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drank Caramel-Toffee by Dammann Freres
1844 tasting notes

Thank you Dexter3657!! This one smells SOOO good. I did not realize how much I wanted to try this tea until I smelled the amazingly caramel deliciousness of the steeped cup. However, when I took my first sip, the flavor was not nearly as strong. In fact, I mostly get the caramel-toffee in the aftertaste as opposed to in the sip itself. It is a good cup but after having Je T’aime, I am left just a little underwhelmed. I am very grateful to have gotten to try it though!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Courtney

Woot French teas!

VariaTEA

Why must they always lure me in with their delicious smell and then not deliver on taste?

Courtney

That is the worst. It’s just no fun when the scent is drool-worthy and the taste is a let-down. Hopefully you will have something else delicious this evening. :)

Sil

variaTEA…there are a few from MF you would probably really like in terms of delivering a more concentrated taste experience. While i quite like this one, i agree that it’s not in your face like the smell is haha

VariaTEA

I think I would have liked this more had I not tried Je t’aime prior to this. Both smell amazing but je t’aime delivered more on the flavor.

VariaTEA

Also, I had Bolero which I found pretty tasty. And I have Marco Polo arriving in a swap so hopefully that is a success too.

MissB

Oh, I should send you the rest of my Boléro then, as I’m allergic and it’s just sitting here.

VariaTEA

No! You already sent me so much and I ended up sending it off to people. As much as I liked it, I did not think about it/reach for it often. I am sure there is someone out there who would show it far more love than I would. Thank you for offering though.

OMGsrsly

I’ll buy it off you, MissB. I loooove strawberry teas.

Dinosara

I guess I should try some Nina’s again… I tried them when they first showed up on Steepster offering samples and I wasn’t super impressed. Then again, French teas seem to be fairly divisive by company!

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Courtney

Woot French teas!

VariaTEA

Why must they always lure me in with their delicious smell and then not deliver on taste?

Courtney

That is the worst. It’s just no fun when the scent is drool-worthy and the taste is a let-down. Hopefully you will have something else delicious this evening. :)

Sil

variaTEA…there are a few from MF you would probably really like in terms of delivering a more concentrated taste experience. While i quite like this one, i agree that it’s not in your face like the smell is haha

VariaTEA

I think I would have liked this more had I not tried Je t’aime prior to this. Both smell amazing but je t’aime delivered more on the flavor.

VariaTEA

Also, I had Bolero which I found pretty tasty. And I have Marco Polo arriving in a swap so hopefully that is a success too.

MissB

Oh, I should send you the rest of my Boléro then, as I’m allergic and it’s just sitting here.

VariaTEA

No! You already sent me so much and I ended up sending it off to people. As much as I liked it, I did not think about it/reach for it often. I am sure there is someone out there who would show it far more love than I would. Thank you for offering though.

OMGsrsly

I’ll buy it off you, MissB. I loooove strawberry teas.

Dinosara

I guess I should try some Nina’s again… I tried them when they first showed up on Steepster offering samples and I wasn’t super impressed. Then again, French teas seem to be fairly divisive by company!

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After being overweight all my life I finally decided to commit to the long journey of weight loss. When life got too monotonous with all the diet food I decided to try teas in hopes of finding new flavors. I never realized the addiction I would face and now I am in love with all things tea!

However, I am still new to the tea scene and although I have bought many David’s Teas and Teavana Teas I know there is just so much out there to try and I am excited for each and every new experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

Well after over a month on steepster, I have learned many new things about tea and my own personal tastes. For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well. Oh and I LOVE Red Leaf Tea’s flavored matcha.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings (a loose guide):
1-15 – This cup is going down the drain
16-30 – I will finish the cup but I am not making another
31-50 – I don’t think I like this but I will try another cup just to be sure
51-60 – I am really on the fence about this tea
61-70 – I like this enough to finish what I have but I won’t be buying it again
71-80 – I like this and will buy it every now and then
81-90 – I really like this and will replace it as soon as I can
91-100 – I LOVE this and will buy more before I run out of what I have so that this is never missing from my cupboard

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