This is another tea that came to me from iHeartTeas during her sell-off sale.
The first time I tried this tea I found it very underwhelming, so much so that I didn’t even bother to write a tasting note about it. Today I decided that it was going to be one of the two teas that I either sip-down or add to the traveling tea box that is on its way to me.
I wasn’t very satisfied with my results of the first cup today, it was slightly astringent and all I was able to taste was the very strong black base. I added a bit of rock sugar to see if I could temper the astringency that I didn’t care for and promptly forgot about my cup of tea. Hours later I came back to it and drank it at room temperature.
I’m still not so sure that I get pancakes from this, but the sugar helped draw out some of the flavors I’ve been missing. I’m just beginning to pick up hints of maple. I do think this is an ok breakfast tea, but I don’t care for the black base enough to drink it on a regular basis. I think I’ll add this one to the traveling tea box, I have a fair amount of it and I’m sure someone along the way will enjoy it much more than I have.