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drank Caramel by Kusmi Tea
247 tasting notes

This tea comes to me this morning courtesy of… Angrboda. Thank you, my sweet overseas tea friend.

I don’t even know where to begin with this tea. I want to start out by screaming, “THIS IS AMAZING STUFF!” However, I think I’ll restrain myself and begin at the beginning…

The scent: The scent of this tea is just like caramel. It’s such a rich, toffee-like aroma that I have an urge to lick the tea. (It’s difficult to quell.) I digress.

The taste of this tea is out of this world. It’s so good. The black tea is thankfully not at all bitter, but instead smooth and perfect for the caramel “essences” as Kusmi calls them. These “essences” are the caramel of my childhood. The rich, toasted (not overly sweetened) caramel that my mom used to make for us once a year during the holidays, but which we pined for and whined for all year long. It’s not a very sweet tea, and it’s not at all a sugary tea. Instead, it’s a dessert tea that I would be proud to serve at a formal event. I can see this tea not only in my lime green mug, but also in a delicate teacup of bone china.

Wow, Kusmi, you’re amazing, yet so far away hanging out there in Europe. Add another stop to my European trip… Denmark and now France (comment tu me manques…)

Thank you, Angrboda!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Dinosara

Kusmi actually has a US online store, and shipping seems pretty reasonable (only $5 for me). They also have a storefront in NYC, which I’ve been meaning to go to but haven’t gotten around to yet…

Jenn

I’m defiantly going to have to place an order! $5 shipping is incredibly reasonable and I love anything caramel flavored.

Angrboda

I’m so glad you liked this! It’s my perfect caramel flavoured tea in the world ever. :D

Angrboda

Oh, and by the way, I tried cold-brewing it as well. That way its… exactly the same, really, only chilly.
Hot or cold, I also like it in a mix with a vanilla black, usually 50/50. It adds a little more candy to it.

QuiltGuppy

I need to check it out then. I have no problem with $5 shipping! :D

@Ang – I’m glad it’s not super sweet. That’s what I love about it!

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Dinosara

Kusmi actually has a US online store, and shipping seems pretty reasonable (only $5 for me). They also have a storefront in NYC, which I’ve been meaning to go to but haven’t gotten around to yet…

Jenn

I’m defiantly going to have to place an order! $5 shipping is incredibly reasonable and I love anything caramel flavored.

Angrboda

I’m so glad you liked this! It’s my perfect caramel flavoured tea in the world ever. :D

Angrboda

Oh, and by the way, I tried cold-brewing it as well. That way its… exactly the same, really, only chilly.
Hot or cold, I also like it in a mix with a vanilla black, usually 50/50. It adds a little more candy to it.

QuiltGuppy

I need to check it out then. I have no problem with $5 shipping! :D

@Ang – I’m glad it’s not super sweet. That’s what I love about it!

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I’m a middle school teacher of French, Spanish, ESL and reading intervention. I’m also a mom to two young children.

I’ve always been a tea lover. When I lived in France during college, I really loved the tisanes. Over the past couple of years, I’ve branched off into loose teas. I’m not very knowledgeable about teas, but I’m really loving the learning process!

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