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I’m in a bit of a tea funk today. I just can’t decide what I want to drink, nothing seems to be hitting me. However, I was determined to find something—if I get out of the habit of drinking tea every day I find it kind of hard to get back on the horse. So I decided to just go for it and put on water without deciding on a tea. My teapot doesn’t whistle when the water is ready so I have to time it, not the best idea looking back because I ended up with only a few seconds left, frantically digging through my sample bin in search of something. I have well over 100 different teas in there to try but I seriously couldn’t pick out any one that screamed “try me” so I went with a flavor combo I knew I’d love—caramel, chocolate, and hazelnut. This is from my box from LiberTEAS and I’ve actually been meaning to try it for about a week so it seemed like the perfect fit.

This smells a lot like Florence, with a hint of caramel. The dominant flavor for me seems to be chocolate, with the caramel and hazelnut about even. There’s a bit of bitterness as others have noted, but it’s not overpowering and I can definitely handle it. Definitely an enjoyable cup, but I do wish there was less chocolate—Caramel Praline in my mind is just caramel and nuts, and as it is this blend is just a bit too similar to Florence for me. Still glad I had a chance to try it out and it got me back in a “tea mood!”

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
DaisyChubb

I know what you mean about getting out of the habit! Sometimes you just have to go for it and put the kettle on to get motivated haha

LiberTEAS

OK, I have to be honest, I’m not happy about your “less chocolate” comment. That was vile and uncalled for, and just plain… blasphemous. Or something like that. :)

LiberTEAS

The thing is, it just doesn’t fit in with my equation. See? chocolate = good. More chocolate = better. But, less chocolate? I would have to say less chocolate = bad, based upon my very carefully researched system.

Alphakitty

I know right, it’s practically sinful to want LESS chocolate! However, I’m a caramelholic like people are chocoholics, so there’s never enough caramel for me.

LiberTEAS

I do love caramel too. Don’t get me wrong. And I guess I can kind of understand where you’re coming from with wanting more of a caramel-y taste in this blend. But to say less chocolate just seems… wrong somehow. Just … wrong.

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DaisyChubb

I know what you mean about getting out of the habit! Sometimes you just have to go for it and put the kettle on to get motivated haha

LiberTEAS

OK, I have to be honest, I’m not happy about your “less chocolate” comment. That was vile and uncalled for, and just plain… blasphemous. Or something like that. :)

LiberTEAS

The thing is, it just doesn’t fit in with my equation. See? chocolate = good. More chocolate = better. But, less chocolate? I would have to say less chocolate = bad, based upon my very carefully researched system.

Alphakitty

I know right, it’s practically sinful to want LESS chocolate! However, I’m a caramelholic like people are chocoholics, so there’s never enough caramel for me.

LiberTEAS

I do love caramel too. Don’t get me wrong. And I guess I can kind of understand where you’re coming from with wanting more of a caramel-y taste in this blend. But to say less chocolate just seems… wrong somehow. Just … wrong.

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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