Jagertee (also Jägertee) is an alcoholic beverage made by mixing overproof rum with black tea, red wine, plum brandy, orange juice and various spices. It is served warm and is typically consumed during winter in the cold parts of Central Europe.
Although Jagertee is easily made at home, ready-made mixtures which also contain sugar and spices are sold in shops. The Austrian Stroh rum is often used for making it; this brand also produces its own ready-made variety.
The name Jagertee (alternatively Jagatee or Jägertee) is derived from the Austro-Bavarian pronunciation of the standard German Jäger "hunter" + Tee "tea". According to EC Regulation 110/2008, Annex III, No. 32, it is a Protected Designation of Origin reserved for the beverage made in Austria. Therefore, varieties made in Germany are sold under names like Hüttentee ("hut tea") or Förstertee ("forester tea"). It has also been sold under the name of Grog in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Some rural establishments also serve Wilderertee ("poacher's tea"), which is even stronger.
- Jagertee recipe
- Donhauser, Rose Marie (2007), Little Tea Book, Silverback Books, ISBN 978-1-59637-074-6
- "Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 of the EuPopean Parliament and of the Council of 15 January 2008 on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 1576/89". Official Journal on EUR-Lex. EU Publications Office. Retrieved 2009-07-15.
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