THE COMMON BONDS OF TEAS AND WINE
Tea and wine share much in common — from their roots in agriculture to their significance in culture, from their careful and complex processing techniques to the dedication of the crafts and the rituals associated with each.
Both tea and wine are sourced from a plant, deeply tied to the environment in which it grows, surviving and thriving through a combination of the ideal soil, the right climate, and careful cultivation. The way these plants have evolved in specific environments has created numerous varietals, all with unique aromas and nuances that reflect the land from which they came.
The crafts of teamaking and winemaking both begin with harvest, collecting the leaves and the grapes at the ideal moment to capture their aromatic expression. The refined production processes that follow this harvest are the result of centuries of experimentation and craftsmanship.
At the center of crafting the finest teas and wines is the art of blending. The aromas and flavors of unique plants are expertly combined to deliver a specific expression to your palate. There is a symphony of floral, fruit, and earthy notes found throughout the worlds of tea and wine.
And both also share the importance of the ritual of how they are served. Proper temperature, the right glassware, and the occasion in which they’re served all play an important role in how they’re enjoyed.
With so much in common, the worlds of tea and wine are a natural but often unexplored pairing.