Open the bag and the intense caramel aroma hits you. Once steeped, this tea has a nice smooth caramel flavor. This, unlike Adagio’s Caramel black tea, is all caramel. Love it!
Flavors: Caramel, Sweet
“Bought a micro-fine strainer today, and am finally able to enjoy rooibos properly again. So yummy.” Read full tasting note
“It’s been a long day. A busy and good long day. I was hoping for caramel goodness. This tea let me down. It promised caramel goodness but only supplied rooibos. It tastes much the same as my...” Read full tasting note
“I love rooibos. It’s been a favorite of mine since I first tried it years ago while visiting Sweden, and I’m once again looking for interested blend that I can count on for another evening tea...” Read full tasting note
“The aroma is very nice. It has a sweet, mild flavour. Goes very well with the almond and hazelnut red bush teas.” Read full tasting note
Depending on where you’re from, you may either say “car-a-mel” or “CAR-mel.” Any way you put it, though, this naturally caffeine-free treat is 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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This was my first loose leaf tea ever, as well as only my second taste of rooibos. The first was a very poor bagged tea, so how happy I was to find that it wasn’t rooibos that I found unpleasant but just the poor brand and quality of the previous tea.
Caramel is the dominant smell, but the taste is a wonderful combination of sweetness, caramel, and a hint of actual rooibos that I would liken to a good quality tobacco. It’s a heavy tea with a full flavor, which has been comforting during these colder months. I found that sugar wasn’t needed, as it was sweet on it’s own, but I think it’d be nice with a dash of milk or cream.
The only reason I didn’t rate this higher was because I found it almost too rich. One cup was enough for me, and I feel that this would be a “once in awhile” tea. If you really love caramel though, you may end up drinking this every day!
Flavors: Caramel, Rooibos, Tobacco
I really like this! It smells wonderful and tastes nice and rich! This one is definitely going to get mixed with other stuff quite often. I love that it is caffeine free so that I can mix it with other flavors for a dessert tea at night just as easily as adding it for flavor in the morning.
The scent, I must discuss the scent first! This blend, resembling coarse ground redwood sawdust, will fill your kitchen with the rich, heady scent of the finest quality caramel you can imagine with a little hint of orange. My partner said it reminds him of pipe tobacco…which is a good thing. Who doesn’t love that smell?! While steeping, the water is a rich, dark red and as time elapses, the color changes into a rich, deep caramel brown. I was amazed that this tea retained the scent once poured and sans sweetener, it tastes like a little cup of heaven…a perfect blend of caramel and a tinge I can only describe as round. This tea has earned a permanent spot in my tea cupboard.