Maple is one of my favorite flavors of all time, so I’m always on the hunt for a tea that satisfies my maple cravings. This is the tea that led me to place a Murchie’s order in the first place—it sounded right up my alley.
I think I probably overleafed and oversteeped it, though, because it’s slightly bitter and nearly all the delicious maple notes in the dry leaf are missing in the steeped cup. :( I get a little bit of maple, but mostly I’m tasting the tannic, almost soapy black base. Which, y’know, is fine for a strong, bracing breakfast tea in and of itself; I just wish there were more maple. I’ll have to try again soon! But not today, because I’m absolutely buzzing with caffeine already… this morning I got a gingerbread latte from a local coffee shop to celebrate clear scans (I get mammograms/MRIs every six months to make sure my cancer hasn’t come back), and now I’ve just had a strong cup of this tea. My teeth are practically chattering!
Flavors: Malt, Maple, Soap, Tannic