Review: Tea Guys Green Caramel

Caramel Tea, Green Tea, Marigold Tea, Rice Tea, Rooibos Tea, Tea Guys Add comments
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Its OK"The toasted rice definitely adds an interesting component. I did enjoy drinking it and will drink the other cup or two in my sample, but this is not something that I would reach for on a regular basis."
Laura’s Teaview: 6.5/10
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green_caramel.jpgThe Tea Guys website describes this blend as: "A blend of green tea and rooibos provides the backdrop for caramel pieces. Roasted and steamed green tea gives this blend just the right amount of body to complement the wonderful richness of the browned sugar caramel flavor." The interesting thing about this is that when you open the package you will find that one of the ingredients is toasted rice!! There are also cocoa beans and marigold petals that are not listed above.

The aroma of this primarily reminds me of caramel corn! I followed the steeping directions and out came an interesting cup of tea. It brews up to a gold color and smells like popcorn. You will not find this to be a vegetal green but will find a green that is overpowered by the toasted rice coupled with a sweetness that I don't exactly identify as caramel. I drank the first part of the cup unsweetened and later added a little rock cane sugar to see if that would bring out the caramel flavor a little, which it didn't.

This is an unusual cup of tea. The toasted rice definitely adds an interesting component. I did enjoy drinking it and will drink the other cup or two in my sample, but this is not something that I would reach for on a regular basis. I found myself left wanting more caramel. Since I am a tea blending fan, I will likely add some of my caramel rooibos to it and would be willing to bet that will make it wonderful. Since Teaguys offer a sample size of this, I would recommend ordering that to start.

Update: I decided to finish off the sample with an added tsp of caramel rooibos. It did make it a little better, but still not a fav.

— To purchase Tea Guys Green Caramel, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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