2020 Advent Calendar from The Tea Girl – Day 18

Backlog from last Friday – so after my disaster of a morning matcha, I was excited to have this tea in the evening before bed as a sweet maple treat and to redeem my poor tea day lol. Brewing, this smelled SOO MAPLEY and YUM. I steeped for 5 minutes as per the recommendation, although my usual steeping time for rooibos is 4 minutes.

So for flavor – this was good, but it wasn’t quite hitting the mark for me, and I honestly think it’s just the wrong season for it. This was super maple, super woody, super NUTTY (like nut aftertaste that freaked me out, cuz I know there are no nuts in here), and overall quite cozy…but much better suited for autumn. I am going to make my next cup as an almond milk latte with some maple syrup I think, as that is what this tea needs – I almost found it too autumny and sweet and powerfully nutty on its own, it needs some milk to keep up with it! Tasty, but just not the right mindset for me haha! Might order a bit more next fall when I’m craving those flavors!

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Hello all, I am an electrical engineer (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it was excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte, or decent decaf haha)

I enjoy a variety of teas – current favorites being ripe and raw pu’erhs, chinese black teas and herbal/green rooibos blends. I also enjoy white, green, and oolong teas, although I tend to drink them more in the warmer months. I have also tried matcha and guayusa, but I don’t drink them too often as I am a bit sensitive to caffeine. As a result I don’t drink black teas as often as I used to, but in moderation I can still enjoy a wide variety of teas.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I have tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

mrs.stenhouse12’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.



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