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So in my search for the perfect vanilla (which I’ve now found in Red Leaf Tea’s French Vanilla matcha), I’ve found that many caramel teas are close enough to temporarily satisfy me. But after a while I miss that vanilla creaminess and begin the hunt anew. Plus, caramel is my favorite sweet candy, though I prefer sour candies. But as a child who went through two sets of braces, caramel was not a treat I was allowed to indulge in often. But every Halloween I would buy a bag of those Caramel Apple suckers, braces be damned, and make them last for ages. My love affair with caramel has been a long and torrid one.

Anyway, caramel brings out those feel-good feeling in me. So of course when I was ordering my Green Apple matcha from Red Leaf Teas, the caramel (found here:http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/caramel-matcha.html) had to tumble into my cart too! I have to try them mixed, or I’ll be doing my teenage self a grave disservice. But first, I’m going to try it by itself, with sugar added, of course. If it’s anything like their French Vanilla, I’m in for a treat. I’m trying to try all of the new ones, but all I want to do is return to that little gem.

On to the caramel! I’m only making a small cup of this as it is 9:30 at night and I want to sleep at some point. But hey, sleep is for the weak and matcha-less, right? Right. The smell is amazing. Like I just want to crawl into the package and spend the rest of forever there. The taste…mmm. Mmmmm….mmmm. Okay, it tastes like….mmmm. Maybe I needed a bigger cup. A soup bowl, perhaps. Guh…mmmm. It tastes like the French Vanilla, but with a lovely burnt sugar aftertaste that is rocking my world right now. It tastes like real caramel made on the stovetop with nothing but sugar, cream, and a big mess that is completely worth it. Mmmmm. When I was in high school, at a church carnival I won a caramel cake. It was a caramel-flavored cake that was laced with real caramel bits, caramel icing and drizzled with, you guessed it, caramel. This reminds me of that. Or the caramel pie from O’Charley’s, which was essentially a pie crust filled with caramel. This is amazing, and I want to order some with the “There’s matcha in this?” flavoring option so I can just drown in the caramelly goodness. This is a must-always-have-in-stock for me.

Edit: My wife just pointed out that it tastes like marshmallow Peep s’mores, and I couldn’t agree more! If you’ve never made s’mores with Peeps instead of marshmallows, you haven’t lived. Just ask my father in law XD.

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drank Matcha Matsu by DAVIDsTEA
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Snagged a cup of this to go on Wednesday since I was falling asleep at work. Note to self, herbals are not a good choice for your tea of the day. Asked them to sweeten it to hell and back and it was perfect. Sweet without losing that tasty matcha goodness, it gave me a much-needed energy boost.

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drank Pink Dragonfruit by Tealish
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This was my cold-steeped work tea on Wednesday, to go with my pink lunchbag with matching pink salad thermos and pink bento boxes. It was a very pink day nods

I used up the last of my stash for this, planning to head out to Tealish on Sunday to pick up more, but it’s out of stock! Woe. Ah well, that just gives me an excuse to travel downtown when it is back in stock. Nom. It’s fruity and tasty…one of my friends at work has had dragon fruit before and encouraged me to try it, so I might try to get my grubby hands on some in the near future.

Kittenna

Pink! I am jealous of all your pink stuff, including your Pink Dragonfruit tea. I am known for my love of pink :P

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drank Pink Dragonfruit by Tealish
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drank Pink Dragonfruit by Tealish
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drank Chocolate Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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Wow. I’ve been very impressed by all three cupcake teas! The chocolately tastiness of this one cannot be denied. My wife and I shared a pot last night and to my shock, she actually sweetened the pot with a touch of sugar! Usually she drinks her teas black and I sweeten mine. But she was hoping the sugar would add a little depth to the flavor and boy did it! It tasted like chocolate cake to me, which is awesome…except for the part where I don’t like chocolate cake. But it is what it claims to be and that makes it awesome in my book. Definitely keeping some around for when those killer chocolate cravings hit.

Uniquity

The beau wasn’t swayed by the smell of chocolate cake so we only bought a bit of Ice Cream Cake to sample. Maybe I’ll have to head back! : )

MegWesley

Hmm, does Davids Tea have new flavors out? looks at tea stash I’ll have to keep this in mind for when my stash starts to dwindle. My secret sophomore made sure I would have plenty of Earl Grey.

Kittenna

Secret sophomore???

MegWesley

It is a tradition we do at school. Every senior gets assigned a sophomore that leaves them little gifts. The seniors leave little gifts back for holidays like halloween, thanksgiving, and christmas. Then at the end of the year we do a big lunchtime reveal. It’s really fun and since I’m a senior this year, I had a sophomore.

Kittenna

Awww, that sounds fun! I’d never heard of it before so was wondering if autocorrect had changed ‘Santa’ into ‘Sophomore’ or something like that!

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drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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So the Easter bunny came to my house last night and brought not only a GIANT stuffed penguin, but he ALSO brought me a tin of this! Oh, I love this tea. I crave cake quite often, but then we end up with an entire cake because I only wanted a taste of it…and then we eat an entire cake >.<. I am very much looking forward to this helping with some of those cravings.

Tina S.

Mmmmm cake. And yay penguin!!

momo

Oh I know how the cake craving thing goes. The grocery store here does not help since they’re always making the cutest looking ones (hamburgers, hot chocolate mugs, how can you not!). I need to order the cake teas soon so I can avoid them!

DaisyChubb

yaay! Happy Easter indeed!

TheTeaFairy

The bunny did great! I’m waiting for my order, afraid it would become sold out pretty quikly, I ordered 100 gr, hope I won’t regret!

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drank Ice Cream Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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Nom. Nom nom nom nom nom. Gah, I was so excited for this tea and it lived up to the hype. I’m not one for milk in my tea, but a touch of rice milk in these cake teas takes them to a whole new delicious level. Even without the milk, it’s creamy and the sips are different! On one sip I get chocolate and on the next I get strawberry…oh my goodness, I have missed strawberry ice cream. This is a beautiful tea I can’t wait to stock up on.

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“You can forgive a murder, but never a mistake while preparing tea.” Chinese proverb

Labels? Here you go: Femme, Wife, Lesbian, Homemaker, Happy. Don’t forget tea fanatic!

My tastes in tea have changed, so I should update this as well. I find myself leaning more towards rooibos and herbals, if only for their great ability to chill in my travel mug for hours and not get weird on me. When I have time to properly brew a cuppa, I lean towards white teas (which I only steep for 30 seconds) and black teas (which only get 2-3 minutes from me). I cannot stand green teas, they’re too fiddly for my tastes. Oolongs are great, but a bit fiddly as well. However, I love watching oolongs open up in my looseleaf brewer. I’m slowly discovering mates and falling for them…there are many I look forward to trying!

So…yeah. That’s me and my tea!

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