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drank Caramele by Lupicia
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My Lupicia order came yesterday! I finally caved and bought a bunch of teas I’d been eyeing for a while, and ordered enough for free shipping and a catalog. :D

This was the one I was most excited to try. It’s got caramel and almond flavoring, two of my favorite things!

The dry leaf smells very sweet, to the point where I was a little bit cautious about it. However, brewed, it doesn’t smell quite as sweet. The scent of caramel is the most obvious, but there’s black tea behind that. It smells YUM. I can hardly resist drinking it as it’s cooling. But I must resist, or my tongue will burn. :P

It doesn’t taste nearly as sweet as it smells, but it’s got such a wonderful balance of flavors, and a lingering sweetness on the tongue. YUM.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
JacquelineM

YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What else did you get? I have my eye on the barley one, the Cookie, more Breakfast Earl Grey and those ridiculous and adorable sugar charms!!! I have to add this one too!

the quiet life

I got Cookie, The Au Chocolat, Fantasy, Milk Caramel, and Vanilla besides this one. They all smell SOOOO good! And I would definitely recommend this one. It’s soo smooth and yummy! :D

JacquelineM

I will be looking for your reviews so I can adjust my list :) I plan to order some time in April!!

the quiet life

You must have excellent self control! :P Whenever I want something, I can’t resist getting it right away, lol. Patience and I aren’t very good friends. :P

But just to forewarn you (if you don’t already know), the bags their tea comes in aren’t resealable, so if you don’t have extra tins lying around, you might want to consider buying the in-a-tin-already version, or stocking up on tins first!

JacquelineM

Thank you – I didn’t know that about the bags and it would have really put me out!! I don’t have any extra tins at the moment.

I try to keep to a tea budget – I have X amount to spend in a month and once that is spent – gotta wait til next month (unless something spectacular and time sensitive comes along like the Samovar Steepster Select – went totally over budget for that)!

the quiet life

I tried to have a tea budget. It didn’t work. :( But I really should try again. I just have to stay strong and keep reminding myself that I have a ton of tea and don’t need more, lol.

My Lupicia order came about because I was really searching for flavored teas with caramel, chocolate, and vanilla! This one really hit the spot with the caramel, so hopefully the others are just as good! :) Now I just have to keep resisting the temptation of Samovar. It’s hard, though, when people keep giving it fantastic reviews! (Steepster Select really doesn’t help my case either! :P)

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JacquelineM

YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What else did you get? I have my eye on the barley one, the Cookie, more Breakfast Earl Grey and those ridiculous and adorable sugar charms!!! I have to add this one too!

the quiet life

I got Cookie, The Au Chocolat, Fantasy, Milk Caramel, and Vanilla besides this one. They all smell SOOOO good! And I would definitely recommend this one. It’s soo smooth and yummy! :D

JacquelineM

I will be looking for your reviews so I can adjust my list :) I plan to order some time in April!!

the quiet life

You must have excellent self control! :P Whenever I want something, I can’t resist getting it right away, lol. Patience and I aren’t very good friends. :P

But just to forewarn you (if you don’t already know), the bags their tea comes in aren’t resealable, so if you don’t have extra tins lying around, you might want to consider buying the in-a-tin-already version, or stocking up on tins first!

JacquelineM

Thank you – I didn’t know that about the bags and it would have really put me out!! I don’t have any extra tins at the moment.

I try to keep to a tea budget – I have X amount to spend in a month and once that is spent – gotta wait til next month (unless something spectacular and time sensitive comes along like the Samovar Steepster Select – went totally over budget for that)!

the quiet life

I tried to have a tea budget. It didn’t work. :( But I really should try again. I just have to stay strong and keep reminding myself that I have a ton of tea and don’t need more, lol.

My Lupicia order came about because I was really searching for flavored teas with caramel, chocolate, and vanilla! This one really hit the spot with the caramel, so hopefully the others are just as good! :) Now I just have to keep resisting the temptation of Samovar. It’s hard, though, when people keep giving it fantastic reviews! (Steepster Select really doesn’t help my case either! :P)

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I blame half of my tea obsession on Japan and the time I spent there in a study abroad program. Tea is everywhere in Japan, and I drank it daily while staying with my host family. When I came back home, I found myself craving it!

The other half of my tea obsession I blame on my job as a barista at Borders, where we serve Tazo loose leaf teas. I hadn’t even considered loose leaf teas a possibility until I started working there! The freshness and the difference in quality really turned me on to loose leaf teas.

So bit by bit, I’ve been increasing my tea self-education, and I drink tea at least once a day. I love trying new kinds, and unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), the more I learn, the more I want to try!

In addition to tea, I also enjoy books and music. If you would like, look for me on last.fm (user: giragirataiyou) or Goodreads (user: thexquietxlife). :)

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