drank Caramel by Kusmi Tea
752 tasting notes

I need to get motivated. I’m sitting here with tea scattered all around me (is there anything better than that generic “tea” smell when you have tons of different ones within sniffing distance?), and I need to leave for work in less than an hour. I’m back to thinking about winning the lottery so I don’t have to go and deal with this work thing… Oh well at least it’s not that cold today – only -29C with the windchill.

This lovely caramel tea courtesy of ifjuly has been my choice this morning. I like it, it’s not over the top sweet, but it’s nice and caramely with just a hint of the black base shining though.

Sil

yeah it’s -33 with windchill here… which is EFFING INSANE for toronto…

Dexter

You know it’s been cold when -30 doesn’t seem too bad out. LOL
Stay warm!!

Lala

So true Dexter. -33 makes me laugh when we were -51 yesterday. On Canada AM this morning they were complaining about the cold temps in toronto, then the news anchor said everyone from the prairies is probably just laughing at us. :)

TheTeaFairy

OMG at only -29!!! This is like when the gas went over $1, ever since we go «oh, gas is so cheap today, go fill up, it’s only $1.27» What the…???

moraiwe

We’re at -35C today, which is a pleasant change from yesterday when it peaked (or bottomed I suppose) at -46C. And it’s supposed to get up to -6 this weekend! At least Fiance and I got to throw boiling water out of our patio window to make snow. (Highly recommended. It’s pretty awesome.) Stay warm!

Dexter

It was -52C the other morning – yesterday with windchill it was hovering around -40 – will be in the low -40’s tonight then YES just as moraiwe said is to be up to about -7ish on Friday. It’s going to warm up 40 degrees…. crazy. I know but Toronto isn’t used to these temps. -30 is pretty “normal” for us – -50 on the other hand is COLD. It’s all what you are used to….

Dexter

Gas was 1.06 here last time I looked – so OMG $1.27 is cheap?!? I thought is was insane at my parent at 1.12 over Christmas….

moraiwe

We’re still a bit colder than usual (-25 to -35 being pretty normal for us), so I’ll take a bit more heat yet haha! We keep our apartment at about 21, and it was -46 last night. It was mindblowing to realize that was a difference of over 100 degrees in Fahrenheit. (70F to -51F)

TheTeaFairy

Dexter, yep, sadly, gas in quebec is cheap at $1.27…pure corruption if you ask me, but let’s not get into that :-((

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Sil

yeah it’s -33 with windchill here… which is EFFING INSANE for toronto…

Dexter

You know it’s been cold when -30 doesn’t seem too bad out. LOL
Stay warm!!

Lala

So true Dexter. -33 makes me laugh when we were -51 yesterday. On Canada AM this morning they were complaining about the cold temps in toronto, then the news anchor said everyone from the prairies is probably just laughing at us. :)

TheTeaFairy

OMG at only -29!!! This is like when the gas went over $1, ever since we go «oh, gas is so cheap today, go fill up, it’s only $1.27» What the…???

moraiwe

We’re at -35C today, which is a pleasant change from yesterday when it peaked (or bottomed I suppose) at -46C. And it’s supposed to get up to -6 this weekend! At least Fiance and I got to throw boiling water out of our patio window to make snow. (Highly recommended. It’s pretty awesome.) Stay warm!

Dexter

It was -52C the other morning – yesterday with windchill it was hovering around -40 – will be in the low -40’s tonight then YES just as moraiwe said is to be up to about -7ish on Friday. It’s going to warm up 40 degrees…. crazy. I know but Toronto isn’t used to these temps. -30 is pretty “normal” for us – -50 on the other hand is COLD. It’s all what you are used to….

Dexter

Gas was 1.06 here last time I looked – so OMG $1.27 is cheap?!? I thought is was insane at my parent at 1.12 over Christmas….

moraiwe

We’re still a bit colder than usual (-25 to -35 being pretty normal for us), so I’ll take a bit more heat yet haha! We keep our apartment at about 21, and it was -46 last night. It was mindblowing to realize that was a difference of over 100 degrees in Fahrenheit. (70F to -51F)

TheTeaFairy

Dexter, yep, sadly, gas in quebec is cheap at $1.27…pure corruption if you ask me, but let’s not get into that :-((

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C.S. Lewis – “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

I needed to update my profile. I joined Steepster 03Mar13. I am just amazed at how much my tastes have changed since then.
When I discovered loose leaf tea about a year and half ago, I didn’t know anything other than my local Davids and Teavana/Teaopia. Stumbling onto Steepster CHANGED EVERYTHING.
Hello, my name is Dex I’m a tea addict.
I’ve been through the “I need to try every single tea out there” phase. I really hope the worst of that has passed. I’ve learned enough to know that I only need to try HALF of all the teas out there. LOL
When I started this journey, I was all about the flavored rooibos and fruity tisanes. Don’t get me wrong there is still room for dessert (chocolate/caramel/nutty) Rooibos teas in my cupboard and I still do enjoy them, BUT I am quickly learning to appreciate the some of the straight teas of the world.
Big bold (but not icky)pu’erh is suddenly my favorite, followed by woody/roasted oolongs. I’m just starting to explore straight black teas, and have found some that I really like.
Generally speaking I’m not into greens at all, only like the occasional green oolong, and white teas are just too mild for my tastes (unless they are fruit flavored). I still enjoy really good fruit tisanes, but am now cold steeping them.
I don’t like floral/herbal blends, and mint anything is not on my preferred list.
I am still exploring new teas, adapting to my changing tastes, understanding more every day how little I really know about tea. Ultimately I would love to find approximately 50 teas that I just “can’t live without” and always have them in my cupboard. That might not be practical, but that what I’m searching for. It’s going to be a fun journey.

All in all, I love this site. I’ve met some wonderful people, and have gotten to try some amazing teas because of them. It really restores your faith in humanity when you get a note saying “oh by the way I sent you some tea”. Wonderful, generous, people here.

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