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.