Disclaimer here, I’m not a coffee drinker. At all. The closest I come are iced capps from Tim Hortons, which, they’re more sugar than coffee. A coworker though had told me she got more a caramel flavour than anything else so I decided to give it a go.
Nope, to me it is totally coffee. I got worried when I saw how dark it steeped, it was darker than coffee itself, unless you have a good dark roasted kind. My first sip I tried black, and okay, I didn’t spit it out, but also knew I’d never finish the cup this way. So I added sugar. This brought out the caramel my coworker had told me about, but nope, still not one for me. So I added a small bit of milk. Still too coffee. I added more milk. Finally, when the almost black drink was now more resembling the colour of milk chocolate, I could drink it. And here I was getting vanilla more than caramel, but definitely still coffee.
I think this one is going to a friend or my mom, who is starting to discover that teas really are just as good or better than her daily caffeine provider.