Limited edition – only 200 packets made from this first barrel …
Say hello to our limited-edition Whisky Infused Smoked Tea.
In a past life this charred American oak barrel was aging full-bodied red wines and Starward Whisky single malt, today it’s infusing our smokey Lapsang Souchong tea leaves with a tantalising mixture of sweet and malty notes.
With only 200 boxes available, this Melbourne-made blend is exclusive to our online shop.
This Chinese black tea is traditionally wood smoked in the Wuji Mountains of China where this style originated. Lapsang Souchong is used traditionally in Russian Caravan tea blends, to give a smokiness.
The dry tea has been matured for 30 days in an ex-Starward Whisky French oak barrel, which has given it fabulous sweet and malty notes to complement the natural smoke.
Water freshly boiled, 2-3 minutes to infuse, use 1 teaspoon per 300ml water. This tea is designed to be drunk without milk. It is a Chinese black tea without tannin – which means it is not bitter. Smokey, malty and sweet, yes, but not bitter.
Whiskey Barrel matured Lapsang Souchong leaf tea from the Wuji Mountains in China.