I feel like I’m working through these quite quickly, but they are delicious…
I used 1 tsp of leaf for today’s cup, and gave it 2.5 minutes in boiling water. It brews up pretty dark (and pretty quickly), but I didn’t add any milk…mostly just to see. Some caramel flavours are drowned out pretty easily, and I generally go with whole milk, so I feel like I should see how things stand first.
To taste, it’s pretty good. The caramel flavour is fairly strong, not overpowering, but immediately identifiable as caramel. There’s a creaminess to it, and a burnt sugar-like flavour in the aftertaste. The black tea base is smooth and malty, but a touch more prominent than I’d have liked. Maybe a shorter brew time, or a little less leaf (or a splash of milk…) would help to round things out a touch better.
On the whole, though, I’m pretty pleased with this one. It’s sweet, caramelly, and it contains caffeine. There’s certainly nothing in any of that to dislike.