Sticky Toffee Pudding

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Caramel, Dates
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 8 oz / 240 ml

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Indulgent, sticky and decadent, we’ve sourced the essence of this hedonistic dessert to produce a luxurious tea. We were inspired by this classic pudding and blended a tea that brings out its enduring qualities. There are real caramelised macademia nuts in this black tea, so it is as sweet and indulgent as the real thing, but kinder to your waist!

Ingredients: Ceylon and China Black tea, caramel pieces, flavouring

This product contains “caramel pieces”. These could also contain dairy and soya allergens.
Produced in an environment that uses nut ingredients. Not suitable for nut allergy sufferers.

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1271 tasting notes

Hello sweet tooth tea!

Quite a rich black tea with lots of malty, smooth flavor. The black tea base is accented with hard candy toffee flavor. I like the macadamia nuts in this blend, it’s like chestnuts, but sweet and bright. Very sweet of a blend though, like I already added a small spoon of sugar in my cup, in fact, the ingredients state “sugar” on them too.

With that said, totally a dessert tea for someone who likes sweeter teas.

Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl
I wish my Tea owls had more of a sweet tooth, I’m buried in sweets from Christmas! For some reason this year everyone gave me candy!

Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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836 tasting notes

I used 0.9 tablespoons of dry leaf for 375 ml of water.

Malty flavour. Toffee sweetness that is not overpowered by an astringency. Smooth black tea tones.

At room temperature, I notice a robustness to the flavour at the end of the sip. Brittle confectionary sweetness near the end of the sip.

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

Mmmmm sounds good!

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223 tasting notes

My local Whittard of Chelsea brought this out yesterday while I was in there, so I got a pouch to try. The dry leaf scent on this is very strong and ery sweet – like sticky toffee pudding, actually! Unfortunately, this doesn’t translate to the steeped aroma and it just smells like plain black tea. Hot, this doesn’t really taste like much, just black tea with the slightest hint of caramel nuttiness.

But iced, this is AWESOME! So good! It is a very sweet tea without additions and cold I can definitely taste the caramel/toffee part of this. I just brewed up a gallon and can’t wait to get started!


Gosh, that sounds interesting. I’ll have to try and remember this the next time I’m in the UK. I’ve only been moderately pleased with Whittards, but I’ve definitely had worse in my life so they’ve managed to hold my interest to a certain degree. (If I recall correctly, they do a pretty awesome strawberry black as well.)


I agree, their strawberry black is pretty good. They have brought out some new teas recently, and I do think they are a better quality than their previous teas.


Their english rose was defintiely a load of tosh, so if they can top that, that’s good enough for me. :D Come to think of it, the boyfriend is going to Suffolk in a couple of weeks, most likely. Maybe I should send a shopping list with him just in case he happens to get the opportunity. (On the other hand he’ll probably just remind me that we have so much tea at the moment that I ran out of tins…)

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230 tasting notes

This is still a great tea! I really enjoy this one every time I drink it. The flavors are not to sweet or overpowering.

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1118 tasting notes

From the Round 3 Here’s Hoping TTB

This is nice. The base tea had decent body and smoothness. The toffee flavor is steady throughout, but it doesn’t overpower the base tea. It’s definitely sweet, but I’m not getting the pudding flavor. Still, this is a nice, robust dessert tea.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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313 tasting notes

Oh, yes. This was an impulse feelings-purchase after learning that my favourite Starbucks in Oxford is closing. After a wistful hour or so perusing job listings from the cozy upstairs loft overlooking High Street after finishing work at the Examination Schools for the day, I meandered over to the Whittard across the road with a taste for whatever was the closest I could get to caramel. This seemed to fit the bill.

And indeed it has! It’s got a nice sweetness and a nutty flavour that reminds me a bit of their vanilla shortbread tea, but where that one has notes of vanilla and biscuits, this one has a cozy malt and caramel tone. I have a feeling this’ll blend well with a pu erh if I’m feeling creative.


