Cartron has been a family business since 1882, with strong roots in the town of Nuits-Saint-Georges at the heart of Burgundy’s cru vineyards. The soil of this region has been producing high quality fruit for centuries.
This Black Smoked Tea Liqueur is produced from the Imperial Or (Golden Imperial) variety, one of the most interesting Smoked Black Chinese Tea blends.
It is made from Lapsang Souchong whole unblemished leaves that are then Spruce smoked. To obtain the perfect flavour to this noble mixture, subtly smoked, jasmine flowers are added during the drying process.
The process used is totally artisanal and reveals the ancestral know-how of the Joseph Cartron Company. The tea and pure alcohol are poured into a pot still, then heated up to 80°C. This hot maceration lasts only a few minutes. The alcohol penetrates right to the core of the tea leaves, revealing their aromas and developing its beautiful copper colour. Then crystallised sugar is added and naturally lowers the alcohol content and develops the smoky flavours of the liqueur.
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