I tried something tonight that I've been curious about for a long time: whiskey and green tea. Apparently this is the most common way to drink whiskey in China.
I made up the green tea in the usual way (hot water and a bag in a cup) then let it cool. Side-by-side in two glasses, the green tea looks strikingly similar to the whiskey (Jameson) (picture
). Actors supposedly drink cold tea instead of whiskey so I guess that is not such a surprise. Perhaps the similarity is the reason it occurred to someone to mix the two.
When combined, the tea doesn't interfere much with the nose or taste of the whiskey. A few cubes of ice (picture
) and this turns out to be a very pleasant drink, and a good way to slow the intake of a basic whiskey in a social setting.