This was a beer that I picked up from my cousin who lives in Brooklyn. Let’s see how it was.
Style: American Pale Ale
Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub (bush) native to East Asia. After water, it is the most widely consumed drink in the world. There are many different types of tea; some, like Darjeeling and Chinese greens, have a cooling, slightly bitter, and astringent flavour, while others have vastly different profiles that include sweet, nutty, floral or grassy notes. Tea has a stimulating effect in humans primarily due to its caffeine content. Tea originated in Southwest China during the Shang dynasty, where it was used as a medicinal drink. An early credible record of tea drinking dates to the 3rd century AD, in a medical text written by Hua Tuo. It was popularised as a recreational drink during the Chinese Tang dynasty, and tea drinking spread to other East Asian countries. Portuguese priests and merchants introduced it to Europe during the 16th century. During the 17th century, drinking tea became fashionable among Britons, who started large-scale production and commercialisation of the plant in India. Combined, China and India supplied 62% of the world’s tea in 2016. The term herbal tea refers to drinks not made from Camellia sinensis: infusions of fruit, leaves, or other parts of the plant, such as steeps of rosehip, chamomile, or rooibos. These are sometimes called tisanes or herbal infusions to prevent confusion with tea made from the tea plant.”
Random: I enjoy tea almost as much as coffee.
The beer poured with a one finger, tan head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was brown and clear with a lot of carbonation. The nose started with some tea notes along with some notes of lemon flesh and zest. The taste started with the lemon notes of lemon wedges and zest. The tea note was more muted in the taste than the nose. There was some caramel malt at the end of the sip as well. The body was light and there was moderate carbonation. It had a quick finish with lemon. I thought this beer was ok, but I wish it had a more pronounced tea note. I wouldn’t rush back to having it again.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0