Salted Caramel Lebkuchen

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Black Tea
Apple Pieces, Cardamom, Ceylon Black Tea, Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, Natural Flavours, Orange Peel, Rose Hips
Cookie, Ginger, Cake, Caramel, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Nutmeg, Salty, Smoke
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Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 10 oz / 284 ml

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From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Pronounced Leb-kuch-chen, these little bites of heaven are a German Christmas tradition; a bit like gingerbread but softer & often in the cutest of shapes! We’ve taken this favourite treat one taste level further (obviously!) & blended with notes of salted caramel… pure Christmas bliss!

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10906 tasting notes

glad to get a taste of this one since everything about it is something that would make me buy it myself. this was alright. i think the base tea isn’t something i like because there was an element underlying the flavours that seemed out of place. It was a nice cup to have – caramel black tea..yes please, but that odd note made it not be exactly what i’d want.

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983 tasting notes

This came to me in the TTB 2019/2020 box. I didn’t have a full cup then, but my brother did so I was able to try a sip. I loved it so much that I immediately went online and bought myself a bag. I was a little worried I would like it as much as I remembered, but I really really do. It’s like the perfect gingersnap. Chewy and sweet with the perfect amount of ginger.

Flavors: Cookie, Ginger

Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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668 tasting notes

This brewed up lighter than I expected. The main flavor comes from the spices. It’s not spicy, but desserty in its spicedness. It doesn’t need milk at all. The flavors come together quite well, and the only thing that could make it better is if it had some bready quality to it since that would seem to be what its name suggests. And the salted caramel is also missing. So this is a nice desserty chai, but it doesn’t really match its name.

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1 tasting notes

A great masala chai-style tea! Wish I’d gotten more!

3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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651 tasting notes

This was the best-smelling tea in the Christmas gift set…mouthwatering caramel and gingerbread that instantly makes me hungry! In comparison to the heady aroma, the flavor is a bit thin. I do get notes of caramel and gingerbread, but it’s a pale imitation of that delicious aroma. A splash of milk adds a little more depth, but I’m still left wanting more.

Flavors: Cake, Caramel, Cinnamon, Ginger, Vanilla

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

I felt the same. It just smelled soooo good and then it just wasn’t quite there.

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4967 tasting notes

This smelled amazing when I packed a sample up for Sil so I decided to bring it to my sisters to make a latte since I don’t have milk at my apartment. It’s a bit annoying this has rosehip because it makes the latte plan slightly risky while not adding to the tea but this happens a lot with Bird and Blend teas and this time I decided to risk it.

While the latte isn’t bad, the flavour is definitely muted compared to the scent. Also, I don’t get much in the way of salted caramel tea. It’s like a sweet chai. Nothing special…not nearly as good as the smell would imply. I have 1 tsp left so I’ll try it plain because it smells deliciously gingerbready and caramel and I’m just not getting that here.



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648 tasting notes

Another tea from Martin :)

Before brewing, it smells just like fruity lebkuchen!

After brewing it smells more like a little caramel drizzled on lebkuchen.

But then the taste suffers horribly. It’s not bad just lacking in comparison to the delicious aroma and the body is very thin. Mostly warming ginger, with a bit of cinnamon and barely detectable clove. So it’s basically Spice tea with a little bit of tartness. I didn’t detect any salt despite the name, but as I type I can feel the salty tingle. I would think pulling off salted caramel flavor in tea to be difficult because when I bite into one, the thing I most enjoy is the distinct juxtaposition of salty and rich sweetness. In a tea, added salt would just flavor the whole cup since salt dissolves. The gingerbread and caramel flavors do make a timid appearance when I exhale through my nose.

All is not lost, but meh.

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Martin Bednář

Interesting that it seems I am only one who liked it and moreover so much…
I don’t have it with me right now, I let my friend taste it as well so I gave him pouch of it. So I can’t retry it.


Oh I loved this one! I’ve never had lebkuchen but I thought it tasted like gingerbread.

Martin Bednář

Shae: I believe that lebkuchen should be actually same as gingerbread. Or maybe there is a difference that lebkuchen is actually softer than classic gingerbread.


Thanks, Martin! I thought maybe it was a fruit pastry from Derek’s description but I hadn’t looked it up. This one was spot on for me then!


Yeah, the lebkuchen I’ve had is soft, like a dense but moist cookie, dotted with dried fruit.

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604 tasting notes

Unfortunately I’m not getting any salted caramel (or caramel in general) notes in this. It’s a nice spiced tea, but that’s definitely not what I was expecting when I brewed it, so I was very disappointed.

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9721 tasting notes

Another tea that I think I added to my BYO Bird & Blend advent calendar that I had a chance to try a little bit early…

I didn’t realize this was more of a gingerbread profile than a caramel one, so that was a bit disappointing to me. I really was hoping for a stand out caramel tea; I’ve been hunting for one for what feels like years now and I never seem to land on something that really hits the mark. True to trend, this doesn’t really taste like salted caramel at all so it’s frustrating to me that it was made such a prominent part of the name/marketing. I get the tiniest baby hint of caramel in the finish so I think that it is there, as well as pleasant, but it does sort of feel like more of an after thought?

Now if we’re evaluating this tea as a gingerbread profile then it’s a lot more pleasant! It’s gingery but that sort of sweet and almost “reduced” feeling ginger that has depth and compliments the other cinnamon, molasses, and brown sugar type flavours going on. It’s got a bit of heat but is more warming than spicy, and I think it’s a nice level of sweetness as well. I do think the mouthfeel is a little thin, but as a gingerbread tea I enjoy this cuppa!

I wish I’d gone into this tea with the expectation of it being gingerbread – I think that would have really drastically changed my impression. I enjoyed the tea, but I really don’t know how I want to rate it since I feel like the name was deceptive for the profile. At least, when I get this in my advent, I’ll know what to expect from it!

Martin Bednář

Interesting that I had exactly same tea few hours before you and I noticed way more caramel notes and less of gingerbread. Maybe different mix in strainer? Who knows.

Roswell Strange

Totally possible – I had this in the form of one of the premeasured out sachets so I didn’t have control in my dose/portion, sadly.

Martin Bednář

Aww, then you can do nothing but trying to imagine that it could be better.

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642 tasting notes

Dry aroma is so AWESOME! Full of cloves, gingerbread and subtle notes of caramel. Just right! I was like moved in time. One month ahead, few years back. Oh dear…
Anyway, I study in city well known for perník – aka Lebkuchen aka gingerbread. So, I know very well how it should taste like. The aroma is right for sure!

When brewed, the salted caramel notes are stronger. Maybe little bit of smokiness I detect? But it fills again whole living room.

Oh dear, a first sip! Liquid caramel and the gingerbread! It is so thick in taste as well! Quite salty, but it is salted caramel, so actually no surprise. But still, so wonderful! This will be my all time fav probably.

Spicy, yet mild. Sweet, but salty as well.
Great job B&B.

Song pairing: “Distant World by BSP” –

Flavors: Caramel, Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Salty, Smoke

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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