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Milk Chocolate Caramel from sTEAp Shoppe

September28

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  sTEAp Shoppe

Tea Description:

Milk Chocolate Caramel flowery Assam Orange Pekoe black tea. This is a tea you will let swirl around on your tongue amazed at how smooth it is. At first wif you get a bit of caramel, then you delight in your first sip with the shock of how smooth this tea really is. As you let the tea wander over your tastebuds you experience a rich silky smooth texture similar to allowing a chocolate to melt on your tongue. No one note pops out at you but each note is distinct. Notes of Caramel, Cocoa & Vanilla with a milk like cacoon encasing the flavors to bring them together as one.

Taster’s Review:

I was lucky enough to be bestowed with the honor to be one of the first people to try it!  It is definitely a blend that would capture my interest – based on the name alone.  Milk Chocolate and Caramel?  Um… YES please!  No arm twisting required.

And this cup of tea is just as delicious as the name would suggest!

The chocolate and caramel flavors are profound, they leap right onto the palate from the start of the sip.  It is rich and creamy and delicious!  There are hints of creamy vanilla amid the sweet chocolate notes, and the caramel is also sweet, while offering hints of bitterness from the burnt sugar.  Not in a bad bitter kind of way, but in a very delicious bitter kind of way, as it keeps the whole confectionery taste from becoming cloying.

The black tea is a softer tasting black tea – it’s quite mild, but it is still substantial enough to stand on its own.  It delivers a nice, well-rounded taste and a very silky texture to the overall cup.  And while it is not a tea I’d consider as bold or sturdy or any of the other adjectives I’d use to describe a strong black tea, I really don’t think a stronger black tea is desired here.  It might interfere with the delicious flavors of chocolate and caramel – and this chocoholic seems to enjoy this just the way it is!

This is so delicious on its own, it doesn’t need any additions whatsoever.  It is certainly sweet enough, and I think that milk would overwhelm some of the more delicate qualities of this tea.  Really, the vanilla notes provide enough of a creaminess to this that it is almost like a rich, creamy latte without the milk!

This is the first tea I’ve tried from this company, but it is certainly not the last!  I am thrilled with this tea, and very honored to be the first person outside of the sTEAp Shoppe to try it!

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Our mutual love for tea and writing about it inspired us to start this blog so that we could better share this love with others.

One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

We try to be as impartial as we can.  We do have our favorites.  We are human.  But we do our very best to be as fair and as honest about a tea as we can be.

You might not agree with my assessment – or with Jennifer’s assessment – of a tea.  But that’s OK… if we all liked the same exact tea – we’d only need ONE kind of tea and … wow… that sounds really boring, indeed!

What a beautiful world it is that we have so many teas to suit so many tea enthusiasts!

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