Tia Maria is a Jamaican coffee liqueur, embodying elements of mystery, sophistication and exotic seduction. A poignant and beautiful tale lies behind the origins of Tia Maria. In Jamaica during the 17th Century colonial wars, a young Spanish noble woman and her family were forced to flee their home. Among the few possessions of the family salvaged by the loyal maid was a secret liqueur manuscript. Many years later the woman passed the recipe onto her daughter on her wedding day; who decided to dedicate the recipe to the maid by virtue of its namesake - Tia Maria. In the 1950's Tia Maria Liqueur became a commercial success after Dr Kenneth Evans bore witness to its flavour brilliance and started the epoch of Tia Maria - a liqueur of mystery, sophistication, and exotic appeal.
Try it splashed over ice, create Tia Maria recipes and desserts, or enjoy in a classic Tia Maria cocktail.
Tasting Note: A ground coffee and caramel aroma paves the way for a sweet, syrupy and full-bodied palate. Chocolate and vanilla suggestions are hidden underneath a pleasantly robust coffee element, and are balanced with cane sugar and a bittersweet clean finish.