Green Caramel from The Persimmon Tree

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green Tea & Red Rooibos

Where to Buy:  The Persimmon Tree

Product Description:

Ingredients:  Organic Green Loose Leaf Tea, Organic Rooibos, Caramel Pieces

Characteristics:  Bold, Organic

Flavors:  Sweet, Grassy

Taster’s Review:

This tea is a yummy treat, and while it does have a certain dessert-like taste to it, it is one that would be equally as nice to have as a quick pick-me-up in the afternoon or as something to get you through the doldrums that hit just before lunch!

The base of the tea is light-to-medium bodied, with a sweet, fresh green tea taste and a hint of roasted nut flavor that is very complementary to the sweet caramel-y flavor.  I can also taste subtle notes of buttery taste – I don’t know if this is from the caramel or from the green tea – but it certainly adds to the YUM factor.

The overall cup is sweet and crisp, and while it does have a certain comforting appeal to it, it is also rather invigorating!   I am loving this tea!

Because this tea has a very autumn-y kind of feel to it, I prefer it served hot.  It doesn’t need any additions because it’s delightful as is.  It might even be alright iced too, but to be honest, I finished it up so fast that by the time it would have cooled to judge it on its merits cold – it was all gone!  This would be a delightful accompaniment to a tray of fruit (fresh apple slices, perhaps?)

What a pleasant way to spend the afternoon!   YUM!

A Nice Cup of Shut the Hell Up (Signature Blend) from Adagio Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Adagio Teas

Product Description:

Very biting tea smoothed over with a caramel smile. Great to wake up to, especially if you are dropping the coffee habit. Great for the early morning attitude enhancement with the added benefit of enabling you to think beofre you speak. Shut the hell up and give it a try.

Created by: Travis Pelt

Taster’s Review:

As some of you may know, I’m not particularly fond of Lapsang Souchong so I generally avoid them whenever possible.  I find the strong, smoky character of a typical Lapsang Souchong to be rather off-putting.

However, I am slowly developing an appreciation for strong, smoky teas such as Lapsang Souchong, but, suffice to say that while I am usually willing to try a tea with Lapsang Souchong in it, it is not something I probably would want to try.

But that all went out the window when I saw the name of this signature blend from Adagio Teas (created by Travis Pelt).  I knew I had to try it!

And I really am glad I did – this is actually really good.  The tea is very strong – ROBUST!  But what makes this tea especially good to me is the balance of tastes.  It is a smoky tea, but it isn’t too smoky.  It is, in fact, one of the most thoughtful blends I have encountered – and by that I mean that the underlying caramel-y notes of the Lapsang Souchong are highlighted with the addition of the caramel flavored black tea.  The sweet, creamy notes of the caramel are enhanced by the malty notes of the Assam.

The three types of tea create a very harmonized and yet hefty blend!  It is a little chewy and has a nice bake-y taste.  It makes a perfect morning tea, but I am actually enjoying it later in the afternoon at the moment – it is the perfect accompaniment to Dulce de Leche cookies from the Girl Scouts!  YUM!

Crème Brûlée from Tea, Oh!

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Rooibos

Where to Buy:  Tea, Oh!

Product Description:

A sweet symphony of toffee and caramel flavours make this a nice after dinner treat.

Taster’s Review:

Crème brûlée?  Yes, please!

Crème brûlée is my favorite dessert.  I don’t find it often when we dine out – mostly because we can’t often afford to dine in restaurants fancy enough to offer it – but when I see it on the menu, I do try to save room for dessert!

But with this tisane, I can afford to enjoy my favorite dessert any time!  The rooibos base is perfect because it is naturally caffeine-free so it makes for a delightful treat after dinner without worry that I’ll be over-caffeinated.  The rooibos is lightly nutty which mingles very nice with the creamy flavor of crème brûlée.

I can taste the creamy baked custard flavor of the crème brûlée, it tastes smooth and sweet, and it even has a caramel-y sweet taste to it too, just like the crunchy caramelized sugar that is burnt on top of the classic dessert.  All that is missing is the crunch – and while I do love that crunch – the fact that this is calorie free more than makes up for the lack of the crunchy texture.

This is really an awesome treat!  Thank you – Tea, Oh!

I’ll Be Home For Christmas from Adagio Signature Blend by Rachana Carter

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Adagio

Product Description:

I have combined mostly creamy chestnut, buttery caramel, and spicy cinnamon to warm you up this holiday season. Enjoy a hot steaming cup with your best of friends and family. May it help stir up warm and found memories of Christmas past and help create new memories to come. Give it a try with some milk and sugar/sweetener. Just be sure to heat up the milk first. Enjoy!

