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drank Sweet Caramel O Mine by Liber Teas
1527 tasting notes

Woah! I added a bit of honey to this tea and wow is it caramely. I guess that’s the secret to bringing out its flavour and sweetness. Yum.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec
LiberTEAS

Hi Jillian – with most flavored teas… that is the secret! A small amount of sweetener such as honey, sugar or agave nectar encourages the flavor to come out and play. :)

Jillian

As I’m learning. :D

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Other Black Chais take notice!

This is the way you do it!
Everything has it’s place but no one is too pushy trying to get out in front for more attention! WOW! Very Nice!

I was reading LiberTeas “honey” option – eventho I don’t ever add anything to my teas – even chai – and I don’t think this Chai needs it – I might try it sometime just for fun with Agave Nectar…you know, expand my horizons…lol…

Regardless…this is a black chai I could drink again! Thanks LiberTEAs!!!
Tasty!

It was a good chai day – all ’round!

LENA

Oooh wow. If you loved this Chai plain, I bet I would love it in traditional stovetop form.

TeaEqualsBliss

@ LENA – I never added anything to Black Tea growing up so I figured I would just stick with it as I experimented with other teas and really try and taste each blend/mix/pairing/variety as-is or NAKED…lol…people have called me weird for doing Chai’s naked but…oh well…lol…I don’t mind…

__Morgana__

I’m like you on the naked part, except for chai. In a weak moment I tried it with milk/sweetener and have never been able to go back.

LENA

I always try every tea I come across “naked” at first. Then, if I think it will improve the taste, I’ll add sweetener or milk/soy. But I have to agree with Morgana – once I tried “traditional chai”, I could not go back to naked. LOL!

Cofftea

I’m what you’d call a diversified chai snob LOL I love chai both clean or w/ milk… but never sweetener… thie one sweetener I would like to try would be ROT’s chai honey.

LiberTEAS

I created this chai with simplicity in mind (big surprise, huh?) I absolutely despise traditional stovetop methods for steeping chai… I do not steep any chai in milk. About the closest I come is I will heat milk for a pirate’s chai (that is, matcha chai). I don’t like mess. I don’t like fuss. I want my tea brewing simple.

So, that is why I created this blend… and with that very thought in mind, that it would have to taste excellent when brewed in water, and would have to taste even better if you went latte with it (that is, brewed it in water, and then added warm milk to the brewed tea).

TeaEqualsBliss: I’m so happy you like this blend. :)

AmazonV

i refuse to try and like this blend (hides) i can’t bear to lose any more favorite teas and i know LiberTEAS your closing your one shop up

Cofftea

Haha good point AmazonV.

LiberTEAS

AmazonV, what if I just sent you a sample? Would you not try it?

AmazonV

i actually have one from you, when i bought the rose love chocolate tea, it’s glaring at me, i don’t want to love it!

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drank Masterpiece Chai by Liber Teas
4224 tasting notes

Wow, it’s really early for me, I am still in kind of a sleepy daze.

But I am enjoying my Masterpiece Chai. I decided to forgo the latte this time, because I’m battling my allergies still and I figured the dairy protein won’t help matters right now. It is delicious with just a drizzle of raw honey though… nice and spicy… just what I need on this sleepy day.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Breakfast Blend by Liber Teas
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I started the day with this tea (like I do most days! I just don’t always log it, I figured it probably gets pretty boring seeing me log about my own teas)…

Now, I am contemplating what I shall have next…

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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I was so craving a cuppa Florence and went to my tea cupboard to make me a cup and there sat my samples from all my steeps and in front was this one. I decided to give it a shot as it is a chocolate flavored black tea. I was very excited to try it as it is made by LiberTEAS while I’ve never actually had the opportunity to try any of her teas I love reading her posts.

