Sweet Tea Bourbon Cocktail Recipe

Here’s a straightforward, refreshing bourbon cocktail recipe from Joythebaker.com. Try this after a long day in the sun to unwind.

This recipe uses Organic Nilgiri Black tea, a crisp, clean black tea that doesn’t cloud up when iced.


  • 6 cups water
  • 6 tsp. Organic Nilgiri Black tea
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup (honey will do too)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup bourbon (depending on how strong you want your cocktail)
  • 4 to 6 sliced orange rounds
  • 6 sprigs fresh mint
  • Ice


Using the hot brew method, or cold brew method, prepare 6 cups of Organic Nilgiri black tea

Muddle orange slices and mint in a medium bowl with bourbon.

Pour the muddled mixture into an Iced Tea Pitcher with the black tea. Strain, if desired, and serve

Natural Liquid Smoke Substitute: Lapsang Souchong

Lapsang Souchong in Food

Lapsang Souchong might just belong in your spice cabinet more than your tea pantry. If you’ve ever brewed a pot of Lapsang Souchong, you are familiar with the heady campfire aroma.

This rich, smoky black tea is not only a tasty tea, it’s great for adding depth and smoky notes to meats and soups. It adds a savory quality to mushrooms and tofu, and extra pizzazz to hummus and dips. Next time your recipe calls for liquid smoke, reach for Organic Lapsang Souchong instead. It’s a lot better for you!

Hot Tea Concentrate

One way to incorporate Lapsang Souchong into your foods is to brew a hot tea concentrate. Try brewing 1-2 heaping teaspoon tea per half cup water for 5 minutes. Add this “liquid smoke” to your soups and stews. Experiment to see how much smoke you like

Dry Rub/Powder

If you have a spice grinder, try pulverizing the tea leaves into a powder. Store it in a spice jar and add a few teaspoons to anything that could use a little smoke and savory boost.

  • Makes a great rub on meats, or ground into burgers.
  • Add a few teaspoons to soups and stews.
  • Add to dips and hummus
  • Add it to marinades for tofu and mushrooms

Check out our Organic Lapsang Souchong Here