The moment has finally arrived. I finally received my very first 52teas order. The two-week wait nearly killed me. I’ve been daydreaming about pancake-flavoured tea ever since I knew this existed.
The dry leaf reminds me of maple syrup. Steeped, the aroma is still maple single note, although after a couple minutes, I swear I caught a whiff of butter. Did that just happen?
The first sip: mild and again, maple syrup. No pancakes! But perhaps I should let this steep a little longer next time. After the fourth sip, this is reminding me more specifically of the maple candies I bought here in Canada right before moving to Sweden. Just a little something to remind me of home. But I actually kind of like this better because the black tea complements the sweetness of the maple very well and creates a nice balance.
You know what? As this is starting to cool off a bit, I can detect the subtlest trait of pancake. If a pancake had feet, it would have one foot in the door.