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Thank you Lala for this sample.

Smells like sweet maple and dry pecan nuts. Not quite pie like but nice all the same.

Flavour is light, sweet, dry, nutty and if I’m honest a little sickly. It’s a touch too sweet for my liking, it tastes like I’ve added a few spoons of sugar! It does taste like weak pecan but it leaves a dry after taste.

This one is just not for me. It’s much too sweet and not pecan enough for my liking.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Pecan Pie by Steeped About Tea
709 tasting notes

I am not a big fan of dessert teas. To be honest and fair, I have not tried a lot of them. For some reason they just do not seem appetizing to me. I thought I would give this one a try. While hot, just steeped, it tasted mostly like a sweet rooibos. After it started to cool, I could really taste the buttery, nutty, pecan flavour. It does have a distinct sweet pecan pie taste and smell, . I am surprised that I actually sort of like this tea. I think it would taste very good iced. I am still sitting on the fence regarding dessert teas. I think I will have to try more and see what happens.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Day #6 of 24……

And a lovely sample from DaisyChubb. Thanks so much, Lady!

This one does have a sweetness and a light raspberry flavor. I wish I could say that the tea base complemented the flavors well, but it did not. I think they need a smoother, sweeter base to be able to get the most out of this flavor combination. It is good, but it could be so much better. Perhaps I will try a shorter steep time and see what that does for it.

Mug method (2 tsp. tea, boiled water, 4 minutes. Very much required sweetening.)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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90

Slightly sour slightly sweet! I love it so much! Adding more honey!

Thanks Daisychubb, now send me those cookies you made with this!

DaisyChubb

I would if I could, girlie. And they are diviiiine.

Erin Hurley

._. you aren’t helping my diet

DaisyChubb

But the teas are! It’s ok I totally understand, I just started going to the gym regularly again and it feels great, but I have treats at home man! Thank goodness for tea, honestly haha

Erin Hurley

< I’m not helping my own diet

DaisyChubb

Well, just be happy sista! You only live once my friend. So be happy and eat happy and have awesome people surrounding you and you’ll find happiness no matter what. I know you have the willpower to make whatever lifestyle changes you want to in your life, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with a snack or a yummy thing that is calling your name. My opinion may not be a popular one, but I believe a diet needs a little cheating here and there. Otherwise it’s way too easy to fall off the wagon completely. (only in my opinion of course, but enjoy life!) Hang in there doodle!

The Seattle Tea Snob

Wait are there cookies in tea swaps, I think I’m missing something quite wonderful!

DaisyChubb

If I could send my tea cookies knowing they wouldn’t arrive as a box of crumbs, I would totally send them to you, and it would be quite wonderful! But I am so cheap, man I am I ever cheap. Sorry dudes! It’s an easy recipe though if that helps :D

The Seattle Tea Snob

I believe that my laziness probably rivals your cheapness, it is a conundrum indeed. Are they to little round cookies that have nuts in them and are covered in powdered sugar?

DaisyChubb

Well speaking of lazy, I just made whipped shortbread with tea butter. So … 3 ingredients.. cheap AND lazy! heck yes.

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Oh criminy jeebus. Thanks DaisyChubb for this fantastico tea!

She suggested I try it with cream and chocolate chips, so I figured I would hit the store. But before I did I hit the cupboard and found some traditional Aztec hot chocolate and sprinkled that in with the tea! Let me tell you, it’s perfect! It’s so creamy, bold and spicy!

DaisyChubb

ohhh so smart!
Yay I’m glad you like eet ^^ It’s simple but satisfying.
I have some chocolate liquer in my alcohol stash – it’s good with that too!

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82

Hokay you guys. Okay. Okay. I can’t even putinto words what i did with this tea last night. Okay?! Deep breaths.

So I wanted to try making tea cookies, with tea infused butter. I chose this tea because a black tea seemed smart for the first try. Oh my god. DO IT. Okay I digress, I chose a simple Whipped Shortbread recipe because it would totally allow the flavour to come through if I did it right. (I used 1 cup margarine, 3/4 cup powdered sugar and 1 3/4 cup flour).

To make the butter (margarine because I’m cheap) it’s just one tablespoon of loose tea to every tablespoon of butter. In my case, I eye balled it and used way more than I should have because it was my first time, but the flavour was over the top so you don’t need to use that much!

Anyways, the smell of the butter was just.. honey and raspberry and I wanted to eat the leaves right then and there. But I made the cookies. And they were amazing, I can’t even describe in this super long rating. SO – got a cheap black tea that is bitter or meh? Make cookies.

I’ll be sending this out at a sample to a few people, so if it’s meh to you too, give a recipe a try!

Edit: If I knew an cheap and safe way to send these to each and every one of you, I would in a heatbeat. I have plans now for blazing strawberry cookies with a little bit of pepper and strawberries in the mix

Ashley Bain

I want to try this!!

Ashley Bain

I bought a bag of organic shortbread cookie mix a while ago that’s still yet to be made, maybe I should throw some tea in.

DaisyChubb

Absolutely! Do you have to add butter or milk to it? Whatever it is, put tea in it and your life will be changed.

Ashley Bain

yep – a LOAD of butter.

DaisyChubb

Perfect.
here’s the recipe I used to help with the butter infusing! I just poured my butter through a paper Tsac to strain the tea from the butter and I found it worked pretty well. You could prob also use a metal strainer or a paper towel or something!
http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2010/05/baking-with-tea-how-to-get-flavor-of.html

Ashley Bain

thankyou!! I looove cooking. I’m totally making tea infused shortbread cookies today. Now to decide which tea to use.

DaisyChubb

Ah tell me all about it when you’re done!
Melt in your mouth goodness

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76

This one is MUCH better than my previous Belgian Chocolate Rooibos.
I don’t find it particularly “chocolatey” in the sense that Chocolate Rocket is – it doesn’t replace a candy bar in that sense, but it is still a decedant and yummy tea.
I added a splash of milk and agave nectar and it was a really nice alternative to black tea tonight. (Last night… backlogging haha)

I have a LOT of this tea so I’m going to be experimenting with it, mixing it with other teas (Chocolate earl grey?) I’ll let you know if it turns out!

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82

My first birthday present tea _
I love when a friend knows nothing about tea and then buys you 100g. Poor guy spent a fortune on me because he didn’t know you could get less than 100g haha. Anyways!

This tea is from a local tea shop called Steeped About Tea, and I’ve been loving it so far.

This tea in particular is really nice. The little chamomile flowers are scarce and just add a mellow note to the tea. Don’t oversteep as it gets a bit bitter, (heh bit bitter), but when steeped just right it’s a very relaxing, tasty tea!

Of course, I know it will just shine when I ice it, so I had better get on that :D

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Made some iced tea with this; cold steeped.
For being a black tea, it is a very light yellow colour… similar to white tea.
On it’s own, I can taste the nuttiness, which is nice. But it is quite bitter.. I’ve managed to make a bitter, cold-steeped tea. But, mixed with some homemade lemonade it is very enjoyable.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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