Plum Deluxe Advent Calendar – Day 6
Ooh, I remember seeing a nice note on this tea from Arby a few days ago, so I’m excited to try it for myself! I do enjoy pecans, though pecan-flavored things generally don’t hit the mark for me. This actually smells very maple-y in the packet, though there is pecan there as well.
Hmm. Well I do get a good amount of pecan here, which is lovely. However, I’m not sure I’m a fan of the somewhat cloying sweetness of the other notes. There is some maple or caramel sort of thing going on, and there’s a bit too much of it compared to the pecan for my taste. There’s also a hint a cinnamon which I don’t mind as much.
It must be the “pecan essence” that has some additional praline or maple or something included, as I don’t see any other ingredients that would explain it. Also, I should’ve gone with a 3-minute steep, as the base is slightly astringent.
Anyway, it’s not bad! It just comes off a little more artificial to me because of the slightly cloying sweet flavors. And honestly I’ve had a similar feeling about pecan-flavored coffees so perhaps it’s just me. ;)
(today’s advent teas: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIdqxdfAjbO/)
Flavors: Artificial, Astringent, Butter, Caramel, Cinnamon, Maple, Pecan, Sweet