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drank Caramel by Great Wall Tea Company
367 tasting notes

Rushing a review of this this morning. Have to leave in ten minutes…

It’s a very nice base, and a good caramel flavour. Not incredibly strong, but not weak. The flavouring includes caramel chips, and overall it rounds out to a very nice desert cup. The smell overtakes the actual taste a bit, but I am sipping it while it’s still rather hot.

Picked up Kakuzo’s The Book of Tea from my library. Surprised it had it, actually. It’s a wonderful little book about culture clashing and life. Yes, and tea. It’s a sort of rambling description comparison, which I have to admit I always enjoy reading. I think I’d like to buy this after I finish it. If I can find anyplace that sells it. It’s an old book. I need to stop checking out books and read the ones I’ve already got, though. Honestly.

Dan, watched Watchmen last night—should be able to bring the dvd back into the shop today. It was pretty good.

As it cools, the caramel becomes more prominent, but mixes with the tea very well. It’s got that caramel mouth-feel. Bet some sugar would bring this right out. I like it how it is, though.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Daniel McCash

the first time I ever saw Dr. Who was in London.
I was staying with a new friend at her apartment in the bed of a traveling roommate. We bought takeout from the local “little india” part of the city, went home, and watched a brand new episode on BBC 4

It was totally 100% tribute to other tv shows, like “The Weakest Link”! If you were the weakest link, you got destroyed.

http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/entertainment/watch/v17106954KTZAmhCW

Uniquity

I watched that episode not terribly long ago. I just started the new series’ of Doctor Who a month ago. Yay the Doctor!

AJ

Yeah, I remember that one. Near the end of Nine’s life. As a backwards tribute, here’s an episode of the Weakest Link staring many of the new series’ actors, and K9. Barrowman sings the Who Theme Song on it.

Daniel McCash

yeah, so what tea would Doctor Who most want to drink?

Uniquity

When I think The Doctor and tea, I think of the line from Eccleston’s regeneration into Tennant – “All I needed was a good cup of tea”

AJ

@Dan His name’s “The Doctor”. Doctor Who is the pun because that’s what people usually ask him when he says their name to him. And it depends on the Doctor. The Seventh Doctor was known to enjoy a good cup of Lapsang Souchong, while the Eighth, at least in the book canon, often enjoyed Darjeeling with a slice of lemon.

@Uniquity Whenever I think of Doctor Who and tea, I think of Pertwee as the Third Doctor absently using anything on-hand in his lab as a stir-stick when enjoying a cup.

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Daniel McCash

the first time I ever saw Dr. Who was in London.
I was staying with a new friend at her apartment in the bed of a traveling roommate. We bought takeout from the local “little india” part of the city, went home, and watched a brand new episode on BBC 4

It was totally 100% tribute to other tv shows, like “The Weakest Link”! If you were the weakest link, you got destroyed.

http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/entertainment/watch/v17106954KTZAmhCW

Uniquity

I watched that episode not terribly long ago. I just started the new series’ of Doctor Who a month ago. Yay the Doctor!

AJ

Yeah, I remember that one. Near the end of Nine’s life. As a backwards tribute, here’s an episode of the Weakest Link staring many of the new series’ actors, and K9. Barrowman sings the Who Theme Song on it.

Daniel McCash

yeah, so what tea would Doctor Who most want to drink?

Uniquity

When I think The Doctor and tea, I think of the line from Eccleston’s regeneration into Tennant – “All I needed was a good cup of tea”

AJ

@Dan His name’s “The Doctor”. Doctor Who is the pun because that’s what people usually ask him when he says their name to him. And it depends on the Doctor. The Seventh Doctor was known to enjoy a good cup of Lapsang Souchong, while the Eighth, at least in the book canon, often enjoyed Darjeeling with a slice of lemon.

@Uniquity Whenever I think of Doctor Who and tea, I think of Pertwee as the Third Doctor absently using anything on-hand in his lab as a stir-stick when enjoying a cup.

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I change icons often, apologies. On that note, they are usually Doctor Who related (so no, that is not me pictured in the icon, it is most likely one of the Doctors).

A tea-drinking transgendered Canadian, currently in the third year of university, majoring in geology (yes, “rocks and things”). I take most of my tea made straight into a mug, although occasionally if I’m not in a hurry (this isn’t often), I’ll have time to sit down with a pot. It’s the highlight of a good day if I have time for a pot.

My notes and reviews will often sound dis-jointed, repetitive and confused, as usually I don’t work on them as a whole, but rather add notes as I sip without rereading what I’ve already typed.

On most occasions I won’t take my tea with anything (I reserve milk for chai). Occasionally agave nectar if I want to test to see if it’ll smooth it out. Chais I will make with either the nectar or honey. Although on occasion I will sweeten unflavoured blacks the Russian way—with jam or jelly. Occasionally I will take it instead with a slice of a citrus fruit. Normally orange, occasionally lemon if I have any on hand.

I prefer Earl Greys.

Lastly, I keep a teatra.de blog for reviewing and rambling about tea books/publications.

Also, I am a Doctor Who fanatic. As one may have noticed by my icons. For the record, my favourite Doctor is number three, Jon Pertwee.

“But you should never turn down tea, when it’s offered. It’s impolite, and impoliteness is how wars start.” ~Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann

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