The world’s first blend of wine and tea
Intended to rescue the world from boring and uninspiring food
“Food should be like poetry”. Under this premise and with the aim of rescuing the world from boring and uninspiring food, Poet is marketing the world’s first blend of wine and tea. “Our palates deserve something superior: we are taking your tastebuds to the next level”, explains Thaddeus Cortes, the master blender behind Poet.
Poet’s wines envelop the senses in a truly epicurean experience. These blends are the result of an exhaustive investigation and complex organoleptic analysis aimed at finding the most exquisite varieties. The pairings embolden the teas’ flavor, instead of veiling it.
In creating these wines, Poet has carefully chosen the three most representative tea varieties from each region. Sonnet is a red wine with the boldness of English Earl Grey black tea. Haiku: a blend that marries the lightness of white grapes with the subtlety of Japanese Sencha green tea. Ghazal is a merlot red wine, infused with the deep intensity of Indian Chai Masala spicy tea.
It’s all about pairing
One of the pleasures of wine and tea blends is the opportunity to play with the pairings suggested by the company.
“We often forget the joy of tasting something meaningful”, explains the master blender. Haiku pairs best with fish. Ghazal, on the other hand, would be the perfect pairing for spicy food, whilst the boldness of Sonnet is a better match for meats.
Inspired by poetry
Poet’s blends concentrate the essence of three ancient cultures. Each of the three blends is named after a style of poetry. Sonnet represents English distinction, starting with an elegant structure and finishing with a perfect balance of acidity and fruitiness; Haiku, inspired by the eponymous Japanese poetry, delivers up a floral aromatic nose and a fine bouquet; and Ghazal combines Indian art and mysticism, along with intriguingly spicy notes that create an interesting medley of aromas and flavours.