Customer Reviews (3)

Review by C. Moore
Overall Character
How do I love Hu-Kwa? Let me count the ways. I love the smokey aroma as the cup is coming to my lips. I love the almost-sweet and mellow flavor of the tea (I drink it with a little bit of milk – no sugar). I sit back, close my eyes, and feel like I am drinking a campfire. As a former girl scout, that is very appealing to me! I have tried other lapsang souchongs when I run out of Hu-Kwa but they never quite fit the bill. They tend to be too “piney”, or too brisk.

Incidentally, I have ordered lapsang souchong at afternoon tea in several hotels. The server will often caution me that it is a “man’s tea”. Well, I beg to differ. Try this tea, gents, yes, but ladies too. You will love it. Original Review Submitted: 12/17/11 (Posted on 10/26/2017)
Review by L. Orans
Overall Character
When he returned from service in China in World War II, my uncle had become a devotee of fine Chinese teas. His favorite and almost exclusive blend was Lapsang Souchong and I remember clearly the can of Hu-Kwa ever present in his kitchen. He introduced me to it when I was in my teens and I too became a devotee of Hu-Kwa. I think of him whenever I brew the tea and especially when I introduce it to a friend. I continue a tradition of almost 70 years in my family with this magnificent tea.
Original Review Submitted: 10/15/10 (Posted on 10/26/2017)
Family's tea since 1900Review by Sara
Overall Character
My family has been drinking HuKwa since the founding of Mark T. Wendell in the early 20th century. Every morning my husband and I would not imagine starting our day without HuKwa. It is no longer just for afternoons, it now replaces morning coffee....and I oddly look forward to it every day. Simple joy! (Posted on 10/16/2017)

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HU-KWA Tea - 8 oz. Tin

This size of HU-KWA Tea is packed in a tall gold tin with slip lid, adorned with a black, gold and red label. Product description and brewing instructions are printed on the back label.

Brewing Suggestions

In order to enjoy the unique flavor of your HU-KWA Tea, we recommend brewing using the instructions perfected by Mr. Wendell! Firstly, 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. Once the ideal brewing time has been reached, the leaves should be removed to prevent further steeping. HU-KWA Tea is best appreciated when drunk clear. Milk or too much sugar compromises its delicate flavor. A little cream goes well but sugar should be used sparingly.

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