Bourbon Brew

Tea type
Food Pu'erh Pu'erh (shou) Rooibos Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Bourbon, Butterscotch, Sweet, Alcohol, Butter, Candy, Caramel, Creamy, Oak, Smooth, Vanilla, Whiskey, Woody
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “Another tea from Michelle! Thank you! I don’t like very many red rooibos teas but I really liked the aroma in the pouch. I decided to make it to go with supper tonight since it was nearly caffeine...” Read full tasting note
  • “I am succumbing to peer pressure to post a whisky or alcoholic themed tea. It seems to be a popular post, so I am jumping on the bandwagon. This is a new to me tea, not a sipdown, and I like this...” Read full tasting note
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  • “So this is another one where I usually wouldn’t buy a tea with this flavor profile, which is mostly a butterscotch rooibos. But those weird other ingredients – oak chips again and corn kernels?! –...” Read full tasting note
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From Old Barrel Tea Co

butterscotch ∙ vanilla ∙ oak

This bourbon inspired blend is nuanced with oak and vanilla! It is blended with real wood chips and rooibos and is rich in antioxidants.

Ingredients: red rooibos, pu erh tea, sweet corn kernels, American oak wood chips, and natural flavors

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3 Tasting Notes

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Another tea from Michelle! Thank you!

I don’t like very many red rooibos teas but I really liked the aroma in the pouch. I decided to make it to go with supper tonight since it was nearly caffeine free.

I made one steep and poured it into a large pot. I made a second steep to taste just to see if it was strong to combine well with steep number one and it definitely was. I combined the two steeps in the big pot and Ashman really, really liked this. He drank most of it. I also liked it. The rooibos wasn’t so infernally medicinal as it usually is. I also like the caramel rum red rooibos or something along those lines from Lupicia, so maybe it just combines well with boozy flavors.

This was sweet, boozy, pretty rich, and had good body. We liked it without additions, but I bet it is really good with milk and/or sugar and probably good iced as well.

gmathis

Ooh…I believe a little packet of that wandered my way, too. Can’t wait to give it a go!

Cameron B.

I like this one! The oak chips add something special.

Michelle

This tea will enable another purchase from Old Barrel when my tin is empty. Glad you enjoyed it!

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I am succumbing to peer pressure to post a whisky or alcoholic themed tea. It seems to be a popular post, so I am jumping on the bandwagon. This is a new to me tea, not a sipdown, and I like this butterscotch forward and bourbon bite on the finish. Old Barrel Tea co was only a few miles from the interstate, so I stopped by on my way through. Its not a big shop but they do all the blending there on site and were very friendly. This one smelled amazing, and really doesn’t taste anything like puerh (its mostly red rooibos). I like this better than Kentucky Bourbon or even Black cask from H&S. I might need more of this in my cupboard when I run out!

Flavors: Bourbon, Butterscotch, Sweet

Cameron B.

Love Old Barrel! :D

ashmanra

Black Cask Bourbon just tasted like Lapsang to me. I was sad. I like Lapsang but I was expecting a lot more.

thereadersteacup

I need to try this one, my favorite bourbon blend is The Black Pearl by Trader Nicks

thereadersteacup

Correction: The Black Pearl is rum flavored, Belle’s library is Bourbon chocolate. Either way, both are super yummy

beerandbeancurd

This is a really interesting take that I’ve never thought about — the mustiness of pu’erh as a stand-in for old casks and aging of bourbon/scotch. Really cool.

gmathis

Wow..that’s saying a lot!

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So this is another one where I usually wouldn’t buy a tea with this flavor profile, which is mostly a butterscotch rooibos. But those weird other ingredients – oak chips again and corn kernels?! – once again convinced me to try it.

I will say, I do actually like it. It is mostly a rooibos base – there is some puerh mixed in, but I don’t feel like I’m tasting it. Up front, I mostly get sweet and creamy butterscotch, but then toward the end it morphs into more of a whiskey/bourbon note with vanilla and a hint of butterscotch. I think it’s the woodiness of the oak that pulls it in that direction for me, plus the rooibos base is naturally a bit boozy.

I’m not sure if this is something that I would reorder, because the strong butterscotch flavor does get a bit cloying for me, and I can’t imagine I’ll drink this super often. But I do really like the combination, I just wish there was a tiny bit less butterscotch and a tiny bit more puerh. Will have to try this one as a latte as well for a butterbeer sort of beverage. :D

Flavors: Alcohol, Bourbon, Butter, Butterscotch, Candy, Caramel, Creamy, Oak, Smooth, Sweet, Vanilla, Whiskey, Woody

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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