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HU-KWA - 8 oz. Resealable Bag

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This size of Lapsang Souchong loose tea is packed in an attractive resealable bag. Featuring our classic red, black and gold palette, each bag contains product descriptions and brewing suggestions for this favorite pine-smoked tea on the back panel.

Since this bag is made of high barrier foil with an attractive matte black finish, it can stand alone for tea storage.

brewing-information  Brewing Information

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.

How Much Tea Do I Need?

1 pound of loose leaf tea will make approximately 160 cups of brewed tea

8 ounces of loose leaf tea will make approximately 80 cups of brewed tea

4 ounces of loose leaf tea will make approximately 40 cups of brewed tea 

    HU-KWA - 8 oz. Resealable Bag
    HU-KWA - 8 oz. Resealable Bag
    HU-KWA - 8 oz. Resealable Bag

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 7 reviews
    Jerald Groner
    Platonic ideal of Lapsang Souchong.

    Lovely and smooth tea base. Smoked in such a way that only a complex mix of wood smoke qualities come through, without any tarry/ash tray notes. It does require water that is fully boiling, and steep for 5-5.5 minutes.


    I was introduced to Hu-Kwa in college 45 years ago and I've been drinking it ever since. Smooth, smoky without being overwhelming, a good punch of caffeine without punching my stomach: over the decades this continues to be my first choice in tea.


    I have been drinking this tea for years. It is my absolute favorite and the beautiful tins make it all the better!

    L. Orans

    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.


    Hu-Kwa sets the standards for smoky Lapsang Souchong teas!


    Why Mark T. Wendell Tea Company?

    • Highest Quality Teas

    • Healthy Products

    • Superior Customer Service

    • Family Business

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long does it take for my order to ship?

    We strive to ship orders within 2-3 days of receipt. However, due to the handcrafted nature of our products, combined with inventory limitations, some orders may take longer to ship. If there is a significant delay in shipping your order, we will contact you directly with details.

    Are your teas cultivated naturally? Are they Organic?

    All our teas are sourced from tea estates, suppliers and importers that we have personally worked with for decades and many for generations! We only purchase teas that have been cultivated naturally, devoid of pesticides and growth agents.

    Teas that have the term “Organic” in the products name have gone through additional certification by the country or origin and USFDA. Even though all our products are natural, we are unable to list them as Organic unless they have gone through these steps. Sometimes, this certification can be costly and time consuming for growers. Each country has different regulations, so many sell the teas to us without this extra labeling.

    How long does tea stay fresh?

    If sealed properly and stored away from extreme hot/cold temps and moisture, tea will stay as flavorful as the day you bought it, even after 18 months.

    How long should I brew my tea?

    Tea brewing times and water temperature can vary between tea varieties. Please consult this link to find the best method for your tea!