Tea-smoked Ribeye Steak

March 31, 2020

tea-smoked ribeye

Known for its rich, buttery flavor and tender texture, a ribeye steak delivers mouthwatering juiciness and flavor. Our tea-smoked ribeye steak recipe uses a lapsang souchong tea to give it a nice touch of smoke over a hot grill.

  • 2 tablespoons lapsang souchong loose leaf tea 
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 bone-in rib-eye steaks, each about 1 1/2 inches thick (about 2 1/2 pounds total)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Place tea into a spice grinder and finely grind, or use a mortar and pestle. If tea leaves are already very fine, use as is.

In a small bowl, stir together tea, salt, and pepper. 

Rub steaks all over with tea mixture and let sit at room temperature for 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare a grill or grill pan for medium-high heat cooking. 

Rub steaks with extra virgin olive oil

Sear the steaks for 2 to 3 minutes per side. After searing the steaks on both sides, remove from heat, and brush both sides with a drizzle more of extra virgin olive oil. This will help form the crust that adds the touch of perfection. 

Return the steaks to heat and cook on both sides to the desired doneness. (About 8 minutes total or an internal temperature of 120 to 130°F for rare, or 10 minutes with internal temperature of 130 to 135°F for medium-rare.) If using a gas grill, reduce the heat to moderately hot to hot. Or, use indirect heat with gas, charcoal, or wood-fired grills and move the steaks to the warm side of the grill. 

Remove the steaks from the grill and transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes, then slice and serve.

(Note: Black tea can be substituted for the lapsang souchong tea, but it will give it less of a smoked flavor, so try adding some flavored wood chips to round out the flavor.)


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Perfect for late afternoon tea!

Just opening the bag of Dancing Vanilla Bean was a treat to the delightful scent of the loose tea leaves. Perfect for late afternoon or with dinner due to being caffeine free. I enjoy it most with a touch of rock sugar. Will definitely order again along with the rock sugar!

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I’ve been searching for months for a Teavana chai replacement and this is it for me. I love it!


I love this tea so much! It smells insanely good (and by extension tastes good too) and helps soothe bloating and my digestion system after a meal. Would highly recommend. I throw about a spoonful of sugar rocks in it too, it fits well with a little bit of sweetness.