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additional notes:  I broke into my 150g pouch that I just had to buy during the sale… I was thinking of buying some anyway because I once saw it on the VIP page so I thought it might be leaving.  So I went for it during the sale.  Upon opening, I realized there aren’t any caramel cubes… to me it’s an entirely different blend now.  What makes it “toffee” without the caramel cubes?  I asked B&B and they said they removed those from the blend three years ago.  Ack.  But really, it doesn’t seem like the same blend even if it had the caramel cubes.   The black tea seems lighter even with two teaspoons, the apple is lighter, which makes the smoke seem stronger. So I’m sorry if my praising of the past versions of this blend had anyone buy the less great recent blend.   I just don’t love it anymore.

Cameron B.

This one just doesn’t have enough apple for me. :(

AJRimmer

Aw, that’s sad that they changed it!

tea-sipper

Yeah, it was so consistent for so many years! It was one of the original samples that B&B sent me when they JUST started the company.

Cameron B.

I wonder if the change was to make it vegan-friendly?

Martin Bednář

Such a shame!

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Cameron B.

This one just doesn’t have enough apple for me. :(

AJRimmer

Aw, that’s sad that they changed it!

tea-sipper

Yeah, it was so consistent for so many years! It was one of the original samples that B&B sent me when they JUST started the company.

Cameron B.

I wonder if the change was to make it vegan-friendly?

Martin Bednář

Such a shame!

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
teakruthi.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Plumdeluxe.com
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

Happy sipping!

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