Established in Udny, Aberdeenshire in 2016 by husband and wife Nick and Emma Smalley, The Teasmith creators were inspired to form a gin that captured the essence of the land and stories that surrounded them. The region’s largely unknown rich historical links to the tea-trade influenced the spirit, specifically the use of Ceylon tea. It was a man called James Taylor from Auchenblae in North East Scotland who planted the very first tea plantation in Sri Lanka, known as the ‘Father of Ceylon Tea’.
The Teasmith is distilled with a black loose leaf Ceylon tea sourced from the Amba Estate, Sri Lanka. Hand-picked and hand-rolled, it embodies the way Taylor made his first batches over 150 years ago.
A careful blend of botanicals and hand-picked tea are distilled not once, but twice in traditional copper alembic stills. Through this delicate process of distillation, each ingredient is carefully blended to ensure The Teasmith is a truly unique gin, characterised by its clarity, simplicity and confidence.
Key Botanical(s): Hand-Picked Ceylon Tea, Pure Liquorice Root, Orange Peel
Gin Style: Contemporary
Strength: 43% vol
Goes great with: A sprig of mint, tonic and ice.
Method: Distilled (Contract)
Location: Strathearn Distillery, Perth & Kinross, Scotland
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