I grabbed this one from the Discovery teabox a while ago. It was one serving and I was intrigued. It also appears I added this to Steepster twice. Whoops. I love maple. I was worried this would be full of rooibos, but my sample at least had hardly a piece of rooibos in it. The scent of the dry leaves doesn’t smell like maple to me, but the brew certainly is. Definitely accurate maple. Not too much and the maple flavor seems to be at the top of the cup. As it cools, it might be the base tea flavor, it starts tasting like cherry. There are also plenty of walnut leaves here (which I thought were blackberry leaves for some reason.) I’m not sure what walnut leaves SHOULD taste like (maybe it’s cherry?), but I’m not tasting walnut. The second steep had more of the cherry flavor and really no maple but it’s a nice natural cherry note. I do like the combination of the cherry black tea with maple flavors though. It was great to try this one. I wouldn’t mind having a bit of it around.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug // 10 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 minute steep
2019 Sipdowns: 18
Flavors: Cherry, Maple