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It seems like most people are displeased with their Caraway, so I am pretty nervous about digging into mine. Especially this one, since it was over $20 before discounts. A tea that pricey should be delicious, right? In the bag this smells like Element’s Pink Sonoma, which I loved, so I was cautiously optimistic. I decided to cold brew it since that seems to lessen the artificial-ness of some teas, which seems to be the main complaint with Caraway’s product.

I’ll admit that I totally forgot this was in the fridge and steeped it for about 20 hours instead of 12. Oops! Fortunately it didn’t seem to do much damage, just a bit of bitterness because there was too much leaf. I’m gonna chalk that one up to my spazziness and not the tea. The raspberry here is very subtle, not as bright or fruity as I was expecting based on the smell. The champagne comes in at the end of the sip and tastes like, well, champagne! It’s sweet and almost sparkling, which I didn’t expect. The white base is bright and a bit fruity, with some soft floral notes. Overall this is a nice tea and much better than I was expecting based on some of their other teas. I do prefer Pink Sonoma, but that tea isn’t even available anymore so I suppose this is a fair substitute!

momo

I am pretty sure I have bought this one before from a local shop that no longer is in business, it smelled the same and so there is definitely at least one decent one out there!

Alphakitty

I think their white blends are much better, the white currant I got also smells amazing while the Sakura green is a little… suspect.

momo

Yeah, I opened that one last night too and after the tangerine one there was no way I was taking a chance on that one. I’m very afraid of it.

Lynne-tea

Haha spazziness. Too cute =)

Babble

Who else was unhappy with Caraway? I only tried a couple, but I do agree they were a little artificial.

Alphakitty

Most of the new reviews here are pretty low, especially for the sencha-based blends. They just seem to go a bit heavy on the flavoring!

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momo

I am pretty sure I have bought this one before from a local shop that no longer is in business, it smelled the same and so there is definitely at least one decent one out there!

Alphakitty

I think their white blends are much better, the white currant I got also smells amazing while the Sakura green is a little… suspect.

momo

Yeah, I opened that one last night too and after the tangerine one there was no way I was taking a chance on that one. I’m very afraid of it.

Lynne-tea

Haha spazziness. Too cute =)

Babble

Who else was unhappy with Caraway? I only tried a couple, but I do agree they were a little artificial.

Alphakitty

Most of the new reviews here are pretty low, especially for the sencha-based blends. They just seem to go a bit heavy on the flavoring!

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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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