Honey Gingerbread Pancakes

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea, Cinnamon, Milk, Natural Flavours, Sprinkles
Flavors
Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Ginger, Honey, Malt, Rum, Baked Bread, Spices, Tannic, Tannin, Tea, Spicy, Sweet
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec 12 oz / 363 ml

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  • “I continue to find A Quarter to Tea teas that I’ve squirrelled away and am just getting to now. This tea is about a year old and possibly not having been kept in the best of conditions, so I won’t...” Read full tasting note
  • “A lot better with a liberal dosage of milk. The sprinkles make me think dessert but the strong cinnamon and ginger flavours are almost medicinal (which is exactly what I want right now). Sipdown (71)” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown! Definitely not a favourite, though it’s not bad. A spiced black, but I find myself wanting more base tea to balance it out – there’s too much spice. It’s also not quiiiiite gingerbready...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown (216)! So, this was the free sample that Lauren added into my most recent order – it’s not something I would have picked for myself because I’m not a huge ginger fan but that said I took a...” Read full tasting note

From A Quarter to Tea

Honey Gingerbread Pancakes:

Starting with a malty, slightly yeasty yunnan as a delicious pancake-y base we’ve combined natural gingerbread spices and flavors to make a naturally sweet breakfast tea that’s good all day long!

All orders come in resealable packaging and include a reusable muslin cotton tea bag.

Ingredients:

Yunnan black tea, cinnamon, cinnamon chips, sprinkles, non-pareils

Brew and Size Instructions:

Use 1-2 teaspoons for a 6 oz cup
Steep for 3-5 minutes at 200F water

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17 Tasting Notes

1088 tasting notes

I continue to find A Quarter to Tea teas that I’ve squirrelled away and am just getting to now.

This tea is about a year old and possibly not having been kept in the best of conditions, so I won’t rate.

The leaf is scrolled loveliness.

I don’t know how this tea would have tasted in its early days, but today, I am getting malt and a slight bready sweetness and the slightest bit of eggnog or eggy custard. The scent of the tea is somehow beyond description, something between candied yams and custard tarts just out of the oven.

An enjoyable cup but nothing even remotely resembling its name.

Edit—this is a longtime all day tea. I am currently appreciating steep six or seven and it continues to be pleasant. Oddly enough, ginger notes come up in later steeps.

Sil

you “finding” teas… i don’t even understand that

Evol Ving Ness

My tea chaos has its advantages and disadvantages, clearly. :)

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932 tasting notes

A lot better with a liberal dosage of milk. The sprinkles make me think dessert but the strong cinnamon and ginger flavours are almost medicinal (which is exactly what I want right now).

Sipdown (71)

Flavors: Baked Bread, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Ginger, Honey, Rum

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 9 OZ / 266 ML

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4541 tasting notes

Sipdown! Definitely not a favourite, though it’s not bad. A spiced black, but I find myself wanting more base tea to balance it out – there’s too much spice. It’s also not quiiiiite gingerbready enough for me. This tea would probably be better with a splash of milk and hint of sweetener.

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8474 tasting notes

Sipdown (216)!

So, this was the free sample that Lauren added into my most recent order – it’s not something I would have picked for myself because I’m not a huge ginger fan but that said I took a sniff of the dry leaf and it didn’t smell so bad. Definitely kind of Ginger Snap like with some molasses and honey tones to it.

Queue up one teacup of steeped tea later…

I’m not in love with this, but I know that’s just because I don’t like ginger much unless it’s tempered with fruit notes and the ginger is actually quite strong. It definitely has a bit of a spicy, throat tickling kick to it as well. That said, the honey notes in the background marry with the spice really well and it has a nice brown sugar and molasses quality to it as well. I definitely get the name, and think the vision here was REALLY well captured. It just totally boils down to this being something that’s just not my jam overall.

Beautifully executed for what it is though!

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2756 tasting notes

350mL/180 *F water/however much leaf was in the sample sized package (2 tsp?)

The looseleaf is gorgeous! The little balled leaves look like fern fiddleheads. And, there are pretty little silver sprinkles and little chocolate chips. It also smells delicious! I can smell sweetness, maple, and cinnamon.

Steep 1: 2.5 minutes
Spices, strong flavour of honey and tea, flavours of pastries and maple, brown sugar. The tea flavour was a bit too strong for me, I will do my next steep for less time.

