Pandan Chiffon

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Cinnamon Chips, Green Tea, Osmanthus
Flavors
Caramel, Cinnamon, Pastries, Sweet, Roasted, Sweet Potatoes, Vanilla
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Loose Leaf, Tea Bag
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 g 7 oz / 200 ml

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  • “I was excited to make this because I really enjoy the crazy things from ETTE… but, there was no difference between this tea and a hojicha some cinnamon to it. I was really curious to see how roast...” Read full tasting note
  • “Revisiting this tea today whilst curled up in front of the TV. I repurchased this tea from Ette’s Black Friday sale for my sister. i gave her a cup of it when i first recieved this tea as part of a...” Read full tasting note
  • “I’ve had this tea for a while, and I’ll admit upfront that it did not endear itself to me immediately. I think I was expecting a black tea instead of a green based on the look of the leaves and the...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is an interesting blend. thanks to beelicious for sending some my way. osmanthous and cinnamon..those are the first things i taste. There’s an element here that reminds me of cake but it’s...” Read full tasting note
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From ETTE TEA

Inspired and named after a South East Asian favourite dessert cake, Pandan Chiffon is a blend of roasted green tea, pandan leaves, osmanthus blossoms and cinnamon.

It is reduced in caffeine and we recommend to drink Pandan Chiffon on its own and without sugar.

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I was excited to make this because I really enjoy the crazy things from ETTE… but, there was no difference between this tea and a hojicha some cinnamon to it. I was really curious to see how roast and osmanthus would go together :/
Unsure what might been wrong with what I received; though I’m skeptical of floral and roast going well together.
Oh well.,still waiting to finish my ETTE off before I get some Peach Perfect (still eyeing it)

Beorhthraefn

Try cold steeping it? Sounds weird, I know, but I feel like there’s more depth of flavor to it that way.

Liquid Proust

Well, that is the same method to enjoy nasty rooibos because it pulls out subtle notes in the tea and not all of the stronger ones that hotter water would pull out. Victor only sent me a sample with my order so I can’t try that, but do you think floral notes can exist in a roast or smoke flavor?

Beorhthraefn

I found that cold steeping allowed more of the sweet, pastry notes to feature, and really downplayed the roasty-toasty elements to it. The floral is fairly light, but I do think you have a better chance of encountering it by letting the leaf open up slowly. I’ve also discovered that allowing the tea to “rest” for a bit helps tone the roasted flavor down. As in leaving it in the cupboard for a while. Something about giving it room to breathe makes it all the sweeter. Not that it helps when you only had a sample to start. Hmm. Send me your address and I’ll see what I can do?

Liquid Proust

Oh, no don’t worry about that! Roast and smoke are two taste profiles I tend to not go for, just was curious about floral and roast mixing together. I wouldn’t think of seeing a Lapsang Jasmine or Lavender Yancha

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Revisiting this tea today whilst curled up in front of the TV. I repurchased this tea from Ette’s Black Friday sale for my sister. i gave her a cup of it when i first recieved this tea as part of a group buy a while ago. i remeber being quite fond of it then.

While the flavor has not stood up well to the ziploc baggie it was inside of, I can still get a very decent cup out of it. It’s as sweet as I remember, creamy, desserty and has hints of graham crackers. The houjicha is stronger, with it’s nutty goodness. I am surprised that this blend has lasted the neglect I have given it.

Oh yeah, it also goes great with pumpkin pie.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec
ETTE TEA

Hi The Last Dodo,

Thank you for taking part in our Black {Tea} Friday Sales! We are in the midst of preparing all orders and will be sending them out to all tea lovers (including you!) shortly.

We are very happy that you liked Pandan Chiffon Tea! Have lovely week.

Regards,

Victor, ETTE TEA

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I’ve had this tea for a while, and I’ll admit upfront that it did not endear itself to me immediately. I think I was expecting a black tea instead of a green based on the look of the leaves and the color of the liquor, and my taste buds were feeling put out as a result. However, after months spent languishing in an unlabeled little baggie in the cupboard, I discovered it again and tried it anew, cold-brew style. Once I figured out what on earth it was, I realized I quite enjoyed it, and would commit to a tin of it in the future. I really love osmanthus in my oolongs, and it happens to compliment the cinnamon in this cup really well. It isn’t as toasty as one would expect from the leaf color, which is just as well, because I’m not a huge fan of overly roasted greens. Instead a light, breezy sweetness is coupled with cinnamon spice, to the point where I can practically feel it rolling across my tongue. It’s something like an apple pie reduction, minus the apple – if that even makes any sense, ugh. Word failure. There’s something distinctly pastry-like about it, but I’ve never had the titular dessert before, so maybe that’s why I’m grasping at straws here. Anyway, I’m really glad that I gave it a second try, even if it was mostly inadvertent on my part.

Flavors: Caramel, Cinnamon, Pastries, Sweet

ETTE TEA

Hi Beorhthraefn,

Good day & greetings from Singapore! Pandan Chiffon tea is indeed modelled after Pandan Chiffon, a popular dessert cake in South East Asia.

We are really glad that you like it & thank you for giving it a second try. Now onwards to the third and more!

Have a lovely week ahead!

Regards,

Victor, ETTE TEA

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9755 tasting notes

This is an interesting blend. thanks to beelicious for sending some my way. osmanthous and cinnamon..those are the first things i taste. There’s an element here that reminds me of cake but it’s not super sweet or strong. I am enjoying this quite a bit.

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6834 tasting notes

Recently I had the opportunity to take part in a group order from Ette Tea, a relatively new company based in Singapore. They only have six blends currently, but they all appear to be very well thought out and the range of diverse flavours is impressive. Being able to take advantage of buying smaller sample sizes was the nail in the coffin on what probably would’ve been an inevitable order anyway.

