Chai Spiced Smoked Pork Belly Lettuce Cups

Oct 04, 2019 Eats & Treats
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Our aromatic Masala Chai black tea blend stands up to rich meats such as pork belly and makes for an excellent spiced tea rub. Drizzle it on your favorite protein or root vegetables for a robust tea seasoning with a kick.

Chai Spiced Smoked Pork Belly


  • 1/4oz Masala Chai loose tea
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds, toasted
  • 2 tsp black peppercorns, toasted
  • 3oz brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • Jacobsen kosher salt to taste


  1. Combine Masala Chai, fennel seeds and black pepper into a mortar and grind until fine.
  2. Transfer into a bowl and add remaining ingredients, blending together using a fork.
  3. Generously season pork belly with tea spice blend. (Note: you may use another protein of your choice.)
  4. Add pork belly into smoker at 245 degrees and slow cook until tender (about 4-5 hours).
  5. Slice pork belly and serve in lettuce cups topped with your choice of seasonal vegetables.