The tea bag smells good enough to eat right out of the package. The Ceylon masks the taste of the rooibos for the most part – not that I mind, rooibos by itself is too tart for me. The caramel and vanilla are a nice little aftertaste, not overpowering but definitely there.
Angrboda’s long post about caramel tea made my mouth water for some aswell. This tea, unfortunately, doesn’t have little tasty bits of caramel in it to nom on. le sigh
This got lost for a little while in the back of my tea cupboard which is a shame since this is one bagged tea that doesn’t deserve to languish in obsquerity.
It’s sweet enough to almost be considered a dessert in its own right, and that’s without any sweetener – it doesn’t need it! But I don’t find the caramel and vanilla to be artificial tasting like a lot of ‘flavorings’ are; you could close your eyes and imagine easily caramel syrup and real vanilla whipped cream in this tea as you sip at it.
Thanks Ricky for reminding me about this tea! (Don’t worry, there’s lots left for you.) ~_^
It’s an excellent dessert tea and with a splash of milk it’s smooth and creamy.
I accidently let this oversteep, but all in all it’s a pretty hard tea to ruin as it turns out. The flavour of the rooibos was more prominent, which I wasn’t too fond of, but the lovely vanilla-caramel flavour was still there.
BTW the tag on the teabag (each one has a different quote) was: “Friendships are like snowflakes – there are never two alike”
Last tea of the night, I promise. ;)
I’m not tasting the sweetness very much this time for some reason. Ah well, it’s still a great bedtime tea.
BTW I put a bunch of teas I don’t want on the ‘Take It Away’ thread on the Discussion Board. Some of it’s been claimed, but there’s still some left. If you’re curious go have a look and see if anything catches your eye. :D
I had to make myself another cup of this. Caramel and vanilla, mmmmm.
I added just a touch of skim milk to this and it really brought out the vanilla and caramel. Yummy! This is probably how I’ll drink it from now on.