I haven’t tried many caramel-flavored teas, but I’m not really sure why; I love caramel. When I first opened this sample I got a blast of caramel scent that somehow faded a bit. There were little caramel cubes mixed in with the rooibos. Brewed up, this tea didn’t smell very much like anything. Perhaps a bit of the rooibos, but I didn’t get a strong caramel aroma. Tasting was thus a pleasant surprise; I enjoy the buttery caramel notes along with creamy vanilla in this tea, and I’m getting some almond too. It’s very faintly sweet, and overall very tasty.