The combination of hot cakes with maple syrup and butter is one of my favourite comfort foods. Generally, the more syrup and butter, the more confirming. So, Lipton Maple Tea is a tea for someone who loves maple syrup.
Steeped for 2 minutes in 200 ml of boiling water gave a black tea very fragrant in smell and taste of maple. The underlying bitterness you get from black teas is still there, though.
The tea best is perfect with milk according to the packaging. I’m not usually one for milk teas, but I tried adding milk out of curiosity.
Milk turns the tea into something akin to how maple syrup and butter taste on hotcakes. As it does with earl grey, milk removes the lingering bitterness of black tea and makes this maple tea very pleasant and comforting. I added 1/3 teaspoon of sugar, but it could’ve done without it, and I’d probably add actual maple syrup for added sweetness if needed in the future.
Thia box of Lipton Maple Tea contained 12 tea bags. It was packed in Japan and purchased in Nagoya, Japan in 2014.