41 Tasting Notes
My sister gave me about a half an ounce with a bunch of other teas for my birthday last fall, and I’m just now getting to this one. She bought it about a year ago, so I’m guessing it’s not as strong as it was then.
I was surprised by the golden color when the brew finished. I expected it to be darker. The chocolate flavor was not over-powering, and I only got a vague hint of cherry when I thought about it. This is a nice morning wake-up tea with enough sweetness that I added only a drop of cream to dull the tannins.
Finally digging into the samples my sister gave me for my birthday.
I steeped for about 3 minutes, after reading comments here that 4 seemed too long. I tasted the tea plain, and the maple was very subtle, but present. Otherwise, a nice black tea. Added some half&half and a dash of maple syrup from the bottle I had just purchased this morning.