Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea, Calendula, Natural Flavours, Pecans, Raisins, Vanilla Flavour
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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “ Advent Calendar Day 24 Haven’t had time to post amid all the festivities, but I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas! I missed family I wasn’t able to see because of COVID this year, but...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This tastes nothing like pecan pie, but I’m really enjoying it (I actually had it both the morning and night yesterday, which I rarely do). It’s more of a creme brûlée flavor than anything, which...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This one was included in a swap with Marcel Duchamp! thanks so much! I was blindly thinking this was my beloved SpecialTeas but I guess there are a ton of tea companies by that name. I loved...” Read full tasting note
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Advent Calendar Day 24

Haven’t had time to post amid all the festivities, but I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas! I missed family I wasn’t able to see because of COVID this year, but still enjoyed our smaller celebrations over the past two days. And having new tea to try just added to the fun! One more massive THANK YOU to Shae for organizing and Amanda for being an amazing swap partner. This was so much fun and I’m already looking forward to next year!

Now on to the actual tea…It’s been a couple of days since I drank this, so I don’t remember a lot of the details at this point. I do remember it being quite smooth and sweet but not very nutty…kinda like pecan pie filling without the pecans. Not a standout, but still enjoyable.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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This tastes nothing like pecan pie, but I’m really enjoying it (I actually had it both the morning and night yesterday, which I rarely do). It’s more of a creme brûlée flavor than anything, which I’m absolutely not mad about. Raisins are listed on the ingredients, but I didn’t see any either time I had a cup…not sure how much a raisin would contribute to the overall flavor though.

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This one was included in a swap with Marcel Duchamp! thanks so much! I was blindly thinking this was my beloved SpecialTeas but I guess there are a ton of tea companies by that name. I loved the few teas I have been able to try from SpecialTeas but this one is different. Luckily it is delicious anyway!

Steep #1 // 20 minutes after boiling // 3 min steep
Honestly looking at the ingredients, I didn’t expect much from this one (raisins in pecan pie?) But whatever is here works really well together… not really pecan pie exactly, but tasty anyway. I wonder if the calendula petals are supposed to give it a cream/vanilla flavor? I see those in blends like these all of the time. The yerba mate itself doesn’t taste like a BBQ (unless it is because of how long I cooled the water), so the base actually works as a dessert tea. It’s very sweet! There is something here that tastes like it could be whipped cream on a pie. But no pecans. It needs a new name but the blend is nice!

Steep #2 // just boiled // few min steep
This cup tastes much more like just a plain yerba mate. It has lost its magic! I probably oversteeped it. I loved the first cup though!I have been wondering which of guayusa, roasted yerba mate and green yerba mate has the most caffeine?

ETA: I just noticed this was my 1,003 tasting note and I thought I had been keeping an eye on it! Too many tasting notes lately…

Tamarindel

Hi, Tea Sipper, I am still a newbie at this; could you enlighten me a bit about your boiling process? Is there a purpose to waiting 20 minutes aside from letting the water cool? I’m probably being extremely dense here, but I’ve never heard of doing it this way before.

tea-sipper

No prob! I don’t have a kettle with a temperature setting, my electric kettle just goes the full boil. So with a tea like a green tea (or this one) I have to let the water cool so the boiled water doesn’t burn the tea leaves and make them bitter. So I usually wait 30 minutes before steeping a green tea. I don’t know if that helped!

Tamarindel

Yes, it does! Thank you so much! I don’t have a temperature setting kettle either, so I might try that.

tea-sipper

Well, I’m no expert… I have no idea what the temperature would be after waiting a half hour… but I know just boiled water would burn green tea and make it bitter.

Tamarindel

That’s true. I’ve been trying to grab the water before it boils, but it is by no means exact.

tea-sipper

Yeah, I just boil the water all the way, because personally I feel like I’d know what temp the water is better that way… and if I wait longer, I won’t drink as much tea. :D

Tamarindel

haha, good point :)

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