The first time I tried this I was a tiny bit disappointed. I was expecting pancake flavour, and I wasn’t really getting it. I’m not entirely sure how I was imagining that particular flavour would manifest, but there you go. Sometimes my expectations are unrealistic. This was one of the last flavoured teas I drank before embarking on my latest bout of the flu, so I think maybe that had something to do with it. I hardly drank any tea at all last week (a combination of being ill, coupled with being manically busy in my new job), so I’ve returned to it today with a fresh palate.
This time around, I like it a lot better. It has a strong, natural maple flavour, and that in itself is making me think of pancakes. It’s such a strong and well defined flavour that I could almost believe I’d added actual maple syrup to a cup of black tea. It’s a rich and satisfying taste, anyway, and absolutely perfect as a breakfast or wake-up tea. My only niggle is that the black base is a little astringent, but that might be my fault for leaving it sitting while I switched my computer on this morning. I’ll have another cup later and report back. At the moment, though, I’m really happy with this one.