Tea for whisky drinkers
Tea for whisky drinkers
Whisky drinkers love deep, warming, earthy flavours - think peaty, smokey, nutty, caramel, wood - and aren’t afraid of a beverage that packs a punch.
Our tea master, Anna Kydd, is also a whisky drinker and she has hand-selected four of her favourite darker style teas with deep, sweet and smokey notes that will give you a warming afterglow, just like a dram of good whisky.
To make it easy for you or your gift recipient to brew the perfect cup of tea, you can choose to upgrade this box to include our tea glass infuser and long handled tea spoon, which comes packaged in our large gift box (select size 'Large' above.)
The teas currently in our whisky drinkers tea box are:
Himalaya Shangri-La Gold, black tea, Nepal
Malt, caramel, chocolate, orange
This clean, full-bodied tea comes from the Ilam region of Nepal, just over the border from India’s famous Darjeeling tea region. These beautiful golden twisted leaves smell like a negroni cocktail. Once infused the tea releases an aroma of brown sugar and fills your mouth with decadent hints of malt, caramel, milk chocolate and orange peel followed by a pleasant smokiness in the aftertaste.
Mandal Gaon, oolong tea, India
Wood smoke, biscuit, blackberry bush
Grown on lush green slopes 1600m above sea level, this first flush Spring oolong tea is hand-crafted by small, independent tea grower Mr Moktan in the village of Mandal Gaon, Darjeeling, India. It has a very clean mouthfeel with a soft wood smoke and biscuit body followed by hints of blackberry bush and earthy undertones. Perfect on its own or paired with a firm/semi-firm cheese. Spring 2018 harvest.
Huang Da Cha, 'Big Yellow Tea', yellow tea, China
Roasted coffee beans, tobacco, berries
Huang Da Cha is a rare yellow tea grown at an elevation of 1000m in the
rocky, mountainous region of Huo Shan, Anhui province. It is also known as ‘Big Yellow Tea’ because of its large leaf size. Start your tea ritual by smelling the highly aromatic dry leaves and experience the sweet notes of flowers, fruit and chocolate. The brewed tea has a beautiful roasty aroma and a roasted coffee bean flavour followed by a soft tobacco tail. In your second infusion you might notice sweeter notes of berry and caramel alongside the hints of coffee. 2017 harvest.
Baked fruit crumble, caramelised sugar
As soon as you pour hot water over these leaves pay attention to the fragrance and you’ll notice sweet, roasted plum notes being released from the steeping leaves. The leaves have been heavily oxidised and roasted, creating an aroma reminiscent of a freshly baked fruit crumble and flavours of roasted stone fruit, dry toast and wood. While this tea isn’t certified, it is grown in organic conditions in Luye, Taitung County, southern Taiwan – a region that only produces a small amount of tea compared to other parts of the country. Spring 2018 harvest.
Each tea is 20 grams and the leaves can be steeped at least twice. The box includes a little note card to introduce the box to the gift recipient as well as our tea steeping and tasting guide.