Juniper Rose! Our seventh
newest permanent flavor! As you know we often choose our flavors based
on Rishi teas. We were in an experimental phase, thinking up a new
flavor to come out with this year. We were playing with some Wild Rose
white tea for a bit. It was good, but it was lacking something. At the
same time, we were also experimenting with the spent Juniper botanicals
from Death's Door's Gin process. Johnny, the head distiller at Death's
Door in Middleton was like, "HEY! Can you guys do anything with this
stuff? We just compost it, but it still has a lot of flavor." We took
it from the the burly handle-bar-mustache-guy, (Frankly, we were afraid
he was going to start bench pressing us! ) and began experimenting.
The juniper botanicals, which is juniper berries, coriander and fennel,
were also good but lacking something.
decided to combine the two. We knew we were onto something. It took a
few more tries to find the perfect ratio of Juniper to wild rose blended
with black tea. In the end, we got this mind blowing new flavor. It is
very light and crisp. Not overwhelmingly flowery. Very nicely fragrant
with a strong Juniper nose and crisp finish.
is fresh and hits Madison shelves today and then the rest of our areas
next week. We hope you fall head over heels for this one, as we have.
It's great with a splash of Death's Door Gin and a few basil leaves slapped between your hands or muddled served over ice!