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I gave this another try after Takgoti’s temp/time/cooling suggestions and she’s right! You do get caramel! I tried this at 200 and 180-degrees as well. If the water’s too hot you lose it and if it’s too cold it there, kind of, but it tastes like wet newspaper.

There’s still something off about this keemun to me and if I really wanted caramel tones, there are other teas I’d go to before this one. Maybe just I’m just not a fan of the smoky/burnt sugar taste that others have mentioned. Still, I’m bumping my rating for Jackee up a few ticks.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec
teaplz

So awesome that the caramel flavors were replicated for lots of people!

takgoti

SUCCESS! This makes me feel so relieved, I was seriously thinking I was making up the caramel thing in my head. That said, I personally have yet to come across a good “Just Caramel!” tea besides this one. Got any recommends?

takgoti

EXCELLENT. Thank you, sir!

Wiseman Tea Co.

wet newspaper! That can’t be enjoyable.

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teaplz

So awesome that the caramel flavors were replicated for lots of people!

takgoti

SUCCESS! This makes me feel so relieved, I was seriously thinking I was making up the caramel thing in my head. That said, I personally have yet to come across a good “Just Caramel!” tea besides this one. Got any recommends?

takgoti

EXCELLENT. Thank you, sir!

Wiseman Tea Co.

wet newspaper! That can’t be enjoyable.

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