Top 10 tea-flavoured spirits

22nd March, 2017 by Michael J Ritchie - This article is over multiple pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Tea-based spirits have come to the fore in recent years, providing bartenders with a fascinating new flavour profile to play with. Our round-up of spiked brews gives ‘teatime’ a whole different meaning.

They say there’s little in this world that can’t be cured with a good cup of tea – just ask the people of Great Britain. Given that it’s the second most consumed beverage in the world – and considering its association with the quintessentially British (and often gin-spiked) afternoon tea occasion – it’s of no real surprise that the flavour has extended beyond the teacup to the cocktail coupe.

For those who prefer something a little stronger, distilleries the world over have been busy infusing the likes of gin, vodka and rum with tea to offer an alternative to the usual fruity, citrusy, sweet and floral flavours found in their more traditional cousins.

Click through the following pages to explore the experimental world of tea-based spirits.

Still keen for caffeine? Take a peek at our round-up of the top 10 coffee-flavoured spirits.

2 Responses to “Top 10 tea-flavoured spirits”

  1. Interesting article but I think you forgot to include the best tea spirit: Pekoe tea liqueur 🙂

  2. Alexandre Vingtier says:

    Great topic, some very interesting or influential products. Nevertheless the selection is focus on UK-US producers/markets … after Dutch Pekoe liqueur, no French producers such as Cartron who has also done a great series of tea liqueur including Lapsang, Rooibos and Maté, Boudier a Darjeeling tea liqueur, also Marie Brizard, Briottet and not to forget the great Slovakian Tatra tea range or some Japanese Umeshu and tea for instance. Cheers, it’s tea time !

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