My MIL gave this to me after a trip to Vermont. I just rediscovered it in my cabinet. I enjoy this very much. It’s very sweet and great plain with a little spice
“My MIL gave this to me after a trip to Vermont. I just rediscovered it in my cabinet. I enjoy this very much. It’s very sweet and great plain with a little spice” Read full tasting note
“In my mind, I’m running through clichéd polarities to describe where I sit with this brew. Dry bag smells sickeningly sweet, dark and very spicy molasses gingerbread. The steam is pretty similar...” Read full tasting note
“Two tea bags I received from derk. Thank you! In aroma it indeed reminds me maple syrup, at least that one I was lucky enough to try in Finland (cheap stuff, it was said it is from Canada,...” Read full tasting note
“Thanks so much for the swap, AJRimmer! I like this one! It might be up there with my CS favorites. It has a sweetness to it that doesn’t seem like stevia to me, as far as I can tell. And then...” Read full tasting note
(Additional Ingredients Not Available in Drop Down Menu: Maple Flavor, Luo Han Guo, & Vermont Maple Sugar.)
This unique herbal tea is deliciously complex. We pair real Vermont maple sugar with lively, earthy ginger to achieve the perfect balance of sweet and spice. This blend is a delightful way to start your morning and equally satisfying to sip on at the end of the day.
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Samhain Harvest Vermont Maple TeaWytchWood Apothecary
Maple GingerCuppa Geek
Vermont BreakfastSunshine Cottage
Autumn in VermontWoodsong Herbs
MapleSweet Dreams Tea Company
In my mind, I’m running through clichéd polarities to describe where I sit with this brew.
Dry bag smells sickeningly sweet, dark and very spicy molasses gingerbread.
The steam is pretty similar but much brighter. Spicy ginger and fake maple (think donut icing) and something fruity like dates. I wonder how much of a role the monkfruit plays in this.
Taste is… It’s pure aroma. The only thing I truly taste is spicy, warming ginger and watery sweetness. I do taste spicy, woody cinnamon at the bottom of the cup.
Strange aftertaste kind of reminds me of Bengal Spice. Ginger burps. The aromas are stuck to my face and hair and in my nostrils.
I can’t figure out why I think I might like it. I drank two teabags in a row.
Edit: Definite nope.
Flavors: Artificial, Baked Bread, Cinnamon, Dates, Ginger, Maple, Molasses, Spicy, Wood
Two tea bags I received from derk. Thank you!
In aroma it indeed reminds me maple syrup, at least that one I was lucky enough to try in Finland (cheap stuff, it was said it is from Canada, supermarket brand). It was my first and last experience with it, and it is actually 4 years old one. But when I smelled it, it was exactly that. Ah well Vaahterasiirappi .
Anyway back to Czech Republic. It’s quite cold, around 10°C only, cloudy and I need some tea which reminds me this! And this looks most promising.
The aroma, as I said, reminds me maple syrup. Little bit of ginger, but luckily not that much.
Taste is more watery than I thought. But it is maple-y for sure, little heat of ginger is there as well. Quite sweet, but somehow expected. Warming inside, smooth and coating the throat which is welcomed in this chilly weather. I feel quite chilly as well though we are heating up.
It is pleasant tea to these days.
Flavors: Ginger, Maple Syrup, Sweet
Thanks so much for the swap, AJRimmer! I like this one! It might be up there with my CS favorites. It has a sweetness to it that doesn’t seem like stevia to me, as far as I can tell. And then there is a SPICY kick which must be only ginger? But the ingredients in the teabag were like a fine dust, so maybe more of the spice of the ginger is imparted that way? It seems simple, but it’s different. Not really MAPLE but what tea is ever actually maple? The second steep had less of a kick, but plenty of sweetness. With the kick, I’m glad I only used one teabag at a time.
Steep #1 // 1 teabag for full mug // 18 minutes after boiling // 2-3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 3 1/2 min
When I first reviewed this last year, I noted that it’s maple first, then ginger. Allow me to reverse the order. (Hey, if you’ve read my reviews over the years, I’m nothing if not inconsistent!) Gently sweet, but not overdone.
It’s still a very nice autumn option, which I need to try with milk. This would latte nicely.
This one has that familiar strong licorice background that a lot of bagged herbal teas seem to have. The other main flavor is the ginger that isn’t strong enough to be spicy, but it’s very present. In some sips, I feel like I can taste a bit of maple, though I’m not sure if that’s just my imagination. I bought this tea looking for a strong maple flavor, so I’m a little disappointed. It’s easy to drink, but nothing special. Whenever I drink it, I do find myself wishing I were drinking other teas instead.
I’ll be in the minority on this one, I guess— I love it.
It has just the perfect amount of maple sugar in it to give it the woodsy, butterscotchy maple flavor without being sickeningly sweet.
The ginger is warming and gives it a nice spicy edge.
You can’t really oversteep it— it’s very low maintenance and suitable for busy work environments, like most CS teas.
I brewed this with hot water from the office coffee machine in my Tervis. I’m drinking this decidedly autumnal/ wintery brew in the middle of summer for the anti-inflammatory properties of the ginger. This honestly tastes loads better than a straight ginger or lemon ginger infusion, or the turmeric ginger tisane I’ve tried (although the turmeric ginger tea works the best medicinally).
Flavors: Ginger, Maple, Maple Syrup, Spicy, Sugar, Wood
It smells a lot stronger than it tastes, and there’s something artificial about it, yet I find it goes down easy first thing in the morning, I think because it smells so sweet. I use one teabag in my giant travel mug, so it’s very dilute. Brewed in a regular-sized mug, the fake flavor is way over the top.
16oz to one teabag, 195f, i didn’t take the bag out. I don’t mind this, but I did leave it to cool significantly before indulging. The maple scent is strong but only adds a touch of sweetness. The ginger is not too spicy, but is present. I would not sweeten this tea, but I will drink it again.