Hot Brandy 2016

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Style:Black and White Blend
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This tea's info last updated: Jul. 13, 2017

Commercial Description

A blend of both white and black tea, Hot Brandy is a completely new style of cake that was born of experimentation. 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...

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Reviewer pic45 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
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I commend White2Tea for the attempt at combining white tea with black tea in a cake like this. It was an interesting experiment. But, while the taste really isn't bad, the effect it has on me is very uncomfortable. That also hasn't changed over the years (I've had this cake for a while and have been aging it and periodically give it a taste again). I can't say from personal experience (because I've never done this), but I imagine that mixing a quadruple shot of espresso with sedatives would feel like this. It's just all over the place. The taste is not nearly nice enough to compensate, and the flavor does not last nearly as long as a white compressed tea does on its own. It actually doesn't last as long as a black tea on its own, either. This is one of those cases where combining two otherwise great things has somehow reduced the resulting value of them, simply due to that combination. Black tea alone is great, white tea alone is great...but together? It's less like peanut butter and jelly and more like peanut butter and sardines.

If you're curious, get a sample. If I could do my order over, I'd get a sample instead. I never would've ordered a whole cake of this if I'd known it would be like this. It was an interesting tasting experience, though. So, like I said, I'd recommend the sample if you're curious.
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