2016 Beyond the Clouds Hongcha

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Astringent, Bitter, Malt, Spicy, Sweet, Cocoa, Dark Wood, Drying, Hazelnut, Wood
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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 47 oz / 1381 ml

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Typical Hongcha notes and sweetness with little and rather untypical maltyness. Pleasant bitterness and astringency, as often to be found at Sheng Pu’erhs.
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Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Malt, Spicy, Sweet

Preparation
9 tsp 90 OZ / 2661 ML

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This is a great everyday hongcha. The leaves are large, wiry, and shimmered gold and black bits. They carry a deep rich grape scent with some dry cedar, burnt sugar, malt, and a brief sweetness. I warmed up my pot and slipped some inside. Once warmed up, they give off some good hearty wood tones with milk cocoa and hazelnut rising up. The scent and nice and roasted campfire peanuts; good and toasty. I washed the leaves once and prepared for brewing. The taste is sweet yet dry. I can pick up tons of smooth wood tones that is mixed in with sweet malt. The brew is dessert like, but a bit burly. The drink is an easy drinker and carries some good energy. However, the next couple steeping yields a drier, woodier, maltier brew than I would care to drink. It’s a simple tea.

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Flavors: Cocoa, Dark Wood, Drying, Hazelnut, Malt, Sweet, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Malty and astringent throughout the session. I wanted to like it, but I’m particular with my black teas.

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It’s malty and astringent, and when overbrewed or overleafed, turns bitter and biting—nothing new for a hong.

It’s bright and dark at the same time. There’s a bit of an autumnal leaf pile and sweetness that lends to the bright side, with a hint of cocoa lending to the dark.

I think the astringency is a bit much in this tea to keep me from getting any more.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec

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