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Black Tea
Black Tea, Natural Caramel Flavor
Caramel, Bitter, Smoke, Brown Sugar, Coffee, Mocha
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Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 10 oz / 295 ml

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From Adagio Teas

Depending on where you’re from, you may either say “car-a-mel” or “CAR-mel.” Any way you put it, though, this premium Ceylon black tea complemented with rich notes of caramel flavoring (that is sugar free!) is sure to have you saying, “wow! that’s good!”

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Adagio Teas has become one of the most popular destinations for tea online. Its products are available online at www.adagio.com and in many gourmet and health food stores.

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139 tasting notes

The dry leaf had a strong, decadent caramel scent, but it didn’t carry over to the flavor. The base tea had a pleasant smokiness, but was more bitter than I prefer. The caramel was just barely present. I’ll have to try this again with milk and/or sweetener, but I was disappointed with it.

Flavors: Bitter, Caramel, Smoke

Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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77 tasting notes

I think I may have oversteeped this tea, I lost track of time. It was a bit bitter at 5-6min so I’ll review again with a shorter steep time.

I hope everyone had a great weekend!


I hate that. Get distracted for what seems like just a moment, and next thing you know, the tea is bad.

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138 tasting notes

brown sugar, mocha, coffee!
real emphasis on mocha.
this was amazing!!!!!!

i get the sweet caramel for sure but i can’t stop thinking of a mochaccino!!
coffee/mocha/caramel are really pleasing to my taste buds and i was not expecting all that to come from this tea! what a pleasant surprise.

smells like mocha coffee syrup. and the best part….you can also taste it! the ‘caramel’ flavor translates to the tea very nicely, and of course i had to add brown sugar & soy milk. what a heavenly cookie. mercy!

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Caramel, Coffee, Mocha

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1536 tasting notes

This is one of a few teas I traded with Stephen Hockman. Thank you so much! No matter how artificial Adagio’s flavors are, they are usual SPOT ON so if the flavor is at least there and actually seems what it should be, I’m fine with artificial. This is the most caramelly caramel teas I’ve ever tried, and it doesn’t even have those caramel cubes in that blend. Just flavoring on their black tea base. It isn’t like a realistic caramel, but the flavor is surprisingly strong. It’s very milky and sweet. The second steep had a ton of flavor as well, so it doesn’t all disappear in the first cup. I don’t get the low rating on this.
Steep #1 // 4 min after boiling // 3 min steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 min

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532 tasting notes

T&C TTB Tea # 10 – Backlog May 24

I apologize again for the massive spam of reviews. The baby made me do it. I mean, what she does is stop me from posting one at a time in a reasonable fashion. I need to get these up here before my next TTB comes around, or else I’m super screwed.

This one I should have drank prior to the Beer Butter tea, because the caramel is basically the dominating note in that tea, so this one didn’t taste too different to me.

Not half bad, a different sort of caramel flavour than I’m used to, though I can’t quite put my finger on what makes it so. I had it with milk.

Slightly bitter.

Nice to try, but not awesome or anything.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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41 tasting notes

Smells of caramel and tastes like it but not too overpowering. I found that adding some sugar made the flavor come out more. Very delightful for someone who likes caramel. Great treat!

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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570 tasting notes

I can taste the caramel in this, but it isn’t an impressive interpretation. I’m not getting any intensity or creaminess, it’s just sort of a run of the mill caramel, like a caramel base that much more exciting teas would be built on.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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4 tasting notes

Good as a mix. I have tried it with peach oolong, and Almond as a mix. Alone it is good as well with gentle flavors for a dark. I was afraid it would be a bit strong because of the smell, but turned out fine. Even when steeped twice.

Flavors: Caramel

3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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26 tasting notes

I’m fairly out of it this morning so I didn’t give this tea the exact steeping it deserved. I don’t know if I didn’t use enough tea or if I didn’t steep long enough, but this came out way weaker than usual. Still, it was nicely sweet on its own without being either artificial or overpowering, which I appreciate.

On a second steeping, it’s much less caramel flavored, which isn’t surprising. It’s still something warm to drink in an attempt to wake the hell up, which is what I need.


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388 tasting notes

Okay, I’ll try for the third time.., somehow my 2 other attempts to do this tasting note died. Maybe this time I’ll actually get the note there. Thanks to the Tea and Card TTB for this lovely sample. The aroma of the dry leaves is caramel, caramel, caramel! Yummm! After brewing the aroma was still strong. On the beginning of the first sip it tasted pretty caramelly but then the black tea jumped in there. A little more black than I like. I added some sweetener. It was OK. I added some vanilla soy milk and suddenly it was wonderful. Enjoyable but not something I would go out of my way to buy.
On another note, I hurt my finger in the car door yesterday. I just jumped around and said to my blind friend, “No, I’m sure it’s okay. I’ll be fine. See I can still bend it.” While in my head I’m using every swear word you can imagine. (My friend is a pastor’s wife so I try not to subject her to my baaad side) Well later in the day after ibuprofen and ice packs its looking pretty bad. I’ll probably have to go in and have it x-rayed. Do you know how hard it is to type when note using my right index finger? My bad typing will be worse for the foreseeable future! But the caramel tea made my morning a bit better!

Flavors: Caramel

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Oh, I think I’d be swearing a blue streak! and that sounds really, really painful. I hope you can get it sorted out soon!


I am so sorry to hear about your finger. That is never a fun experience. I once closed my roommates finger in a car door and when I finally released her hand after panicking for a second, my mom made her shove it into the bag holding the bagged milk (which I learned a few years back is a Canadian thing and therefore some people may have no clue what I am talking about). When I looked at her she looked like she was in so much pain and I felt so bad (later she told me the milk hurt more than the door but I didn’t know this at the time). Anyways, what this whole rant is getting to is that every time I hear about someone hurting themselves with a car door, I recall my roommates pained look and realize just how much it must suck. I hope it starts to mend soon and I would definitely get it xrayed.


I’ve done that before. Ugh. They drilled a hole in my nail at the ER. It took weeks before I was back to normal.


Oh no, hope your finger will be OK!


Ouch! Hope it feels better soon :(

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