Oh, Stacy! How do you do this! You are amazing! I just got my 1 oz. bag in the mail today, and really wanted to try this, but didn’t think I should because it was kinda late for more caffeine. Of course, TastyBrew and whatshesaid persuaded me to try some anyway! Hey you two, it’s your fault if I’m up all night! J/k. ;)

The dry leaf smells delicious. Like caramel. I steeped it up, and at first, I thought it wasn’t what I expected. This is because when I think of caramel and vanilla teas, I think sugary. Then I thought, why would I think that? This is Stacy we are talking about! Just like my other favorite tea from her (maple pecan oolong), this tastes so natural, like the leaves naturally taste like caramel and vanilla. I also get a raisin note, probably from the base tea. I also get a little vegetal note…not sure where that is coming from, but I don’t mind it. I added a little sugar, but I think milk would ruin it. Now, that’s a first for me, because I really like milk in my black teas, and if I’m forgoing it for the sake of the tea, that’s something!!

Had to do a resteep because the first cup just wasn’t enough!! I really am going to be up all night!

Rachel J

I got mine today too! I will wait until tomorrow, though…

TastyBrew

Yay! I had mine at night too as I just couldn’t wait. It’s worth it, eh? So yummy delicious.

Tealizzy

Yes! Totally worth it! I’m bouncing off the walls a little bit though!

Kittenna

Raisin is totally the base tea :)

whatshesaid

Yum!! Can’t wait to try this!! Glad we peer pressured you into it, lol

Tealizzy

Ya, and surprisingly, I slept okay, although, I did wake up a little early. I think the walk my husband and I took last night helped!

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Rachel J

I got mine today too! I will wait until tomorrow, though…

TastyBrew

Yay! I had mine at night too as I just couldn’t wait. It’s worth it, eh? So yummy delicious.

Tealizzy

Yes! Totally worth it! I’m bouncing off the walls a little bit though!

Kittenna

Raisin is totally the base tea :)

whatshesaid

Yum!! Can’t wait to try this!! Glad we peer pressured you into it, lol

Tealizzy

Ya, and surprisingly, I slept okay, although, I did wake up a little early. I think the walk my husband and I took last night helped!

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Another profile facelift! My tastes have changed a lot from when I first discovered loose leaf tea.

I can trace my tea journey back to October 2012, when I discovered DavidsTea. Before that, I had the occasional cup and enjoyed high tea at An Afternoon to Remember, which has since closed.

I went through a period of wanting to try all the teas, and was really into flavored teas, especially dessert blacks, but my tastes have substantially changed over time.

I still enjoy the occasional flavored black or rooibos, but I’m more into unflavored black teas right now and recently, puerh. Chinese black teas are amazing…with their notes of chocolate or sweet potato, who needs a flavored tea? I had a much steeper learning curve when it came to puerh. I used to dump out cups of puerh for tasting like leather. Now, I am really enjoying them. I think it took finding good quality puerh and steeping them gong fu style to really enjoy them.

I also, on occasion, enjoy a good oolong, white, or green tea.

Favorite tea companies right now include: Mandala, Teavivre, Butiki, Golden Moon, Lupicia, and DavidsTea (for teaware mostly).

Just a note: I don’t rate my teas numerically because my iPad doesn’t like the scroll bar. Maybe someday that will change…hint hint, steepster! ;)

P.S. My profile picture is of one of my 2 cats, Holly, who is a little princess but very photogenic, and she loves boxes, including those that bring me tea! :)

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