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91

Remarkable tea. Here is a great write-up from LiberTeas http://goo.gl/4cOtZ

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95
drank Sweet Caramel O Mine by Liber Teas
902 tasting notes

I didn’t find out about LiberTEAS’s company until after it had closed…yes, once I read about her blends, I had an incredible sad. LiberTEAS, bless her, kindly sent me some of her teas in a swap, and I’ve been fortunate enough to get a very small supply of her Breakfast Blend on hand (it’s the best ever, and yes, I’m hoarding the stuff).

In my awesome swap box from Meghann, she had nearly a full tin of this tucked into it, as well as my beloved Breakfast Blend!! Yes, I squealed like a little girl. Actually, probably more like a tweenage girl watching Twilight, squealing when Edward appears on the screen. You would have laughed.

I’m slightly worried about this, not going to lie. I’ve not been having the best of luck with caramel teas here lately, but I know if anyone can do a tea right, it’s LiberTEAS. After all, her Masterpiece Chai is, well, a masterpiece.

She’s not let me down. It’s bold, in your face, and awesome. Creamy and caramel, but without that “burnt” taste that I’ve been finding in other caramel blends. I’m seriously considering making a T-sac full of this, taking it to Cuppa, and begging Lisa to make me a latte out of it with caramel syrup (I’m crap at making lattes at home). This is delicious. Debating adding a smidge of sugar to this, but I honestly don’t think it needs it. Nom, nom, nom!!

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Meghann M

Yay, glad it was another winner:)

Jaime

It’s great! There’s not been a single one of her teas that I’ve tried that haven’t been fantastic.

LiberTEAS

happy dance

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92
drank Breakfast in Bed by Liber Teas
475 tasting notes

Taking my last cup of this to work this morning… Last review, I suppose, since there isn’t any more. This unique and tasteful blend of rose, cinnamon, and vanilla will certainly be missed.

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Boiling 5 min, 15 sec
Kaliska

Sorry you had to cut your supply in half just to give me some dear, I still have one big mug left, maybe I’ll save it for next time I see you~

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92
drank Breakfast in Bed by Liber Teas
475 tasting notes

Made a strong pot of this in my triniTea. Delicious as usual…

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92
drank Breakfast in Bed by Liber Teas
475 tasting notes

Brewed this quadruple-strong, let it steep for a good long time, and served it with cream and sugar. It’s my perfect coffee alternative this late afternoon.

Half of my tin is gone. D:

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Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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92
drank Breakfast in Bed by Liber Teas
475 tasting notes

Backlogging from earlier… had a cup, no cream this time. Only sugar. Yum, as always.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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92
drank Breakfast in Bed by Liber Teas
475 tasting notes

Made another pot of this last night to share between my brother, my boyfriend, and myself. Served it with vanilla cream and sugar again. Yum. This has been my go-to comfort tea lately.

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Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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92
drank Breakfast in Bed by Liber Teas
475 tasting notes

I broke out my coveted purple tin of this and made a super strong cup this morning after dropping my boyfriend off at work. I added the vanilla cream I’ve been using a lot, and sugar. It was perfect… something steamy and sweet before going out into the cold to my car. There’s just something about cinnamon and autumn…

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Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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92
drank Breakfast in Bed by Liber Teas
475 tasting notes

Finished my sample of this the other night with a friend and my brother. It was soothing and wonderful as always… which prompted us to buy two of the last remaining tins from LiberTEAS ‘s Artfire shop. Now I’ll be able to drink as much as I want for a while! So pumped!

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Boiling 6 min, 15 sec

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92
drank Breakfast in Bed by Liber Teas
475 tasting notes

Had to have another tall mug of this tonight. I have been craving it since yesterday. Not much of this left, unfortunately. :/ Will definitely miss it when it’s gone, especially since I’ve searched online for a similar combination and was unsuccessful. This was a truly unique blend.

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Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

Tabby I still have some of this available in my Artfire shop: http://liberteas.artfire.com

Tabby

That is incredibly tempting. I might have to buy it once I get done moving.

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92
drank Breakfast in Bed by Liber Teas
475 tasting notes

My first tea by the legendary LiberTEAS!

This is absolutely wonderful. I would never have thought to combine rose and cinnamon, but I love it. There is just enough rose in it, as I’ve had rose teas before that were almost peppery, but this is much better balanced. The cinnamon softens the rose and creates a really warm, delicious taste. The vanilla adds another dimension, especially in the aftertaste, and it’s just icing on the cake at this point. And the vanilla compliments the black tea’s natural taste, which just makes it even better. I’m definitely making a strong cup of this tomorrow morning before I work a double.

I’m actually really sad now that LiberTEAS isn’t in business anymore. Because yum.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Breakfast in Bed by Liber Teas
58 tasting notes

mmm…I wouldn’t mind waking up to this! The aroma of cinnamon is wafting up to my nose, tempting me to try it even though I know it is still too hot to drink. The taste: Lightly sweet cinnamon black tea. At the swallow I can detect the rose; as it cools, it is even more prevalent. Quite lovely! Sweet Cinnamon Rose…delicious indeed!

Thank you Liberteas!

Jaime

Second review I’ve seen of this recently that makes me want it. Badly.

Meghann M

Oooh, yum, sounds delicious!

amandajo

Jaime, I think it is probably in very limited supply as she has gone out of business. Um, if you decide that you want it you might contact her?

