Did you know that you can pair whisky and tea?



With the change in seasons, we thought it would be appropriate to talk about some drink combinations whisky drinkers may never have considered. Tea and whisky!

Are you feeling slightly skeptical?  Just hear us out on this one and we promise you will have an enjoyable experience. Tea and whisky as a combination has a very long history.

Much like whisky drinking after hours, tea time is a daily staple of many peoples’ daily routines. Both beverages share years of history and tradition with a vibrancy that is unmatched.

Both tea and whisky are two drinks that really complement one another creating a unique flavoursome harmony.  The pairing of whisky and tea has taken many forms throughout the years. One of the most famous pairings is known as the Hot Toddy.

Drop it like it’s Hot Toddy

The Hot Toddy is a Scottish invention that combines whisky, honey, lemon and hot tea or water. In some instances, spices like cinnamon and cloves are added into the mix, and sugar sometimes. Every Hot Toddy drinker has their own unique recipe.

This beverage is often thought of as an excellent remedy for cold weather, the flu, stomach pain and insomnia. It originates from 19th century Britain and is still used as a cold remedy to this very day.

Perhaps the Hot Toddy is not to your tastes? If so, you may want to try drinking whisky and green tea together as an alternative.

Green tea goes with whisky?

The combination of blended whisky and green tea comes to us all the way from Asia. The method is to mix the blended whisky with chilled green tea.

The drink is normally served with ice, and contains one part whisky and three parts green tea. The green tea is sweetened and highlights the citrus qualities of the whisky.

As a result, the drink is very refreshing and is ideal for those long hot summer days. However, there are other combinations out there for you to try out.

For example, there are some tea companies on the market who bottle selected teas, specifically to be paired with a fine whisky.

If you’d like to try your hand at making your own whisky and tea-based drink, we suggest trying out some of the lovely whiskys available from Glenlivet, Johnnie Walker and Glenfiddich.

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