Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: The Tea Spot (Be sure to read the review for information on how to save when you order this tea from The Tea Spot!)
This delicious, aromatic dessert tea is a blend of premium black tea with real pieces of gourmet caramel that quickly melt into the tea. Gently sweetened, with an enigmatic aroma, this tea is wonderful with milk or on its own. This tea yields a deep burgundy liquor and slightly creamy body.
Learn more about this tea here.
Yummy! I love the creaminess of this Crème Caramel from The Tea Spot. I let it cool for a couple of minutes … it’s still hot, but not fresh from the teapot hot, and this has allowed the creaminess to really emerge. It tastes almost as though I’ve added a splash of cream to the cup … but without the dairy! I love it when I find a tea like this … one that is creamy without having to add the creamy element.
The black tea base is pleasantly bold and invigorating. This tea is about the tea first, and the flavor second … and this black tea has a good strength and delicious richness to it that complements the caramel-y tones well. It is not bitter, but there is an astringency to it that is slightly dry, and I find that appealing because it makes me want to keep sipping!
The caramel flavors are a little subdued here; I taste more creamy taste than I do distinct caramel notes. Toward the finish I notice some deeply browned, caramelized sugar notes that seem to be there throughout the sip, but, they are more like undercurrents of flavor that really emerge toward the finish. It makes the flavor more intriguing somehow, as if my palate is searching for these flavors and then boom! There they are. Very nice.
If you’re looking for a very heavily flavored caramel tea … you won’t find that here. Instead, this is more like a creamy experience with lovely notes of caramel … and it is heavily influenced by the tea rather than the flavoring … which is what tea should be, after all. I really enjoyed this cup.
Now through February 6, 2013, you can save 15% on your next order of Crème Caramel from The Tea Spot! Just enter the coupon code: cremec13 in the coupon field when you check out to enjoy the tea and 15% savings too! Also, be sure to sign up – through the end of January – for The Tea Spot’s January giveaway! Check their Facebook Page for Details!
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!