KI NO TEA is our product created by collaboration with tea-grower and blender, Hori-Shichimeien, founded in the Meiji era in 1879. Based in the famous Uji region to the south of Kyoto city, a number if super-premium Uji teas have been specially selected to form the heart of KI NO TEA. Tencha and Gyokuro provide intense aromas and depth of flavour with a wonderful sweetness that occurs naturally in the distillation of these superior teas. We use leaves harvested in the Okunoyama tea yard, that dates back to 1300’s, and blend carefully with a secret botanical recipe used only in KI NO TEA. Gentle aromas give the impression of walking into a silent Japanese tea house. First, sweet notes like white-chocolate and citrus arise from the glass, then juniper. KI NO TEA finishes with a very long lasting, warm green tea fragrance.
A First is the sweet and delicate bouquet on the nose. On the palate, gentle sweetness like white chocolate spreads slowly, then a distinct juniper flavor coms to the front. The finish is long and clean with a roasty green tea scent. 45.7% ABV
Kyoto Distillery is Japan’s first dedicated artisanal gin distillery and ONLY distillery in Kyoto. Located in the southern part of the city, the distillery sources their water from the famed Fushimi region which is tremendously respected for their delicate and delicious brewing water. The aim is simple: to produce the best dry gin, utilizing local botanicals wherever possible. Every element of the final product should be completely authentic, from the local FRESH sourcing of the ingredients through to the design and craftsmanship of the packaging.