Review: Stroh Jagertee Liqueur

The “Jager” might tip you off that this is an herbal liqueur, but don’t let the name fool you: Stroh Jagertee (“hunter’s tea”), hailing from Austria, is a curious blend of “spiced rum” — the “rum” itself is actually not sugar-based but rather an ethanol-based spirit, also made in Austria — and black tea, bottled at a full 80 proof.

A decidedly unique spirit, it does indeed taste like its constituent components. The tea is strong and fresh, the “rum” spiced within an inch of its life, with cinnamon, raisins, and lots of fruit character — orange peel, dried mango, dried pineapple. The effect is super-sweet, like a heavily-spiced pineapple upside-down cake that is drenched with tea. I’m not sure this is something I could drink on a daily basis, but it’s intriguing as a sweet after-dinner sipper in lieu of a bitter amaro.

B / $25 /


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2 Responses

  1. kallaskander July 30, 2012 / 5:48 am

    Hi there,

    no rum in Stroh rum. It is a flavoured neutral spirit.
    It is not distilled from molasses or fresh cane juice.
    According to EC law the expression “rum” was taken off the labels.

    So no rum there in the Jäger Tee either. Sorry. ;)


    • Christopher Null July 30, 2012 / 8:17 am

      Thanks for the corrections. Post is updated to reflect that the rum is “rum.”

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