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!