Stories: Introducing the Marvelous Miss Maple

The Maple Trees in Nova Scotia give us a patchwork of color throughout the summer and fall. In Mabou, this is one of the most photographed viewpoints with the church steeple at the center. Our maple trees begin to flow in the spring and we have a beautiful caramel-colored maple syrup that results.

We wanted to capture the exquisite flavor of our maple trees in a black tea blend that continued to highlight a good cup of tea at one of our community events, or in the kitchen with friends. This tea doesn’t require any sweetener and the fragrance and taste resemble the maple cookies that were often dunked into a glass of milk. Our special addition of honeybush provides a softness to the black tea and just a hint of honey.

For those not familiar with how maple syrup is made, the process dates back almost 500 years. It takes over 40 liters of sap to be boiled down (for days) to produce 1 liter of syrup. Sugar shacks can be seen across the island boiling the sap in the early spring to create this golden nectar.

Our maple trees have different colored leaves and can be seen in light, medium, and dark green colors as well as a deep burgundy. In the fall these leaves turn bright red, orange, and yellow creating the patchwork quilt of color that brings the spirit of Celtic Colours to our region.

Our Celtic Colours International Festival is a highlight for travelers from around the world in October. With the cooperation of mother nature, our landscape peaks the first part of October and enhances the musical experience that Celtic music lovers seek by attending over 400 events across the island during the 10-day festival. You can learn more about the festival at https://celtic-colours.com.

You can enjoy this tea hot or cold, and it can be poured over ice for a fun summer treat without the addition of sugar.

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Originally posted: JANUARY 15, 2023

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