Oteas’s Black Tea with Caramel

Black Tea with Caramel by Oteas
Black Tea / Flavoured
$6.95 for 30g (12 sachets)

Oteas has provided me with Black Tea with Caramel for the purposes of providing an honest review.

First Impressions

Black Tea with Caramel is a little bit different from the first tea that I tried from Oteas (Orange and Ginger). A little bit different is that the box is shrink wrapped, but there was no plastic bag inside of the box. Instead, inside was simply the tea sachets – all 12 of them. The aroma of the tea is primarily that of the caramel, it smells sweet and inviting.

Black Tea with Caramel consists of: black tea and caramel cubes. The tea bags are mentioned as being biodegradable, which I had previously mentioned as a positive aspect in a world of a lot of products that can’t be recycled.

Preparation

Oteas recommends steeping Black Tea with Caramel in 100°C (212°F) water in 3 to 4 minutes. My initial steep was for 3 minutes.

First Taste

Black Tea with Caramel steeps to a bright orange. There’s a strong caramel aroma from this tea, and the caramel cube was quite obvious in the dry leaf. After the steep, I couldn’t find any remnants at all so I’m quite confident that it’s dissolved fully in the hot water. There’s a buttery, sweet flavour to the tea, I found that there’s a nice savoury aspect to it that balances well against the sweet caramel flavours.

A Second Cup?

I resteeped Black Tea with Caramel twice, adding an extra 30 seconds for each subsequent steep. The first resteep is less sweet than the initial, but still has those buttery caramel flavours. The second resteep lacks the caramel flavours, so I would suggest one more steep for Black Tea with Caramel.

My Overall Impression

I loved Oteas’s Black Tea with Caramel. I really enjoyed the buttery, caramel flavours in the tea and wish that it resteeped a bit better since it’s quite tasty. It has a nice sweetness to it, and I think could play well with a bit of cream for a nice tea for afternoon tea, but it also doesn’t need any additional sweetener unless you have a very strong sweet tooth.

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