This is a classic fruit cake with a simple name: Cup of Tea Cake. The secret to the cake is the Lapsang Souchong tea which gives it a strong, smokey flavour. How cool is that to have actual tea in your tea cake?!
Lapsang Shouchong tea comes from China’s Fujian Province and Taiwan. Spreading the leaves out on bamboo trays and allowing smoke from pinewood to permeate the leaves gives this tea its flavour. Yes, Twinings sells this variety, calling it “an adventurous tea with a unique smoked flavour and dark rich color”.