Steep 2: 1.5 minutes
Minerals, black tea (ceylon? something strong like a typical breakfast tea), malt, sweet, cinnamon

This is a nice tea for those who like brisk breakfast teas, but I personally find it a tiny bit tannic. However, try this as a latte/soy milk latte! It is absolutely fantastic! This is a really solid blend, and I like the flavours and look of it. Make sure you pay attention to steep time/temperature to avoid oversteeping.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Honey, Spices, Tannic, Tannin, Tea

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML

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4519 tasting notes

Made this as a latte tonight and the end result is just a ginger milk tea. Definitely not what I was hoping for :(

Fjellrev

Do you think the milk killed the other flavours, or does it lack in pancake/gingerbread flavour to begin with?

VariaTEA

I am not sure. I had it once before but it cooled and tasted off then. I have one teaspoon left so I will make a plain cup and drink it hot to see how it goes.

Fjellrev

Ah, I hope you’ll be able to get a little more out of this with your last shot.

Maddy Barone

This one is in my cupboard unopened. I was really looking forward to it, since it SOUNDS delicious. We’ll see what I think.

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1046 tasting notes

Visually, this tea is stunning! It looks like little balls of two toned silken yarn with little brown sprinkle stars, the occasional silver bead and tan mini chips dispersed with chips of cinnamon bark breaking the mix up into sections. I hope it’s as delicious as it looks! The scent of cinnamon dominates this mix, as it does a few other AQ2T samples that I have. After it is steeped, the leaves unfurl, the sprinkles melt away and it looks like a mass of brown leaves in my steeper. There are little bits of the silver sprinkles drifting in my tea like glitter. It is starting to smell less like cinnamon and more like gingerbread. The first few sips compete with bites of my snack. I’m noticing how well rounded this tea is. Smooth without any bite and a mellow cooked ginger dominating the flavor. I’m not really getting honey or pancake, so I’m adding a little sugar to see if it brings them out. So far the sugar seems to bring the cinnamon back out. There is a sweetness in the aftertaste that is more prominent now too. I think I can pick out honey notes, but the pancake part (like most pastry notes in teas) is still eluding me. This is a really well done tea that I’d like to have again sometime. I really missed trying new teas!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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2778 tasting notes

I had an upset stomach this morning, so I immediately thought of ginger. And the only caffeinated tea I’ve got today that has ginger in it (I think?) is this one.
And, you know, it did the trick! I am feeling much better, and my stomach has not been upset since I had this cup of tea.
So, all is well. An unexpected benefit!

ashmanra

The is the second tummy trouble I have seen posted here today! Hope all is well already!

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206 tasting notes

High-five to rosehips for the sample!

Let’s start with appearance: this is a pretty tea. It’s got little men/flowers and those shiny spheres that people sometimes put on cupcakes. It comes in golden/dark curls* that unfurl when you toss it in the water, which I like to watch.

*(Does the tea curl on its own, or is there some poor unfortunate soul in Asia somewhere curling it up? Please tell me it curls on its own.)

When the tea has finished steeping, the stars/men have dissolved, and the silver balls have mostly dissolved. I think the silver balls are all show and no go.

That said, this tea tastes like beer. It’s got a malty/stout thing going on. With cinnamon in it. I tried a chocolate dessert stout once that was a bit like this. And I liked it okay, but I’m more of a fruity witbier type of girl.

Same goes for this tea. It looked so cool that my hopes soared, but the flavor itself wasn’t the tops.

Mookit

Unfortunately, I do not think the tea curls on its own! Tea like jasmine dragon pearls is pan-fried and tightly rolled into balls by hand to preserve the flavours.

mtchyg

Well… if it tastes like malty stout beer I have to order this because that was my favorite kind of beer back when I could drink.

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562 tasting notes

We installed a new water softener over the weekend, which is really affecting the taste of our water and, in turn, my tea. This makes me sad, because I have all these amazing teas to sample and I feel like I’m missing out on their full potential because the water is making them taste flat. Hopefully we can figure out a way to correct this. But in the meantime, this tea: The dry leaf is lovely! Curly, twisty leaves with lots of golden tips and little decorative silver sprinkles and tiny gingerbread men mixed in. The scent is rich and bready with a definite ginger spice note. I tasted notes of bread and malt from the base, along with a sweet ginger spice, but the flavor came across a bit flat and bland. I’m almost certain that’s the fault of the water and not the tea though, so keeping my rating fairly high based on the quality of the tea and the delicious scent. I used up my whole sample on a 16oz mug, so hopefully I can re-purchase this tea to try it again in the future!

Flavors: Baked Bread, Ginger, Malt, Spicy, Sweet

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
VariaTEA

I saw this on their site the other day and between this and other teas, I was so tempted to get another sampler pack but I haven’t even tried all the teas from the last two orders I made so I figured I should have those first and then I can order more.

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