Caribou Coffee

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76

I have had this a couple of times and I prefer it over the Black Thai tea latte. I’m not huge on syrups in my tea, so generally when I get a latte I just get the skim or soy milk and skip the sugary syrup. I’ll have to try this blend with just milk added next time. The oolong isn’t very strong so maybe I’ll be able to taste it more without syrup.

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drank Holiday Tea by Caribou Coffee
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I really really believe Caribou uses Harney and Sons tea. They have so many similar blends, and even carry repackaged hot cinnamon spice. Anyhoo, this tea looks exactly like the sachet of Harney’s Holiday Spice and is just as disappointing. I used two sachets for 10 oz and just am not getting much flavor out of this.

QueenOfTarts

Yes, they do use H&S tea!

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81

I’m not sure about the ingredients in this bagged tea but it’s pretty darned tasty. I couldn’t find it anywhere else on steepster so I am adding it and I couldn’t find it on their website! Ek! Anyhow…this tastes like a combo of Black Tea, Chocolate, Coffee Beans, something fruity…maybe grenadine, and something creamy either caramel or vanilla or both…not sure.

This is pretty good for a bagged tea – quite flavorful! A nice surprise from FrenchVanilla.

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54

Got this the other day going through the drive through and I thought it was delicious the first time I had it……this time not so much but it might be that it was too strong?? But it tasted kinda nasty to me.

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86

For some reason this drink was less sweet today (yay!), so it was much tastier. I was pleasantly surprised by the nutritional content after I looked it up this morning as well… not as bad as I’d thought. I think I like the Pomegranate Oolong a little better than this latte overall, but I try to switch it up every so often!

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73
drank Mango by Caribou Coffee
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BF wanted some coffee, so we stopped in and decided to try this. The fruity flavor was subtle, but really tasty. Would definitely get it again.

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71

Not bad…it tastes like a rather generic green oolong without a lot of the complexity I’m used to tasting in a Tie Guan Yin. But I think that might be because I got spoiled by the awesome TGY I got from the Granville Island tea store last year. There is a bit of a fruity flavour present, though it isn’t readily distinguishable as promgranate necessarily, though it gets bit stronger when the tea cools and the natural sweetness of the oolong seems to work with it.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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69

Unfortunately, I think my local coffeehouse started preparing this differently (or corporate changed the recipe!). Either way, a cup of this hasn’t been the same in a while.

Decided to give it another try out on my walk today and it was good, but not still not as good as before. Oh well.

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drank Dragonwell by Caribou Coffee
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A nice, soft and lightly sweet cup. I brewed this for 3 minutes in 175F water. There just isn’t much flavor here today. I think I better use less water next time.

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73

Backlogging… had the hot version of this Friday. There’s something about this blend that’s underwhelming/kind of bland, so I actually prefer Starbucks’ chai, but every once in a while I like to switch it up. I guess the Caribou blend is more milky (as opposed to spicy), and I prefer SPICE (which is why I wish more places offered the local Bhakti Chai blend!). Still a nice hot drink on a cold wintery day!

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Tried this latte style after robotics dinner out. Some simple syrup was added and soymilk and this is my new favorite latte. Noticed that caribou now carries a Hot Cinnamon Spice black tea in sachets in a tin and also they have Pomegranate Oolong. I am curious to find out if Harney and Sons may supply teas to them through wholesale. They have such similar teas.

I really enjoyed the sweet candy cinnamon the tea latte had. Will definitely be trying some of the other blends.

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68

Not as much delicious pomegranate flavor as I remember, but still delicate and sweet and definitely oolong. Ooooooolong. I’m loving the oolongs lately.

Trying to reduce the teas in tins/bagged teas I have crowding my cupboards this week. In preparation for new Teavana teas (Berry Mojito sounds amazing…hoping the stores have them tomorrow or ordering online if not), Davids teas and Teasource teas…maybe a teaguys and praise tea company order. Too many teas to try! I need to see if any local stores carry harney’s cranberry autumn because that sounds fantastic for right now as well.

Jaime

Berry Mojito? Oh, dear. My poor cupboard.

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70

Out running errands and needed something cold. This totally hit the spot!

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69

I get this tea on a regular basis while on my walks through my local town. When made right, it’s the perfect drink to sip while seeing the sights or getting some errands done.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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68

Makes a great light flavored iced tea. Must get another tin!

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86

Had this again today (and forgot to try & adjust the amount of syrup)… I wish there was a way to add a bit of something spicy and tone down the sugar level. It’s very good but it could be perfect with a couple of adjustments. It was definitely a nice change from my regular Friday chai though!

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72

Meghann M sent me this! It seems nearly impossible to over steep…thankfully, I threw the bag in there and forgot about it…oops!

You can taste the Pomegranate and the oolong! Fairly tasty. Juicy…love the way it smells. a bit of an aftertaste that some white tea leaves behind but not bad.

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59

Bliss in a cup. This was exactly what I needed this morning. I wish I knew how they made these concentrates, as I’d try it at home. The barista told me that they cold brew the tea (but not sure that they sell the tea that makes the thai tea blend, as I didn’t see it available on the shelf, and they don’t offer it as a hot tea), and then add syrup to it, then steam milk or soy with it. Delicious. Just the right amount of spice with a great sweetness to it. I can’t wait to try this iced!

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drank Dragonwell by Caribou Coffee
558 tasting notes

Ahh…got it back to how I remember it. A nice light green color after 2 minutes @ 175. Much more depth to the flavor, light indescribable to me at the moment, but not the hay taste I’ve been getting from other greens (like cocomint green). This is one smooth tea. I will have to sample more greens to start improving my vocabulary.

This was a good tea to drink after a good size lunch, not too rich to make me feel full, just light and enough flavor to enjoy a good cuppa.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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86

Had this over the weekend on a rare visit to Caribou Coffee. It’s got some kind of coconut syrup in it, which made it almost too sweet for me, but the coconut flavour is awesome. If I had it again, I’d see what I could do to request that it was made with less syrup, and then it might be perfect. Pretty awesome!

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