2021 Builders

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Apricot, Bamboo, Dried Fruit, Earthy, Hay, Honey, Malty, Mineral, Musty, Savory, Smooth, Sweet, Thick, Toasty, Woody
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 5 g 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “Sipdown! (15 | 51) This has been my latest tea of the morning. I love how the chonks look like tuocha, because they’re chubby round pucks that were broken off of a long cylinder (this tea is...” Read full tasting note
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A remake of our sold out 2019 bamboo black. A hand roasted bamboo black tea, the 2021 Builders is a perfect balance of working class utility and artisan tea snobbery. It is our white2tea twist on the classic concept strong style of “builder’s tea” from the UK. This bud heavy whole leaf Yunnan sun dried tea was mercilessly crammed into bamboo and hand roasted over an open flame.

The result is a shard heavy tea with many of broken bits and plenty of surface area which cause the tea to steep out very quickly making a very potent brew for an afternoon pick me up or a morning eye opener. This tea is very versatile with a heavy aroma of fragrant bamboo, malt and honey; not to mention a booming lingering aftertaste. Steep in gongfu style like a bamboo loving connoisseur or western style topped off with cream like you have a job to do.

The mash up of style and function makes this unique tea a common morning cup in the white2tea house.

Each piece of bamboo was pressed with 200 grams of tea.

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Sipdown! (15 | 51)

This has been my latest tea of the morning. I love how the chonks look like tuocha, because they’re chubby round pucks that were broken off of a long cylinder (this tea is compressed inside a length of bamboo and roasted). I actually broke up the chunks and steeped this Western-style. The last piece was quite hard, so I ended up leaving it in bigger pieces, and it still steeped up quite similarly to the other cups. Definitely a low-maintenance tea, to be sure.

It’s nice as a morning cuppa. As hongcha goes, it’s definitely on the stronger side, which makes sense given the name. But it’s still supremely smooth. Taste is primarily earthy and woody, I assume partially from the bamboo. My palate is certainly not refined enough to be able to tell the difference between the natural woody notes of the tea and the bamboo flavor. Regardless, it’s a nicely aromatic woodiness and there’s a bit of a toasty flavor as well, along with plenty of malt and small touches of dried apricot and honey.

Definitely a pleasant tea, I would put it in the daily drinker category. But, for me at least, the price is a bit on the high side for a daily drinker, so I probably wouldn’t order a full size of this one.

Flavors: Apricot, Bamboo, Dried Fruit, Earthy, Hay, Honey, Malty, Mineral, Musty, Savory, Smooth, Sweet, Thick, Toasty, Woody

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 5 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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