Lost Pines Yaupon Tea Blog — Recipes/Preperation
Brewing Strong Yaupon
Yaupon is great when made as hot or iced tea (1 tsp steeped for 5 minutes) but the traditional way of preparing yaupon was to make a decoction, that is to boil or simmer it for some time. This really brings out more flavor and the stimulating effects of the caffeine and theobromine (the feel good relative of caffeine found in cacao).
Philadelphia Fish House Punch with Yaupon cocktail recipe
Ingredients 1 Bottle of dark Jamaican Rum (750ml) 2 cups Cognac 1/2 cup peach brandy 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (We used Meyer Lemons, reserve the peels) 1 cup sugar 4 cups Dark Roast Lost Pines Yaupon Tea (brewed at 2 teaspoons per cup)