Top 10 tea-flavoured spirits

22nd March, 2017 by Michael J Ritchie

De Kuyper Lapsang Souchong Tea Liqueur

Since Lapsang Souchong is so different from other types of tea, De Kuyper decided to capture the flavour in a liqueur – much to the delight of bartenders everywhere.

Blended with extracts of black tea and fine whiskey, this is “smoked tea at its best”. Golden brown and smoky – the tea leaves are in fact smoked over pinewood fires – this is billed as a “harmony of sweet and bitter tones”.

It is bottled at 20% abv and is available online.

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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