Orange Brulee from Della Terra Teas – Tea Review

Orange Brulee is an oolong blend featuring caramel and creme flavoring with orange. This tea is from Della Terra Teas, an online tea seller of very interesting tea blends.

You know, they need to do more oolong blends. Before I purchased this tea I was looking over my oolong collection – all floral with a hint of a fruit. I decided to try this one as the caramel elements in this tea sounded unique to me!

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DRY LEAF: The oolong tea is in large, but tight dry blobs accented with orange peels and cute squares of caramel.

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Those caramel cubes are cuuute! Though they also look like tofu to me, in a good way. I dig the tofu!

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The tea smells is intensely orange! I opened the package and my kitchen smells like orange! It attracted other oranges in the area.

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STEEPED: While steeping, the tea smells strongly like candy oranges! I’m talking really sweet smell – I’m actually a little scared here, it smells too sweet for me!

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The result is a yellow steeped cup of tea with a bit of cloudyness. The tea forcast is in – happy oranges and some foggy oolong tea!

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I steeped Orange Brulee as per package instructions: 185F for 2.5 minutes.

TASTE: Lovely orange flavor, reminding me of a sweet sugar mandarin or cutie orange with a little orange marmalade, with a delicious melt-in-your-mouth savory dark caramel dancing in a thick creamy flavor! The oolong has a bit of a grassy bite at the end. The orange is the main flavor here at first, then the caramel takes over the mouth. I’m finding there is a weird aftertaste with this tea – like I’m drinking a liquid version of a creme brulee with candy orange peels with the sugar and candy brulee’d together. It’s good, but weird too.  Cool, this tea is a little more orangey with a strong caramel taste – with less creamyness. The bottom of the cup is especially more caramelly as there was a little debris in the cup.

Phew, despite the smell, this tea is not crazy sweet. It is on the sweet side and I don’t want to try this with extra sweetener as I think I’d push it over that line of “too sweet” easily.

RESTEEP: I did a 185F 3 minute resteep. The tea is still very full of flavor and very orange! There is a slight burnt caramel flavor at the end, along with loads of sweet honey, caramel and more sweet orange flavors. Very little creamyness in the resteep.  This cup truely tastes like a cup of orange candy! I think I could get another resteep if I really wanted to.

COMMENTS: I’d describe Orange Brulee as an candy orange caramel creamsicle of a tea. I love the orange caramel flavors together!

Orange Brulee is quite sweet from the orange and caramel flavors – if you are the type that always adds sugar to your tea, I’d taste this first before adding sweetener. Hey, save the calories? For some, this blend might be too sweet.

Della Terra Teas, you guys always have some really fun teas! Tea peeps, give Orange Brulee a shot if you love sweet, candy-like tea blend!

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