REAL Chaynyy Kvas, Limited Edition
Fundraiser for Ukraine : All profits go to The Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal
A rich and smoky, rounded demi-sec sparkling tea that is a brassy, amber hue in colour. REAL Chaynyy Kvas is our take on the traditional Ukrainian fermented drink of kvas, often made by fermenting bread.
REAL Chaynyy Kvas has been conceived as a not-for-profit limited special, bottled to order. All profits will be donated to The Red Cross in support of their Humanitarian Appeal for Ukraine. This appeal is incredibly close to all of us at REAL, none more so than our friend and colleague Oleg, Ukrainian national and REAL’s longest standing employee.
It is a version of REAL Smoke House, a sparkling tea we produced many years ago using a Yunnan Black tea which became Oleg’s favourite style due to the similarity of its flavour to kvas. Yunnan Black is a fully oxidised tea grown at high altitude; in its original state it produces a tea that is full of tannins with a smoky, earthy base and notes of honey, tobacco and malt which provide a woody aroma and a beautiful glowing amber colour.
Through our fermentation process, REAL Chaynyy Kvas has an abundance of ripe apples, honey and dates on the nose, delivering stewed fruits and caramel on the palate with a delicious smoky aftertaste.
Find more about Chaynyy Kvas and significance to Oleg and Ukraine in our blog.
Many thanks to all our suppliers including our bottler David, Will supplying tea, as well as our printers and packaging companies, plus our haulier and logisitics company who are also supporting the REAL team on this appeal.