11.19.2009

Tea of the Week: Pecan Pie

Last weeks post just totally got away from me, sorry about that! By the time I realized I was late, it was too late. This weeks tea is perfect for Thanksgiving, it's Pecan Pie a flavored black tea. It's 20% off this week. To win a 4 ounce bag please comment and let me know what is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition.

How do you pronounce Pecan? Pee-can or pay-cahn? If you live in Louisiana, Texas or any of the Southern States the debate can get red hot as both sides of the verbal divide try to claim the nut as their own. But really, there’s no need to argue, there are enough of the nuts to go round! The annual Pecan crop of the United States is usually between 300 – 400 million pounds. Like we said, there are enough to go around. Still, if you are going to argue about them, perhaps we should refer to you as a Pecan, a term that in parts of Louisiana has come to replace the word “nut”, as in crazy person. Ok, but what of Pecan tarts? Well if you’re Canadian, or have ever been to Canada, you may have tried the butter tart, a small round pastry found in every coffee shop from Vancouver to St. John’s. They’re great eh! It’s believed that the recipe found it’s way back into Canada via the Cajuns, French Canadians who long ago settled in and around New Orleans. The Cajuns are believed to have been the first people to concoct the deliciously nutty and buttery Pecan tart by using local nuts and adapting a traditional French tart recipe. We decided to further adapt the wonderful sweet, buttery and nutty flavor of the Pecan Tart and have blended what is slowly becoming one of our office favorites. Brew a pot and taste the sweetness of the Deep South, er, the Great White North. Delicious eh!

The start of the Holiday season, is anyone ever ready for it? I know some years I'm more ready than others and I can see this is going to be a bad year for me. But you have to love all the craziness! This year Thanksgiving will be a little different, my grandson will be going to his other grandparents house. They don't see him often and since his mom is still in jail we decided to let him go. So what will hubby and I do? We are going out to eat with our lovely neighbors! I won't be cooking but if you are, Candie has a wonderful Pecan Pie recipe on her blog you might want to look at. We wish everyone a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!

6 comments:

Jason Witt said...

I didn't know so much about current trends in pecan culture! But I can tell you, the nut is a favorite of mine. My sparse vegetarian diet welcomes the occasional handful of honey roasted pecans. And I believe this tea would also hit the spot for me.

GypsiesThread said...

Mmmmm, pecan anything works for me!

This will be my first holiday season away from Louisiana (we just moved to Florida) in a bunch of years, and I sure will miss cooking with the pecans my kids gathered off the trees in our old neighborhood!

I've never tried pecan tea, but mixing two of my favorite things can never be bad!

Anonymous said...

This tea sounds very interesting and unlike anything I have had before. Wouldn't mind trying this one.

Kevin
k3jane@excite.com

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Flavored black tea said...

this is great, i myself like the earl greys alot with alot of sugar and milk.

blooming tea said...

Hmmm.. this is something I'd like to try, looks interesting, I've never tried one before.