Monday, March 23, 2015

A Sappy Post

March is maple syrup season in Canada. This sweet springtime tradition is celebrated at Maple Syrup Festivals across the country.

The maple tree is tapped and the sap is collected using traditional buckets. After the sap is harvested, it undergoes a boiling process to produce maple syrup. You can learn more on how maple syrup is made here.

The hot pancake meal with pure maple syrup that we enjoyed at the 2010 Maple Syrup Festival at Bronte Creek.

Canada's famous maple syrup has also been used to create this unique blend of Maple Earl Grey Tea. I could smell the sweet maple scent as soon as I opened the tin!

 I brewed the Maple Earl Grey Tea using my Skye McGhie "Cream Lace" tea for one set (another thrift store find!).

The Maple Earl Grey Tea was a nicely balanced combination of maple and Earl Grey. No sugar was needed since pure maple syrup is a natural sweetener. Pure maple syrup is reportedly a healthy alternative to sugar and honey and you can read more about its nutritional benefits here

The maple cream cookies were the perfect accompaniment to the Maple Earl Grey tea.


I'm joining the following parties this week:
Tea Time Tuesday
Friends Sharing Tea
Tuesday Cuppa Tea

16 comments:

  1. Your tea for one is lovely. Maple Earl Grey tea ... sounds delightful! Happy Tea Day!

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  2. The Maple Earl Grey sounds delicious, Margie. I haven't seen it here yet. Our syrup usually begins in April but it's so cold this year that I think it might be a little later. I have the same tea-for-one. Love the Cream Lace! Thank you for joining me for tea.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  3. Cute title for your post! The tea sounds like it would be a nice one to serve at breakfast or with dessert. Not sure if I have ever tasted genuine maple syrup.

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  4. Great post! I have pure organic Canadian maple syrup on my oatmeal every morning! And I love the maple cookies! Your tea for one is so cute! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  5. I must search for Maple Earl Grey tea. We love Maple Syrup here. This past weekend was Maple Syrup Sunday in Maine where we used to live. They celebrated in a snow storm this year.

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  6. Hi Margie,
    The maple Earl Grey tea sounds so tasty, and especially with some maple cream filled cookies. I love your thrifted tea for one that you found.

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  7. Margie, I have not heard of this tea but it sounds delish and the fragrance would be great! These are beautiful photos!

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  8. Hi Margie,
    Maple syrup festival, how fun! The tapping reminds me of an episode of Road to Avonlea, when Felicity is doing that and selling it to the White Sands Hotel, I just love those series.
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment.
    Have a wonderful week,
    Gina

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  9. Hi Margie,
    Maple syrup festival, how fun! The tapping reminds me of an episode of Road to Avonlea, when Felicity is doing that and selling it to the White Sands Hotel, I just love those series.
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment.
    Have a wonderful week,
    Gina

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  10. Mmmm... can I come over for breakfast? :) When I was living in Canada I remember visiting a farm with my school and we saw how syrup was made - it was so much fun :)

    Love post, dear friend. Enjoy your day! Hugs

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  11. Maple anything would be delicious, but maple syrup just from the tree would be divine.

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  12. I do like Maple syrup! Love your tea for one set.
    Thanks, Margie, for your kind comments and visiting with me.
    I am now going to follow your blog, looks like we both love a good tea.I haven't heard of Maple Earl Gray, will have to keep an eye out for it.

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  13. Maple Earl Grey Tea!! My, that sound awfully good!!

    Thanks so much for your visits!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  14. Hi Margie! Wow, maple syrup and earl grey tea sounds like a match made in heaven! Now I'm craving pancakes :) Pretty design on your tea for one set--great find!

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