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GCTTB DAY 1

Second tea I’m sampling today, this one caught my attention because I like Stash teas but I’ve never seen this one being sold in store. The concept sounds intriguing, and I figured the salted caramel theme might be appropriate for the holiday season. I only left the bag in for about 2 minutes because the tea turned dark quite quickly and I can smell a slight herbal bitterness to it (the mate?) so better safe than sorry.

The aroma does smell like caramel, but it’s mixed in with that strange ashy note that I can only assume belongs to the mate. It almost reminds be of the earthiness of puerh, but not the same type, if that makes any sense.

I couldn’t really taste the salted caramel in the tea. It was overpowered by the earthy/herbal notes that gave off a slightly ashy aroma. It was faint, and only in the background. Overall it just wasn’t for me. I didn’t really expect the flavour of mate to overwhelm everything else. I’m glad I at least didn’t leave it for be recommended 3-5 minutes!

Evol Ving Ness

Arggh! I hope the rest of your tea experiences are stellar after this rough start.

Jillian

That was pretty much my take on that tea

Mookit

No worries, there is literally more tea in the box than I can probably go through in a week! I’m sure there are some great ones just waiting to be sampled.

Roswell Strange

Oh no! I’m sorry you didn’t like this one; it was one I added in.

MrQuackers

Davids tea has a salted caramel rooibos. I had it the other day. I think rooibos is a great base fir a caramel tea. It was really good.

MrQuackers

Correction toffee rooibos

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Evol Ving Ness

Arggh! I hope the rest of your tea experiences are stellar after this rough start.

Jillian

That was pretty much my take on that tea

Mookit

No worries, there is literally more tea in the box than I can probably go through in a week! I’m sure there are some great ones just waiting to be sampled.

Roswell Strange

Oh no! I’m sorry you didn’t like this one; it was one I added in.

MrQuackers

Davids tea has a salted caramel rooibos. I had it the other day. I think rooibos is a great base fir a caramel tea. It was really good.

MrQuackers

Correction toffee rooibos

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I joined Steepster Nov. 2/’15. I am an aspiring law student, currently studying for the LSAT. Meanwhile, I drink a lot of tea, work as a legal assistant and watch Netflix in my down time.

Ever since joining Steepster, I have tried a whole bunch new tea, met awesome people, and learned quite a lot! I am still expanding my tea horizons, currently working on exploring the oolong and puerh territories. Oolong has been a pleasant journey so far, while puerh is more rocky and uncertain. I shall keep trekking on!

My favourite teas are blacks and greens, both flavoured and unflavoured, and I have a few staples that I drink all the time.

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