Starbucks….I have several thoughts about them. I appreciate that its one place that you can find free WiFi pretty well everywhere, useful for travelling,but for a while I had a deep resentment towards them as they had a habit of outbidding leases on culturally important businesses in Toronto and then rubbing salt in the wounds by naming drinks and desserts in reference to what used to be there. They took over my favourite book store on yonge street one of those awesome beautiful ones, and they took over the Sanctuary in Toronto, which was once a centre of the Goth community.

The one near me also has a tendency to burn their coffee and seems to define the little stain in a macchiato as a touch of coffee in foam instead of the other way around.

Sticky Toffee sounds nice.

Sami Kelsh

Yeah, I’m torn between resentment and the fact that I can’t really go to the independent coffee shop around the corner because I worked there for a few weeks and I still feel a bit awkward about it because I know why the staff turnover is so high.



Sami Kelsh

It’s probably slightly my own fault. I sort of self-ostracised myself from my two coffee shops of choice back in Manchester when I fell out with a barista at one because a creative project he’d asked me to work on with him fell through, and then I dated and subsequently was dumped by an ESL teacher who held a lot of his lessons at the other coffee shop. And now I live in a new city, where I hope there are enough coffee shops that I won’t be able to run out of them.


Hopefully! I understand the discomfort though. I’m one of those strange people who require noise to deeply concentrate. So, if I have to study for something, I’ll often go to a coffee shop. This sometimes backfires on me because I’ll either run into people thanking me for looking after someone at work ( this still happens almost 6 yefter the fact in some cases), or who come to me to chat. I lie right on the line of INFP and ENFP on Myers Brigg, but when I slip into an introverted phase this can backfire because it can be hard to find true privacy.

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184 tasting notes

I’m so sorry to see this sample go…I’m doing some sipdowns to get rid of tea. I love the toffee flavor of this tea. It pairs nicely with the black base, and neither overpowers the other. They work very well together.

3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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290 tasting notes

I have never really been a fan of flavoured teas but a friend gave me a sample of this, so I thought I would give it a try. It smells really strongly of sticky toffee pudding so that is a good start. Steve had told me that he found the tea disappointing so I loaded the teapot with more tea than I would otherwise have done and poured on the water. Waves of sticky toffee pudding smell arose from the pot. Good start. After a longer than usual steep, I was able to taste the tea. The base tea is malty and rich (possibly an Assam?), and the gingery sweetness of the pudding comes through with an element of dates. It was really quite good while hot and definitely reflected the name in its flavour, but as it cooled it quickly became bitter and less palatable. I’ve finished the sample now but might be tempted to buy a packet for myself if passing a Whittards, although I do wonder if its sugary sweetness would pall after a while.

Flavors: Caramel, Dates

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

This one is on my list for next I’m in a Whittards. I need it in my life, I think. We’ll have to stop in at one at the next opportunity, because Husband discovered that he very much likes their afternoon Earl Grey, so that’s my way in. :D


This is a tea that I have enjoyed in small quantities. I did not mention in the tasting notes but it does not resteep well at all, so only one cup per pot. If I am passing a Whittards I shall see about picking you some up, Angrboda, if you wish.


No need. It’s pretty easy to get to a Whittards when we’re visiting Husband’s parents. If we want to go shopping, we’ve tended to go to Cambridge, which is far enough away to be an outing and close enough for a suitable day-trip. ‘Tis a place full of lurking dangers. Last time I went past WHSmiths with a mantra of ’it doesn’t exist. It doesn’t exist. It doesn’t exist.’ in my head. I have been known to spend half my pocket money for a full 10 days in there in one fell swoop… Oops! :D

I’ve reached the point now where going to England doesn’t actually feel like really travelling anymore.

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14951 tasting notes

mmmmm i like this one. Though it’s the sort of tea i probably should turn in to a decadent cup of amazing by adding a little sweetner, but i won’t. This was another share from Awkward Soul and i am a happy camper. Rich, dark, satisfying yummy tea!

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3294 tasting notes

Here is another tea sent to me by Awkward Soul, for Sil & I to share.
It’s ok. Not really my thing, which is surprizing to me, as I was really feeling like I wanted something decadent, but there was something in the taste that just didn’t appeal to me. The rest of it goes to Sil, so that’s another sipdown for me (330).


i have another box waiting to come to you toooo!

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