Anyway on to the tea the dry leaf smelled delicious like delicious enough to eat delicious. Steeped 5 minutes in boiling water and the smell is still delicious but I am now picking up on very faint hints of the rose in this blend. The liquor is very dark with hints of orange and red the chocolate taste is very good. As you all know I love me some Florence and so it’s hard for me to be unbiased when it comes to chocolate teas but I have to say where Florence has the hazelnutty chocolate taste this one has a rose chocolate taste so they are completely different chocolate teas. Enough rambling I like this tea and I have to Thank AmazonV for this sample (Thanks AmazonV).

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

I’m glad to hear you like it.

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drank Breakfast in Bed by Liber Teas
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I recently blended a batch of this tea (which has already sold out, thanks to some very devoted fans of the tea), but I needed to test it before I could ship it! So that’s what I’m doing.

Pleasant, smooth, and rich. I love the note of cinnamon which is not spicy – a sweeter side of cinnamon.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Masterpiece Chai by Liber Teas
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I knew that I would be staying up this morning – although a nap would be nice – so I decided to start the day with a tea that would get me going. I usually like to make this one a latte – complete with steamed, frothed milk (yes Cofftea, I do have a frother, I just don’t like to get it out and use it all the time) – but milk just didn’t sound good to me this morning. So I drank it sans steamed milk, but with a nice dollop of honey!

Mmmm… I love how honey enhances the flavors of chai. It really gives a nice definition to the spices of chai. I know that sugar can do this to (and when I’ve run out of honey, I’ve used sugar) as can agave nectar, but, there is just something so perfect about honey and chai.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec
Cofftea

Haha! Mmm… chai… if you ever decide to open your business again you should make lots of killer chais, I’d be your friend for life:) I have a frother too, but I’ve never used it cuz I’m such an amazing klutz. I’m sure my chai mistos would be much better if I did though.

Cofftea

I don’t like honey, but I’ve always wanted to try ROT’s chai honey- have you tried that yet?

TeaEqualsBliss

OoooooooO…100!? Excellent! I’m intrigued!

LiberTEAS

Cofftea: I haven’t tried the chai honey. When it comes to honey, it’s probably the ONE item in the entire supermarket that I wouldn’t go looking for something unusual. For me, I just look for raw honey, local if at all possible.

Chai is a great love of mine as well.

LiberTEAS

TeaEqualsBliss: Well, it is my own blend. LOL! So therefore I created it to my specifications. :) So, yeah, maybe I am a little biased. Now you know why the Guru won’t let me review my own teas on the tea review blog! haha!

TeaEqualsBliss

I would review it!!! :P

LiberTEAS

Did I send you some of this when I sent you the Teapigs Licorice and Peppermint? I thought I did… if not, I certainly intended to.

LiberTEAS

Cofftea: I just visited the ROT website…and that chai honey does look yummy… I bet it’s absolutely awesome on toast. I think it might be a little overkill in chai, but, what a great breakfast – toast with chai honey! YUM!

JacquelineM

I agree about the honey and chai! I never had it that way until Golden Moon recommended honey with their Kashmiri Chai, and now I’m HOOKED! Now I’m craving it for tonight :) :) :)

Cofftea

LiberTEAS, if you’re afraid of over kill the vanilla bean looks yummy too- both have actual tea in them. The blackberry sage jam looks yummy too!

JacquelineM, I don’t think I could put it in a chai that was green based… even in part like GM’s Kashmiri… but then again I don’t even really care for milk in my green chais. But you should totally give into that craving:)

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drank Breakfast Blend by Liber Teas
4224 tasting notes

This is what I’m drinking right now, because I woke up not too long ago. Sunday is one of my sleeping-in days and I take full advantage of it!

One of the best ways I can think of to wake up is with this tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Masterpiece Chai by Liber Teas
4224 tasting notes

After enjoying my breakfast blend and Allergi-TEA this morning (as usual), I decided to treat myself to a chai latte.

Not much more for me to say about a good chai (and if I do say so myself, this is a REALLY good chai!) than YUM!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Breakfast Blend by Liber Teas
4224 tasting notes

Ahhh… I love my Breakfast Blend!

