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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

12:30pm: Resteeping Jackee. He is teasing me, taunting me from the underbrush with glimpses of caramel and confectionary, but smoky still. I am dogged in my pursuit of my elusive quarry. I will have him. I will record my every cup, and all resteeps.

1:00pm: Blast. Too much leaf. Delicious, and yet I feel I am falling father and father behind my prey. The scent was so close before. Damn it all!

1:45pm: I’ve read and reread the copious amount of notes from those who went before, and determined to decrease the steep time, and the leaf amount yet again…and now the trail is hot again.

2:45pm: I WILL FIND YOU, CARAMEL JACK

3pm: We strike out yet again.

3:30pm: And again…sudden impulse to alphabetize video game and cd collection ignored as irrelevant side-effect of caffeine consumption…

4pm: And again…

5pm: Is it 5? …I can hardly keep track of the time…the cups of tea…the tea that looks for a moment as though it will reveal itself to be caramel tea toward the last, but which goes on to breathe its last, only tantalizingly close to what I seek! I feel it shall drive me mad! This expedition is a failure, a failure! I also may have consumed too much caffeine in my pursuit of this ghost, this paper tiger…

6pm: I CAN SMELL HIS MOCKERY. There in my empty cup, let sit for a time…the sweet smell of caramel…sweeter than the tea that occupied the cup, and now I am sure that he TOYS WITH ME! Hands…have begun to shake…

7pm: So close…so close…I can’t give in now…ohhh, the lovely colors…

7:30pm: Tea… i
s

DanGe rous (halp)

must…
find….
caramel…
fzzbrtth x.x

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec
~lauren.

I am sending you my silent support via the cyberspace! I weep for you today as Caramel Jack eludes you once again, but never fear, you WILL succeed, I am sure of it!

S

Keep fighting the good fight, sister! I also felt taunted by the caramelly smell of my empty cup…Jackee Muntz is a heartbreaker.

takgoti

Oh my god this is hilarious. And also infuriating, as I struck out today as well. I swear to Thor, they need to rename this tea Loch Ness “Caramel” Sasquatch.

Auggy

“I CAN SMELL HIS MOCKERY Okay, that cracked me up! Good luck finding it! Make him eat his mocking words! :)

sophistre

It is noon…and I’m only just waking up today…hung over from having given myself the caffeine shakes at almost 8PM. Some restraint might be necessary in the future. x.x

It’s reassuring to hear it’s finicky for you too, actually. I can totally sense it there! And warp the flavors in my head if I think about them and concentrate…but…I think that qualifies as trying too hard. I will get it, though.

It is a pretty awesome keemun either way, though.

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~lauren.

I am sending you my silent support via the cyberspace! I weep for you today as Caramel Jack eludes you once again, but never fear, you WILL succeed, I am sure of it!

S

Keep fighting the good fight, sister! I also felt taunted by the caramelly smell of my empty cup…Jackee Muntz is a heartbreaker.

takgoti

Oh my god this is hilarious. And also infuriating, as I struck out today as well. I swear to Thor, they need to rename this tea Loch Ness “Caramel” Sasquatch.

Auggy

“I CAN SMELL HIS MOCKERY Okay, that cracked me up! Good luck finding it! Make him eat his mocking words! :)

sophistre

It is noon…and I’m only just waking up today…hung over from having given myself the caffeine shakes at almost 8PM. Some restraint might be necessary in the future. x.x

It’s reassuring to hear it’s finicky for you too, actually. I can totally sense it there! And warp the flavors in my head if I think about them and concentrate…but…I think that qualifies as trying too hard. I will get it, though.

It is a pretty awesome keemun either way, though.

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Ohhh, I dunno. I like tea but I’m kind of a tea newbie. At this point I can say with authority that I may never be anything else, no matter how many teas I try…there is always something new out there.

I write a lot.

I also play way too many video games.


Ratings! (Bout time, wot?) This is a new arrangement, so…subject to change!

1-10: Not potable. First-sip disasters.

11-30: Intensely unpleasant…won’t catch me finishing the cup.

31-50: I really don’t like it…but maybe somebody else out there would.

51-70: Drinkable, but probably not the first thing I’m going to reach for.

71-90: Pretty good tea, and stuff that there’s a good chance I’ll have on-hand. Will do in a pinch at the low end, all the way up to regular visitors to my infuser on the high end.

91-100: Teas I really do not want to be without.

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