Ceylon Black & Rooibos Caramel

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Black Rooibos Blend
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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  • “I have no idea where this rooibos caramel comes from. I have an old Teavana tin with "Roo. Caram." scrawled across the label in my handwriting, so obviously at one point I knew more about it...you...” Read full tasting note
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This Ceylon Black from the DeKalb Farmers Market:
http://steepster.com/teas/dekalb-county-farmers-market/8999-ceylon-black
plus a pinch of an unknown Rooibos Caramel.

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I have no idea where this rooibos caramel comes from. I have an old Teavana tin with “Roo. Caram.” scrawled across the label in my handwriting, so obviously at one point I knew more about it…you know, for someone who catalogues as obsessively as I do, I’ve managed my teas rather poorly so far. Anyway, this rooibos caramel isn’t much good on its own — it’s far too sweet in a cloying sort of way — so I keep it to sweeten my other teas. Today I tossed it in with an old and rather bitter Ceylon Black that really needs the help, and the result was a nicely balanced cup of black tea. It would have been too bitter for a first cup of the morning, but as a second one the bitter was mixed with the caramel and the rooibos nicely. (I’ll refrain from any philosophical generalizations on the blending!)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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