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Black Tea
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Butter
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 10 oz / 295 ml

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  • “Trying a whole bunch of teas from *Jackie T* today! Thanks so much! I couldn't smell much from this one while steeping, but after it had cooled a bit - yum!! Definitely nutty, malty, pecan pie....” Read full tasting note
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    kittenna 2606 tasting notes
  • “I was *really* excited to see this in my package from *ifjuly*. Thank you so much. I LOVE pecan pie. If asked, what my favorite pie is - depending on the season, I would either say pecan or...” Read full tasting note
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  • “sample from *kittenna* I'm pretty sure i dislike the base of culinary teas or something. This was another one that i couldn't handle. the taste that was left in my mouth after i spit it out was...” Read full tasting note
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  • “When I moved to the US and they didn't have butter tarts, I was thoroughly disappointed. Pecan Pie was the closest thing I could find, but it just wasn't the same. I did learn to quite enjoy it,...” Read full tasting note
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From Culinary Teas

Our Pecan Pie Tea has a top quality black tea base with the flavor and aroma of a pecan pie. The toasty pecan flavor just shines with a sweet caramel finish.

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Trying a whole bunch of teas from Jackie T today! Thanks so much!

I couldn’t smell much from this one while steeping, but after it had cooled a bit – yum!! Definitely nutty, malty, pecan pie. This is pretty good – there’s a bit of astringency, but I imagine if I went with my intended time of a 2 minute infusion, it would mostly disappear. I would love to put a bit of cream into this tea, but I’m afraid that the flavours, which aren’t super strong, wouldn’t hold up to it, but luckily it is quite enjoyable plain as well.

I would happily drink this one as a travel mug staple – there’s enough flavour and a twinge of sweetness, which is pretty much what I look for in that sort of tea. Sadly, I only have enough for another cup (+one for Sil), so will enjoy it while it lasts!

ETA: Mediocre second infusion. Not unexpected for a flavoured black.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec
Sil

YAY! you love me! you really love me!

Kittenna

Or am I just scheming to dump more teas on you so you can never reach 150? Hmmmm……. :D :D

Sil

LOL yeah probably…. though i do a good job of that myself. Placing a small order with cavo and terri to take advantage of the 50% + 10% sale with tazo. grin

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I was really excited to see this in my package from ifjuly. Thank you so much.
I LOVE pecan pie. If asked, what my favorite pie is – depending on the season, I would either say pecan or pumpkin. If you’ve been following me you know that I’ve explored quite a few pumpkin teas – there aren’t as many pecan ones out there, so was really hoping for this one.

All in all, I like it. I am perfectly happy drinking this tea. I think Culinary Teas have something in their blends that remind me of dark/bitter chocolate. That’s great if it’s a chocolate strawberry tea you are drinking, not so good if it’s pecan pie. To me this is a chocolate, pecan tea. I love nutty, chocolate teas – so I’m good, but I don’t need chocolate in my pecan pie.

TheTeaFairy

Maybe not in pecan pie, but dark chocolate and pecan together = heaven!

Fjellrev

Chocolate in nut pies does indeed throw things off balance. But I agree that dark chocolate and pecan is a heavenly combination anyway.

Dexter

LOL it’s good, but I have lots of chocolate nut teas – I wanted pecan, gooey, sweet, crusty. I like it, but it’s not what was promised. :))

Dexter

You might like their cherry cordial for you chocolate cherry but not sweet tea…

TheTeaFairy

Mmmmmmm…

Fjellrev

Cherry cordial tea sounds awesome, even though I don’t even like cherry cordials that much. Mmm.

Let’s hope someone out there will make a stunning pecan pie tea. It needs to be done!

