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Maple syrup is referred to as "wonder of the woods". This tea is sweet with piquant caramel notes. A unique flavor that complements high grown tea for a sweet cuppa that's second to none. This tea takes milk and sweetener well.
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North America's northeastern reaches were once completely covered by what is known in Canada as the Carolinian forest, and in the US the Eastern Deciduous forest. The native inhabitants who called this forest home learned to carve a living from its natural wonders. One of the most miraculous of these was the sap of the mighty sugar Maple tree that dominated the forest from one end to the other. Early natives noticed that each spring, small animals would chew on the branches of the tree. They discovered that the animals were attracted to the sweet sap and devised a way to tap the trees but cutting notches in the bark to allow it to run out freely. This they would collect in pails and boil down to a thick, sweet syrup. Maple syrup! When the first European settlers began arriving in 17th century, the natives showed them how to make the syrup. The sweet delicious flavor meant it very quickly became a staple of their diet. To this day, Canada and New England are world renowned for what can only be referred to as the "wonder of the woods". We've captured this incredible favor and added it to a luxury, high grown Ceylon tea for a sweet cuppa that's second to none. Cheers!
Brewing for Best Results
Ideal Brewing Temperature: 209°F/98°C.
Minimum Brewing Temperature: 194°F/90°C.
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to 209°F/ 98°C. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea per 8 oz of fluid water. Steep 3-5 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time, the stronger the tea).
Milk / Sweetener
Tea(s) From: Sri Lanka
Region(s): Nuwara Eliya, Dimbul, Uva
98% Ethical Tea Partner
Luxury Ingredients: Black tea, Calendula & Sunflower petals, Natural flavors (Organic Compliant), Real maple syrup.
iced tea instructions
Per Serving: Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to 209°F/ 98°C. With and infuser, use 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea per 6-7 oz of fluid water. Steep 5 minutes. Add filtered hot tea to 16 oz glass filled with ice. (Some luxury teas will turn cloudy when poured over ice).
Per Pitcher: Makes 1 Quart. Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to 209°F/ 98°C. Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea in a heat resistant container. Pour 1 ¼ cup of prepared water over the tea leaves. Steep 5 minutes. With a fine mesh sieve, filter the hot tea liquor to the serving pitcher filled with ice. Add cold filtered water to top off. (Some luxury teas will turn cloudy when poured over ice).
Making an amazing cup of tea requires several things. High quality tea, filtered or freshly drawn cold water, correct water temperature, time of infusion, and filters/infusers. Unfiltered water or too hot of water can ruin the best of teas. Always use filtered or freshly drawn cold water. Any flavor from water treatments or heavy minerals such as lime or calcium can taint the water. Brew at the ideal temperature. Too hot of water can scorch the leaves and produce a bitter brew. If you find that the tea is still bitter following the recommended brewing temperature, try lowering the brew temperature another 5 to 10 degrees. Use infusers that allow the tea leaves to fully expand and has full contact with the water. Ditch the tea bags. Know the steeping time for your tea. Too long of steeping can make your tea bitter and undesirable. Too short of time will make a weak tea. Don’t make tea in the microwave.
We strongly recommend using filtered or freshly drawn cold water brought to a rolling boil when brewing all types of tea. Today’s water has been known to carry viruses, parasites and bacteria. Boiling the water will kill these elements and reduce the potential incidence of water-borne illness. Cool the water to the ideal brewing temperature before brewing.