Caramel Toffee Pu-Erh

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Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Butter, Caramel, Earth, Loam
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 9 oz / 256 ml

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  • “Sipdown! I should really go through the sipdowns tab on my spreadsheet and and figure out how many I've had this year. Curiosity and all that. This was extra earthy today, and I needed a little...” Read full tasting note
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    moraiwe 616 tasting notes
  • “Tea #2 from the TTB. The smell is my favorite part. It's got that wonderful earthy quality that puers have, which reminds me of hiking through the woods without another soul to be seen. The...” Read full tasting note
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    iridium 117 tasting notes
  • “From *Considering a new Travelling Tea Box* I haven't had many pu-erh teas yet and to be honest I haven't liked what I tried. This one, however, I enjoyed, probably because the toffee masked...” Read full tasting note
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    Dr Jim 143 tasting notes
  • “I'm easing into Pu-Erhs and the tea's name enticed me enough to purchase it. When I opened the tin this morning, I was hit with a very sweet smell. Then the earthy aroma of the pu-erh hit...” Read full tasting note
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    Dignitea 290 tasting notes

From Culinary Teas

Caramel Toffee Pu-erh tea is dessert in a cup. The earthiness of pu-erh fuses with caramel and toffee for a sweetly decadent finish.

Now, for those of you who familiar with the earthy, musty character of traditional pu-erh and are scratching your head over this flavor combo, scratch no more. Amazingly, the sweet, burnt sugary profiles of Caramel and Toffee blend in perfect harmony with the loose leafed pu-erh. The cup is warming and thick, layered with notes of damp sweet earth, burnt caramel and cream with balanced astringency and medium finish – as an afternoon tea, this one has no peer. Interestingly, while most pu-erh teas are best enjoyed on their own, the unique sweetness of this cup is well suited to a splash of milk.

Made with all natural flavorings. Pu-erh tea, Butterscotch, Almond pieces, Natural flavors.

1 teaspoon of tea for each cup of boiling water. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste.

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6 Tasting Notes

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616 tasting notes

Sipdown! I should really go through the sipdowns tab on my spreadsheet and and figure out how many I’ve had this year. Curiosity and all that.

This was extra earthy today, and I needed a little sugar to pop the toffee more.

Still, a pleasant cup but not one I’m sure I’ll be purchasing again.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
moraiwe

This was number 70 for 2014. Looks like I need to pick up the pace!

music27note

Number 70 when we haven’t even had that many days in the year yet is fairly impressive ;)

Nattie

I want to try this one! I’m on a caramel-related tea hunt at the minute (: may have to get it! I probably will eventually

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Tea #2 from the TTB.

The smell is my favorite part. It’s got that wonderful earthy quality that puers have, which reminds me of hiking through the woods without another soul to be seen. The puers I’d tried previously tasted like rainy woods, but this one smells dry and warm and toasty because of the caramel toffee. I am definitely a fan.

I was initially a little disappointed by the taste, because I expected the caramel to be stronger, but it’s pretty subtle. The taste in general is pretty inoffensive, without some of the harshness or earthiness that some puers tend to have.

I should note, however, that my experience with puers is pretty limited. I tried a couple different ones at a friend’s two or three years ago, after which I semi-regularly drank the World Market version and Lupicia’s Strawberry & Chocolate as a dessert tea… But dessert puers really appeal to me, and since this is one of the few I’ve tried it’s definitely in the running!

Does anyone have any good dessert puers to recommend?

Sil

Tiramisu puerh isn’t bad from international tea house….and there are some damman freres ones I love… If I think of others I’ll yell :)

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143 tasting notes

From Considering a new Travelling Tea Box

I haven’t had many pu-erh teas yet and to be honest I haven’t liked what I tried. This one, however, I enjoyed, probably because the toffee masked some of the features of pu-erh I usually find objectionable.

Initially, Pu-erh dominated the nose, but as the tea cooled slightly the toffee came forward, to the point where I smell more toffee than tea, though both are apparent. The extremely rich and powerful taste manages to balance the Pu-erh flavor with the toffee. The tea provides a strong base, giving depth and power, while the toffee kind of floats on top, adding flavor.

I thought I would need to add sugar, but it tastes fine without it. There were little chunks of toffee in the tea, so those probably add some sweetness in addition to flavor. The finish is weak compared to the tea, with just hints of toffee and very little tea.

I’d say the aroma is the best part of the tea: well balanced, strong, and interesting. The taste is good, but a bit less integrated, and the finish is a bit disappointing.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I’m easing into Pu-Erhs and the tea’s name enticed me enough to purchase it. When I opened the tin this morning, I was hit with a very sweet smell. Then the earthy aroma of the pu-erh hit me.

The taste is pleasant – definitely caramel; sweet and creamy yet earthy and musty all at the same time. I did not add sweetener and it was just fine for me. Unfortunately it did not hold up as well for the second steep which was a bit bland for my tastes. I have a tin of this so I’ll keep it in the rotation for now but it is too early to determine if I’ll repurchase – another 2-3 “experiences” with the tea should reveal the answer.

A pleasant pu-erh but not too harsh. Could be a good pu-erh desert tea. It’s also a good selection when just beginning to explore pu-erh teas.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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I’ve been avoiding studying for my final (I busted my butt this last 6 weeks, and managed to set myself up so that as long as I get 74% or more I’ll get an A in a notoriously impossible to get an A in class. But I should still study just in case), so while I’ve had my webcourse page open, and my Lana Del Ray Pandora station playing (my preferred station for homework/quizzes/studying), I’ve spent that last couple hours catching up on things I’ve missed lately on here.

So, the dry leaf of this smells like fresh coffee beans, I don’t usually crave coffee anymore, but the smell made me miss it a tad. Like caramel coffee almost, thats what the dry leaf smells like. I set a timer for 3 minutes, and when it went off, I went to the kitchen to straight it, but then a good jammin’ song came on, and I stood there gettin’ down with my bad self (don’t mind the strange terms, avoiding studying gets me feelin’ some type of way), and then I realize that I forgot to pull the leaves out first, and I don’t know how much time has past: Seconds? Minutes? Hours?! I don’t know! But the tea liquor is inky black, like the swamp from chessey 60s swamp thing horror movies.

Thinking I ruined it, I sweetened it, and braced myself for the first sip. Not bad! I don’t slaughter it! It tastes like dark burnt (the good burnt, not the bad) caramel, and coffee, and some earthiness all mingled together creating what could possibly be Mr. Swamp Things favorite drink. Dark, thick, sweet, but sturdy, a mans dessert tea.

I’m surprised, and glad I got this. This is my second flavored puerh, and the first that I’ve liked. This is perfect for a dessert tea lover that wants to ease into the world of puerh safely.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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