Created by: Rachana Carter
Contains: chestnut, caramel, cinnamon

Tasters Review:

I thought it was the perfect time to say THANKS AGAIN to Rachana Carter for sending me some of this specific Signature Blend of hers that she blended over at Adagio.

I found the more I drank this one…the more I enjoyed it!  And now I am out of my stash!  All good things really do come to an end, don’t they!?  Anyhow…here are some of my findings…

The aroma is very light but warming.  What I can smell of it is the Chestnut and a tad of caramel.  I’m not smelling much cinnamon – but I’m fine with that…as I think many teas tend to over-do it with the cinnamon.  This was a great happy-medium with black tea, spices, and other flavors.

It infuses to a pretty dark brown.

I really like the fact that the Black Tea taste is upfront and the flavors are on the assist.   The flavors play nice together.   They circle around in your mouth nicely, too.   I can taste the Chestnut and Caramel pretty much equally and the cinnamon acts as the caboose.

I like it! The cinnamon is JUST RIGHT…it’s really all you need.

A little spice is OH SO NICE this time of year!  This one had me grinning from Ear-To-Ear!

SororiTEA Sisters wish you Holiday Cheer!

 

Birthday Tea from Adagio (Signature Blend)

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Adagio Tea

Product Description:

A treat for any day of the year! A tasty blend of vanilla, cream, and a touch of caramel. The inclusion of rainbow sugar sprinkles adds a festive note and makes this tea perfect for celebrating your special day.

Created by: Christine Rillo
Contains: vanilla, cream, caramel

Tasters Review:

I LOVE Novelty Teas.  Teas that have a theme or purchase.  You know – ones that think outside of the box – or should I say Tea Cup.

I like this tea just for that reason.  I wouldn’t say it would make my top 100 favorite tasting teas but it’s a nice treat and enjoyable!

This definitely smells like the FROSTING of a cupcake or cake.

It’s a medium strength type black tea taste with a vanilla/cream taste to it.  As it cools a bit I am liking it better.  Not necessarily iced, or cold, but cooling for a few minutes at room temperature, that is.

I think the sprinkles are a brilliant touch in this.  They give it a slight sugar taste to pair with the vanilla and cream flavors.  The caramel is very subtle.

Overall – this tea makes me smile.  I find myself sipping on it from time to time.  If you are looking for something different or a novelTEA…try this out!

Cocoa Caramel Chai from Tea Oh!

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Tea Oh!

Company Description:

Superb spices blended with sweet caramel and rich chocolate.

Taster’s Review:

When I saw this chai blend on the Tea Oh! website, I knew I had to try it.  I love spiced chai teas, I love chocolate, and I love caramel – so I needed to try this chai!

In chai tea, the spices can be very aggressive – aggressive enough to overpower the chocolate and caramel in a blend such as this.  Fortunately, that doesn’t happen here.  There is a very pleasing balance of flavors – the caramel is sweet and creamy, the chocolate is rich and smooth, and the masala spices are warm and inviting.

I can taste ginger, cinnamon and cardamom in this blend, however, they aren’t particularly spicy or hot… just warm enough to remind this taster that she’s drinking a chai tea.  And yes… I can taste the tea too!  The black tea base is strong enough to stand its ground with these other powerful flavors.  It has a nice briskness to it.

I enjoyed this tea immensely and I’ve just consumed the last that I had!  I might just have to put this one on my shopping list.  It has a very comforting, autumnal feel to it… like one I’d like to curl up to while sitting in front of a roaring fire in the fireplace and reading a good book!

I do recommend going latte with this particular tea, and adding a splash of milk or cream (or half & half) to your cup.  It really enhances the chocolate and caramel flavors and makes it taste just a bit like a gourmet hot chocolate!  DELIGHTFUL!

Caramel Sundae Escape from Talbott Teas

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Talbott Teas

Product Description:

Product Description: You ease into the first sip. Real caramel. You slide into the second. Real cocoa. With the addition of milk and sugar, you instinctively reach for a spoon.

All natural premium ingredients: Full-leaf black tea, cacao nibs, caramel pieces & natural vanilla flavor.

Tasters Review:

Caramel.  Let’s have a little chat about it, shall we!?  I like caramel but I wouldn’t call myself a caramel Fanatic, you know!?  BUT I have found that I am REALLY liking more and more teas with Caramel IN them!  The Caramel is TOP NOTCH! It’s incredibly sweet and smooth and sugary!  I think it really contributes to the overall dessert flavor of this tea!  The vanilla is slight but also helps with the creaminess. The chocolate is yummy, semi-sweet, and is perfect with the other flavors in this tea!

I really LOVE this one!  Another winner from Talbott Teas!  They are quickly becoming one of my favorite overall Tea Companies!

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