Our China Lapsang Souchong should be made with cold, filtered water that has been brought to a rolling boil (205-212Â° F). Using one rounded teaspoon of loose tea or one teabag for each cup required, pour the boiling water over the tea leaves. China Lapsang Souchong should be steeped for 4-5 minutes. Once the ideal brewing time has been reached, the leaves should be removed to prevent further steeping. Decant and enjoy!