Close

Lipton Maple Tea

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.

20160328-DSC_0113

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.