Hey there Teacups! I hope you’re all doing well, I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing Teaeli’s Caramel Brûlée Blend. Last month I tried their chocolate chai blend and was blown away by just how amazing it was so we it came time for me to try another of their blends I was so excited. I certainly went into this tasting session with higher expectations than I had for the Chocolate Chia because the Chocolate Chai was fantastic and it set the bar really high. Their Caramel Brûlée is a black tea based blend with walnut pieces, marigold petals and Flavourings (Natural & Artificial) Here’s what the Team over at Teaeli have to say about this blend: Luscious Caramel Toffee and Hazelnut blended with aromatic Ceylon Black Tea presents and irresistible blend that is all indulgence; the perfect finish to a great meal. Bon appetite! Lightly perfumed for a smooth finish.
Ingredients: Pure Ceylon Black Tea (93%), Hazelnut (3%), Caramel Chunks (3%), Sunflower Petals (1%) and added flavours (1%)
Tea Tasting Notes
This is a really nice blend that is unmistakably a dessert tea it’s so naturally rich and sweet that you can’t help but feel like you are indulging yourself into a delicious dessert when you drink it. If you’ve been reading my blog since the very beginning you’ll know that one of the very first loose leaf teas I had was T2’s Crème Brûlée flavoured black tea blend and I think because of that I have a soft spot for crème Brûlée inspired blends and that’s probably why I enjoyed this blend as much as I did. Because this blend adds caramel into the crème Brûlée flavour profile it take its to a while new level and intensifies everything.
Normally with a blend like this I would have to add a little honey just to round it off but this is very naturally sweet because of the caramel pieces and as a result it really doesn’t need the added sweetness. I was worried that with so many additional elements the delicate notes of the Ceylon tea would be lost but this blend is so perfectly balanced that it every single part of it has a chance to shine.
The slightly floral and woody notes of the Ceylon pair perfect with walnut and actually seem to amplify it a little bit especially in the after taste. The only downside to this blend is that when you have it on its own it can be a little bit drying in the mouth (not enough to hinder your enjoyment thought). Once I found out that it was a little bit drying on its own I thought I would try it as a latte and see if it took that away. While it was nice as a latte and it did take away the dry mouthfeel it wasn’t a good as it is on its own and the slightly muted notes were just completely take away by the milk and I did have to add some honey to bring out the caramel notes. This blend is fantastic and I’m so glad I was given the chance to try it for my blog, I have around half a caddy of this left and something tells me it probably won’t make it to the end of February.
Overall Teacup Rating: 4.5/5
If you want to find out more about Teaeli and purchase some of this delicious blend for yourself, you can do both here. As always if you have any questions either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley