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Roasted Maple from Shanti Tea

April15

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Shanti Tea

Tea Description:

We have several maple offerings however this is one of our favourites, combining the natural soft nuttiness of kukicha with maple essences yields an incredibly flavorful, sweet, soft, and fresh profile. One of our most popular maple blends.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I’m always eager to try a new flavored kukicha tea because there really aren’t that many out there.  I’ve managed to find a few, but, really, they don’t seem to be as popular as a flavored Ceylon or Sencha.  And that’s a shame, because the natural toasty notes of kukicha meld so beautifully with some flavors … like maple, for example!

This Roasted Maple Kukicha Tea from Shanti Tea is unbelievably good.  The roasty-toasty, nutty taste of the kukicha marries beautifully with the sweet, delicious maple flavor to create a very seamless flavor that is positively scrumptious!  It is warm and delicious, a perfect autumnal treat … and while I realize that it is now spring, I still LONG for my favorite season and this tea allows me to enjoy autumn even though spring is here.

This tea has a natural sweetness to it and it really doesn’t need additions of any kind.  It is sweet enough so sugar or other sweeteners just aren’t needed (but if you want to amplify the maple flavors, try a drop or two of real maple syrup) and I think that milk would overwhelm the delicious flavors (although if you’re envisioning a maple and cream treat, you might infuse this at double or triple strength to make a latte).

As I write this review, I discovered that this tea is currently sold out.  I do hope that they will be restocking this one soon, because it is a WINNER!  I love this!

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One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

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