The black tea cinnamon comes up in the nose…and unfortunately dominates most of the flavors of this beer.
This is a surprise; I did not think that 3/4ths of an ounce of tea would be enough to dominate five gallons of beer. And yet….
With it comes a less pleasant wood flavor, herbal, a little dirty. I don’t think this got infected, but I probably need to rethink how I use tea in my beers.
On the upside, I really only want half a bottle before I can move on to the next beer.
The downside is there’s 48 bottles of this…
Brew date: 12/12/20
1.5 lb Opal C20 malt
.5 lb Carabrown
6 lb Maris Otter
Fermentables: 3 lb ExLME
2 oz N Brewer @60
.75 oz Chai tea @ flameout
Yeast: Imperial’s House (2nd use)