Beefeater, the well know Gin Distiller, has recently released a new blend that reaches back to the tea merchant history of it’s founder, James Burrough.
As Beefeater describes its inspiration; “When Desmond Payne, our Master Distiller, stumbled across a fragment of one of his [James Burrough’s] early Victorian [tea] price lists, inspiration struck”.
The new blend entitled Beefeater 24, references the 24 hour period in which the gin’s botanicals which include Japanese Sencha, and Chinese Green Tea, are steeped together to flavor the Gin.
While I can’t speak to the flavor, I certainly find it exciting to see the depths to which Tea is penetrating into our products and culture in the United States. I never would have thought I’d see tea in a nightclub.