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drank English Caramel by Lupicia
911 tasting notes

Tea bag version. Smells really good. Very caramel-y and rich smelling. I poured the water into my cup and let it sit for however long it took me to refill the kettle and take the cup to my desk, then I put the bag in the cooled water. Not sure on the exact temperature so I’m guessing. I did realize though that I probably need to descale my electric kettle here at work. Yuck.

Anyway, decreasing the steep time and temp makes the tea less biting in this. It’s more of an accent on the caramel. It’s not quite caramel chew but close – more like unsweetened caramel chew blended 50/50 with tea. There is a burnt caramel aftertaste that is a little bitter but in a nice way. I could see this easily being a caramel and tea flavored chew.

Overall very enjoyable and supereasy with the whole tea bag thing – it works out very nicely for work (though every time I say ‘tea bag’ I think not so tea-related things… I blame my husband’s old fraternity). I might have to get more Lupicia bagged teas (ah, much better) for a work stash.

ETA: Second steep at 5:00 and it’s pretty light. The taste is still consistent with the first steep but it is much lighter in color and flavor. I was tempted to do it another minute but I’d rather have it light than bitter. But the first steep was really quite nice so I’ve upped the rating a bit. At a lower temp and shorter steep time, this is a tea I’d buy again.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
denisend

Okay… comment fail.

The comment I was trying to make was that I love Lupicia’s bags. That’s sounds weird, but I’m leaving it.

Auggy

Okay, I snorted when reading that, especially considering where ‘tea bag’ makes my mind go. Hehe! But yes, they have great bags. (I need to stop laughing).

JacquelineM

Call them tea sachets – you will think of…lingerie drawers. Sigh. It all leads back to sex in some way, doesn’t it!

Cynthia Carter

Freud certainly thought so. But then, he was fond of a good cigar.

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denisend

Okay… comment fail.

The comment I was trying to make was that I love Lupicia’s bags. That’s sounds weird, but I’m leaving it.

Auggy

Okay, I snorted when reading that, especially considering where ‘tea bag’ makes my mind go. Hehe! But yes, they have great bags. (I need to stop laughing).

JacquelineM

Call them tea sachets – you will think of…lingerie drawers. Sigh. It all leads back to sex in some way, doesn’t it!

Cynthia Carter

Freud certainly thought so. But then, he was fond of a good cigar.

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

Not that anyone but me particularly cares, but there it is.

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