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drank Maple Tea by Canada True
1812 tasting notes

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I don’t usually expect much from tea bags and I have gotten used to maple teas disappointing me so you can imagine my surprise when I took a sip and immediately got a mouthful of thick, sweet maple goodness. Shocking and delicious. However, as I continue to drink, the maple slowly fades leaving a fairly mediocre black tea in it’s place. Still, it was an enjoyable cup while it lasted so thank you mewakeling for sharing :)

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drank Maple Tea by Canada True
475 tasting notes

A friend gifted me a tin of this for my birthday. I don’t often drink a lot of bagged teas, but this one wasn’t bad. On her advice, I tossed in just a little sweetener to keep things interesting. When I pulled the tea bag I was, honestly, a bit concerned. The base was bitter, the maple absent, unimpressive.

However, as the tea started to cool, the base really receded and the maple flavours began to shine through. I think there may be something really interesting to this tea, I just need to play with it a bit and see what I can get it to do for me.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Blueberry Tea by Canada True
691 tasting notes

Thank you TheTeaFairy for sending this one to me.

It’s just a bagged blueberry tea. IMHO there are much better blueberry teas out there.

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drank Maple Tea by Canada True
691 tasting notes
I added the to the EG version to this one and steeped them together, trying to hide the EG.

Yeah it worked – maple no EG!!! That worked for me. I think this is just ok – the maple is really simple – just sweet maple – wish there had been another note to break up the sweetness.
Thank you TheTeaFairy for sending these to me.

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drank Maple Earl Grey by Canada True
691 tasting notes

This one scared me. I don’t do EG and TheTeaFairy also sent me a sample of just the Maple version of this tea. Sooooooooooo I put this tea bag and the maple tea bag into the cup and steeped them both together.

Yeah it worked – maple no EG!!! That worked for me. I think this is just ok – the maple is really simple – just sweet maple – wish there had been another note to break up the sweetness.
Thank you TheTeaFairy for sending these to me.

Abby Noelle

Haha, I’m laughing at myself because I didn’t know what EG stood for and then I realized Earl Grey! Haha

Dexter

LOL yes EG = Earl Grey – but no matter what you call it – I don’t like it… :))

TheTeaFairy

These are my go to teas at work when I don’t have time to handle loose leaf. I always put two bags in a large cup, but never thought about mixing them up. But of course, YOU have, lol.

Dexter

LOL I don’t always play by the rules…

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drank Maple Tea by Canada True
14 tasting notes

Overall I feel this doesn’t taste as maple-y as it should. Maybe I’ve just been drinking too many herbal teas lately? I feel like there’s this maple tree earthiness I’m missing out on. I definitely taste the black tea in there though, and its delicious! At one point I was addicted to this tea.

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drank Icewine Tea by Canada True
9 tasting notes

Oops. I was in a rush when I prepped this tea and forgot about it until class time, so it was way over-steeped. This would probably be why it was way too cinnamon-y.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Tobacco

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Icewine Tea by Canada True
9 tasting notes

This one’s really a hit or miss — although the same can be said of my tea steeping skills. Sometimes, it’s perfection and sugar mixed together in a heady, velvety cup, but other times it’s nauseatingly sweet and fruity.

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drank Maple Tea by Canada True
376 tasting notes

huh, not bad. this one was recouped from my winner’s tea expedition yesterday. it’s been a long time since i’ve had a bagged tea and honestly, i’ve become enough of a loose leaf snob that if i’d been using my literacy (notice i say IF) i likely wouldn’t have bought. i grabbed this one and a blueberry. really….. not bad. both teas carry a distinct cookie quality. i used two tea bags for my 16 oz mug and a 3 minute steep.

it has layers. the maple is more olfactory when it’s screaming hot, but becomes more tangible as taste as it cools.

don’t think i’ll buy again, but i have had far, far worse in my life!!!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Dexter

LOL Too funny, I saw this one at my Winners today but didn’t buy it. I did buy a box of Mighty Leaf Tea – Organic African Nectar – it says “whole leaf pouches” but that might be just a fancy name for teabags. It’s funny how when confronted with a “wall” of tea we forget everything we’ve learned and just buy randomly. :)

JustJames

i think i saw that one, lol. literacy was working there. apparently the word ‘pouches’ was working, but the word ‘bags’ was not. the blueberry from this company is quite nice…. haven’t gotten around to rating.

