First, as I usually do, I smelled the tea leaves.
They already smelled very much like caramel with just a hint of vanilla in there somewhere.
When I had steeped the tea, I removed the leaves to find the refreshing sight of a brownish red liquor in my cup.
I tasted the tea plain at first.
It was already a little sweet, without having to add sweetener, and it was also smooth like cream. The flavor of caramel was very bold, blending in with a strong sapor of vanilla.
I then added sweetener and some cream.
The brew gushed brilliant flavors into my mouth and over my tongue, lingering as I swallowed what seemed to be sweet candle light from a birthday cake.
The caramel mixed with the vanilla and came.to.life.
It was like drinking the essence of a birthday cake: Very sweet, yet balanced; very creamy and smooth and wet on the tongue, the savoring flavor tardy in my mouth long after each sip I took and swallowed eagerly.
I would rate this tea as one of my absolute favorites! huzzah!
(I drank at least nine other mugs of this tea throughout the day~)