This isn’t one of the blends I was initially more excited about; but it smells very good! Quite sweet with cake like elements and a playful touch of spice. I’m definitely getting notes from the dry smell that remind me of caramel or lightly burnt sugar. Mmm! And, because this is one of the lighter blends I ended up with a lot more of it than any of the other samples so I’m taking advantage of trying this one in a different way than a lot of the people from our group order appear to have done; cold brewing! That is my go to, after all.

I’m surprised by how sweet this is; though I don’t necessarily know why. Every other run in I’ve had with ‘chiffon’, be it tea or in real life, is sweet so I should have expected as much from this even though it doesn’t have ingredients that necessarily go hand in hand with more dessert-like teas.

There’s a lot going on but it’s harmonious; I’m picking up sweeter top notes like caramel and vanilla and a pastry-like cinnamon (like cinnamon sugar, sort of) which together are reminding me of Stroopwafel! That’s definitely not what I was expecting to get from this blend but it’s wonderful. I’m also getting some light roasty notes from the hojicha, though not as dominant as I anticipated. They’re great support though and keep this tea from tasting too sweet. There’s also a sweet, starchy taste present: in part I think that’s what making me think of the “waffle” part of the stroopwafel flavour going on, but it also reminds me loosely of sweet potato.

The osmanthus is somewhere in the middle; not as strong as the sweeter notes but not as light as the roasty/potato notes either. It doesn’t tie in with the Stroopwafel thing I’ve got going on, but what it DOES do is really, really round this tea out and give it a lot of depth. My only complaint is that this left quite a bit of sediment/fannings in the bottom of my brewing vessel. But even then it’s not a huge deal with cold brews anyway.

For my first tea from Ette Tea I’m very impressed! If all the others are half as good and interesting as this one it’ll be one of the most successful tea orders I’ve ever made. Yeah, this definitely set the bar high for the others. I don’t know if that’s for better or worse. I really want to try actual Pandan Chiffon now! I don’t know if there’s anywhere in town to get it…

I need a hookup ASAP!

Fjellrev

Oh, that indeed sounds lovely.

Stephanie

yum want

Plunkybug

Wow, sounds really tasty!

OMGsrsly

I keep reading this as “Panda Chiffon” and think that’s a totally legit name for a tea.

Roswell Strange

When I was writing my SororiTea Sisters review for this one I totally saved it as Panda Chiffon and had to go back in and revise that :P

Kittenna

Sounds really good! I’ll have to watch out for this company (and the rest of your reviews :))

Plunkybug

OMGsrsly, me too…in fact I didn’t realize it wasn’t Panda Chiffon til you mentioned you read it that way and realized it was wrong.

ETTE TEA

Thank you for being part of the group purchase and especially for this lovely review. If you come to Singapore one day, we will bring you out to eat Pandan Chiffon cake & meet Panda at the Zoo. Have a lovely week ahead!

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I’m not sure if I have experienced pandan before, but I have had chiffon teas that were amazing, so I really wanted to try some of this when I saw the group buy being organized. To me this looks and tastes like a light caramel hojicha. It is a little earthy, with low notes dominating the taste and caramel coming in on the aftertaste. I tried adding a little sugar towards the end of my cup and it really just knocked out the balance of this tea. It is now sweet, but I’m not getting the same depth of flavors that I was before. I added a little soy creamer to it and it took a few sips before I could taste anything past the creamer. Now I’m getting a creamy hojicha taste on the sip and something a little different on the aftersip. Maybe that is the pandan? Either way, it is nice and I think I prefer it plain, but unless this tea really grows on me while going through the sample I got, then it likely isn’t a rebuy or must have for me.

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

Pandan sort of tastes like rice :)

ashmanra

I thought it said Panda at first! LOL

Dustin

Ah! I could have sworn I have picked up pandan flavored pastries at my local Asian market before, but don’t remember the taste.

I would be super impressed with a panda tea! I bet it would be really expensive considering how much of a rare delicacy pandas are. :P

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Ah, Ette Tea. Had to get in on the group buy, because the flavors sounded so amazing, even though I’m not drinking flavored teas much anymore!

I started with this one because it was lighter in caffeine and I had it later in the day. Steeped it at 180F for 2 minutes. It smells amazing! Tastes sweet, light, cake-like. I can get a hint of osmanthus and cinnamon if I think about it while sipping, although I probably wouldn’t know they were there if I hadn’t read about it. It does leave some sediment in the cup. The liquor is brown in color. Overall, it’s not as complex as I was hoping, but enjoyable. The sweet cake flavors lingers in my mouth. :) I think I might try this one steeped for 3 minutes next time.

sren

Thanks for posting this— I have been wanting to know what others taste. I steeped 3 minutes and didn’t get a sweet, light flavor at all, so I will try again for 2 min.

Tealizzy

Oh, interesting. What temperature did you use?

Stephanie

Lots of these sounded amazing!

ETTE TEA

Thank you for the lovely review Tealizzy! Pandan Chiffon is indeed a cake dessert which is very popular in South East Asia. We were trying to make a liquid version of the cake, so we are very happy that you felt that it was taste like (assuming that you have not tried Pandan Chiffon). We totally agree that it is not too complex a blend since it was meant to be literal more than an inspiration in mimicking the original Pandan Chiffon. You should really tried it cold brewed too, we would recommend 10 grams in 1 L of distilled water, overnight in the fridge between 8 – 12 hours. We have had many thumbs-up when we did the cold brew sampling in Singapore.

Tealizzy

I will definitely try the cold brew. Thanks for the tip, Ette! And no, I haven’t had the pleasure to try the real thing. :)

ETTE TEA

Hi Tealizzy, if you ever come by Singapore for a visit we will bring you to try the real pandan chiffon cake!

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