165-Day Bourbon Barrel Aged Laochatou

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Boiling 8 min or more 3 g 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “Thought this would be interesting to try, though I don’t have experience with alcohol so if there’s related notes I will probably be unable to perceive and describe adequately. Wish I’d picked up...” Read full tasting note
  • “Wallowing in my emotions today. Better to have this than actual bourbon. Threw into a mug to refill. Sidenote. It feels kinda weird for me to use the phrase grandpa style when both my grandfathers...” Read full tasting note
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2018 Bulang Laochatou stored in bourbon barrels from Middle West Spirits!

The original batch was released at 90 days. This is now at 165 days providing an addition 75 days for the laochatou to either settle or absorb more of what the barrel is imparting into the tea.

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Thought this would be interesting to try, though I don’t have experience with alcohol so if there’s related notes I will probably be unable to perceive and describe adequately. Wish I’d picked up the Laoshan Rye and Brownie Batter experimental barrel teas LP did some time back; this was the only one I was able to buy in time.

4.5g, 90 mL gaiwan, Brita filtered tap, boiling.
12s rinse.
dry leaf is alcohol and raisins.
wet leaf has light hint of shou puer smell, but mainly remains alcohol and raisins. let it sit a bit before brewing to open up more.
7s: light taste of raisins (maybe some grape too?) and cherries (agree with TeaDB here, but raisins is dominant for me) linger on tongue. Shou taste is hinted at in the background, but doesn’t stand out
let it sit for a bit again since some chunks remained compact.
10s: much darker in color, though similar in taste. Abiding raisin note. When cooling, tinge of Bulang bitterness pokes through, though fades quickly.
did 2 more steeps before thermosing since it wasn’t changing much. I forgot the leftover of HCH’s LME old tree shou from the day before in the thermos as well since I was traveling. For some reason the combination makes a raisiny drink with a milk chocolate aftertaste. I’m not sure if that’s just the LCT or not though, since I’ve heard that LCT thermos’d can have a milk chocolate-like taste.

TL;DR: If you’ve ever thought “Boy, I sure wish there was a tea that tastes like chocolate raisins!”, I’ve got just the thing for you.

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Wallowing in my emotions today. Better to have this than actual bourbon. Threw into a mug to refill. Sidenote. It feels kinda weird for me to use the phrase grandpa style when both my grandfathers were dead before I was born. So I’ll just say “threw into a mug to refill.”

Anyway I like this a lot. It works. Tastes like I imagined it.

Some body-tingling energy for just a couple of minutes that prompted relaxation. Nice evening tea.

I took a photo for the cover image, hope it’s okay! Tried my best with the color grading.

Listening to So Real by Jeff Buckley.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 3 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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