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Maple Sap Tea

March 8th, 2018

During maple sugaring season, all tea is made with maple sap. Sometimes, I dip straight from the boiling sap kettle, other times I boil it in my teapot (depends on how long the sap kettle has been boiling). It’s amazing how much sweetness straight maple sap contains.

It pairs particularly well with certain teas, like chai, rooibos, and hibiscus. The photo above is red rooibos tea brewed in sap, it’s wonderful and probably my favorite variety of tea. It tastes great and is very good for you too.

What’s your favorite kind of tea?

2 Comments to “Maple Sap Tea”
  1. Nebraska Dave on March 8, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Susy, I guess my favorite kind of tea would just be straight up green tea with a little lemon in it. Although I do kind of like raspberry tea and then there is the Arnold Palmer which is half tea and half lemonade. It just depends on what kind of mood I’m in.

    Have a great sweet maple sappy tea day.

    Nebraska Dave

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  2. Kirsten on March 8, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    I had never tried brewing tea in the sap until last year on Maine Maple Sunday. We visited a local sugarhouse right here in Mount Vernon – small, in a backyard – and they offered me a cup. It wasn’t anything fancy – Tetley, I think – but it sure was yummy! I’d love to try a more exotic tea this way!

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