Lapsang Souchong BBQ chicken wings paired with a glass of bbq sauce.

Lapsang Souchong BBQ Chicken Wings

Lapsang Souchong is deliciously smoky, and lends itself well to any recipe that needs that extra hit of umami flavor. One recipe that comes to mind is Lapsang Souchong BBQ Chicken Wings, a blend of Eastern and Western flavors. In this dish, the distinctive smoky tea is combined with a sweet and tangy BBQ sauce to create a new take on traditional chicken wings.

Lapsang Souchong BBQ Chicken Wings
Preparation time: 20 mins
Servings: 6

Calories: 350


  • 1.5 kg (or 3.3 pounds) of chicken wings
  • 1 cup (or 240 ml) of Lapsang Souchong tea, brewed strong
  • 1 cup (or 240 ml) of BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup (or 120 ml) of honey
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (or 350°F).
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the chicken wings, brewed Lapsang Souchong tea, BBQ sauce, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  3. Allow the chicken wings to marinate in this mixture for at least 15 minutes.
  4. While the chicken is marinating, line your baking tray with aluminum foil.
  5. Arrange the chicken wings on the prepared baking tray and bake for about 20 minutes.
  6. After 20 minutes, turn the chicken wings over and bake for another 20 minutes.
  7. While the chicken is baking, place the remaining marinade in a small saucepan and simmer until it thickens into a sauce.
  8. Using a BBQ brush, brush the thickened sauce onto the chicken wings and bake for another 5 minutes.

Equipment List

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small saucepan
  • Baking tray
  • Aluminum foil
  • BBQ brush

Perfectly cooked chicken wings are amazing at the best of times, but the Lapsang Souchong flavor makes these particularly good. The smoky note of the tea blends well with the sweetness and tanginess of the BBQ sauce, enhancing its taste. The chicken is tender and the sauce is satisfyingly sticky. Each bite is subtly infused with the smoky aroma of the tea, making it a special treat.

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A self-proclaimed tea explorer, Jess began her journey with tea as a hobby and it quickly blossomed into an enchanting love affair. From the rich, historical tapestries of traditional Chinese blends, to the modern twists of herbal infusions, there’s no leaf unturned.

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