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It’s after lunch and I’m in the mood for something sweet – this one sounded like it would hit the spot and did not disappoint. Gorgeous sweet, caramel aroma. Mouth-watering, in fact!
These leaves really popped open during the steep, and continued exuding their yummy smell. The recommended steeping time was 2-3 minutes, and I know I like my flavored teas strong, so I went with three. This gave me a medium-brown liquor with a medium amount of oolong and caramel flavor. Really well balanced, but I think for my personal taste I’d probably steep it longer. There’s a sweet taste to it, but I couldn’t help but wonder how this would be with cream and sugar, despite the fact that I usually drink oolongs straight.
Very nice! Now it’s like a melted butterscotch candy, much richer and really almost decadent. Dare I still call this tea, or am I only drinking it as a dessert substitute?

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JonTea

mmmmm :)

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

This was one that grew on me and each time it got better. I think it wad the depth of the sweetness I wasn’t used to. Delicious!

Adham

Couldn’t agree more – might have to order this one as a good afternoon or evening “dessert” tea.

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JonTea

mmmmm :)

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

This was one that grew on me and each time it got better. I think it wad the depth of the sweetness I wasn’t used to. Delicious!

Adham

Couldn’t agree more – might have to order this one as a good afternoon or evening “dessert” tea.

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Grandma introduced me to tea as a kid (lipton with milk and sugar; a bit poured into the saucer to cool it down and then sipped from there), and I’ve never looked back. Still have a slight preference for teas that go well with milk (or even better, cream) and sugar, but since Grandma’s day I’ve branched out to appreciate green and white teas, rooibos and pu erh. Absolutely love Mariage Freres!

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