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drank Caramelized Pear by Art of Tea
176 tasting notes

My new stressful-yet-awesome job plus the arrival of dreaded finals have kept me off of Steepster for a while. But today, something happened that both revived my faith in humankind and provided me with a delicious bubble of happiness in my stomach – my long-awaited package from Takgoti arrived! If you didn’t already know, Takgoti pwns at life. If you don’t believe me, look at how she packaged this tea and look at what she included in the box besides wonderful tea. http://www.flickr.com/photos/47736372@N04/4555495137/ Yes, that is some kind of wedding invitation-esque stationary with the list of teas, steeping instructions, and personal comments. She also included a note bearing good wishes to me and apologies for not sending the package out sooner. No worries, Takgoti! I should be the one apologizing! Your packaging puts mine to shame!

Within the awesome package were little individual awesome packages full of awesome tea. It was like a Babushka doll of awesomeness, if you will (and I will). She made sure that the tea reached me in absolutely perfect condition. http://www.flickr.com/photos/47736372@N04/4556121460/ I normally just put tea in plastic baggies (if I don’t have any empty tins laying around) and send them off, hoping for the best. Takgoti used freaking Gladware.

Finally, on to the tea – the lovely, lovely tea. http://www.flickr.com/photos/47736372@N04/4555488735/ The dry rooibos smelled like cherries, pears, honey, and maybe a little bit of candied almonds. After steeping, it smelled like nothing more than pure caramelized pear goodness. Those of you who know me know that I’m not fond of rooibos. I’ve had only a few blends that can cover up the tobacco yuckiness adequately enough for my own tastes. Let me tell you guys, this is the best rooibos I’ve ever had. It is one of the best teas/tisanes I’ve ever had. Period.

I have searched far and wide for a good pear-flavored tea. Adagio’s White Pear left me (almost literally) vomiting and weeping with disappointment at the same time. My search is over now. This tastes so much like those Juicy Pear Jelly Belly beans. Which, if you didn’t know, taste exactly like pears. There is caramel in here, too, which is another favorite flavor of mine. This was so worth the wait.

Thank you Takgoti! I think I can die happy now.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

Wow! That package is amazing!!

Meghann M

Oooh….may have to get this just because you describe it as tasting like the Juicy Pear Jelly Belly’s. Totally my favorite flavor of JB Beans!!!!

Great packaging, kudo’s to Takgoti and her awesome stationary.

__Morgana__

Glad to hear the report on this awesomeness of this pear. I haven’t had luck with pear either and am looking forward to trying this one!

gmathis

Isn’t it great to have a tea buddy to take care of you?

Cofftea

She what’s at life? Based on the package and your tasting note I’m guessing it’s a good thing, but I’ve never heard that word before and it’s not in the dictionary…

Auggy

Totally unrelated to the tea (or takgoti’s massively awesome packaging skills), but I love the shape of your teapot.

LissaMarie

@Cofftea Pwns,is basically slang for owns, or that she dominates/is awesome at life.

Rabs

What an amazing note (with illustrations!) and an amazing package! Very inspiring all around (and your teapot is gorgeous – I actually reclicked the link to look at it again) :)

takgoti

Your pictures are fantastic; I’m glad you’re enjoying the tea! Reminds me that I need to get some more of this one, now that I’ve read this…

SoccerMom

Great packaging. Loved the pics and am glad that we now know what “pwns” at life means (it’s a new one on me to Cofftea).

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Love the tealog. Love the photos. Love Takgoti’s box.

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Comments

Stephanie

Wow! That package is amazing!!

Meghann M

Oooh….may have to get this just because you describe it as tasting like the Juicy Pear Jelly Belly’s. Totally my favorite flavor of JB Beans!!!!

Great packaging, kudo’s to Takgoti and her awesome stationary.

__Morgana__

Glad to hear the report on this awesomeness of this pear. I haven’t had luck with pear either and am looking forward to trying this one!

gmathis

Isn’t it great to have a tea buddy to take care of you?

Cofftea

She what’s at life? Based on the package and your tasting note I’m guessing it’s a good thing, but I’ve never heard that word before and it’s not in the dictionary…

Auggy

Totally unrelated to the tea (or takgoti’s massively awesome packaging skills), but I love the shape of your teapot.

LissaMarie

@Cofftea Pwns,is basically slang for owns, or that she dominates/is awesome at life.

Rabs

What an amazing note (with illustrations!) and an amazing package! Very inspiring all around (and your teapot is gorgeous – I actually reclicked the link to look at it again) :)

takgoti

Your pictures are fantastic; I’m glad you’re enjoying the tea! Reminds me that I need to get some more of this one, now that I’ve read this…

SoccerMom

Great packaging. Loved the pics and am glad that we now know what “pwns” at life means (it’s a new one on me to Cofftea).

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Love the tealog. Love the photos. Love Takgoti’s box.

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I have recently been forcibly transplanted from Princeton, New Jersey to Burleson, Texas. I’ve been recovering from culture shock ever since. When I’m not dodging scorpions and pickup trucks, I’m a college student, drummer, lover of music and animals, Harry Potter freak, and a vegetarian. I just got a job at a bookstore, which is the perfect place for somebody like me.

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