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drank Maple Pecan Oolong by Butiki Teas
180 tasting notes

Let me begin this one by saying that I HATE maple syrup. It’s not a taste thing for me (love maple sugar & maple candies), it’s the sticky, goopy texture. So when I see something that promises the flavor of maple combined with my favorite nut (yum, pecan!) WITHOUT the gross stickiness of syrup, I’m all in.

The smell of the dry leaf on this one is amazing. It’s pure maple with a faint whiff of fresh pecan. Steeped, the fragrance is much less pronounced. The first sip is total maple sweetness with a lingering taste of pecan. (Sidenote: How do you describe that distinctive pecan flavor? I want to say it’s dry and almost slightly bitter, but that’s not quite right b/c I don’t associate bitter with a good taste, and yet pecans are SO GOOD.)

In subsequent sips, and especially as it cools, the tea base seems to come out more. And it’s a good dark oolong with body. The maple and pecan – pecan somehow seems more pronounced now – are still there too, and all three flavors work really well together.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
Butiki Teas

I would say there is a slight sharpness to pecans (though that is the same thing as bitter).

Lindsey

Sharp sounds less negative than bitter, so I’ll go with it!

Butiki Teas

It kind of does.

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Butiki Teas

I would say there is a slight sharpness to pecans (though that is the same thing as bitter).

Lindsey

Sharp sounds less negative than bitter, so I’ll go with it!

Butiki Teas

It kind of does.

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A tea fanatic who works in the tech sector, I purchase most of my tea online. The numerical ratings are to help me remember which teas I should re-order. 85+ means it’s worth a re-purchase. (If I ever get through all of the new ones I want to try!)

It’s pretty obvious from my tealog, but I have special place in my heart for flavored blacks and good rooibos. I also love oolongs, but apparently have expensive taste in that area, so I don’t purchase them too often. Learning to appreciate green tea, but not a fan of overly vegetal ones. Whites make a great iced tea.

I love to try new teas and will sample most anything once. Although I’ll usually pass on Earl Grey or super floral blends.

I drink my tea with no additions, unless otherwise noted in the review.

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