Dry: Lovely black tea blended with what appears to be toffee bits and tiny slices of shredded coconut. Smells like a salty confection. I’m not sure that I would say caramel if I sniffed without reading the bag, but something sweet and dessert-y for sure.
Steeped: Cloudy brown liquor. The steeped aroma is more like what I would think of for salted caramel. Warm, gooey, and rich topped with a sprinkle of sea salt. Mmmm!
Taste: This one did not has not wowed me yet. I think I will need to play with the amount of tea (maybe overleaf more next time?). I also want to try it with either a touch of agave or brown sugar to bring out the flavor more. Brewed as recommended, I am only tasting a decent black tea base with a hint of something sweet. Slightly drying on the tongue, but no bitterness noted. Nothing that would make me think salted caramel for sure. As it cools, it is a bit more dessert in the flavor profile, but still not really what I would have expected. Better luck next time hopefully!