I’m a big whisky fan, but still a bit of a newbie when it comes to tea.

I was always a coffee kid. I didn’t really try teas until I turned 40! In the last year or so, I’ve learned more about different styles of tea. This Tomatin Barrel Aged Whisky Black Tea from eteaket is therefore of interest to me as both a whisky aficianado and a tea beginner!

I was sent through the beautifully presented Tomatin Barrel Aged Whisky Black Tea along with an eteaket cup and a very welcome miniature bottle of Tomatin Legacy.

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Eteaket have blended three black teas from Assam, Ceylon and Fujian and added a little natural bergamot flavour and a sprinkle of cornflowers. The tea is the barrel aged in Tomatin’s Whisky barrels.

The aroma has the strength of the blended tea with both a strong smokyness and a fruity touch. The instructions to make the tea are simple –

To Brew: Use 1 tsp per cup, add freshly boiled water and brew for 3 mins. Serve immediately or remove leaves. Perfect with a slice of lemon.
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The smokiness is there but isn’t as dominant as the aroma would suggest. It’s actually a mellow drink. The recommendation is to drink the tea at morning or noon, which is safe enough because the tea is non-alcoholic!

eteaket also have a cocktail recipe suggestion for their tea!

eteaket Tomatin Iced Whisky Tea

• 50ml/2oz Tomatin 12yr Old
• 50ml/2oz Chilled eteaket Tomatin Whisky Tea
• 50ml/2oz Clear apple juice
• Dash peach bitters
• Pour Tomatin 12yr old over ice in a Highball glass.
• Place 2 orange wheels into the glass and then build with chilled Tomatin Whisky Tea, clear apple juice and a dash of peach bitters.
• Stir and garnish with a sprig of mint and fresh peach wedge.

eteaket’s Tomatin Whisky Tea would make an original and refreshing gift for both whisky and tea fans. I’ll definitely be returning to it!