Here at Poke Towers, it’s widely acknowledged that a significant section of our workforce is fuelled by tea. So any talk of introducing alcohol into the brewing process is bound to prick our curiosity.
Faradaí, a premium alcohol brand, is an infusion of black tea leaves and Brazilian pará cress, a flowering herb known for its anaesthetic properties – in fact, it’s sometimes used as natural pain relief for toothache. The resulting combination, according to the makers, ‘creates an explosion in your mouth’. Hopefully, you won’t feel a thing.
Meanwhile in Tokyo, visitors to the bar Souen can enjoy a slightly boozier twist on the traditional Japanese tea-drinking ritual. Customers are taken on a journey, sampling a range of tea-based cocktails, all with a dash of alcohol added into the mix. Very civilised.
Or you can experiment at home with a kit from Paper & Tea. Each contains a bottle of Our/Berlin vodka, tea leaves and a tea infusion filter. The idea is, consumers add the tea to the vodka and allow it to infuse, according to their own particular tastes. Nice. Wonder what happens if you dunk a ginger nut into it?
Via. LSN Global