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drank Bonfire Herbal by Tupelo Tea
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This one was sent by Shae, and I’m just getting around to a note when it’s a sipdown.
I’m not sure if this has caffeine in it, the ingredients are Lapsang, but it’s in the herbal section of the Tupelo tea web site.
I like this tea because it has a bunch of different notes that may not seem to work together, but I like cinnamon, licorice and pepper so I don’t mind them all melded into one. Add a bit of smokyness from the lapsang and there is a lot going on here! I’m not sure if I need this in my cupboard, but I’d be tempted to add it to an order. Thanks for sharing, Shae!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Licorice, Pepper, Smoke

Shae

I bought this one thinking it was caffeine-free and didn’t notice the Lapsang until later. I’m not sure why they labeled it as an herbal.

Roswell Strange

Sometimes it can be a really tough call how to ‘class’ a tea – I’m sure if it were in the black tea section you would also have people complaining that it’s barely a black tea/mostly herbal. That said, it doesn’t make sense to class it as caffeine free unless their website is just set up to automatically display everything tagged as ‘herbal’ in the caffeine section.

Shae

That definitely makes sense. I haven’t had this one in a while, so I can’t remember how light it was or if the black tea was more of a background note. I could see people being irritated though if they were expecting a black tea and it was more honeybush. I bought mine at a physical storefront, and if I remember correctly it was in the herbal section but I don’t remember it saying caffeine-free. That was probably just my assumption because they had it under herbals vs black tea.

Michelle

I think it would help if they labeled it ‘low caffeine’ or ‘not caffeine-free’ so customers could know at a glance, especially with the word Herbal in the tea name.

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Shae

I bought this one thinking it was caffeine-free and didn’t notice the Lapsang until later. I’m not sure why they labeled it as an herbal.

Roswell Strange

Sometimes it can be a really tough call how to ‘class’ a tea – I’m sure if it were in the black tea section you would also have people complaining that it’s barely a black tea/mostly herbal. That said, it doesn’t make sense to class it as caffeine free unless their website is just set up to automatically display everything tagged as ‘herbal’ in the caffeine section.

Shae

That definitely makes sense. I haven’t had this one in a while, so I can’t remember how light it was or if the black tea was more of a background note. I could see people being irritated though if they were expecting a black tea and it was more honeybush. I bought mine at a physical storefront, and if I remember correctly it was in the herbal section but I don’t remember it saying caffeine-free. That was probably just my assumption because they had it under herbals vs black tea.

Michelle

I think it would help if they labeled it ‘low caffeine’ or ‘not caffeine-free’ so customers could know at a glance, especially with the word Herbal in the tea name.

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I started drinking more tea about 10 years ago when I found that even my half -caf coffee was making me jittery and then sleepy after the caffeine wore off. While I started out with mostly Teavana, but soon expanded my tea cupboard to include lapsang souchon, pu-erh, Assam, and other strong black teas. I do enjoy oolongs, green, and other teas, as well as a nice tisane for an evening cuppa.
I’m not fond of jasmine or bergamont teas, though I’ll try anything once.
I am an avid traveler, hiker, soccer player/watcher.
I love trying new tea in new places, if you see something in my cupboard you want to try, hit me up for a swap!

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