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Hiii.

Ordered the Della Terra custom sampler pack and this one made the cut. What a great way to try tea! I wish more companies offered this. It is greatly appreciated.

I am always looking for an awesome caramel tea. I tried Kusmi’s and found it not quite caramelly enough, though as my tastes develop it is definitely growing on me. I tried Davidstea’s rooibos Creme Caramel (I think that’s the name, I’m too lazy to verify), which I found distracting because of the extreme rooibos taste, and their Salted Caramel which had too strong of a burnt taste for me, and I have the Green Caramel from the Persimmon Tree Tea Company (very tasty considering you might question the green tea aspect!), and i had a sample of Nina’s Paris Je T’aime, which I did enjoy and was similar to this one, but slightly preferred. Those are all the predominantly caramel teas I’ve tried so far.

Here’s the thing. I have a sweet tooth the size of the moon. I also really like butter. My friend makes this homemade caramel sauce/spread every Christmas and I get a jar, and it’s made from brown sugar, Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk, and butter. It is so delicious. It’s just creamy and sweet. There’s no burnt taste to it. I know it’s asking an awful lot but I just want a tea that tastes the same.

I get that there’s nothing natural about caramel tea anyway, but for me, the single most important aspect missing from all these teas is the buttery creaminess. Perhaps that would serve to tone down the slightly burnt taste some of them have. Even creme brûlée is only burned on the top, you guys!

Back to this tea, it’s not as burnt toffee tasting as Salted Caramel, but it’s also not creamy enough to warrant having that word in its name.

I’m a huge pig and I just want tea that tastes like butter and sugar and milk. Creamy and sweet, no burnt taste.

Was this good? Yeah! Reminded me of the Nina’s Paris one.

It’s just that my search must go on. I wonder if there’s such a thing as a buttery caramel oolong or pouchong tea? That would be creamy from the get go because of the base….. Anyone??

TastyBrew

I know Upton isn’t really known for their blends, but I ordered a sample of their caramel creme ($1 — at least 5 cups worth) and it is really good. Creamy, buttery, caramel-y. I was really surprised! Definitely worth a try for you! It smells amazing too.

whatshesaid

Oh cool, thanks for the tip!

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I know Upton isn’t really known for their blends, but I ordered a sample of their caramel creme ($1 — at least 5 cups worth) and it is really good. Creamy, buttery, caramel-y. I was really surprised! Definitely worth a try for you! It smells amazing too.

whatshesaid

Oh cool, thanks for the tip!

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Hello!

So here’s where I am now. I had jumped head first into the world of teas after Davidstea opened in my city a number of years ago. I gave up coffee and became a huge tea freak. From there I joined Steepster and started ordering teas online like a madwoman (not that anyone here would know what that’s like…)

I was swappin’ up a storm and drinking like 6-7 cups a day and I had this tremendous stash to get through…..then. I got pregnant in Spring 2013 and my baby played a funny little joke on me by turning me into someone who had zero interest in drinking or even smelling most teas. I wanted only coffee all the time which was hilarious because of course you can’t really do more than a cup a day when you’re pregnant.

Anyway. In December 2013 I had my baby girl, and now I’m on maternity leave and though I still LIVE (I cannot emphasize that enough) for my morning cup of coffee (or two…), I am trying to get myself excited about tea again, because I have TONS.

So my mission, which I choose to accept, is to first sip down all the samples I have, sent to me last year by lovely Steepsterites, pre-baby.

Here’s what I love (or I did before, and am trying to again):

Butiki teas in general because the flavours are subtle and not fake tasting and don’t overwhelm the tea base

Harney and Sons Paris is my all time favorite tea.

Mariage Freres and Kusmi are also on my awesome list.

I love creamy earl greys.

Also have an appreciation of oolong.

I have a mega stash of super flavored teas to work through, or I may try to sell them if I decide they are no longer for me. The sip downs will determine!

I love swapping!
Please note my Cupboard contains everything I have including minuscule samples of teas so it is not intended to be reflective of what I have available for swap…

When I rate, it goes like this:

85 -100 = WIN! awesome, I love this and keep it on hand
70 – 85 = pretty darn good but I don’t NEED to own it
55 – 70 = not necessarily terrible but not a tea for me!
30 – 55 = missed the mark as far as I am concerned. Wouldn’t drink it willingly.
0 – 30 = I likely won’t rate this low very often, so if you see it, consider the tea a great big FAIL and probably disgusting.

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