I’ve discovered a new-to-me shop! This brought on by not shopping at the one I wanted to because they only have one delivery option and this is a company that we’ve got some bad experiences with around here. I never choose them if there are other options, even if it costs more. Basically you ask for stuff delivered to your door (paying extra for the privilege) and it gets delivered to the shop anyway with the claim that ‘we didn’t find anybody home’, a delivery person having never even been here in the first place. It happens maybe two out of three times. There’s a reason I choose delivery to my address, the alternative is inconvenient to me and I basically just don’t appreciate being actually lied to. I just didn’t have the energy to let that irritate me yet again, so I decided to branch out.
And I found this shop! What luck too, because they offer some interesting flavours. Like this one. I mentioned before I’m very attracted to caramel flavoured things. I’m also quite keen on almond. In recent years you can get me to jump through a large number of hoops if you say ‘salt caramel’.
Here we have salt caramel and almond. I mean come on! It’s a no-brainer!
It smells very caramel-y and I feel like I can even smell that it’s slightly salted. Which… salt doesn’t usually have a smell, at least not to me. There’s lots of almond bits in the tin, but I don’t feel like I can smell that too much. Then again, it’s important to remember that it’s not the actual bits of anything that imparts the flavouring. It’s the flavouring that makes it flavoured.
After brewing it smells like any caramel flavoured tea I’ve had, possibly on the more creamy sweet side. At this point I feel like there are some marcipan-y hints of almonds in there, which may well be what makes it seem so sweet. It smells wonderful.
Okay, the flavour is very interesting! At first I’m getting almond, and a split second later a pinch of salt and then a deep smooth caramel at the end. I can’t decide if I feel like it’s a caramel tea with almond or if it’s more of an almond tea with caramel. The salt is in there if you pay attention but it’s not making much of itself. I wouldn’t have minded just a wee bit more salt.
It’s very pleasant. Probably the most caramel-y caramel tea I’ve met. I would happily buy this again.