Tea Smoked Grilled Duck

Recipe by Bergy
READY IN: 50mins


  • 2
    ducks, cleaned and quartered
  • 1
    cup fresh brewed lapsang souchong tea or 1 cup other black tea, brewed and cooled,reserve the tea leaves (Make it quite strong)
  • 13
    cup dry lapsand souchong tea leaves
  • fresh kumquat
  • tangerine, wedges (garnish)


  • Prepare the marinade ahead of time (make it the day ahead).
  • Soak duck quarters in cooled infused tea for 2 hours.
  • Drain and add the marinade to cover the duck (use a zip lock bag for easy turning).
  • Refrigerate for 3 hours.
  • Bring duck to room temp uncovered.
  • Heat BBQ to medium hot, oil the grill.
  • Scatter dry tea leaves directly over the coals.
  • Grill the duck fat side down sear the quarters turn every 5 minutes and baste with the marinade.
  • Close grill lid and let the duck smoke in the tea smoke.
  • Keep turning the duck.
  • Continue grill until it is cooked the way you like it.
  • It will be charred on the outside.
  • Garnish with cumquats or tangerines.