Yet another tea from Deb’s latest collection that I was super excited about. I love salted caramel anything, but the only salted caramel teas I have tried are DT’s Salted Caramel Oolong and Salted Caramel Matcha, the latter which I prefer since it tastes like a literal milkshake when mixed into almond coconut milk – yum! :)
Smell: It really smells like salted caramel something. Like it has a strong caramel note with a savoury element to it from the popped rice.
Prep: Black tea! Nothing added
Taste: I do not know what magic is happening here, but Deb did a superb job capturing the essence of salted caramel. It is especially surprising since Salted Caramel Pancake has no salt!!! Which I actually appreciate because I found the DT’s Salted Caramel Oolong, which has salt mixed into it, to be almost too salty. However, the popped rice really gives it that savory, slightly salty note without making this sickeningly salty that I adore in salted caramel desserts.
The caramel portion of this tea falls flat for me; however, I think this was because Deb uses sweet ingredients (such as brown sugar) in her teas pretty sparingly. I just need more caramel notes in this. If it had that, I would honestly love this tea much more.
Loved being able to try this one! What a cool concept. :)
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Salt, Salty