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This tea is definitely a winner. The smell after brewing is solidly caramel. And not that cheap fake stuff either. This smells like that english toffee that you bite into and it drips all over your chin in the best and messiest way ever. (Sssh, Aisling, I already know what you’re going to say so nyah :P )

First sips definitely had a nice caramel flavour, with some backhint of chai like spices. The tea was a little light on flavour for me, so I added some sugar to see what that’d do to the tea. And wow, there was the flavour that I’d been looking for. Caramel and spice notes and just a slight underhint of apple and damn is this tea a winner. Maybe a little out of season since it feels like the middle of summer outside right now despite it being March, but mmmm I do love it!

Edited to add: They call this a black but it really is a rooibos with black added. There is no way I’d call this a black tea.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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An avid tea addict in the GTA, Ontario, Canada. I’m always looking for new teas and new tea addicted friends!

My preference is loose leaf of all varieties, however the occasional bagged tea can come along and charm me. Flavoured or straight, there is a good chance that I will be falling in love.

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My ratings system is based on the smiley faces above the ratings scale.

0-10 — This tea didn’t get past the initial sip process. I just couldn’t bring myself to drink more, I found it so horrible.

11-50 — It made it past first sips, but as I drank a bit more I realized I really wasn’t enjoying the tea, and would never drink it again.

51-60 — I probably made it through the cup, but won’t be trying another one.

61-69 — Either it’s a mystery tea and I can’t decide if I like it or not, or it is one that I felt was purely adequate.

70-85 — These are the teas that I appreciate and/or like. If they are falling in this area they are ones that I would definitely re-buy, however are not ones that I must always have on hand. The good, but not the amazing.

86-94 — These are the favourites. My cupboard feels empty if they aren’t inside.

95-100 — Tea perfection!

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GTA, Ontario, Canada

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