Strawberry Pancake Black Tea

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Tea of the Week for August 10, 2020!

If you’ve been at all familiar with our line-up of unique teas, then you’re no stranger to our Pancake Breakfast – it’s one of our most popular blends & for good reason! It tastes like a stack of pancakes drizzled with melted butter and maple syrup – liquified right into a cup of bold black tea. As much as I love me a stack of fresh, hot pancakes with butter & maple syrup – I prefer my stack of buttery pancakes to be topped with sweet, juicy strawberries!

So I thought it was about time that I craft a Strawberry Pancake blend. Some of you may remember the green tea version that Frank created back in 2011 – I enjoyed that blend quite a bit! But I decided I wanted a black tea version of that tea.

I started with a blend of Assam, Ceylon, Keemun & Yunnan – heavier on the Assam because I wanted some of that malt to shine though to enhance the pancake-y notes a bit. Then I added plenty of strawberries because when it comes to pancakes topped with strawberries, the more strawberries the better! I finished it off with some pancake essence plus just a hint of buttery essence.

This is a lovely, invigorating cuppa that will start your morning off right – even if you don’t have time for that stack of golden brown pancakes topped with strawberries, you can enjoy a cuppa instead! It’s organic, VEGAN, gluten-free & allergen-free too!

Taster size is approximately 15g

organic ingredients: black teas, strawberries & natural flavors

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Wow! I’m a happy sipper right now! Let’s be real – I’m generally a happy sipper when I have a freshly steeped, hot cuppa tea in front of me.

The strawberry notes are just so nice here. Generally, when I think of a stack of pancakes topped with strawberries, I’m thinking a bunch of strawberries – fresh strawberries with just a teensy bit of sugar to encourage the juices to develop – with those deliciously sweet juices soaking into the pancakes so what you taste is STRAWBERRY with some pancake – and not the other way around. That’s the way I like it.

And this cuppa delivers on that flavor I want. Sweet berries with just a hint of that tart tingle on the tongue in the finish. A touch of butter & spongy, slightly starchy pancake. This is a new way to do breakfast tea!

to brew: Use 3g of leaf to 12 ounces of nearly boiling water (205°F) & allow to steep for 2 1/2 minutes. strain & allow to cool for about 10 minutes. enjoy!

I know that as a general rule, I suggest a cool time, but the cool time here is especially significant to the outcome. I prefer this tea hot because PANCAKES but – allowing it to cool about 10 minutes will result in a much more flavorful cuppa. The strawberries POP & the hints of butter shine through – as does the pancake-y notes. SO GOOD!

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Starting my morning with some pancakes… Pancake tea, that is.

I like this one a lot; I think for a while I was a bit “over” 52Tea’s pancake blends. Not that they were bad – far from it, actually. I’d just had so much of them that I’d tired of the flavour for a little while. It’s been a moment though, and I think I’m at a point again where I can really appreciate the cake-y maple undertones in the blend, the smooth black tea and – in the case of this blend – the bright strawberry! It’s easy sipping, and a nice level of flavour/richness to start my day with.

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Sipdown. Really enjoying this! The strawberry and pancake flavors are both distinct, and work together extremely well. This is one of my favorite of the pancake blends, as it really tastes like a stack of pancakes covered in fresh strawberries. Added a splash of oat milk, and it’s quite a creamy treat.

AJRimmer

This is one I was hoping would end up in a grab bag at some point because it sounds so good!

amandastory516

It’s still on the site, so I imagine it will end up in the grab bags!

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