Jaime

Will do. I’ve already got the last of her Breakfast Blend…best breakfast blend I’ve had by far. So sad that I didn’t find her teas until after the close…

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95
drank Masterpiece Chai by Liber Teas
902 tasting notes

I have chai-anxiety. I really do. And I shouldn’t, since so many of the chais I’ve tried lately have been good. So I’ve brewed up a mug of *LiberTEAS*’s chai that she sent me a sample of in a fantastic swap box…and I’m sitting here sniffing it, gathering the courage to sip. The scent is very good, definitely spicy.

sigh Taste is not as spicy as I feared from the scent. It’s smooth and calming. The flavors aren’t just blended together, it’s like they’re melded into one solid taste. Nothing is standing out and screaming “I’m here, taste me, taste me!!”, and nothing is really in the background whispering “I’m here, too, but I don’t want to play right now”.

LiberTEAS, you named this one right. I think I’m more in love with the Alberta Street Chai (it’s the Lapsang Souchong, I can’t help it), but I can see myself having an on-going fling with this chai. Yet another reason I’m sad that you’ve closed up shop.

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

I am glad that you like it. With my dislike for Lapsang Souchong, there is no way I’d ever put it in my chai tea, but I do have to admit that I do like the Alberta Street Chai.

I named this one “masterpiece” because, quite honestly, it took me over a year to come up with a recipe for it that pleased me. :) I’m glad you’re enjoying it too!

Jaime

Wow, over a year to develop? That’s amazing to me. It was well-worth that year, to get this blend. It’s fantastic!

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95
drank Meadow Nocturne by Liber Teas
902 tasting notes

LiberTEAS is one of the true genius tea blenders. This floral chamomile blend is fantastic…just floral enough without being perfumey. It’s just what I needed this evening to send off the day.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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95
drank Meadow Nocturne by Liber Teas
902 tasting notes

This getting dark earlier really messes with my internal clock. For about the next two weeks, I’ll be completely sloth-like and will only want to curl up and hibernate at the first hint of darkness in the evenings. Then I’ll get over it, and will resume a regular sleep schedule (hopefully with no insomnia spells). So I’m going to have a big pot of this to soothe me to sleep tonight…it’s definitely perfect for that.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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95
drank Meadow Nocturne by Liber Teas
902 tasting notes

LiberTEAS sent this as part of a swap…needless to say, I’m excited to try it.

This definitely wins the “flowery chamomile” category in my search for the perfect chamomile. The lavender and honeybush really make this a fantastic blend. It’s not overpoweringly flower; it’s gentle and soothing. It’s something your mom or grandma would pull out and make for you after you’ve had a really long day and need a hug.

Halfway through the pot, I can already tell that this is going to help me sleep good tonight!! Thanks, LiberTEAS, for sending some my way!!

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LiberTEAS

Yay! I like that my tea won! happy dance

Meghann M

I love your description “something mom or grandma would pull out”. It made me smile:)

Jaime

I really want to make another pot, but I want to savor this so it doesn’t go quickly. I didn’t see it on the site…and I have to wait until Friday (payday) for the Breakfast Blend (that I’m hoarding the sample of and trying to conserve).

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85

Ahhh…I needed this sweet rich black tea this morning. I really do enjoy caramel teas. This tin is slowly dwindling away :(

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Funny, I had the same thing this morning and said the same thing to myself. Good stuff that’s for sure.

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85

I think I let this steep too long this morning, or used too much leaf. It was pretty astringent and tannin tasting. I could still smell the sweet sticky caramel, but the aftertaste was all tannins. I’ll have to watch it more closely, or throw in a spoonful of honey next time!

LiberTEAS

How long did you let it steep? Because this has Assam in it, I recommend only steeping for 2 1/2 minutes… 3 max, because it does get pretty tannic otherwise.

Meghann M

It was totally user error. I let it go longer than 2 1/2 minutes, more like 4 as I was rushing around this morning. It made my car smell really good, and it was good at waking me up this morning, I just liked the first cup I made accurately much much better!

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85

Mmmm this is wonderful, really hits the spot. I was craving a sweet dessert tea this afternoon and this was waiting for me in my mailbox. Thanks to the SororiTea Sisteres blog contest I get to enjoy this richly caramel tea along with a tin of Liberteas British Breakfast tea. Much thanks for the tea!

Cofftea

Good choice!

LiberTEAS

I’m glad you enjoyed it! And CONGRATS again on winning!

Elyse

Ohh! This looks good. My Boyfriend LOVES caramel.

Kryptryx

I think I am going to have sneak out of the box, and try some caramel tea. And then some chocolate tea.

Cofftea

Kryptryx- and then mix them! If you also like coffee, might I recommend Caramel LatTEA and Mocha LatTEA (they als have a Chai LatTEA) From Dr. Tea’s Tea Garden. If you like cayenne and chai, might I recommend 52teas’ Mayan Chocolate Chai.

LiberTEAS

For those of you who are interested in this tea, I only have ONE 2 oz tin left of it at the moment. I might be reblending this one more time, but I can’t guarantee it.

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100
drank Breakfast Blend by Liber Teas
902 tasting notes

Happy New Year! Here’s to good things happening in 2011.

I’m starting off 2011 with my favorite breakfast blend. I’ve managed to get a fair amount of this in my stash (thanks to LiberTEAS and Meghann!), but I know that all too soon it will be gone. It’s easily a tea I could drink every day and never get tired of. Smooth, gentle, slightly astringent and just the right amount of vanilla. Perfect for gently waking me up and welcoming in the new year.

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100
drank Breakfast Blend by Liber Teas
902 tasting notes

Ah, my favorite breakfast tea. Here’s to a happy Friday!!

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