Dry Leaf Nose: Sweet, almost chocolatey notes.
Liquor: Dark rich brown.
Flavour: Subtle caramel flavour.
Who doesn’t love salted caramel? I know I certainly do, so you can imagine my excitement upon opening up this tea this morning.
While I won’t say it tastes just like a cup full of melted caramels, this is by no means a bad thing. The fact is when it comes to these flavoured black teas I like the flavours to be much more subtle. It also reminded me of another tea I’ve tried in the past, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on what exactly it was…
That said, this one could probably stand to taste a bit more like caramel, though perhaps with a stronger steep it would accomplish this.
It’s always tough to know how long to steep these new teas. My first try I tend to go the shortest time and work my ways up (thankfully there seems to be plenty of tea to make more than one cup).
But again, it’s a really lovely tea, one that’s not too sweet or artificial tasting which is exactly what I want. I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a desert tea (like, say, Pumpkin Chai) since the flavours are much more subtle, making it a much more well rounded tea. This one is definitely high on my “revisit” list.