A Caramel Buttercream Tea

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Black Honeybush Rooibos Blend
Black Tea, Honeybush, Natural Caramel Flavor, Natural Creme Flavor, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Rooibos
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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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This tea is a blend of rooibos caramel, honeybush vanilla, and cream-flavored black tea. It is a great sweet treat anytime! The honeybush tea gives this blend a natural sweetness, so you can indulge without adding any sugar. Though it is not what I originally expected, the taste reminds me of buttercream frosting. I think this is my new favorite!

I love flavored teas, but dislike using black tea as the primary base because the black tea flavor is so strong that it often masks the other flavors. I chose rooibos and honeybush teas to get a mild sweet background flavor and only a little bit of black tea to get the cream flavor. Steep at 180 degrees for 5 minutes for best flavor. Tea update: I recently tried this tea with a splash of cream and it was heavenly! I usually do not add cream to any tea, but it really gave this tea a whole new level of sweet, creamy deliciousness—even without adding any sugar. My favorite dessert is drinking this tea, with cream, while eating a piece of Cadbury milk chocolate. The combination is so creamy and perfect that I look forward to it all day long. I know it adds extra calories, but it is worth it once in a while!

Created by: Beth McGee

Ingredients: rooibos tea, honeybush tea, black tea, natural caramel flavor, natural vanilla flavor & natural creme flavor

Steeping Instructions: Steep at 212° for 4 minutes.

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It’s been so long since I last logged this! It was part of my very first Adagio order and somehow it’s still in my cupboard.
This tea is actually a really great staple tea. It tastes really great when you add milk, honey, or just plain. It has a inherently creamy and it really reminds me of cake today. A nicely iced, thick and wonderfully sweet cake! I think that I had forgotten about this tea because it’s not very flashy. It hid at the back of my cupboard minding its time, but I think that it should be more in the forefront. A great deal for your money and a really great tea for anytime of day.

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This was my first blend purchase from Adagio. It was nice while it lasted, but probably not something I’d get again. Tasted the best hot with caramel syrup and milk. A decent winter tea, but now that it’s warming up I need the tin it was in.

185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Too hot! Will make it at a lower temperature this time. Good for late-night sipping though, because the rooibos in it is caffeine-free.

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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