Tea Gifts for Whiskey Lovers, Plus a Hot Toddy Recipe
Looking for tea gifts for the whiskey lovers in your life? The robust flavors in whiskey can also be found in tea. Tea and whiskey both express themselves in many ways… aroma, flavor, the colors reflected in the liquor.
Hearty and full of flavor, these teas will appeal to those looking for aromatic, time-honored drinks:
Keemun Imperial Mao Feng
From first sniff, it captivates—its aroma is refined yet bold, and smoky, winey, dark and full. The flavor is equally full, as well as bold and nuanced. It evolves on the palate, giving hints of a good Port wine, stone fruits and cedar smoke. And the sum effect is pure tea sophistication.
Organic Lapsang Souchong
If you like the boldest of whiskeys try this tea. Small, black leaves pack a big, blackened flavor in this intensely smoky brew. The aroma and velvety, thick taste of pine smoke glides across the palate.
Dark Pearl Formosa Oolong
This Dark Pearl Formosa Oolong is a beautiful, rich experience; full flavored and heady, yet smooth and calming. Very dark, roughened pearls unfurl into an even, full leaf and impart an amber infusion. Its satisfying cup offers a memorable range of savory, earthy, malty, sugary and honeyed notes.
Honey Mead Black Tea
Forward notes of muscat grape and fruit compote greet you. These aromas carry over into the infusion as well. Intense notes of honey and tart cherries play on the tongue while a quiet hint of gardenia lingers.
Organic Ceylon Black Tea
This tea’s bold flavor grabs your attention, making it a wake-up tea favorite. Some people love its subtler side and will notice the hints of citrus and other tropical flavors (daylilies, ginger flowers) that slip through its solid facade. Either way, this lacquer-red brew is sure to captivate.
Roasted Yerba Mate
Perfect simplicity is achieved with this classic, roasted yerba mate. The single ingredient has a smooth autumnal character and roasty flavor. Roasting the leaf gives it a sweeter tone, almost a caramel note, which balances the leaves’ natural astringency.
Tea & Whiskey Hot Toddy
Try our recipe for a hearty Hot Toddy, perfect for fall:
1 teaspoon Organic Royal Yunnan Gold Black Tea
1 cup boiling water
1.5 oz of your favorite whiskey
Optional: 1/2 teaspoon of honey and a squeeze of lemon
Combine in the teacup of choice, serving piping hot.
Want a sweet and spicy version of a Hot Toddy? Switch the tea to 1 teaspoon Cinnamon Roll Black Tea.
And for the wine lovers in your life, check out our blog, The Best Teas for Wine Lovers.