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drank Maple Tea by Canada True
290 tasting notes

Now, I bought this tea quite a while ago, thinking it would actually taste like maple. until this evening, I have only ever drunk one cup of this tea, and I’m considering putting the rest in my compost. I’ll tell you why:

It smells delicious and inviting, even when it’s brewed, it smells strong super maple-y. But the taste is nothing like maple at all! Overall it is very bland and a bit bitter, like regular orange pekoe. This tea does not live up to its name at all! What a shame…. now excuse me while I go give the rest of the tea in the pot in my plants.

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drank Maple Tea by Canada True
2401 tasting notes

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drank Maple Tea by Canada True
321 tasting notes

I had this one today, but I know that I let it steep far too long. I found it to be a bit too strong for me. I think I’ll have to watch my steep time next time. I didn’t notice the maple flavour too much… but again, I think that’s because I let it stay for far too long.

I’ll rate it when I try again.

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I had this tea for the first time the other day and I fell in love! I just can’t find it online I live in the states so I’m bummed I can’t find it. As for those of you who don’t like it (Indigobloom) I don’t know why you found it untasty. You must not like simple teas like black tea. The icewine tea I found is tasty with just a little scoop of sugar. It brings out all the flavor and makes it robust. And as for Gramarye I didn’t find it to have a bad after taste at all that only happened when I left the bag in too long and it broke. As for me it will be a regular in my cuboard if i can find it again. :-)

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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drank Icewine Tea by Canada True
48 tasting notes

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Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Maple Tea by Canada True
1 tasting notes

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drank Maple Tea by Canada True
1 tasting notes

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drank Icewine Tea by Canada True
1286 tasting notes

Fruity, definitely fruity, and even winey. Just not tasty! I couldn’t even finish the cup. That makes three cups of tea that went unfinished today! I need to stop experimenting… (hahahaha as IF I could even attempt such a thing)
Not much else worth saying about this one. I was tempted to try it with milk but I doubt even that could save this.
That said, if anyone can find a use for this(cooking perhaps?), I have a bunch waiting to be used up!

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drank Maple Tea by Canada True
1572 tasting notes

The first time I have a new black tea I like to try it plain first, even though I usually put milk and sometimes honey into mine. It’s sort of so I get an idea about the flavour without anything else messing with my perception. Yeah, I’ve got it all down to a science. ;)

This one is pretty plain actually, the Ceylon base is mostly what I taste, although there are sweet hints of maple syrup. It’s not harsh-tasting, other than that it’s a pretty generic Ceylon.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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drank Maple Tea by Canada True
1 tasting notes

I became addicted to drinking this tea in the morning. It’s the perfect maple flavored tea that is not too sweet. I’m in the U.S. and, unfortunately, with shipping, it’s a bit too expensive to order from Canada.

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drank Maple Tea by Canada True
48 tasting notes

I bought this at a gift shop while I was in Banff. After I noticed that there was a tea collection at this shop, I just had to take a look at what they had. They were mostly ice wine and maple teas, so I had a hard time choosing which one to buy, but I ended up buying this one. It is a Ceylon tea that has a sweet maple scent which isn’t strong or weak, perhaps just right. The flavor though was a bit weaker than what I had expected, so I added some maple syrup to bring it to life and it sort of worked. It is somewhere between medium to heavy bodied, but feels light in terms of caffeine content.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Icewine Tea by Canada True
42 tasting notes

An almost perfume-like taste shows the presence of icewine flavouring in this bagged tea. The icewine adds a faint note reminiscent of Darjeeling, though to be more accurate it falls somewhere between the aftertaste of raisins and cream sherry. Probably not a tea I will seek out again, but good experiment for a few bags’ worth of variety in the daily cup routine.

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Delicious: fruity and velvety, to match a mellow-yet-uplifting mood that can only be brought about via the combination of pure premium Ceylon tea and Canadian vin de glace.

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