A very lovely (Canadian) friend of mine sent me this tea a while ago. I’ll be staying with her for two months next year, and this little taste of tea I had with me just made me keen as a bean for my travels.
Of course, the first thing about this tea is the smell. It’s like hot maple syrup when it’s steeping, and I’m glad there is no obvious undercurrent of rooibos tea. It has definite notes of flavour, caramel, a little spice, something softer and sweeter towards the end. But it is a very sweet tea, I would advise anyone to drink it black, with no milk.
If you’re new to rooibos tea like I am, this is a wonderful tea to start with. The little coloured maple leaf candies in the mix are so cute, and so quintessentially Canadian. I love this tea, and it’s made a very welcome addition to my cupboard.