I really didn’t want to get up this morning! Fortunately, I have my Breakfast Blend to get me going. I have only taken a few sips but already I’m starting to feel more lively.

Nice bold flavor with a delightfully smooth vanilla touch! Mmmmmm!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Allergi-TEA by Liber Teas
4224 tasting notes

More backlogging… Once the seasonal allergies hit, they hit me hard! After I have some caffeine, I usually reach for this to help alleviate the symptoms. I don’t always log it, though, because it is more like routine for me starting by about mid-February and on through about May or June.

Lovely minty taste. I’m not a particular fan of herbal blends for the most part, but I like this one. The mint gives it a nice flavor, and by the time I’ve emptied the cup, my symptoms are beginning to subside and that is a definite plus.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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drank Breakfast Blend by Liber Teas
4224 tasting notes

Good Morning, and for those of you who celebrate it: Happy Easter! For those who do not… happy Spring! It doesn’t seem much like spring to me lately, we’ve been having cold, wet, dreary weather here in the Pacific NorthWET!

A bit of a backlog – I started my morning with a bit of breakfast blend, much the way I do most mornings. I like the way it prepares me for the day. Deliciously bold, with a sweet note of vanilla. YUM!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Additives: none
Water: Zarafina 2c
Tool: Zarafina 2c black-loose-med
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Coco, smoky, sweet
Steeped Tea Smell: Light coco, Black tea, Sweet
Flavor: black tea, hint of dark chocolate
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: none
Liquor: opaque dark brown like coffee

If your expecting milk chocolate this is not your tea, it’s more a dark chocolate.

Post-Steep Additives: German rock sugar, sweeter

Marginally better, but really, it’s lightly coco black tea, good but not amazing. Looking at the other steepster reviews got me all giddy. I was originally afraid I would love the tea and be devastated at it no longer being available. Luckily it’s a good cup of tea, but I’ll be fine without (Florence will see me though).

Resteep: same as first

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/04/liber-teas-loose-leaf-black-tea.html

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drank Breakfast Blend by Liber Teas
4224 tasting notes

Backlogging a bit: I started my morning (late morning!) with my breakfast blend. Lovely – as always. A good way to get the blood flowing!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Starry Night by Liber Teas
4224 tasting notes

Since it’s getting later, I figured I’d slow things down a little and drink something with a little (or no!) caffeine. I love my Starry Night blend. Green rooibos, which I prefer over the red, with delightful fruit flavors – peach and mango are the most prominent.

Delicious!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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Backlog: this morning, instead of starting my morning with my breakfast blend, I decided to go a bit decadent and start with some dessert! Smooth, creamy, delicious! I love it!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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Yum! I love my caramel tea!

The flavor is rich and smooth, but with a bold base – a touch of malt that really goes nicely with the caramel notes. Not super sweet – even though I named it as such… I was thinking of Axl Rose at the time! It has a nice sweetness though but one that I like to accent with a bit of raw sugar to bring out some of the richer notes of the caramel.

YUM!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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I think I may have nabbed the last of this, and I’m glad I got a chance to try it. :-)

I am about to start a chocolate tea frenzy. I have a number of different varieties that have arrived in the last couple of days, and I am sorely tempted to lock myself in a room and drink them seriatim until I achieve a state of enlightenment or pop, whichever comes first. But given the realities of reality, and the fact that I’ve become more caffeine sensitive over the years, that’s not happening.

Since I don’t yet have anything to compare this to I am not going to give a numerical rating at this time, but I will say that this is an adorable little tea — the rose petals give it a very sweet and cuddly look and are soothing to watch as they drift placidly in the water while they steep. They seem to contribute a slight sweetness and softness to this blend, though they aren’t something I can distinguish by taste individually. But that’s ok, because the main attraction here is the chocolate, and that is present in spades. Nice job, LIBER Teas.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

Thank you… so glad you’re enjoying it.

