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That was a pretty awful tea day, and it’s probably my fault, cause I poured boiling water over my green oolong. Oops.

Anyway, I decided to go with something basic and tasty, and opened up my Decaf from TG! The smell of this is AMAZING. It’s identical to caramel corn. Cracker Jacks. Mmmmm. The dry leaf is sorta small, and interspersed with little caramel pieces. It’s mouthwatering. I promise.

So I steeped this one up and on the pour, the wet smelled just as wonderful as the dry. The infusion is a dark copper color, and the smell coming off of it is creamy and caramelish. On my first sip, I was actually pleasantly surprised. This one tastes like a nice brisk black. There’s only a slight hint of bitterness and astringency, but it’s pretty pleasing. The black flavor gives way to a sweet caramel taste. Not burnt or overdone, just mellow and lingering in the aftertaste. Like when the sugar from caramel corn lingers on your tongue after you’ve eaten a mouthful. It’s less of a cream and caramel taste, and more of a united flavor. It’s pretty subtle overall, which is nice. The black tea base might be a little more watery than normal (due to its decaf nature), but it’s nothing to cry over.

This is a great little tea to calm down with after a stressful day. Which is what I had, with my oolong debacle. Ouch. Here’s hoping tomorrow brings better tea experiences!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Ricky

Did you find one of those prizes in the tin/package? I mean that’s the best part about Cracker Jacks :D

EvaPeva

this tea sounds amazing DELICIOUS. I want some now!

teaplz

Hahaha, that’s be awesome, Ricky, but no, no prize!

And Eva, this tea is definitely yummy! It’s very, very subtle, and the flavors don’t knock you out, but it’s compulsively drinkable. :)

EvaPeva

teaplz….i see your in NYC…where did you find TeaGschwendner here?

teaplz

Eva, I actually ordered it from online, at http://www.tgtea.com … There’s free shipping on orders over $35!

EvaPeva

ah ok….that’s cool, yeah…i order most stuff online as well. . . was just curious if you had gotten it around here. . I know they have a nice store in Chicago though!

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Ricky

Did you find one of those prizes in the tin/package? I mean that’s the best part about Cracker Jacks :D

EvaPeva

this tea sounds amazing DELICIOUS. I want some now!

teaplz

Hahaha, that’s be awesome, Ricky, but no, no prize!

And Eva, this tea is definitely yummy! It’s very, very subtle, and the flavors don’t knock you out, but it’s compulsively drinkable. :)

EvaPeva

teaplz….i see your in NYC…where did you find TeaGschwendner here?

teaplz

Eva, I actually ordered it from online, at http://www.tgtea.com … There’s free shipping on orders over $35!

EvaPeva

ah ok….that’s cool, yeah…i order most stuff online as well. . . was just curious if you had gotten it around here. . I know they have a nice store in Chicago though!

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22-year-old NYC girl just starting out on her tea adventures! I used to hate tea. If you asked me a few years ago what I thought of tea, I’d tell you it tasted like hot, dirty dishwater. Not anymore! I acquired a taste for tea when I started drinking peppermint tea for my upset stomach problems. From there I graduated to teas like chamomile and Lipton. But Lipton wasn’t strong enough!

I’m getting the hang of this loose leaf thing. Black’s my default, but I’ve found that I really love teas that fall into every category. I’m a purist – I always drink my tea neat. I prefer unflavored tea over flavored tea, and really dislike anything flavored with artificial-tasting substances. I’ve grown up a bit in my tea drinking, and I find that novelty appeals to me less and less.

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