I’m a little disappointed with this one, not gonna lie! Maybe because I hyped it up in my head too much. For some reason or another, it’s just not what I was hoping for or expecting.

The dry smell was pure maple for me, which was nice but a little off putting. I was expecting a buttery, bakey scent but all I could pick up was sweet maple.

Brewed up, I taste black tea and maple. Still a really enjoyable cup, but not the true pancake flavour that everyone else seems to rave about.

I think next time I’ll try a shorter steep and see if that helps bring out more of the flavouring. I’m actually sipping this as I type, and the pancake comes out a bit more as it cools. This is one I think I’d have to be in the mood for, though.

Indigobloom

did you just buy this? I’ve heard that Frank’s teas sometimes take a few weeks to settle

softrevolution

Yes I did just get it — today actually! I am far too eager and just ripped right into it. I think I remember hearing that too. Maybe I’ll put it away for a bit and then come back to it..glad I held off on rating it…maybe the aging and shorter steep combination will do it justice.

Indigobloom

I’m doing the same with my other blends of his that I got last week. Fingers crossed that it works! :)

Ninavampi

Franks blends definitely take a while to settle. The first time I tried this one is seemed way over rated, but letting it sit does wonders! It is one of my favorite teas. Hope it gets better for you! :)

CupofTree

I didn’t know about this settling.. does that mean you take it out of the bag and put in a tin?

Indigobloom

I’m not sure CupofTree! I left in in the bag for that reason!

DaisyChubb

Yeah I also leave it in a bag – I have an unopened bag of Cashew Turtle that is going to blow. my. mind. when I finally get around to opening it haha – but yeah, they really do get better over time.

Ninavampi

Bag or tin is fine! :)

CupofTree

good to know, never would have thought of this!

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Indigobloom

did you just buy this? I’ve heard that Frank’s teas sometimes take a few weeks to settle

softrevolution

Yes I did just get it — today actually! I am far too eager and just ripped right into it. I think I remember hearing that too. Maybe I’ll put it away for a bit and then come back to it..glad I held off on rating it…maybe the aging and shorter steep combination will do it justice.

Indigobloom

I’m doing the same with my other blends of his that I got last week. Fingers crossed that it works! :)

Ninavampi

Franks blends definitely take a while to settle. The first time I tried this one is seemed way over rated, but letting it sit does wonders! It is one of my favorite teas. Hope it gets better for you! :)

CupofTree

I didn’t know about this settling.. does that mean you take it out of the bag and put in a tin?

Indigobloom

I’m not sure CupofTree! I left in in the bag for that reason!

DaisyChubb

Yeah I also leave it in a bag – I have an unopened bag of Cashew Turtle that is going to blow. my. mind. when I finally get around to opening it haha – but yeah, they really do get better over time.

Ninavampi

Bag or tin is fine! :)

CupofTree

good to know, never would have thought of this!

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Queer femme looking for love in the form of tea. Currently on a (seemingly never-ending) quest to convince my girlfriend of the magic of loose leaf.

Let’s see..I’m a 23 year old seemingly perma-student, having finished at university and moved on to college. I love reading. I love tea. I love reading while drinking tea. It really doesn’t take much to keep me happy.

Black tea is my all time favourite, preferably hot with milk and sugar. I like flavoured blacks the best, and my taste is embarrassingly unrefined. If it has some outlandish candy or dessert or fruity sounding name, I’m all over it. Especially things like coconut, caramel, chocolate (the usual suspects), bubblegum, cotton candy, and the list goes on. If it’s supposed to taste like something it’s not, odds are I’m going to love it. I also love a good earl grey, floral teas, and anything with currants. Love me some currants!

When it comes to iced teas I love fruity herbal blends and matés, for the most part. They are my hydration option of choice in the summer and I always have at least a glass ready for me in the fridge, if not a pitcher.

I am a self-proclaimed David’sTea fangirl, so please excuse the fact that most of my logs tend to be a little biased in their favour. I just can’t help myself, I must try all-the-tea from David’s!

I’m starting to get interested in matcha, and though I’ve loved the cups I’ve had prepared for me by others, I’ve never tried making it myself. I’m going to have to break down and order some soon, if only just to try.

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