These days, dessert teas are not quite what they used to be. What was once considered a dessert tea was a tea of a higher quality and complex aromatic flavour that was usually saved for special occasions. And it was often pure, made only from Camellia sinensis leaves, rather than a flavoured blend. Today, however, dessert teas are blends that actually taste like desserts. Here comes Sticky Date Delight from T2, a sticky toffee pudding dessert caffeine-free tea that's just perfect for cool autumn days.
What's in Sticky Date Delight?
An inspiration for Sticky Date Delight came from a sticky toffee pudding, a yummy dessert made of a sponge cake, toffee sauce and dates. This tea actually contains dates (and figs) which are not at all common in tea blends. It's blended with red rooibos tea, chicory, caramel pieces, figs, dates, marigold petals and flavourings. And it smells gorgeous. It's sweet, deep, with hints of earthy rooibos.
Rooibos tea has a distinctive scent, which you'll either love or hate. However, in some rooibos teas that scent and flavour are blended in a way it offers a perfect tea base, rather than a dominant scent/flavour. Sticky Date Delight is definitely one of those teas.
It's sweet, but none of the ingredients are dominating the scent. Instead, they all give this delicious, sweet dessert note with deep caramel notes.
How to make this sticky toffee pudding tea?
Rooibos is one of the easiest teas to brew. It will never get bitter even if you oversteep it and you can use boiling water. Simply use 1 heaped teaspoon of tea per cup of boiling water and steep for 5-10 minutes. If you want to maximise the flavour, add a teaspoon more.
This really is a beautiful rooibos tea. There's a deep, subtle earthy rooibos note, elevated by all the sweet flavours: hints of caramel and hints of date sweetness. However, this is not a date tea. It's a rooibos tea where all ingredients blend into a sweet and unique flavour. To make a proper tea treat, add milk, coffee creamer or use it for making a latte. Milk will elevate the caramel notes, and adding some brown sugar will intensify the sweetness.
Although flavourful, this is a light tea, so it's great for drinking pure as well.
Who would like this sticky toffee pudding tea? This tea is great for tea drinkers that like caramel and rooibos teas, and sweet blends, or if you enjoy drinking tea with milk or cream. You may like it even if you don't like pure rooibos teas.
Water or milk? Water or milk
Day or night? Day or night
Hot or iced? Hot or iced
Sweetened or pure? Pure or with some brown sugar
What's the price? 18.00 AUD
Where to buy? Get it from T2 website.