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drank Allergi-TEA by Liber Teas
4224 tasting notes

A bit of a backlog here – I started the morning with a cup of my Allergi-TEA. My allergies are in full swing. I wake up with my eyes swollen, my throat feeling a bit like sandpaper, and coughing, sneezing, and just basically miserable. My Allergi-TEA really helps me feel human again. Soothes the throat, calms the coughing, and my eyes don’t itch any more. For that alone, I am giving it a perfect score this time.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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drank Allergi-TEA by Liber Teas
4224 tasting notes

A little bit of a backlog here – I started my morning with this instead of my Breakfast Blend. My allergies are in full swing and I needed to start fighting them immediately.

Nice, bright flavor. More importantly, my eyes don’t itch now, and neither does my throat. I am feeling so much better!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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drank Breakfast Blend by Liber Teas
4224 tasting notes

My morning cuppa. Yes… I realize it’s noon, but, I just woke up so… this is my morning!

Smooth yet robust enough to help me shake off the slumbers and face the day! I generally add just a dollop of honey and sometimes a splash of warmed milk, but this time, I’m not going latte – just honey. And it’s oh so good! The vanilla is soft, I really like how this flavor develops in the cup. Starts out soft, and continues to build as I make my way down to the last drop.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Well, I just sold the very last of this that I had available for sale, so I’m down to my own personal stash! To celebrate, I decided to brew a cup! YUMMY!

This is without a doubt my favorite chocolate tea. I probably sound biased as I say that, but, really, this is the tea that started it for me because I was trying to recreate a tea that I had fallen in love with many years ago, and the place where I got it went out of business. I tried a lot of other chocolate blends along the way, and a lot of others since then – many are good, some are VERY good… but none are as good as this. THIS is as good as it gets. Period!

Smooth, rich, creamy, delicious! LOVE IT!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

Oh you tease us with this review! ;) If it’s not available anymore, we won’t be able to try it’s chocolate-y goodness! So many chocolate-flavored teas are more cocoa-like than chocolate. I hope someday you’ll consider creating more!

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drank Allergi-TEA by Liber Teas
4224 tasting notes

Since allergy season has arrived (for me, anyways), it’s time for me to break out the artillery and fight the symptoms. I love my Allergi-TEA.

It has a clean, peppermint-y flavor. More importantly though, is that it really helps with the symptoms. I add a dollop of raw, locally harvested honey which also helps considerably.

So, along with my daily Oolong, this will be a daily tea for me for a while!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more
Cofftea

This sounds so good! My someone special has really bad allergies. Honey helps w/ allergies? Interesting.

LiberTEAS

the honey should be raw and locally harvested. Since the bees will collect the pollen from the local plants that are causing the allergic reactions, by using the locally harvested, raw honey, you are taking in a little of the pollen, in turn, allowing the body to build an immunity to those pollens.

Cofftea

Wow! I learned something new. Cool! I’ll pass this info along to Grant. =D

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

The farmer’s market opens here this Saturday and I’ll be picking up some local honey then. The husband is convinced that the local raw milk helps with his allergies.

LiberTEAS

chrine: that is possible too. I didn’t think of that!

DoorMouse

This tea sounds amazing, though where can I get some? Also LiberTEA your side links aren’t working. =(

LiberTEAS

My teas are no longer available for sale. I closed the door on my business a few years ago. Thank you though! The links appear to be working now… at least to me they are … are they still not working for you?

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drank Masterpiece Chai by Liber Teas
4224 tasting notes

After coming home from my daughter’s school – today was “Donuts with Dear Mom” day – I indulged in a cup of Masterpiece Chai – my absolute favorite chai in the world. A bit of steamed, frothed milk (I actually use half & half because we buy 1% milk which I think is too thin, so I get myself a little carton of half & half for my tea) and honey make this the nicest cup of chai available anywhere (except for maybe India!)

Now that I’m finishing up the cup though, I already contemplating what I shall brew next……

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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