Tea-ing up a new gin

• Creators Nick and Emma.

A new gin that’s claimed to be the first distilled with hand-picked tea has been launched in Perthshire.
Created by Aberdeen husband and wife team Nick and Emma Smalley, The Teasmith is said to have been inspired by Aberdeenshire’s historic ties to the tea trade.
The couple worked with a consultant to source tea from Sri Lanka, and the spirit is being distilled in small batches at Strathearn Distillery in Perthshire.