Maple Butter Shortbread

Tea type
Black Fruit Rooibos Blend
Ingredients
Apple, Black Tea, Calendula Petals, Maple Crystals, Sugar
Flavors
Rooibos, Sugar, Sweet, Caramel, Maple, Woody, Butter, Cookie, Flowers, Malt, Maple Syrup, Brown Sugar, Burnt Sugar, Butterscotch, Wood, Earth, Tannic
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Caffeine
High
Certification
Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 17 oz / 517 ml

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  • “Steepster seems slow on new tasting notes today, so here is another one. (I am now 11 days behind on catching up on reading tasting notes!) From Tiffany :) Thank you very much! This tea IS...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Preparation: Western (no additional additives) Tasting note: The first time I tried this tea, I had it as a latte and it did not have very distinct flavors. This time I decided to forego the...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Just finished up the last of this tea. It was delicious. I have not had many black tea/ rooibos blends, but I really enjoyed how those two distinct flavors mingled together. Needed sugar to get...” Read full tasting note
    97
  • “Sipdown! (9 | 407) Not a big fan of this one. It’s mostly just sweet with a bit of a buttery caramel thing going on. And I get that it’s supposed to be buttery and maple-y, but to me the sugar is...” Read full tasting note
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From Dessert by Deb

What’s better than a crumbly, buttery, decadent shortbread cookie? A lusicous MAPLE buttery shortbread cookie! The sweet taste of maple will delight your tastebuds in this black and rooibos tea infusion. With warm notes of maple syrup and vanilla, this blend is oh-so-good as a latte and the epitome of tea and cookie comfort!

Certified organic ingredients: Black Tea, Maple Syrup, Canadian Maple, Rooibos, Vanilla, Apple, Palm Sugar, Calendula Petals

Handcrafted in Toronto, Canada.

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Steepster seems slow on new tasting notes today, so here is another one. (I am now 11 days behind on catching up on reading tasting notes!)

From Tiffany :) Thank you very much! This tea IS delicious and it’s the right sort of sweetener… not artificial. However, if a tea is mostly just sweet, I feel like naming a tea, it can really be any name that is sweet. I’m not sure what a Maple Butter Shortbread would taste like other than sweet. So it works! The rooibos really doesn’t seem to get through my basket infuser which is great – though the second steep seems like mostly vanilla and rooibos. (I usually use a T-Sac for rooibos but with the other ingredients, I just threw it in the basket infuser.) I guess most of the sweetness went into the first steep. It’s a tasty dessert tea, for sure, when you are looking for a SWEET TEA just not sure how much the name of the tea matters here. Very glad there isn’t any stevia anyway! Also grateful that I get to try these Dessert By Deb teas. :D
Steep #1 // 2 teaspoons for full mug // 20 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4-5 min

Flavors: Rooibos, Sugar, Sweet

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Preparation: Western (no additional additives)
Tasting note: The first time I tried this tea, I had it as a latte and it did not have very distinct flavors. This time I decided to forego the addition of oatmilk. The black and rooibos tea base goes well here, I think that both balance each other out. I can taste a maple-y sweetness that isn’t overpowering. Without milk this tea is more focused on the caramel-maple-vanilla notes which is nice. I do get the sense that it is a cookie but more of caramel-maple cookie than I would say short bread. I enjoy this tea much more straight than I did with oatmilk which is good.

I think that ever since I had Nadeshiko by Camellia-Sinensis I am not as excited by many flavored vanilla teas that I have encountered since and I don’t think that this tea has changed that. So in short, I like this tea but it doesn’t amaze me, so I don’t think I would buy it again for that reason.

Flavors: Caramel, Maple, Sweet, Woody

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Just finished up the last of this tea. It was delicious. I have not had many black tea/ rooibos blends, but I really enjoyed how those two distinct flavors mingled together. Needed sugar to get that real Maple Syrup taste, but overall this is one of my favorite teas from Deb.

Flavors: Butter, Cookie, Flowers, Malt, Maple, Maple Syrup, Rooibos

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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Not a big fan of this one. It’s mostly just sweet with a bit of a buttery caramel thing going on. And I get that it’s supposed to be buttery and maple-y, but to me the sugar is overwhelming, and the base is too thin to support it. I also get the tannic notes of the black tea, but none of its redeeming qualities…

Not for me! :)

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Butter, Caramel, Earth, Maple, Sugar, Sweet, Tannic, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Evol Ving Ness

Dessert by Deb has such great names for teas. Sadly, the teas don’t seem to measure up. Perhaps one day they will.

Cameron B.

Yeah I haven’t found many hits, but I still feel compelled to try them all… XD

Evol Ving Ness

Funny how that happens. :)

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I had this one with nothing added to it! :) This is a beautiful tea! I think Deb coated the apples in maple sugar, which makes them sparkle and almost look like they have glitter on them.

This tea smells like maple and rooibos! The rooibos note is quite strong, smell-wise in this one. It brews up to a lovely dark orange brown (looks exactly like maple syrup!).

As far as taste goes, this tastes like maple syrup! Which I adore! :) I also get the dry, grainy texture from the rooibos, which is not unpalatable by any means, but not my favourite. This also does not need any sugar or anything! It tastes sweet as is.

Overall, I enjoyed this tea. However, I think I rated this lower because I am not the biggest fan of red rooibos. If it is in a blend, then I prefer not to taste it.

I like this one, but I much preferred Deb’s, jolly jammy linzer tea (however, it has been discontinued sadly!)

Flavors: Maple, Maple Syrup, Rooibos

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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