Creme Brulee Rooibos

Tea type
Rooibos Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Cream, Vanilla
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Edit tea info Last updated by Roswell Strange
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 11 oz / 340 ml

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  • “I am not really a fan of the actual dessert creme brûlée but this tea was really good. I definitely get that burnt brown sugar note. The rooibos base wasn’t too woodsy which is good. Overall,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “OMG Roswell Strange, I think you found a winner!! This is amazing! First off, it smells awesome and though the smell doesn’t 100% transfer to the taste, it still has this amazing vanilla silkiness...” Read full tasting note
    87
  • “CURSE YOU INTERWEBS! I was looking at this note to see where the company was from, and I couldn’t find it anywhere. Like it had been eaten by the levatious tasting note gods. Le sigh I am so lucky...” Read full tasting note
    72
  • “Next up in the queue; I wrote lots of jot notes for this one since I was very excited about it. I picked this one up in store when I was in Regina mid December; I had planned to get at least one...” Read full tasting note
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From Cuppa'T Specialty Teas

Rooibos, carob bits, flavour, sweet blackberry leaves, puffed rice, sunflower petals, Tonka bean extract, vanilla bits, amaranth.

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10 Tasting Notes

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I am not really a fan of the actual dessert creme brûlée but this tea was really good. I definitely get that burnt brown sugar note. The rooibos base wasn’t too woodsy which is good. Overall, dessert in a cup!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Evol Ving Ness

It sounds fab. I am looking forward to trying stuff from this company.

tigress_al

I hope you like some of the ones I put on the box! This isn’t one of them though, I just got it on the weekend!

Evol Ving Ness

Hurray! I am really looking forward to my tastebuds coming back.

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OMG Roswell Strange, I think you found a winner!! This is amazing! First off, it smells awesome and though the smell doesn’t 100% transfer to the taste, it still has this amazing vanilla silkiness that takes over. Pair that with a nutty/almost burnt caramel and you have one big cup of delicousness. Thanks for the share!!

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CURSE YOU INTERWEBS! I was looking at this note to see where the company was from, and I couldn’t find it anywhere. Like it had been eaten by the levatious tasting note gods. Le sigh I am so lucky I write my notes on my computer and then post them. … usually.

First of my swap with Roswell! this was the first tea I dug into, because it was late and I all I wanted was some dessert. I have given Rooibos a bad rap in the past, and I think I needed to give it another chance.

This was a good second chance! The nutty honey Rooibos was accentuated by the other goodies inside. Or rather, I should say that the goodies were accentuated by the Rooibos. It was as crème Brulee as it could be. Silky, Creamy, and vanilla bean-y. As much as my chefs at culinary school made me want to hate this dessert… shouting in a French accent in my ear about how I am not using the right temperature to temper my egg yolks and cream… I go ahem apeshit for that delicious dessert.

Yay for swaps! when I got the package last night, I squealed at the stickers and promptly stuck r2d2 on my dog’s forehead. Man, Ros, I demand a re-do! If only a purple glitter monkey lamp would fit in a bubble mailer….

Flavors: Cream, Vanilla

Preparation
2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML
Roswell Strange

Yay! I’m so relieved it made it to you! And I’m happy you liked the blend – I definitely thought it worth sharing since it’s got such unique ingredients :)

kieblera5

I love crème brulee.. This sounds amazing!

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Next up in the queue; I wrote lots of jot notes for this one since I was very excited about it.

I picked this one up in store when I was in Regina mid December; I had planned to get at least one new blend to try, but I definitely wasn’t anticipating it being this one. In part because I picked up two other rooibos blends at the same time, and in part because I already stock another Creme Brulee blend that also uses rooibos (albeit green rooibos) for the base.

But the ingredients in this were rather unique in my opinion, and I’d never seen a blend with them sold by any other retailer so I got swept up in the excitement and bought this one. I mean, it’s got sweet blackberry leaves, puffed rice, and tonka beans. Definitely a bit different. I even had to look up tonka beans because while I’d heard the name before I was so unfamiliar with them I didn’t know what the flavour was supposed to be like and I’d never seem them mentioned in tea before.

A brief lesson of sorts on tonka beans: They’re most commonly used in perfume because they have a sweet, almost vanilla like taste and smell but they’re uncommon in food/drink because they got a “bad wrap” years ago for being toxic. Except, they’re toxic in the same way that nutmeg is toxic: you have to consume a whole lot of it. More tonka beans or nutmeg than any sane/rational person would ever or could ever consume at one time. So really, they’re not harmful at all. Just kind of… taboo.

And so now you know!

And guys, as soon as the water hit the tea leaf my house smelled incredible. This tea is really, really aromatic with such a smooth, soft vanilla/caramel kind of smell to it. I’m sure it must be from the beans – I really did immediately kind of understand why they’re so often used in perfume. It really carries, and lasts!

Taste wise, the liquor in this scrumptious smelling tea isn’t nearly as smooth as the smell would suggest it should be, but it’s still really good regardless. The vanilla (or rather “tonka”) flavour in this is really silky and powerful, and the most noticeable thing in the blend, but there’s also this lovely caramel flavour that feels just a little burned. Toasty, gooey caramel. The puffed rice contributes a roastiness that I didn’t realize I wanted to be there until I tasted it – and now I’m sure that it needs to be there. And it’s so subtle too; just a fleeting roasty quality made noticeable right before that first taste of vanilla and then again right after it’s faded.

As for the base, it’s decently masked but still a little present. I actually like rooibos though so I don’t mind it at all though. I’m gonna love having this sweet, accurately named dessert tea around for before bed though. I’m sure of it!

What a fantastic blend to come out of a fairly quaint little store. I really don’t know anywhere else I could find such a unique Creme Brulee blend. Just dying to know where they sourced it from!

Tealizzy

Sounds yummy! Never heard of tonka beans before, so thanks for the lesson!

Fjellrev

I always dreamt of a tonka bean tea since I fell in love with the essential oil. Sounds awesome.

Plunkybug

I think LUSH uses tonka bean in some of their products…I’ve never heard of it outside of there though, til now. This tea sounds really appealing, even if it is a rooibos.

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