Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Ceylon Black Tea, Chili Pepper, Chinese Keemun Black Tea, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Licorice Root, Natural Flavours
Flavors
Cardamom, Cinnamon, Malt, Maple, Smoke, Smooth, Spices, Sweet, Caramel, Clove, Ginger, Maple Syrup, Pepper, Spicy, Tannin
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Loose Leaf, Tea Bag
Caffeine
High
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Not available
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 5 g 14 oz / 412 ml

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  • “Pulled this 2018 tea over to the sipdown corner for the February sipdown prompt, “Drink a black tea.” I’m really enjoying this one! The maple is sweet but not overpowering; it goes well with the...” Read full tasting note
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  • “From the Samurai TTB A decent maple flavor in this cup that smells a bit sweeter than it tastes. Not sure I’d go out of my way to purchase, but sure was a nice way to start the day. More maple than...” Read full tasting note
    77
  • “From TTB 2019/2020. I love a good chai blend, but this one didn’t hit all the right notes for me. The maple was there, as well as some caramel, but the spice was missing. It was light on flavor,...” Read full tasting note
    58
  • “Another sample from the tea box. This one tastes pretty similar to another maple chai I’ve had and didn’t enjoy. I guess I just don’t love the way the maple flavor is being accomplished. I don’t...” Read full tasting note

From Murchie's Tea & Coffee

Murchie’s Maple Chai Tea is a Canadian spin on authentic chai, blending traditional chai spices such as ginger, cinnamon and cloves, and then capped off with a sweet maple taste.

Murchie’s Maple Chai Tea is a blend of Ceylon and Keemun teas, with ginger root, cinnamon, cloves, licorice root, natural and artificial flavouring, and crushed red chili pepper.

For traditional Indian-style chai, add tea leaves to a pot with water or milk, bring to a boil, and simmer to desired strength. Add sweetener to taste.

About Murchie's Tea & Coffee View company

Since 1894, Murchie’s has been importing and blending the finest quality teas from select gardens around the world. As the decades have passed, the art of tea blending and tradition of excellence are handed down along with the old recipes. Today, Murchie’s offers traditional products and classic blends while also developing new combinations for a new generation of tea drinkers. We are proud to provide blends for events and occasions, from local landmarks to national observations and royal milestones.

5 Tasting Notes

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1065 tasting notes

Pulled this 2018 tea over to the sipdown corner for the February sipdown prompt, “Drink a black tea.”

I’m really enjoying this one! The maple is sweet but not overpowering; it goes well with the base, which is a Ceylon/Keemun blend with a really nice natural smoky note from the Keemun. I was worried the spices would be too much for me since the ingredients list chili pepper, but it isn’t at all. The sweeter cinnamon blends nicely with the maple, and I’m left with a sort of cardamom flavor late in the sip (cardamom isn’t listed in the spices, but I’m guessing it’s a combination of the ginger and clove I’m tasting), and there is a bit of warmth on my tongue after the swallow. Licorice root is listed in the blend, but I don’t taste it at all.

The maple makes this sweet enough to take without milk, but I’m sure it would be great as a latte as well (which I’m sure I’ll try while I’m working my way through the package). I really love the soft smokiness of the base without using (the far more abrasive for me) Lapsang Souchong, and it’s a lot smoother than their Canadian Breakfast.

Flavors: Cardamom, Cinnamon, Malt, Maple, Smoke, Smooth, Spices

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 5 g 17 OZ / 500 ML

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From the Samurai TTB
A decent maple flavor in this cup that smells a bit sweeter than it tastes. Not sure I’d go out of my way to purchase, but sure was a nice way to start the day. More maple than chai, but that’s fine by me.

Flavors: Maple, Sweet

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From TTB 2019/2020.

I love a good chai blend, but this one didn’t hit all the right notes for me. The maple was there, as well as some caramel, but the spice was missing. It was light on flavor, unfortunately, and not as bold as I would have liked it to be.

Flavors: Caramel, Maple

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Another sample from the tea box. This one tastes pretty similar to another maple chai I’ve had and didn’t enjoy. I guess I just don’t love the way the maple flavor is being accomplished. I don’t taste much chainess to it either. It’s really just a strangely maple black tea that needs lots of sugar and milk to be pleasant. Not my thing.

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Lots of natural maple flavour, spicy cinnamon and clove, some bold (but balanced) black tea in the base. The chili pepper is very spicy and I love it. It goes well with the maple and ginger. Muchie’s has the best maple teas I’ve ever had, and this is no exception. This is one of my favourite chais.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Maple, Maple Syrup, Pepper, Spicy, Tannin

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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