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Not that this tea has ever been bad for me, because it hasn’t, but tonight the stars aligned, the fat lady sang, and cows across the land mooed as though they’d never moo again.

I brought the water to a full boil and let this steep for JUST under four minutes in the neighborhood of 3:45. I’m not sure if that made any difference, but all I can tell you is that this cup I am savoring right now? It’s not tea – it’s elation.

At the risk of you thinking me gross, I’m going to say this regardless because I don’t know how else to convey the depth to which I am enjoying this. I don’t want to swallow this tea. I just wanted to swish it around in my mouth FOREVER.

It’s leaking caramel. It’s like I’m sucking on a Werther’s Original. It’s as if I took a bucket of sugar and a stick of butter and melted it all down, let it simmer and bubble for 15 minutes, and am now sitting here drinking it. I mean, if I close my eyes, I can very nearly fool myself that I have a mouthful of caramel.

The feel of this tea is silky and thick. It FEELS like I’m sipping on syrup.

I might as well admit it. I am just fully, completely, and utterly enamored with Jackee Muntz.

Auggy

Okay okay! I’ve been tempted by this tea ever since I saw it on Steepster Select but this just put me over the edge. I’ve ordered it and soon it will be mine! Muahahahaha!

Ahem So yes, thank you for your delicious and tempting review! :)

East Side Rob

I think the whole Jackie Muntz persona is supposed to be modeled on a boxer. He’s probably missing teeth and in later years will likely start demonstrating dementia from years of having his head pounded. You may want to reconsider this relationship long-term. You’ll only wind up having to play caretaker to a crippled old man whose caramel oozings eventually won’t taste as sweet. Actually, if I understand the marketing of the Andrews & Dunham teas, all their teas are limited editions, so you may want to keep your fondness in check. He’ll only break your heart.

takgoti

@aug3zimm Nicely done!

@East Side Rob Well played. You would think that all of that would turn me off from this tea, but I’m drinking it again as I type this. You make a good point, though; I WILL likely miss it terribly once it’s gone, though. It will probably result in a re-order once I finish this tin if they still have any left. I’m still miffed that I missed out on Series 1.

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Auggy

Okay okay! I’ve been tempted by this tea ever since I saw it on Steepster Select but this just put me over the edge. I’ve ordered it and soon it will be mine! Muahahahaha!

Ahem So yes, thank you for your delicious and tempting review! :)

East Side Rob

I think the whole Jackie Muntz persona is supposed to be modeled on a boxer. He’s probably missing teeth and in later years will likely start demonstrating dementia from years of having his head pounded. You may want to reconsider this relationship long-term. You’ll only wind up having to play caretaker to a crippled old man whose caramel oozings eventually won’t taste as sweet. Actually, if I understand the marketing of the Andrews & Dunham teas, all their teas are limited editions, so you may want to keep your fondness in check. He’ll only break your heart.

takgoti

@aug3zimm Nicely done!

@East Side Rob Well played. You would think that all of that would turn me off from this tea, but I’m drinking it again as I type this. You make a good point, though; I WILL likely miss it terribly once it’s gone, though. It will probably result in a re-order once I finish this tin if they still have any left. I’m still miffed that I missed out on Series 1.

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