Pancake Breakfast Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Black Tea Leaves, Marigold Petals, Organic Flavours
Astringent, Cake, Malt, Maple, Pancake Syrup, Tannic, Tannin, Sweet, Baked Bread, Maple Syrup, Butter, Nuts
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 1 g 44 oz / 1315 ml

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  • “Tea of breakfast yesterday, with some creamer. I wanted pancakes but was all out of maple syrup. Luckily I had this on hand – got all the buttery maple syrup flavors I needed without having to...” Read full tasting note
  • “Something really important happened this weekend… Something important enough to keep me away from tea and Steepster for a weekend! … It was my 27 birthday!!! 27… Wow… I feel like I was just...” Read full tasting note
  • “This one is easily my fave of 52Teas. I love the combo of maple syrup and butter – pancakes without the calories! Since I let this steep for the length of the cup, second infusions don’t go too...” Read full tasting note
  • “I just downed a gigantic plate of tofu nuggets like nobodies business whilst drinking this and Prairie Berry. It seems like a totally strange combination of flavours, but somehow it really worked?...” Read full tasting note

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I’m tempted to start this post with, “You’re not going to believe what we did this week!” But we’ve created enough unique, one-of-a-kind blends, that I imagine our unique-ness is getting rather ho-hum.

But seriously? Who else would bring you a PANCAKE BREAKFAST tea? With the essence of hot, buttery, maple-syruped pancakes infused through our premium black teas (a bit heavier on the breakfast teas this week). Who else, really?

Our new Tea of the Week for the week of April 4th, 2011

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193 tasting notes

For the most part with cakey teas, I find that most people taste what they are supposed to taste in the tea, but I on the other hand don’t taste what I should be tasting. I usually taste only one element of it, and it’s usually the cake part that suffers. But not this tea, I taste the maple syrup AND the pancakes! The flavour of this is spot on and the strength of the flavour is perfect. This is my favourite 52 teas so far!

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440 tasting notes

I had my doubts about this one, and between that and my fear of it, I left this one as my last 52teas tea to try from my order. I had no idea what to expect, and so it was with trepidation I sipped tonight.

My first sips were of a roasted flavour with a slight sweetness. Curious I added a dash of sugar, and there, in the aftertaste notes, was most definitely pancake. Pancakes cooked much more well done that I have the preference for, but definitely an identifiable pancake taste.

Not sure yet if I actually like the tea or not, but it does fulfill its name. I think I’ll need another pot or two to decide if I actually like it or not, though.

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749 tasting notes

This smells delicious! A sample I received in the mail today from Will Work For Tea (along with so many others!) :)
Just steeping now and I’m so excited to try this one. It’s actually my first to try from 52Teas.

And on a sidenote while this is cooling I’ve been cold brewing Blueberry Jam and Kiwi’s Big Adventure (both DavidsTea) since I left for work this morning and I can’t wait to try those ones a little later!

I’m definitely getting some maple-y taste and as it cools slightly more pancake. Delicious!

Thanks again Will Work For Tea!!

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100 tasting notes

This was pretty good. I enjoy pancakes with maple syrup on the odd occasion and I imagine I will enjoy this tea on the odd occasion. There is a definite maple flavor, with a pancake aftertaste. The black tea base is pretty good, with a slight astringency. It’s a good tea. It isn’t inspiring much in the way of exclamation points and ALL CAPS, but that’s OK sometimes.

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138 tasting notes

Received this as a sample from Teasuce. I’m a little picky when it comes to flavored black teas. I like this, but I really don’t get the pancake from it,just maple syrup. I drank this with some pancakes and still it just did not do it for me. Its a nice treat, but not something I would buy.

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171 tasting notes

Experience buying from @Ashley: I bought this tea from Ashley when she was selling all of her tea. I received the tea quickly through the mail and my package was filled with many surprises. Thank you Ashley!

Packaging: 52Teas packaging is very professional: small silver zip locked bags with a clear front that has a 3” X 3” label on it which has the name of the tea, an ingredient list, and an expertly created picture of the food item that the tea replicates.

Appearance and aroma of dry leaf: smallish pieces of black tea, with a few marigold petals mixed in. I really like the aroma: sweet, almost syrupy, and somewhat like grilled flour: pancakes!

Brewing guidelines: I used a metal basket strainer inside a ceramic 16 oz. cup, such that I put a lid over the top to keep the heat in. Cup was warmed before steeping. Stevia added.
…………….1st: near boiling, 2’
…………….2nd: nearer to boiling, 4’
…………….3rd: boiling, 6’
…………….4th: boiling, 8’

Color and aroma of tea liquor_: ~_This time through I did not record these. Maybe next time.~

Flavor of tea liquor: at first not much different than any other black tea, then, the flavors started to come out of hiding (see below).

Overall: I think this is the first of Frank’s teas that caught my eye in the line up of the best rated teas in Steepster. I couldn’t believe that the image of the pancakes could seriously be replicated in a tea. Well, now I’m a believer. With the first steeping, it started out as just another flavored tea to me, nothing really stood out about it. But as I began to take more time searching for the syrup and the pancake in the tea, it finally came out to say, “Hello!” It’s strange, but it wasn’t until the third steeping that I could actually taste the maple syrup, maybe in part, because I allowed it too cool before I finished it. I could taste the syrup and the pancake—-although mildly—-even on the forth steeping. The next time I try this tea I will be looking for the flavors in the earlier steepings, and try it cooled, too. This is probably my favorite of the three 52Teas I have tried so far. I look forward to brewing this one up again. Frank (if you ever stumble upon this review), I have to say that I am impressed. And I look forward to trying your other teas, too.

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58 tasting notes

And we have a winner! This stuff is freakin’ awesome. It really does taste like pancakes, buttery maple syrup get you out of bed on a Saturday morning pancakes! Frank, how about this one for the North American Tea Championship this year?


I hope mine gets here soon!

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154 tasting notes

Wow. I didn’t think I was going to like this tea, but I LOVE it. This may be one of the best teas I’ve ever had.

It tastes like roasted nuts and isn’t too sweet. It’s very unique and the black tea goes well with the flavors. Thank you so much TEATIFF for giving me a sample of this & introducing 52 Teas to me.

Flavors: Butter, Nuts

4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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95 tasting notes

If I had written this tasting note when I first tasted this tea, the rating would be much lower. It has grown on me. Or, maybe I’ve just learned the brewing parameters that work for me. Either way this is becoming one of my favorites.

The black tea base is definitely astringent but not bitter. This astringency has grown on me especially in iced tea form. I think it adds something to the texture and quality of the tea. I love the pancake taste also. Definitely maple syrup and butter. I did not get butter when I first brewed this, but now I do. And the aftertaste is a clean maple syrup taste without anything artificial. It’s just good.

I brewed the tea with near boiling water for 5 minutes and then chilled it overnight. And, like many iced teas, I think it actually tastes best after about 2-3 days in the refrigerator, but not longer than 4. It must be stored in a completely closed container though. If it is open to the refrigerator then it starts tasting poorer after only 1 day.

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I came home sick from work today to find that my first 52teas order had arrived! I contemplated waiting until my stuffy nose had cleared, but finally decided I couldn’t wait any longer & brewed up a cup of this.

Ooooo, the smell is buttery & definitely pancakes! The flavour is equally as tasty- rich & syrupy & positively yummy. I was worried the black tea would be astringent but it isn’t at all. I added some sugar & a splash of milk because I was in definite need of an extra comforting cup! The pancake flavour is more subdued on the second steep, but the tea is still smooth & tasty.

Glad I took a chance on this one!

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