First cup of the day, and my first time trying this new tea. I was shocked by the size of the dry leaves – they’re huge! They’re very pretty mixed with large pieces of pecans. The dry leaves smell like rich maple with an underlying nuttiness. The steeped tea has a hint of sweet fruit along with the maple. I think this is probably the best, most authentic flavored maple tea that I’ve had. The flavor is initially fresh pecan, and then it changes into a sugar maple syrup aftertaste that leaves me feeling like I just had a very satisfying pancake breakfast. After adding a little sugar, it becomes almost a pecan pie dessert flavor. I’m definitely going to have to share some of this with my mom. She has a thing for fresh, real maple syrup and gave me a bottle for Christmas this year. She’s trying to have my aunt in Pennsylvania mail her fresh maple syrup since the season is coming up. Come to think of it, this tea kind of reminds me of those little maple leaf shaped candies that you can get in Pennsylvania (maybe elsewhere too?) that taste like hardened maple syrup. They’re so sweet that it almost makes your teeth hurt! Yum! This will be a nice, comforting tea to enjoy during the cold winter months.
-Dry blend has very large black and brown tea leaves with large pieces of pecans.
-Dry leaves smell strongly of rich maple syrup with a nutty note. Tea liquor aroma is of maple with a hint of sweet fruitiness.
-Tea liquor is a clear medium yellow orange color.
-Smooth fresh pecan flavor and finish. Sugary maple syrup aftertaste that lingers.
-Best with sweetener. Milk optional.
-Very good tea. A sugary sweet and authentic maple flavor with a slight nuttiness. Reminiscent of pecan pie or maple leaf candies.