlic, black pepper, fennel, rosemary and marjoram.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate2.6g1%

Dietary Fiber0.6g2%

Total Sugars1.7g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.9 out of 5
11 total ratings.

janice m. (Verified buyer) 11/30/2021
smoked tea rub My new favorite go to seasoning!

Pamela M. (Verified buyer) 11/03/2021
Great Smokey flavor. This rub was great on a deer roast I made over the weekend. Really had a nice Smokey flavor. My husband did not know to was venison.

Karri G. (Verified buyer) 07/17/2020
Great on everything Tried this rub when at a vacation rental home. Best spice I have ever tasted for grilling out seafood or meat.

Shomara R. (Verified buyer) 06/10/2020
I put this on everything! Great smokey flavor. I love it.

Elizabeth R. (Verified buyer) 06/18/2019
Great Rub/Seasoning This is a wonderful rub/seasoning. We have found it to be great on whatever we put it on from meat to vegetables!

eric t. (Verified buyer) 10/25/2018
Nice flavor I have used this on a pork roast and on beef steaks and it works really good nice flavor. No complaints to people that ate it. I s low smoked it on a Traeger grill.

Kelly M. (Verified buyer) 08/24/2018
BUY THIS NOW! This spice is great on EVERYTHING!! We put it on meat (steaks, chicken, etc) and veggies we roast in the oven. It is amazing. Like nothing I have ever tasted before.

Jake (Verified buyer) 04/11/2017
Smoked Tea Rub It goes on everything from pork ribs to popcorn.

Rachel (Verified buyer) 08/11/2015
Smoked Tea Rub Omelets, and grilled pork.

Keith (Verified buyer) 03/08/2015
Smoked Tea Rub But a notch above the Pork Stank
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