Oolong Caramel au Beurre Salé

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Flower Petals, Natural Caramel Flavor, Oolong Tea
Flavors
Butter, Caramel, Cookie, Salt, Cream, Mineral, Salty, Sweet, Floral, Butterscotch, Creamy, Vanilla, Vegetal, Milk, Nutty, Tannic, Tannin, Tea, Umami
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec 4 g 12 oz / 365 ml

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  • “Derk tucked a couple of packets of this in her last care package, and while my addled brain can forget why I walked into a room, I actually remembered having a taste of the same tea in the past. I...” Read full tasting note
  • “Apparently today is caramel day!  And I haven’t written a note for this yet.  It hasn’t really inspired a note when I have tried it before.  This is from the old group order (and almost gone now.) ...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Having this again this morning. SO GOOD. Perfectly creamy, with just a bit of salt. I’m going to have to place a DF to grab more of this. I’ve also decided to grab their advent again. I wasn’t...” Read full tasting note
    93
  • “SIPDOWN 76 I have finally used the very last sachet I had of this tea. I had it almost for two years, but the age haven’t changed anything. Rich, buttery, salted-caramel taste. Mineral, not sure as...” Read full tasting note
    85

From Dammann Frères

This oolong tea’s naturally velvety notes blend with the sweet-salty flavors of caramel. Enjoy a deliciously gourmet cup of this beautifully balanced blend of green and candy notes.

Dominant note : Gourmet notes
Type(s) of tea : Oolong tea
Main flavor : Caramel

Ingredients
Oolong tea, salted butter caramel flavor, flower petals

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63 Tasting Notes

2877 tasting notes

Derk tucked a couple of packets of this in her last care package, and while my addled brain can forget why I walked into a room, I actually remembered having a taste of the same tea in the past. I waited to enjoy the encore cup before reading my previous review so as not to skew the results this time around. And with both cups, oolong + salted caramel = banana. Good banana, but not an equation one would expect!

derk

I’m not sure this tea has ever been in my possession to be able to gift to you. From whom could it be??

ashmanra

It was from moi! I sent a couple of bags of it in a card last March!

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Apparently today is caramel day!  And I haven’t written a note for this yet.  It hasn’t really inspired a note when I have tried it before.  This is from the old group order (and almost gone now.)  The leaf looks very roasted, which is why it would not be a favorite of mine.  But it’s not too bad in the roast/mineral department!  And even years later, I do have a hint of burnt sugar/caramel to the leaf which is an interesting pairing with the roasted oolong.  By the third steep, both the flavor and leaf are drastically faded.  I’m glad I tried this, but nothing I need to have again.  (SO many I want to try from DF though!)
I also had today: Matcha Outlet’s Caramel Matchaccino (in a blueberry/cantaloupe smoothie) and Tea Desire’s Caramel Puerh.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug //  20 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 //  12 min after boiling // 2 min
Steep #3 //  2 min after boiling // 3 min

gmathis

This sounds a lot like a Sugar Caramel Oolong from Golden Moon I used to rave about. (Alas, I don’t see it in GM’s lineup any more.)

tea-sipper

gmathis – I was going to say I never had that one, but looking it up, I did! It seems they lost it when they went organic. My note says it was a floral/pineapple tasting oolong, so not roasted like this one.

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1751 tasting notes

Having this again this morning. SO GOOD. Perfectly creamy, with just a bit of salt. I’m going to have to place a DF to grab more of this. I’ve also decided to grab their advent again. I wasn’t going to…but I can’t resist.

VariaTEA

It’s such a pretty advent. I had it last year and their designs are always just so nice. Also this tea is delicious. I want to do a side-by-side of this and Salted Caramel Oolong by DAVIDsTEA.

amandastory516

I had it last year too, and it was indeed so beautiful! I was going to try something new instead, but it’s even lovelier this year, so I can’t resist.
That sounds like a wonderful comparison! I haven’t been able to get my hands on the DT’s Salted Caramel Oolong. It keeps selling out on the US site. :(

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SIPDOWN 76

I have finally used the very last sachet I had of this tea. I had it almost for two years, but the age haven’t changed anything.

