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It’s a little late to be drinking something this strong, but oh well! I only had a few options today since I am visiting my aunt and I brought a handful of samples with me. This was one of them, and I read “caramel toffee” and was sold!

The smell in the bag is very caramel-y and dessert-y, but steeped it smells more like a normal pu-erh. I was kind of expecting this to be a “light” or wussy pu-erh like companies often use for blending, but this has that nice earthy smell and a rich, forest floor taste. Hay, dirt, musty… but you know, in a good way. The caramel is sweet and subtle. This brews up as dark as coffee, and it also tastes a lot like coffee—or rather, like some sort of fancy latte. Rich, dark, malty, sweet, a very nice tea though not one for every day.

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Babble

Have you had any other flavored pu-erhs? This one was okay, but I tried a couple coffee pu-erhs that really worked well.

Alphakitty

I’ve had 2 different coffee pu-erhs and I find that I quite like them, they lack that astringency coffee has that makes me ill, but you still get the flavor and the pu-erh generally holds up pretty nicely!

Kittenna

I think I brought my sample of this one along with me to SK too!!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

This sounds very interesting.

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Babble

Have you had any other flavored pu-erhs? This one was okay, but I tried a couple coffee pu-erhs that really worked well.

Alphakitty

I’ve had 2 different coffee pu-erhs and I find that I quite like them, they lack that astringency coffee has that makes me ill, but you still get the flavor and the pu-erh generally holds up pretty nicely!

Kittenna

I think I brought my sample of this one along with me to SK too!!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

This sounds very interesting.

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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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