Not my favorite. The maple was really strong, a little overwhelming. I think I let it steep too long… maybe I’ll go shorter next time and see if that helps. It smells AMAZING, but the taste isn’t quite what I was hoping for.
“Not my favorite. The maple was really strong, a little overwhelming. I think I let it steep too long… maybe I’ll go shorter next time and see if that helps. It smells
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“For a wintry Canadian evening one wants something piping hot, soothing, but full-bodied – a creamy black tea, like Tania’s nameless Kusmi-esque blends, in lieu of hot cocoa (too many...” Read full tasting note
“My all time favorite decaf black tea……unfortunately, was discontinued quite sometime ago!! Would rate highest smiley face but drag bar does not work!!” Read full tasting note
“This tea is a lovely tea for an evening. I drink it with milk. I did not find the maple flavor too weak. It was just right for me. I am a big fan of a good cup of decaf instead of an herbal.” Read full tasting note
A delicious blend of full-bodied, decaffeinated black tea, natural vanilla flavour for creamy richness, and real maple syrup crystals for natural sweetness. Warm your senses with the essence of the Canadian countryside.
Ingredients: decaffeinated black tea, roasted barley, roasted chicory, natural vanilla maple flavour, natural flavours (contains milk), roasted carob, maple sugar crystals, vanilla bean.
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For a wintry Canadian evening one wants something piping hot, soothing, but full-bodied – a creamy black tea, like Tania’s nameless Kusmi-esque blends, in lieu of hot cocoa (too many calories) or tisane (too acidic, too thin…). Then again, creamy black teas are too caffeinated, unless one has a good reason to stay up late. One doesn’t want to mess about with loose leaves either; it’s probably been a long day. All of which to say I try to keep a box of decaf dessert tea bags around: caramel rooibos, almond carob, that sort of flavour. It’s always the first thing to run out. Picked up this Celestial Seasonings box today, thinking it would be right up my alley.
Teapot, boiling water, a proper long steep (it was 4-6 minutes on the box). The creamy vanilla note hits one in the face as soon as it’s poured. It’s not very maple-tastic, however: the maple is there, but I’m used to Les Délices de l’Érable’s store blend’s trompe-la-langue shot-of-syrup scent. The cream in this one is more like… something toasted? There’s roasted barley and chicory and carob in this thing. I thought of vanilla sugar on hot oatmeal, vanilla spread on challah bread French toast. It is quite pleasant.
On the tongue it’s much weaker than the nose was. But I did eke out a whole pot, and one’s probably supposed to make just the one cup. The teabag doesn’t even have a little string attached.