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

Tang

First on the list we have Tang, created by Bacardi and billed to be the first spirit distilled from tea leaves. Currently only available in China and Hong Kong, it serves as a bold and fragrant accompaniment to Chinese food. This groundbreaking liquid was inspired by the Chinese Tang Dynasty, during which time the country developed its preference for tea.

Matt Djokovic, innovation director of Bacardi in Asia Pacific, explained: “Today, the types of spirits that can be enjoyed with food are fairly limited. We hope Tang can represent an additional spirit option to enjoy during Chinese meals.”

Designed to be sipped neat or mixed into cocktails, it is bottled at 40% abv and carries a retail price of HK$1888 (US$250) for 500ml.

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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