Today is the fifth day of yummy teas from Della Terra Teas. I’ve really been enjoying this year’s countdown, and today’s tea is just entirely too yummy for words. But, since you’re here to read a review, I’ll do my best to come up with some words to describe this confectionery delight.
Cozy Caramel Oolong
Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Della Terra Teas
On this, the fifth day, be cozy with this delicious caramel oolong.
As golden as the five golden rings, so is this delicious, warm caramel tea. Enjoy this Oolong, sip the creamy caramel and create a holiday memory.
Learn more about this tea here.
This Cozy Caramel Oolong from Della Terra Teas offers me two of my favorite tastes: Oolong tea and caramel. How could I resist?
Answer: I can’t. This is so yummy.
The Oolong tea is a darker Oolong, and it brings a sweet and toasted nut flavor to the cup. The roasty-toasty notes accentuate the delectable notes of caramel perfectly. I can taste a hint of burnt sugar like flavor in the background, and this elevates the caramel tones, giving them some dimension.
The Oolong has a rich, creamy texture but it isn’t overwhelming. That is to say, it doesn’t inundate the palate with that sort of creaminess that might otherwise obscure the nuanced flavors of the caramel. There is a lot of complexity to this cup, and you want to enjoy each and every layer of flavor!
When it come to Oolong teas, I generally prefer them to be “pure” or unadulterated with flavor because Oolong is such a flavorful experience on its own and no additional flavor is really necessary. However, I have enjoyed many different flavored Oolong teas, and of those that I’ve enjoyed, I’d have to say that this might be one of the very best.
This should be a must try for those of you who love caramel, or the Oolong enthusiast who is looking for something just a little different! This one resteeps really well too – the caramel flavor subdues somewhat, but the second infusion is still very flavorful!
Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Nature’s Tea Leaf
Daughter Rings Green Tea is from the Yunnan province of China. These hand selected green tea leaves are carefully hand-rolled into an enchanting ring shape. Daughter ring has a fresh, bright and almost fruity taste. The flavor is quite mild with vegetal notes becoming more prominent with cooling.
Learn more about this tea here.
These little tea leaves that have been shaped into little rings are so adorable! Before brewing, I looked at these Daughter Rings from Nature’s Tea Leaf … marveling at how the tender Green Tea leaves were carefully shaped into perfect little rings. It’s fun to watch them brew too! They slowly unwind, as if they are dancing in the hot water.
The tea brews to a very pale yellowish-green color. The flavor is very agreeable, with a delicious vegetative tone with sweet notes of fruit … I want to say it tastes a bit like sweet apple melding with notes of mild vegetable. There are also very faint floral tones to this … like a background note of flower. It is a light, invigorating taste. It’s on the mellow side.
As the tea cools, I find that the flavor changes slightly, becoming less sweet and slightly more astringent. It never becomes bitter, but, there is a slight shift in flavor. The astringency here is slightly dry and cleansing. The aftertaste is sweet with notes of fruit.
A very pleasant tea … it’s a little different from other green teas out there, but, similar enough to other green teas that it’s easily recognizable as one. A nice tea for those times when you want something just a little out of the ordinary.