Blueberry Buttermilk Short Stack Pancakes by Dessert by Deb
Black Tea / Flavoured
$6.50 for 25g
Blueberry Buttermilk Short Stack Pancakes came in one of the bimonthly subscription boxes from Dessert by Deb, this particular tea blend is part of the Deb’s Vintage Dessert Diner collection. The tea comes in a sealed, resealable matte pink pouch with a polka dot label. The idea of blueberry pancakes in tea form is really intriguing, especially for someone who’s fond of breakfast foods.
The blend is gorgeous, with bright pops of yellow throughout. Blueberry Buttermilk Short Stack Pancakes consists of organic: black tea, natural cream flavour, cinnamon, freeze-dried blueberries, elderberries, currants, hibiscus, palm sugar and calendula petals. The aroma is full of berries, with hints of cream and cinnamon in the background.
Dessert by Deb recommends steeping Blueberry Buttermilk Short Stack Pancakes in 212°F (100°C) water for 4 to 6 minutes. I opted to do an initial steep of 5 minutes.
Blueberry Buttermilk Short Stack Pancakes steeps to a deep orange. There’s an aroma of berries and hints of cream throughout. I don’t really smell the cinnamon. Tasting Blueberry Buttermilk Short Stack Pancakes is an experience. There’s the taste of berries, the flavour and warming qualities of cinnamon, and just a touch of cream or milk in the background. There’s some sweetness (likely from the berries, and palm sugar), and a touch of tartness (from the hibiscus, perhaps?). Blueberry Buttermilk Short Stack Pancakes has an interesting mouthfeel to it with a thickened texture.
A Second Cup?
I attempted to resteep Blueberry Buttermilk Short Stack Pancakes, but found it didn’t hold up to resteeping. I would reserve Blueberry Buttermilk Short Stack Pancakes for just the one steep.
My Overall Impression
I loved Dessert by Deb’s Blueberry Buttermilk Short Stack Pancakes. This black tea blend has a great flavour profile – the berries and cream – and it has some notes to it that do make me think of a chai (it’s that cinnamon! Although the addition of cardamom would be lovely). It has a nice level of sweetness, and just that hint of tart from the hibiscus. I do wish that it had perhaps some vanilla in the blend to make it remind me more of pancakes, but the berries are a bright spot in the flavour of the black tea blend and I enjoy the mouthfeel of it.