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sample from kittenna I’m pretty sure i dislike the base of culinary teas or something. This was another one that i couldn’t handle. the taste that was left in my mouth after i spit it out was decent, but the first impression left much to be desired. I’m steeping these fairly lightly too, so not too sure what’s going on. I appreciate the taste though Kittenna!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec
ifjuly

Yeah, I totally agree. When I first joined Steepster I placed a huge order of flavored teas with CT all excited and was mostly disappointed. I think IIRC Ceylon tends to be the base for most of her flavored blends, and it was precisely the thing I wasn’t digging about any of them. It’s like the flavor applied over the tea base doesn’t “stick” well with the tea.

I did find much later that all of the flavored teas I tried from CT were salvageable cold steeped, esp. Peaches and Cream.

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When I moved to the US and they didn’t have butter tarts, I was thoroughly disappointed. Pecan Pie was the closest thing I could find, but it just wasn’t the same. I did learn to quite enjoy it, though… and thanks to moraiwe, I got to try a sample of this tea!

It has the same nutty warmth that pecan pie has, which I certainly appreciated. And while it’s not super pastry-y, I felt that it did have some pie flavor, maybe a bit caramel-y? I quite enjoyed this tea, and I’m glad I have more to make a few more cups. Thanks, moraiwe!

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

Oh man, I’ve never had a butter tart! Do you have a recipe?

jessiwrites

Hmmm, I’d have to check. I used to have my ex-boyfriend’s step-mom’s recipe, because she made the best butter tarts I’ve ever had. I used to make them for special occasions when I was living in Kansas.

I will see if I can dig it up!

Stephanie

Sweet, thanks. I can always just google it if its a hassle :)

Cavocorax

There’s no buttertarts in the US? :O
It’s funny what you take for granted and what’s different in nearby countries.

jessiwrites

Bizarre, right? Most of the time, I felt like I was still living in Canada, and then other times, it seemed so obvious that I was from a totally different country. Weird experience, for sure.

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Experience buying from Culinary Teas http://steepster.com/places/2981-culinary-teas-online-milford-indiana

I bought a one-ounce sample of this in late November, 2011, having brewed it twice (most recently on 6/8/2012).

Appearance and Aroma of dry leaf: about the same as the rest of the flavor-added black teas from Culinary Teas: medium grade CTC leaf, strong aroma, smelled good (chocolaty and fruity?).

Brewing guidelines: four good-sized TSP, four cups H2O; loose in four-cup ceramic teapot; stevia added; my standard black tea steeping times and temperatures; two complete steeping sessions (months apart); three steepings each session.

Flavor of tea liquor (derived from the latest session):
1st: definitely an unusual flavor, with notes of chocolate (more prominent when cooled), and not bitter
2nd: a little milder, but flavorful
3rd: still a bit of flavor

Color and aroma of tea liquor: It has a nice amber color; oddly enough (for a pecan pie flavored tea), the aroma has a chocolate note to it (my wife was the first to point that out).

Appearance and Aroma of wet leaf: Mid-grade CTC leaf, with a very small amount of flavoring bits; we both though that the aroma had something a little off-putting about it.

Value: Culinary flavor-added tea’s are generally very reasonably priced: this one is $8.15 / 4 OZ, which puts it at about $2 / OZ (and even less with any discounts and/or if you buy it in larger quantities).

Overall: This is the fourth of our flavor-added black teas we bought from Culinary that we finished off (nine more to go!). My wife and I both enjoy pecan pie (usually only at Thanksgiving), and we both like chocolate; yet this tea doesn’t really taste like pecan pie to us; it is better than the last few Culinary teas we’ve had, but still it’s nothing to write home about. Admittedly, I’m a little confused, as not long after we bought these thirteen flavor-added black teas from Culinary we had a chance to try them all (many months ago, now), and I remember that we really liked some of them (where are you, scrumptious teas?!). Oh well. We won’t be getting this one again. Maybe the next one.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Azzrian

I think it is just evolution – its a great place to start but once you begin to have the more “refined” teas its no where near as good.

