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drank Pecan Pie by Dammann Freres
2870 tasting notes

Sadly, I have a few teas from that DF group order from a couple years ago that I never wrote tasting notes for. This is one of them and seems like the right time to write a note. The black tea here is on the smaller side while the red flowers sure do add some visual appeal. It’d be a boring looking blend without them, as otherwise there is only flavoring. I do love a good homemade pecan pie.. will be making one within the next few days. I tried steeping with my new parameters for DF black teas, or flavored teas in general. The flavor to me seems mostly like marzipan (and the description for the tea does mention almond) so I think the flavoring is more marzipan than anything pecan pie related. It doesn’t even really seem nutty. Even just brown sugar flavoring would have made this seem more like pecan pie than marzipan. It’s not the worst tea, but the flavoring isn’t as accurate as I’d like.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug// 14 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // couple minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Edited to add: This tea DID taste the same to me when I got it, so it’s not a matter of aging as far as I can tell.

Flavors: Marzipan

Kawaii433

Too bad I don’t like pecan pie but I do like saying it like i Harry met Sally. Pe-CAN Piiiiie. :D

Nattie

I thought the exact same thing with this one! Almond pie, sure. Pecan? Nope.

Mastress Alita

I’m not a southanah, but I do like some pe-can pie!

lizwykys

I don’t think DF actually know what pecans are. I’ve seen other comments about their “pecan” not tasting at all like pecan, and I run into titles of teas on their site where they call something “Pecan [Thing]” and list the main flavor as hazelnut. Not the same thing, DF!

tea-sipper

Hmm.. maybe their flavor creators are allergic to pecan so don’t know what it tastes like?

tea-sipper

Also, will be eating homemade pecan pie for dessert tonight. :D

lizwykys

Jealous!

Nattie

Lol, maybe they are confusing pecan with praline.

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Kawaii433

Too bad I don’t like pecan pie but I do like saying it like i Harry met Sally. Pe-CAN Piiiiie. :D

Nattie

I thought the exact same thing with this one! Almond pie, sure. Pecan? Nope.

Mastress Alita

I’m not a southanah, but I do like some pe-can pie!

lizwykys

I don’t think DF actually know what pecans are. I’ve seen other comments about their “pecan” not tasting at all like pecan, and I run into titles of teas on their site where they call something “Pecan [Thing]” and list the main flavor as hazelnut. Not the same thing, DF!

tea-sipper

Hmm.. maybe their flavor creators are allergic to pecan so don’t know what it tastes like?

tea-sipper

Also, will be eating homemade pecan pie for dessert tonight. :D

lizwykys

Jealous!

Nattie

Lol, maybe they are confusing pecan with praline.

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
aquartertotea.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
eco-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
mandala
Teajo
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com
Davidstea

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. :D

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