I really want to like this one. It sounds so good, so I will have to come back to it again later.
It could just be that I got some stale leaves as I did order this off of amazon. The dry leaves are weak in scent. Maybe a faint whiff of clove and very little in the way of maple. There just isn’t much of a scent.
Brewed the clove scent is increased, not a lot though enough to make my mouth water. I can taste the cloves on the front with a tiny dash of cinnamon. The after note has a faint taste of maple, like the lingering aftertaste of a pancake breakfast.
I added about 1/16th a tsp. of stevia to this, which helped the maple notes on the end, but not enough.
I only brewed this with 1 1/2 tsp. leaf, maybe next time I will try with more.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Maple