2018 Hot Brandy

Tea type
Black White Blend
Black Tea, White Tea
Baked Bread, Brandy, Malt, Grass, Hay, Honey, Sweet
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Boiling 2 min, 15 sec 3 g 16 oz / 473 ml

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A blend of both white and black tea experiment gone horribly right, this is the latest incarnation of our sold out 2016 Hot Brandy. The soup is thick, smooth, and fragrant. It fairs well with both gongfu style and western style brewing. The tea has excellent endurance and can steep for a very long time and can even withstand being simmered or boiled without becoming acrid.

Both the white tea and black tea have been sun dried and should age well together. However, we are only two years deep on this experiment; though the results are promising, how it will age in the long term is anybody’s guess.

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9580 tasting notes

Grandpa style!

I’ve learned the lesson from the 2016 pressing that this is better Grandpa than Gongfu, so I’m applying that learning to this pressing. The tea is just one of those teas that just really excels as a daily drinker! Smooth and forgiving, with malt, hot hay, wildflower honey, black pepper, and autumnal leaf notes…

Nothing amazing, but good to keep some around for when you want to drink something over a longer period that doesn’t require attention.

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Guess what. I have an eye appointment today that I need to be awake for. So, time to bring this back out again.

I’m telling you now, I overleafed this by about a gram. I want to be awake for at least the next five hours which, if my body and brain functioned like a human, would be easy, but since doesn’t I’m gonna be riding on empty in an hour or so. (I woke up at 9:30 PM last night, I’ve been up almost 12 hours, it’s bed time…)

Anyway, the flavor on this is lovely. I’m getting notes of hay and grass, combined with some sweetness. On the other hand, it’s got a little bit of that good black tea flavor as well, but not much. Mostly I’m tasting the white tea. However, well, how should I put this. I had bourbon chicken last night (long time ago, so that’s not affecting the flavor) but there is a touch of that same flavor in it. Never having actually had bourbon, I’m guessing that’s the flavor? It’s sweet/malt/honey sort of thing. Tasty.

I’m hoping this can keep me awake long enough to make my eye appt. The office is literally across the road, so I can walk there if needed. Fingers crossed that I don’t crash somewhere around Noon or so, because if I fall asleep now, I’m not getting up.

Flavors: Grass, Hay, Honey, Malt, Sweet

1 min, 15 sec

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Still really fucking good even though this was 5 grams of crumbles. Don’t worry. Made it in a separate vessel. Scent great. Body good. Caffeine waves hello!

Song pairing: Wave – ATEEZ

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