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I very rarely care for flavored teas. And when I do, I have to indulge in them in serious moderation. While the vague concept of moderation will still be required with this tea, I think I finally found the exception to the rule.

I have been hearing about this tea for a while and finally had the opportunity to try it during a tea party with FyreTyde and another friend.

I was so eager to taste the brewed tea that it fell out of my mind to smell the dry leaf, so I’ll have to skip that part just this time. My first impression of this tea was maple syrup. It was pretty remarkable, really. Just the aroma of the liquor was enough to set my mouth to watering.

My first sip was pretty magnificent. The flavor of the black tea was clearly present and simple melded with the flavors that conjured the magical image of a plate heaping with pancakes. It wasn’t until I added a bit of dark brown sugar that the maple syrup really came into play. I know part of that was the brown sugar itself, but I’ve also found that if you use a minimal amount of sweetener (as I did in this case) that the natural sweetness is simply brought to the fore.

This is definitely a flavored tea I plan to order for myself sometime so I won’t have to meet up with FyreTyde each time I want a cuppa!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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I’m your standard nerdy girl in a lot of regards, from my taste in music, books, and movies to my penchant for getting completely wound up in various activities and hobbies. One of my hobbies that never seems to fade away is my joy in writing.

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