Hey There Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing T By Daniel’s – Caramel Popcorn blend. If you’ve been reading my blog for the past few months you’ll know that T By Daniel very kindly sent me some of their blends to try out and review for this series, I’ve enjoyed them all so far and because I know how good they have all been I always get so excited to try a new one. Sadly the blend I’m reviewing today is the last of the teas I was sent to try so T By Daniel probably won’t be featuring on my blog until some point next year when I decide to end my tea buying ban.
Here’s what T By Daniel have to say about this blend over on their website: ”Circus lights, clowns and acrobats perform, Ferris wheels, candies, and caramel popcorn.
Relax and Escape to memories of the carnival with this toasty black tea that helps relieves stress and is rich in antioxidants. Crunch away!”
Ingredients: Black tea (Tea Origin : Sri Lanka), Walnut pieces, Apple pieces, Almond pieces, Rose petals and Flavours.
Tea Tasting Notes
So I think this might be my favourite black tea based blend I’ve tried from T By Daniel. It pretty much perfectly replicates the taste of caramel popcorn and I wasn’t expecting that at all. Normally when companies promise flavours like that they miss the mark but that wasn’t the case with this blend at all. This blend is perfectly balanced and is just rich enough that the sweetness isn’t over powering, it obviously isn’t as sweet as actual caramel but I think that would have been far to much for this blend. The base tea used is just strong enough to tie everything together without being too malty and dry in the mouth.
I’ve seen a few people say that they would have liked a stronger base tea for this blend like an Assam but I honestly feel like that would be too much. The fact that is light is what makes this blend perfect. The walnut and almond pieces in this blend provide quite a strong nutty note that really works well with the light base and the apple not only provides a nice natural sweetness but also pairs perfect with the caramel aspect of the blend creating a quintessentially fall flavour profile for me and reminds me so much of caramel apples that we have around bonfire night here in the UK.
For the most part I’ve really enjoyed this blend on it’s own but it is also very nice with milk and honey as the milk makes it taste a little more buttery only heightening the popcorn aspect of the flavour profile and adds a really nice creamy element as well. If you love dessert teas like I do I highly recommend giving this blend a try, I can honestly say that this is one of the best dessert teas I’ve had in awhile but I’ll be honest I was expecting that. T By Daniel are dessert tea masters and they are only getting better with each and every new blend that they release.
Before I finish this post and sign it off I want to take a moment to thank Daniel and Ren the owners of T By Daniel for sending me some of their blends to try and being so understanding when I’ve had to delay posts going live due to being in a lot of pain. I can’t wait for my tea buying ban to be over so I can treat myself to so many more of your amazing blends.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
If you want to find out more about T By Daniel and purchase some of this blend for yourself, you can do both here. As always if you have any questions at all 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
*The tea featured in this post was gifted to me for the purpose of this review. All of my opinions are my own and have not been paid for.*