Warm Maple Cream

Tea type
Green White Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Cardamon, Cinnamon, Maple Syrup, Nutmeg, Spices, Toasted, Vanilla, Brown Sugar, Brown Toast, Cream, Creamy, Maple, Oats, Smooth, Sweet, Tannin
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Caffeine
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Certification
Organic, Vegan
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Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 45 sec 15 oz / 450 ml

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  • “My afternoon/evening cuppa. I’ve been thinking maple a lot lately but haven’t been drawn to maple black tea as I had been overdosing on that combination not too long ago. The woodiness of...” Read full tasting note
    90
  • “I swear I wrote a tea note for this guy ages ago. Eh. I don’t love this as much as some but I did enjoy it while it lasted. Hojicha and I are just not very close, although it’s alright on...” Read full tasting note
    76
  • “I sure wish I had an entire pouch of this. Wow, this is delicious. Thank you to CrowKettle for the share. This is amazing plain. So much maple, smooth creamy notes with a lovely white tea base. It...” Read full tasting note
    100
  • “Additional notes: I’m a little sick of writing tasting notes about ancient teas that say “the flavor isn’t the same”. That isn’t really fair to the tea because I’m a hoarder. But I also think...” Read full tasting note
    89

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Tea of the Week for November 6, 2017!

When it comes to writing these tea descriptions, I try to recall what my inspiration was to create the blend. That’s proving a little difficult at the moment, because I really don’t recall what it was that inspired me to create this blend. I knew I wanted to create a white tea & houjicha blend. I wanted something that works well with the sweet, smooth yet toasty flavor that comes with this combination of tea leaves. My first thought is “Maple!” Because – maple. Do I need to explain or is “because maple” a good enough explanation on it’s own?

Earlier this year, I crafted a “Maple Forest” blend that was houjicha & white tea, in that case, it was a shou mei white tea. This time around, I am using an air-dried “Moonlight White” (or Yue Guang Bai) which has a softer flavor than the more assertive shou mei and I think I like it better than the shou mei. I like the way the lightness of the Yue Guang Bai unites with the houjicha for a flavor that’s both sweet and toasty as well as a smooth, silky texture. And I went heavier on the white tea than the green this time around – so that the roasted flavor from the green tea was more of an accent note rather than a strong flavor profile.

Despite the difference in white teas here and the lighter touch of houjicha – I wanted something else to make this stand out as a distinctly different blend from the Maple Forest so I decided to add some spice. Why not, right? So, I added some cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg for a little warmth and because of the smooth, silky texture of this blend, I decided to add some creamy vanilla notes to the Maple.

This is a deliciously maple, creamy, cozy kind of tea experience! Very yum!

ingredients: white tea

organic ingredients: roasted green tea, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla bean & natural flavors

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6 Tasting Notes

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1088 tasting notes

My afternoon/evening cuppa. I’ve been thinking maple a lot lately but haven’t been drawn to maple black tea as I had been overdosing on that combination not too long ago.

The woodiness of houjicha soothed by the white is an awesome carrier for the flavour mix.

Still, it seems every single time I pull this tea out, I mull over whether the water for steeping needs to be hotter as per houjicha or lower as per white. Inevitably, I go with lower than boiling, as I do with all my black teas. Likely, with the temperature veering more in the direction of that for steeping green teas. I worry about the white tea becoming bitter with the hotter steep.

Regardless, my results are always delicious. So there’s that. I must be doing something right.

52Teas

My rule of thumb when I’m brewing a blend of two different tea types – go with the lower temperature.

Evol Ving Ness

Thanks, Anne.

Kittenna

Another delicious-sounding tea I missed! I think I missed a bunch around my wedding too. It took me far too long to figure that out, haha.

Evol Ving Ness

hahha, Kittenna, too funny! I understand the trauma of missing out :)

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I swear I wrote a tea note for this guy ages ago. Eh.

I don’t love this as much as some but I did enjoy it while it lasted. Hojicha and I are just not very close, although it’s alright on occassion. It has a decent second steep too, which is a boon in a flavoured tea.

This was also a good self-reminder that I’m still looking for my ideal Maple tea to replace my old flame, Butiki’s Maple Pecan Oolong. I miss that tea so much; it replaced ice cream for me, folks! I think I just need a base that’s a little darker (coughNiligriFrostOolongcough)

Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Maple Syrup, Nutmeg, Spices, Toasted, Vanilla

Evol Ving Ness

Hmm, I know what you mean about Hojicha. I too have found it a hit and miss base for me. There was a 52teas blend not too long about that rocked my world though, so I haven’t given up on it completely.

Arby

You could give Murchie’s maple chai or Canadian breakfast a try. If you don’t have a Murchie’s near you, I can send some your way. :)

CrowKettle

Hmm, Canadian Breakfast is alright but it’s been a while since I’ve visited Murchies; We have a few locations around here but my favourite location is still downtown Vic. Also miss Jaga Silk and Silk Road (Vic trip may be in order for late spring).

CrowKettle

@Evol Ving Ness, I’m not going to give up on Hojicha just yet. I liked this one more than I usual so there’s hope. I also have “cardamon fatigue” so I shouldn’t blame Hojicha completely here XD

Lexie Aleah

maybe try adding pecans to a similar blend.

Arby

The downtown Vic one has a great bakery too. If you come to the city, consider going to Special Teas Inc on Yates street. They have a great milk oolong and they blend all of their own teas.

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I sure wish I had an entire pouch of this. Wow, this is delicious. Thank you to CrowKettle for the share.

This is amazing plain. So much maple, smooth creamy notes with a lovely white tea base. It is both flavourful and smooth. It reminds me of maple brown sugar oatmeal.

With a splash of soy milk this is even thicker and creamier. The maple and oat flavours come through even more. A little bit of molasses and spices.

52Teas has really blended the perfect breakfast blend of maple, smooth white tea, and creamy sweet flavours. It also resteeps really well and takes milk if you want a richer morning drink.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Brown Toast, Cream, Creamy, Maple, Maple Syrup, Oats, Smooth, Spices, Sweet, Tannin

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 450 ML
Sil

sounds yum!

Evol Ving Ness

Yep, totally craving that cup.

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Additional notes: I’m a little sick of writing tasting notes about ancient teas that say “the flavor isn’t the same”. That isn’t really fair to the tea because I’m a hoarder. But I also think I’ve been a hoarder for so long, that I can usually tell when a tea should have more or less flavor based on the age. I’m also sure Anne is sick of me mentioning aging teas. haha. But I think it’s more of a note for me to keep track of how fast teas age, so I don’t do that in the future.
Anyway… HAPPY TO REPORT: this tea as delicious as when I first had it! It’s a really great combination of ingredients. So mapley! The second steep too. Raising the rating from 84. I’m glad I got a full pouch from a grab bag… this tea might last a while.

Kittenna

I wonder if I have this one. If so, I’m happy to hear that it hangs onto its flavour! Possibly because I’m in the same boat as you, I definitely appreciate hearing about which teas have held up and which haven’t. I’m finding it to be very hit or miss with some, which is quite interesting.

tea-sipper

Kittenna – I’m often noticing you posting about many of the same older teas that I do, so I’ll just think of it as helping people know which tea are aging gracefully. haha

tea-sipper

*which teaS

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