Teas for Dad

Smokin Teas

Smokin’

The intense, smoky flavors of certain teas isn’t a fluke. Some are made from leaves actually smoke-cured during preparation, imbuing them with a robust taste that your dad may well appreciate on his special day. If he enjoys a cigar now and then, there are teas perfect to be enjoyed with his smoke, including the green tea listed below. And if a steak cooking on the Barbie is his ideal meal, gift him with a smoked tea rub for an unforgettable Father’s Day feast.

 

Tea Trekker | Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong #1
Tea Trekker | Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong #1

Tea Trekker | Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong #1

This organic black tea from Fujian Province is lightly cold-smoked over pinewood, resulting in a deep, rich, oaky flavor.  Considered a “historic” tea, it was reserved for the Chinese market alone for many years, and still rarely sold outside China. It differs from the better-known Lapsang Souchong in that the fresh leaf comes from protected, pristine tea gardens located in the vicinity of the smoking sheds. The cold-smoking process maintains most of the flavor and “finesse” of the base tea. | Black tea

$32.50 (4 oz.) | www.teatrekker.com

 

 

 

 

Adagio | Lapsang Souchong
Adagio | Lapsang Souchong

Adagio | Lapsang Souchong

This is a classic Lapsang Souchong, famous for its smoky aroma and flavor. Approachable, clean, looking golden-coppery in the cup; the mark of a Lapsang that hasn’t been “smoked to a jerky,” says Adagio Teas. Dad will savor a hint of sweet pine flavor. | Black tea

$10 (3 oz.) | www.adagio.com

 

 

 

Silk Road Tea | Emperor’s Keemun Black Tea
Silk Road Tea | Emperor’s Keemun Black Tea

Silk Road Tea | Emperor’s Keemun Black Tea

Called a “tea of celebration,” what could be better for celebrating your dad? This black tea is described as “complex and delightfully smooth,” gently smoky, and releasing notes of orchid, rose and cocoa. If Pop is a king, he deserves an Emperor. | Black tea

$15.99 (tin) | https:||silkroadteastore.com

 

 

 

Dammann Frères | Smokey Crocodile Tea
Dammann Frères | Smokey Crocodile Tea

Dammann Frères | Smokey Crocodile Tea

A powerful, full-bodied tea with a smoky flavor. Reproduces the aromatic palette of the iconic smoky tea from Taiwan in a rich and subtle tea with an amber-colored liquor.| 100g

https://www.dammann.fr/en/black-tea-smokey-crocodile.html

€5.50 | www.dammann.fr

 

 

 

Whittard | Smoky Earl Grey Tea
Whittard | Smoky Earl Grey Tea

Whittard | Smoky Earl Grey Tea

One of Whittard’s classic teas with a subtle, masculine touch. This Smoky Earl Grey blend is a marriage of two worlds, where deep smoky aromas flirt with sweet and bright citrus for a deliciously smooth finish.| 100g

€13 | www.whittard.co.uk

 

 

Harney & Sons | Anji Baicha
Harney & Sons | Anji Baicha

Harney & Sons | Anji Baicha

UK cigar merchants Havana House suggest that if Dad is fond of either Claro or Candela cigars, the perfect pairing is a green tea. This special cultivar was found 20 years ago in China’s Zhejiang Province. The tea experts at Harney & Sons are enthusiastic about its combination of flavors, sweetness, and body. “Baicha” refers the unusual color of the tea’s slender leaves, which are very pale, and yet not a white tea. | Green tea

$40 (2 oz.) | www.harney.com

 

 

 

 

Nunshen | Yunnan FOP Tea
Nunshen | Yunnan FOP Tea

Nunshen | Yunnan FOP Tea

A sumptuous tea with notes of wood and leather, which evoke the vast landscapes of the Yunnan region. Take a sip and be immediately transported into a world of poetic traditions, endurance and strength. | 100g

€9| www.nunshen.com

 

 

 

 

 

Théritoires | Rock Tea
Théritoires | Rock Tea

Théritoires | Rock Tea

For fathers who are a rock to their families. This tea with oxidized leaves between 60 and 70% is from the Fujian province in southern China. A district very famous for its rock teas where red and blue-black teas were invented.| 100g

€35 | www.theritoires.com

 

 

 

 

Mariage Frères | Aviateur Darjeeling Tea
Mariage Frères | Aviateur Darjeeling Tea

Mariage Frères | Aviateur Darjeeling Tea

Nobly evoking the legendary aviators, those consummate adventurers of the sky on a thrilling quest for new worlds, this gourmet tea combines the elegant aromas of Darjeeling with the exquisite notes of noble spices. A perfect, harmonious blend of velvety fragrances with seductive, floral notes. An irresistible invitation to discovery.| 100g

€11 | www.mariagefreres.com

 

 

 

 

Palais des Thés | Paris for Him Tea
Palais des Thés | Paris for Him Tea

Palais des Thés | Paris for Him Tea

Paris for him is a flavored black tea that is intense and subtle, like a Parisian man. The notes of citrus, coriander and vanilla combine superbly in this elegant blend. | 100g

€15 | www.palaisdesthes.com

 

 

 

 

 

Théritoires | Tangerine Puerh Tea
Théritoires | Tangerine Puerh Tea

Théritoires | Tangerine Puerh Tea

The character of cooked puerh from Yunnan in China combined with the delicate fragrance of tangerine bark. Low in theine, a tea that can be sublimated in infusion according to the Chinese method of Gong fu cha.| 1 piece

€36 | www.theritoires.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fortnum & Mason | Lover’s Leap Ceylon Tea
Fortnum & Mason | Lover’s Leap Ceylon Tea

Fortnum & Mason | Lover’s Leap Ceylon Tea

Celebrated for its delicate floral aromas and uniquely mild, crisp and grassy taste – our new season Lover’s Leap Ceylon is steeped in history. Taking its name from the legend of a prince and his lover who jumped to their fates from the Pidurutalagala mountain, which overlooks the estate in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka.| 90g

£37.50 | www.fortnumandmason.com

Kusmi | Boost Tea
Kusmi | Boost Tea

Kusmi | Boost Tea

A healthful blend of mate and green tea, enhanced with spicy notes of cinnamon, cardamom and ginger. Start your day off right with Boost, an irresistible blend of spices with a combination of green tea and mate. The prominent notes of cinnamon, ginger and cardamom add character to this blend. It gives you the extra boost you need to face a long, busy day! | 125g

€17.70 | www.kusmitea.com

Proper Cuppa Tea Co. | Blending Kit

Proper Cuppa Tea Co. | Blending Kit
Proper Cuppa Tea Co. | Blending Kit

Proper Cuppa’s Tea Blending Kit is a fun and easy way for Mom to learn the basics of blending tea and get creative with her cuppa. This kit contains everything you need to start blending 100+ cups of delicious morning or afternoon teas:

  • Six expertly selected loose leaf teas (Earl Grey, Vanilla, Assam, Keemun, Ceylon and Jasmine)
  • Lavender Petals
  • An overview of the principles of tea blending
  • Some easy recipes to get started

$60 CAD | www.propercuppa.com

Tea Drops | Orange Cinnamon Roll Dessert Tea

Tea Drops | Orange Cinnamon Roll Dessert Tea
Tea Drops | Orange Cinnamon Roll Dessert Tea

In Los Angeles, Sashee Chandran creates a whole line of “tea drops,” bagless shapes that melt into flavorful teas. Gift this blend of black Assam, orange peel, cinnamon, and cloves, hand-molded into a heart. | Black tea, spices |

$15.30 for 10 | www.myteadrop.com

 

 

 

 

 

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