18 October 2014
Harry Brompton's Alcoholic Ice Tea (Waitrose) [By @SpectreUK]
It stated on the back of the glass bottle that this Alcoholic Ice Tea was best served ice cold or over ice. Bear with me and picture the scene; we'd decided to travel from Wolverhampton to the Merry Hill Shopping on a Saturday, which is just over eleven miles away. There seemed to be roadworks all the way there and it took about an hour and a half to arrive. Then there was half an hour to find a parking space in the multitude of car parks that were each filled to the brim. We trailed around the stuffy super heated shopping centre for a while and found a seat to eat some lunch at, by this time we'd had enough and drove home. On the way back we stopped at a local supermarket and I picked up this Harry Brompton's Alcoholic Ice Tea. I do apologise, but I just couldn't face waiting for it to chill in the fridge and needed something to calm the nerves (mainly foul temperament) after the traffic jams, parking fiasco and shopping 'bliss'! So I popped open the bottle, which had a pleasant cheerful fizz. That made me smile for the second time that day. The first time was lunch on Cinabar! This is the World's first alcoholic Ice Tea, not the World's first for Cinabar buying lunch as she can be quite generous at times (asides paying the writers!). I digress, this Ice Tea was made with ethically sourced Kenyan black tea, with added craft distilled grain spirit and infused with natural citrus. On pouring the lightly fizzy brown Ice Tea there was a refreshing citrus zing and spirit kick to the initial black tea smell. I noticed that the dark brown liquid had a murkiness to it. There was definitive sweet black tea taste that was quickly matched by a burst of citrus and a light spirit kick at the end of the flavour that followed pleasantly through to the aftertaste of sweet citrusy black tea. Aaah! Just what I needed!
Information on the bottle;
275ml bottle at 4% volume. Made by Tudor Drinks in London. No artificial flavours, colours or preservatives. Gluten free and contains naturally occurring caffeine.