As I have mentioned, many times before, when I see the words ‘Canada’ or ‘maple,’ I am pretty much suckered in! It didn’t hurt that this blend sounded pretty good as well!
Description: “Premium black tea is blended with real pieces of Ontario maple sugar and decorated with bright orange safflowers.”
Instructions: 1 teaspoons | 212° | 2-5 minutes
Review: When I first saw this blend, I was pretty excited! I liked the nice contrast between the safflowers and the maple bits against the black tea. Very Canadian colours! The dry blend was perfumed smelled very sweet of vanilla. After steeping for 3.5 minutes, the wet leaves had an earthy malty smell and the leaves were a chocolate brown.
The liquor was a reddish-brown with a faint honey maple smell with a whiff of a more earthy note near the end. I wasn’t too surprised when the liquor had a very sweet maple and nutty note. I found the sweetness really lingered in the mouth and was verging on coying. When cooled, the liquor was a bit drying.
This would be a good tea to drink alongside something while eating. I found the sweetness really stayed in the mouth. The website mentioned this would be the “perfect tea” for making a latte and I agree with that wholeheartedly! I think that would cut down on some of the sweetness and give it a creamy texture (3/5 rating).
- Type: Black tea
- Origin: Unknown
- Caffeine: Unknown
- Ingredients: Black tea, safflowers, natural flavours, Ontario maple bits
- Company: Tealish Fine Teas
The question of the post: Do you like maple in your tea?