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Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp at first, then entire sample (approx 4 tsp)
Additives: none
Water: 6 ounces filtered boiling
Tool: Mesh basket strainer in cup
Steep Time: a little over 12 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: barely a scent of caramel, and perhaps a re-heated burned caramel
Steeped Tea Smell: none
Flavor: woody rooibos
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: the burned caramel is there, like an after thought, not heavy but lightly
Liquor: dark red

After the first 7 minutes and 2 tsp of tea I found it to be a weak woody rooibos flavor, so I added the rest of the sample and steeped another 5 minutes.

I was not tasting the apple or smelling it. The cinnamon and almond surprised me as I would never have guessed they were there had they not been in the ingredient listing.

You need to like rooibos to like this tea as it is a very prominent flavor. The apple and caramel are too subtle for me.

Post-Steep Additives: 1/2 tsp German rock sugar, more caramel flavor brought out

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/03/jade-teapot-loose-leaf-rooibos-tea_17.html

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Cofftea

No caramel in a tea named caramel apple…??? Um…

AmazonV

it was a after taste – and much more prominent with sugar, it was the apple i couldn’t find

Cofftea

It’s weird you can find something that’s not there. Something in the name that isn’t listed in the ingredients is false advertising to me. :(

Jade Teapot

I think I will retire this flavor. Even off Steepster it does not get high remarks. Thanks for your comments.

AmazonV

bye bye caramel apple! (just don’t let the Caribbean go anywhere!)

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Cofftea

No caramel in a tea named caramel apple…??? Um…

AmazonV

it was a after taste – and much more prominent with sugar, it was the apple i couldn’t find

Cofftea

It’s weird you can find something that’s not there. Something in the name that isn’t listed in the ingredients is false advertising to me. :(

Jade Teapot

I think I will retire this flavor. Even off Steepster it does not get high remarks. Thanks for your comments.

AmazonV

bye bye caramel apple! (just don’t let the Caribbean go anywhere!)

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I love caffeine! I prefer tea to coffee. I prefer my flavors to be in your face, not subtle. I plan to use this blog to keep track of the teas I have tried.

I get my daily dose of caffeine from Starbucks (Grande soy no water chai latte).

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0-25=Bleh! not again if it were free
25-50=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
50-75=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
75-100=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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