With this sipdown, I say goodbye to all teas from January 2018. Now I think my oldest tea is from June 2018 and I only have about 7 teas from that year. So those teas will be going into the sipdown box to be focused on for the next little while.
I am going to miss this one. Even in the last cup where the base tea is coming through stronger than usual (as to be expected since its all the broken bits at the bottom of the bag), the maple is such a strong and delicious flavor. It fills the room and while it had potential to be crazy sweet, its not and it pairs really well with the toasted rice notes of the genmaicha. Plus, the marshmallow root keeps everything fluffy and light.
I had a large package of this and the banana marshmallow treat and it never felt like a chore to drink them. Plus, even though they are close to three years old at this point, their flavors have held up well.