The Teasmith - Original (70cl, 43%)
The Teasmith came to be after utilising the expertise of renowned tea consultant, Beverly-Claire Wainwright to source a truly unique Ceylon tea.
Grown at an elevation of over 1000m and nestled in a small valley above the Ravana Ella Waterfalls, this hand-rolled tea from Amba Estate offers something truly different. A rare tea that has been developed with meticulous care, using only the finest leaf and bud, to create rich aromatic flavours. Production is tiny and is made entirely by hand.
The essence of The Teasmith lies in a classic gin recipe with the botanicals distilled not once, but twice in traditional copper alembic stills. The black loose leaf Ceylon tea is distilled by itself to ensure the unique flavour is captured perfectly in the heart of the run. These flavours are then carefully blended together to create a truly unique gin characterised by its clarity, its simplicity, and it’s confidence.
Est. - December 2016
Location - Aberdeenshire
Owner - Nick Smalley
Known Botanicals - Juniper, Liquorice Root, Coriander, Orange Peel, Hand-Picked Ceylon Tea, Grains of Paradise.
Serving Suggestions - Tonic, ice, sprig of mint.
Tasting Notes -
Nose: Bright and crisp with a beautifully balanced mix of juniper and citrus.
Palate: Juniper and citrus immediately present with a subtle addition of spice. As these fade, a warming minty sweetness develops on the tongue that lingers perfectly in the aftertaste.
Finish: Minty, sweet finish.