I really like this tea. It has nice flavor and smells amazing but I have one problem with it. Something is just off. It is almost oily – I am not sure if that is the right word. Its just weird. Can’t put my finger on it.
Steeped this twice today. For some reason, the smell makes me think of a latte, and even though I hate coffee, I kind of like this smell. I like the rich but not overly dark presence of the tea, mixed with the sweetness of the caramel and vanilla. The flavor lingers for a bit, which is nice. Makes a good “dessert” tea, though I still prefer Pomegranate Delight by Twinings in that regard. I relax a little with this one, but others have a greater effect on me.
I love sweet teas, but this one has too a little bit of a bitter bite at the end. I tried to deaden the bitterness with cream, and it worked to a point, but I still tasted it a bit. It smells really awesome out of the bag, but I much prefer Bigelow’s Vanilla Caramel — no weird bitter aftertaste and better price.
Got this a while back to fill in for the Bigelow caramel vanilla I love so much (didn’t see it at the store). Definitely pleasantly surprised, first steep it smelled almost waxy, some odd smell to it.
Drinking it though, at least when I’m in the mood for something sweet, is lovely. About a teaspoon of sugar and a little bit of caramel creamer, stepped for a good 5-6 minutes, and I could drink a few cups of the stuff quite happily. The little edge of bitterness keeps it from sickeningly sweet (at least for me).
Ew. Ew. Upon first sip, it tasted like a badly burnt vanilla latte. Which then left an aftertaste of badly burnt caramel popcorn. Tried a few more sips to confirm my gross hypothesis. Don’t know how I made it through half a cup before giving up. Yuck.
Had this ages ago . . . It tasted weird and wrong, on multiple attempts. The tea itself—without adding any sweetener—was cloyingly, overpoweringly sweet. There was also some vanilla flavor, and not much else. I couldn’t taste the tea at all.
The best way I found to drink it was with milk and no added sweetener. Then it was like watery vanilla-flavored milk. . . . Though still not what I wanted, which was a cup of TEA.
Gave the rest to a friend.