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drank Mandalay Spring by Nous Tea
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Omg the astringency. I’m getting images in my head of an old person who really needs a drink of water, got that lip and tongue smacking going on. Underneath that, I get some apricot, hot hay and light smoke on the sip, honey mid-mouth and a finish of bitterness and yeast. Because Martin said 180F preparation wasn’t the best and 195F was better, but knowing greens can be very temperamental, I went with 185F. I wonder if a brewing temp of 175F or lower would kill this astringency. Otherwise it has ok flavor but I won’t be seeking out Mandalay Spring again.

Flavors: Apricot, Astringent, Bitter, Honey, Hot Hay, Smoke, Yeast

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
Martin Bednář

This is crazy. Always different :)

derk

Maybe you will be able to find the perfect parameters for you.

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Martin Bednář

This is crazy. Always different :)

derk

Maybe you will be able to find the perfect parameters for you.

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