I visited Tealuxe today and got this tea first as a tea-infused hot chocolate. The rich caramel flavor of the tea was very prominent despite the addition of cocoa and milk. I had extremely high hopes for this tea by itself and couldn’t help getting a little baggie of loose-leaf to take home. (And, yes, the tea complements the hot chocolate very well!)
The tea steeps to a beautiful dark amber, reminiscent of its namesake. The taste is subtly sweet and I didn’t feel the need to add any sugar. The aroma is spot on. It smells just like a creme brulee or flan, with the french vanilla being the prominent scent.
I did oversteep it a little, and towards the end the taste becomes more bitter. Will have to try again, but for me, this is another winner from Tealuxe.