Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing Tealish’s – Maple Cream tisane. Just like their Apple Crumble green tea blend that I reviewed last month this tisane is from their Seasonal Sweets Collection and is available all year round. After loving their Apple Crumble blend so much I went into this tasting session with quite high expectations and I hoped that it would be just as amazing as that first blend. I find Maple flavoured or maple inspired blends to be very hit or miss they are either absolutely amazing or there is no in-between and sadly this one was more was a miss (for me). Here’s what Tealish themselves have to say about this blend on their website: This decadent herbal blend has rich notes of maple syrup with hints of walnut and apple. You’re left with a sweet smoothness reminiscent of maple candy!
INGREDIENTS: apple, orange, rosehip, walnut, safflower, sunflower, calendula, maple sugar.
Tisane Tasting Notes
As I said at the start of the post Maple tea blends/tisanes are either hit or miss and there is no in-between as a result they are very hard to get right. Sadly this maple inspired tisane was more of a miss than a hit for me it just missed the mark and wasn’t what I expected at all. The aroma of the tisane when dry hard to explain in has a very subtle maple note but it’s mostly walnut and apple and I think from the moment I first smelt it I knew not to expect too much from it probably because my expectations were so high after loving their Apple Crumble blend so much. For this tasting session I tried this tisane both hot and iced as I find tisanes with a lot of apple in are often better iced and that is what saved this blend for me.
When I had this blend hot I steeped it for the suggested time and it was so slight and absolutely nothing but apple and walnut with a slight hint of orange and a maple aftertaste. When I iced it managed to somehow change completely and it was much better balanced and the maple came through much stronger and the walnut was a little more muted letting the sweet apple come through making for a much nicer cup to drink. After discovering just how much nicer it was iced I had to see what it would be like as an iced latte and I think it’s safe to say that its amazing as a latte and that’s how I’ll be drinking it from now on. If you want to see a How Do You Brew recipe post for that latte let me know I’ll be more than happy to do one. All in all I enjoy this blend but I would only recommend drinking it iced either on its own or as a latte works best that way.
Overall Teacup Rating: 4/5
If you want to find out more about Tealish and purchase some of this amazing maple tisane for yourself, you can do both here . As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley