Another from my last White2Tea order – I just tossed in one of these minis because I have a more “love hate” relationship with Hot Brandy, but I figured I’d give it a try this year and see if it’s any better! I steeped it Grandpa style over a work afternoon – part of why I’ve been so busy lately/more absent on Steepster is because we hired a new Regulatory Affairs coordinator at work and I’m doing the majority of her training with her this week. She’s going to take over a lot of the regulatory related jobs I took over this summer during the summer. I’m not sure if I’ve talked about it before, but I’m working in five departments now when, pre-covid, I was only working in two. I don’t actually have a regulatory background or much of an interest in regulatory work, so I’m actually thrilled to be handing those tasks off to someone else – it means I can dedicate more of my time to doing what I actually love, which is Research and Development! Training is time consuming and exhausting, though…
Anyway! This was actually much better than I expected it to be. I feel like it’s more weighted towards the white tea than previous years have been – though it’s very possible that this one off dragonball/mini just had more white tea in it or that it’s in my head. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to describe the taste of this and I think what I’ve landed on is the that liquor is soft and creamy in mouthfeel, with notes of mellow stonefruit like peaches/apricots, fresh cream notes, some timothy hay elements, and even a little bit of a marshmallow flavour.
I’m not going to rush out to get more of these, but whenever my next order ends up being (probably Black Friday tbh), I’ll likely toss in more of these! It was surprisingly way better than expected!
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFs8rnweZPA&ab_channel=BabyFuzZ