Smoky Flavored Teas
The flavor of smoke is often associated with barbecues, preserved fish and high-end molecular gastronomy. Essentially, a “smoke” flavor is the essence of burning wood. For food-safe liquid smoke that you find in most restaurants, the smoke flavor is achieved by burning the wood, capturing the smoke and then condensing it with water to create a “smoky” flavor.
In tea culture, smokiness can easily be achieved through a number of means. You can have tea leaves that were smoked prior to being dried completely. You can also have loose-leaf tea that has undergone a smoking process. The resulting flavor is something between earthy overtones in a Yunnan tea to a full-blown campfire in a Lapsang souchong. Tea drinkers like the smoky flavor because it adds more body and depth to existing complexities.
Below, you can shop a wide range of teas with smoky flavor from Brands of Britain.