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Maple, a Canadian Story

Maple, a Canadian Story

What is the Maple Sap?

Maple syrup season has begun! Sap from maple trees is collected during the tapping/sugaring season - between February and April. These are the months when temperatures are above freezing during the day and below freezing at night, making the sap flow. The sap flow ends when nighttime temperatures no longer fall below freezing. 

To begin the tapping process, Maple trees are carefully chosen based on maturing, health, and best sun exposure.  Maple trees in production should be at least 30+ years old before they are tapped. A 40-year-old sugar maple tree will produce about 10 gallons of sap per season.

Holes are drilled at the lower part of the tree trunk. A tap is hammered in the hole and a pail is hung on the tap to collect the syrup as it runs out of the tree. The sap is driven to the sugar shack where it is boiled, filtered, graded, and packed in syrup or dried into sugar.

 

The Benefits of Maple

Sweet and flavourful, maple is also a good anti-oxidant and will boost the immune system. This natural sweetener contains valuable vitamins and minerals including calcium, zinc, magnesium, and potassium. Like tea, Maple is considered a superfood. Double the health benefits with our Maple teas.

Enjoy our maple trio box with the highest-grade organic black, green, and rooibos tea leaves infused with the sweet and satisfying flavour of Quebec-sourced real Canadian maple sugar.

 

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