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drank Caramel Cream by TeaFrog
382 tasting notes

When I went to smell this tea, I was dubious! It seemed like the Hawaiian thingy had completely overpowered its smell and I couldn’t get anything. But then I looked into the bag and I was like dayum! they just stone cold put caramel chunks into this stuff. That is pretty neat, so I was once again optimistic about the tea.

The smell is VERY nice. Exactly like a caramel candy. And the taste is pretty much exactly the same. It is sooooo good! I just kept drinking it and remarking to my increasingly jealous friends with whom I was chatting on Skype how good it was.

This is by far my favorite of the rooiboses I’ve tried so far. I mean, I also really like the love, but this…it’s just SO GOOD. I basically feel like I’m drinking candy. I also totally forgot about it and oversteeped it but it turned out fine which is always a point in a tea’s favor in my book.

Now, I chose this for my extra free sample – it narrowly edged out the chocolate mint rooibos. I decided on this one because of my experiences with the Art of Tea dessert sampler. The chocolate-minty Velvet tea didn’t really do much for me, while the caramelized pear came out as the best of the bunch. This has basically left me suspicious about chocolate and rooibos (which also helped me resist the ultimate chocolate rooibos during 52teas memorial day sale) Now I feel all vindicated since this stuff turned out so good. Yay for me!

So at this point, I think I just have the Hawaiian thingy left of my samples. I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been putting it off after reading someone’s review about it being far too tart. Given that it’s the source of the overpowering smell in my sample set…this is not hard to believe…that’s why I’m gonna leave it to tomorrow…or maybe the day after :P

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
mpierce87

How is this on the rooibos sour wood taste scale?

Rabs

I need to start wearing my reading glasses for the pooter cuz I just read the title of this tea as “Camel Cream” and it sorta grossed me out. :P

Ewa

@mwrawlins2: caveat: I don’t really mind the taste of rooibos, but I don’t think it was particularly present.

Hee hee camel cream. “This tea was quite interesting but I could tell if it was a dromedary or a Bactrian”

Rabs

ROFL!!!!!

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mpierce87

How is this on the rooibos sour wood taste scale?

Rabs

I need to start wearing my reading glasses for the pooter cuz I just read the title of this tea as “Camel Cream” and it sorta grossed me out. :P

Ewa

@mwrawlins2: caveat: I don’t really mind the taste of rooibos, but I don’t think it was particularly present.

Hee hee camel cream. “This tea was quite interesting but I could tell if it was a dromedary or a Bactrian”

Rabs

ROFL!!!!!

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I’m a Pole who grew up in Texas, is currently a graduate student in California studying Japan. How’s THAT for random?

Being Polish, my family has always drunk a lot of tea, and I am no different. I may drink more tea than water. On the other hand, I can’t say that I’m very particular about it; I’m generally pretty careless with steeping times and water temperature and I don’t even have a proper teapot (mostly because the lid broke during the move to California ;_;).

I always drink my tea unsweetened and I only add milk in the case of the most egregiously chai-ish of chais. (not really a big fan of milk in general)

Given that so many of my entries seem to be about my morning tea, I felt I should add something here about me and mornings: I fail at mornings. I fail at them a LOT. Therefore I often also fail at proper tea making in the mornings.

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