This was the sample sent to me with my last order, and I decided tonight it was what I felt like. The cup unsweetened is very dark, both in colour and flavour. There were hints of the caramel but there was more of a strong toast and tea flavour than anything else. Disappointed, I attempted to salvage the cup and make it more into what I’d been craving, a caramel tea. I added half a spoon of sugar and poof, the tea magically transformed into caramel. The tea is still flavoured, but with the small addition I did it was balanced now and much more of a true caramel flavour. The toastedness did fade, though, so if that’s what you’re searching for I recommend trying another sweetener to retain it.