SimpliciTEA

I’m not sure I understand what you’re saying here. Do you mean drinking flavor-added Teas is a great place to start? If so, I agree, it certainly can be. I started with pure green Teas myself, and I currently prefer any class of Tea that does not have any flavors added after the leaves are picked. Still, I do appreciate the flavor-added ones as well (especially as my wife seems to prefer them). There’s one flavor-added tea from Culinary I will eventually get to brewing up again, and if I remember correctly it tastes just like peppermint schnapps. That is impressive, natural or not. So, I’m still holding out for hope … : )

SimpliciTEA

I just looked in my wife’s personal stash of Culinary Tea teas (at least, I think of it as hers), and got the Brandy and Winter Peppermint Tea out, and smelled it. Oh yeah, peppermint schnapps. I’ve been skipping this one over whenever I go to pick one out because its not ‘winter ’ anymore, but maybe I’ll have to brew this one up next?

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I love, love, love nutty teas and this one is indeed nutty tasting with a somewhat dry black tea base. That dryness kind of adds authenticity to the nuttiness. I found that a little sweetener brings out some caramel nuances that I really enjoyed. I think this one would be fun to play with by adding some steamed milk, maple syrup, and so on.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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This tea while it’s brewing really does smell like good pecan pie—you know, a pie that’s more about roasted nuts and buttery flaky pastry than a ton of corn syrup goo—and almost a little chocolate-y, sort of like Dorie Greenspan’s very adult/sophisticated recipe for chocolate pecan pie with the secret ingredient of a little espresso powder. So that’s a plus.

As for the actual flavor while drinking…like Irish Cream, not a lot to write home about bad or good at first. But once it cools slightly and a tiny pinch of raw sugar is added, the pecan pie flavor comes through. I’m beginning to suspect most of the Culinary Teas dessert-y flavored teas I got are going to need this treatment; I don’t think they enhance their sweetness with sugar or licorice root or whatnot in the bag, which hey, I’m not complaining (you can always add sweeteners, but you can’t get rid of them if put there as part of the blend!). It doesn’t take much sugar to let the nutty caramel flavor shine through. The nutty taste is still slightly thin on the first/front part of the swallow, but then it deepens and lingers nicely in the aftertaste.

I still don’t think so far CT’s rich dessert-y flavored black offerings are on par with, say, American Tea Room’s, but they’re a step up from supermarket brands and they definitely don’t taste adulterated with cheap artificial ingredients.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 15 sec
Anyanka

This one has been on my shopping list for while now, but I’m on a tea buying halt. But, if this keeps me away from the pecan pie at the amish market, it might be worth it.

ifjuly

It’s pretty good, just wish the flavor was stronger. But heads up ’cause I have the roughest tastebuds imaginable; I like peaty scotch for example, ha.

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Received a sample of this last year from the awesome TastyBrew.

In my cup it smells very faintly dessert like, but not really. And I don’t taste any pie at all. I guess I’ve been spoiled by Della Terra’s flavored teas because these ones that merely suggest some sort of vague non-specific dessert just don’t do it for me.

I’m debating not finishing it and going to make something else. Something…GASP…unflavored.

I do appreciate getting to try this because the name sure sounded promising, but if I had to compare the taste to something I would say it’s a flavour akin to if I was chewing on a brown paper bag. Yeah. So that is to say a complete lack of flavour.

I put a little splash of milk in here for an after supper treat and it’s totally weak.

I know it’s probably at least a bit affected by the age of the tea but there’s no way it was delicious to start with. I can tell.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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SIPDOWN

I’ve been “spring cleaning” my vast tea stash and discovered a packet of this from a tea swap last year… and I hadn’t even tried it! Well, there was about enough for a pot so I threw it into some boiled water and let it steep.

I drank it nekkid—without milk or sweetener—in order to properly gauge the flavour. It was nice and dessert-y, but a little light on pecan pie-ness, I’m guessing because the tea might have been a tad old. Oh well, it was still lovely, and now I’m one tea closer to thinning out my stash!

Flavors: Butter

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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