I’m not normally a fan of the apple cinnamon flavor combination in teas, but, this tea sounded intriguing. Honestly, I think the black tea base is what drew me in. The dry leaf smelled…interesting. I couldn’t quite make out the scent to be honest, apart from the very mild smell of apples and cinnamon. There’s something in it that I can’t quite place. Unfortunately, the flavor doesn’t translate very well when steeped. I didn’t get much maple flavor at all, sadly. I was able to get through my cuppa, but it left me wanting so much more. Again, the name threw me off completely. The apple pieces added a bit of sweetness, but there was nothing maple sugar-y about this blend.