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drank Caramel by Kusmi Tea
2307 tasting notes

Special thanks to Tamm for letting me try this one since I’ve been thinking about buying a tin of it…

I steeped mine for around 4 minutes and am drinking it straight up plain today… the Kusmi teas I’ve tried were all the Russian blends so the simplicity of this is a refreshing change of pace. A nice smooth, medium bodied black tea. The caramel flavor is subtle with just a hint of sweetness and doesn’t seem artificial to me. This was a great choice for after lunch with a cookie! :)

I tried adding soymilk to it but I think I preferred it plain actually…

This was enjoyable for a flavored black tea but it doesn’t need a permanent home in my ever growing stash.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Tamm

Do you have to order this to your house or do you live by the store?

TeaBrat

I’ve been able to find a few Kusmi teas locally but this isn’t one of them. The last time I checked they were charging $10 for shipping… meh

Tamm

Well damn. If you were only buying one tea that would be a pretty big tag for the shipping. : /

QueenOfTarts

I am also thinking about buying a tin of this, but I don’t want to pay a lot of money on shipping if it’s not that great. Sounds sweet and natural, though!

Tamm

I would highly recommend this one. I would say though that it is not really caramel-y to me as burnt sugar warm awesomeness. It is a fabulous tea, but not entirely what I was expecting.

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Tamm

Do you have to order this to your house or do you live by the store?

TeaBrat

I’ve been able to find a few Kusmi teas locally but this isn’t one of them. The last time I checked they were charging $10 for shipping… meh

Tamm

Well damn. If you were only buying one tea that would be a pretty big tag for the shipping. : /

QueenOfTarts

I am also thinking about buying a tin of this, but I don’t want to pay a lot of money on shipping if it’s not that great. Sounds sweet and natural, though!

Tamm

I would highly recommend this one. I would say though that it is not really caramel-y to me as burnt sugar warm awesomeness. It is a fabulous tea, but not entirely what I was expecting.

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Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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