David’s Tea Salted Caramel

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance:small and dark, flecked with brown bits and something somewhat yellowish (presumaby the sea salt)
Ingredients: black tea, coconut, caramel bits, English toffee bits, sea salt, natural and artificial flavoring
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 205 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: deep reddish brown

I sampled this tea as part of my David’s Teas 24 Days of Tea advent calendar. I could smell the sticky sweetness of this tea before I even took my first sip. I was happy to find the taste a little more mild than the aroma. The caramel and toffee wasn’t overwhelming but they were definitely there. There was a really nice creaminess in the finish of each sip. The base black tea was somewhat malty but still had a pleasant earthiness and brisk astringency. The saltiness came through almost as an aftertaste. I couldn’t really pick up the coconut but that was ok by me as there was already a lot going on flavor-wise. This was a great desert tea that certainly satisfied my sweet tooth. While this blend was more than fine on it’s own, I could see it taking a spot of milk nicely. I might go with something light like an almond milk rather than my usual whole milk. The flavoring was very well done and I definitely see myself ordering a latte the next time I’m in one of David’s Tea’s NYC shops.

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Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.