Everything about the name of this tea made my mouth water. Berries? Yes! Maple? Oh boy! Waffles! GET IN MAH BELLY!
The directions call for steeping it for three to five minutes and I kept it on the light side at three and a half because I saw the word in the ingredients that makes me cringe a little. Okay, sometimes I cringe a lot. Hibiscus.
There can’t be much hibiscus in here though, because even a minuscule amount can turn a tea bright red instantly, and this really doesn’t have a pink hue. Between the hibiscus, cranberries, and blueberries, this is a little tart if you are drinking it solo. I bet some milk would smooth it out a little but it is a really sweet tasting blend and for me sugar would be a bit much with it. To each his own.
With pastry and cookies, however, the tartness subsided and took a back seat, making it much more enjoyable. I smell maple flavoring in the dry leaf but I don’t get a lot of it in the taste.
It is great to see more and more available in organic options! If you like tart berry flavor without the wang of artificial flavors, this might be right up your alley.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Naked Teas Galore
Cup Characteristics: Loaded with berries & maple flavour with a hint of cream.