Tuesday, April 17, 2012

David's Tea Organic Crème Brûlée

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: needle-like, flowers gave it a potpouri-ish look
Ingredients: green and red rooibos, safflowers, calendula marigold, artificial and natural flavoring
Steep time: 7 minutes
Water Temperature: 205 degrees
Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Liquor: reddish brown

Crème Brûlée is probably one of my most favorite desserts so I couldn't resist picking up a sample of this blend on my last visit to David's Tea. They pretty much hit the flavor nail on the head. It was sweet and creamy with notes of caramel and vanilla. Although the taste was rich and decadent, it was still light and refreshing. I don't think that this tea would take milk or cream well but a touch of sweetener might help bring out the flavors a bit more. I've had a few tea incarnations of Crème Brûlée and this one was second only to my all time favorite, Golden Moon Sugar Caramel Oolong.