Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: sTEAp Shoppe
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.
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!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!