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.
Both the white tea and black tea have been sun dried and should age well together. However, this cake is the first of its kind; how it will age is anybody's guess.
This tea is a feature in the 2016 September tea club.
The Old Whitey was a special commission for white2tea using large leaf Puer varietal (camellia sinensis assamica), processed as white tea in a similar fashion to Fujian shoumei, that was fully sun dried with no air tunnel drying. The results are a unique and natural tea suitable for drinking now or for further aging. The body of the tea is intensely thick and smooth, with a distinct sweetness and floral scent.
Each cake is 100 grams.
Stored in dry/natural conditions in Guangzhou, this baicha [white tea] from Fuding county in Fujian province is considered to be Shoumei, which is a grade of white tea.
Smooth body, fragrances that range from cinnamon and honey to red dates, and a thick oily body, this tea can be prepared a wide variety of ways with excellent results. Gongfu style brewing will yield a lighter colored soup and boiling will produce a thick red soup, the image shown is the middle ground. This tea is very versatile and suitable for aging or drinking directly.