Rich, buttery, salted-caramel taste. Mineral, not sure as flavouring or the oolong itself. Creamy. Oh well… it will be missed.

Flavors: Butter, Caramel, Mineral, Salt

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

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Light sweet taste in mouth, compare to its powerful fragrance. Dry leaf: The strong salty but sweet fragrances. And the sweetness is not only caramel but also a clear flower note in the end. If you can control the steeping time within 60 seconds, you could brew it up to 5 times I guess (100ml of water).

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Flavors: Caramel, Floral, Salty

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec 3 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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760 tasting notes

Day 6 of Dammann Freres Advent Calendar.

This was a pretty good dessert-y Tea. It had a buttery, creamy taste. As it cooled it developed a slightly astringent edge. Not enough to ruin it for me, but that combined with the vegetal aftertaste moves this one off my prospective spring order. I guess I’m one of those non adventurous sorts who prefers black tea. But I’m really enjoying the chance to try teas I normally would avoid.

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Advent calendar – day 6 (and I have it in my cupboard :p)

This is a tea we have purchased twice now so no surprise there. We really like it and drinking it is always a treat. The delicious caramel is very buttery. A bit like a Werther’s Original butterscotch candy. It’s very smooth and creamy, and you can definitely taste the vegetal oolong. With a little bit of stevia, it’s delicious! I like it very much but for some reason I don’t find myself reaching for it as much as I would think I would (possibly because I have too many teas :o)

Flavors: Butterscotch, Caramel, Creamy, Vanilla, Vegetal

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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1759 tasting notes

The caramel here came off a bit astringent. Sour isn’t the right word but it did carry aspects of what I associate with it. May have let it sit too long in the cupboard although I made a small cup of this ages ago and it was more of the same. The oolong part was rather soft as well. Definitely done in more of the traditional way than the “green” oolong style… which isn’t my favourite (really gotta be in the mood to enjoy).
Overall, rather tasty, all considering. Might have done better as a latte?
Thanks for the sample Sil!!

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Sipdown (280)

I guess despite my tournament being over, I still want to have tea battles. Plus, today is National Fragrance Day as highlighted by Mastress Alita in her sipdown discussion. I noticed Kittenna picked out DAVIDsTEA’s Salted Caramel Oolong for the occasion and that got me thinking about that tea and this one and how I had one serving left of the sample given to me by Roswell Strange and how I wanted to use it to compare the two. So here we are…

The tea has cooled a bit – I always forget how quickly an 8 oz cup of tea can cool down. It is still so lovely though. At first I thought it was mostly just oolong that I was getting but the caramel is lingering. It coats the tongue really while the slight roast and vegetable flavor of the oolong dances on top. The flavors are so different but intertwining well together. It also manages to stay light overall while being rich in flavor. That stands out as one of the main differences between this and the DAVIDsTEA version, which is more heavier/syrupy – the European vs. North American takes on the flavor profile really stand out here. Check out the tasting note for that tea here: https://steepster.com/rachel12610/posts/416697

Thank you Roswell Strange for the share and the chance to revisit this gem! I think as a plain tea, I prefer this to the DAVIDsTEA version. DAVIDsTEA one makes for a better latte though.

tea-sipper

Yeah, I might just make the tea tournament an every March thing. :D

VariaTEA

I would definitely do another one!

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2954 tasting notes

Looseleaf: Smells strongly of caramel, butter, vanilla, and cream, but in an artificial way.

Brew: Strong flavours of cream, it actually tastes like I put milk in my tea. Very buttery, strong flavours of buttersctoch and vanilla. Slightly nutty, but not toasted. A nice balance of buttery, umami oolong with plenty of tea flavour and tannins and a strong butterscotch flavour.

Flavors: Butter, Butterscotch, Cream, Creamy, Milk, Nutty, Tannic, Tannin, Tea, Umami, Vanilla

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 22 OZ / 650 ML

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