Originally posted: December 12, 2014
It is the official halfway mark of TeaMas today and as Christmas inches closer and closer there is nothing that is more satisfying then decadent, sweet and rich Christmas flavours.
Crème Caramel Rooibos fits all of these criteria wonderfully, it's rich and sweet but that doesn't make it all that special to be honest.
Rooibos teas were some of the first teas from DAVIDs that I had ever tried, but now that I have tasted more and more, I have begun to find that some are just too similar to justify purchasing more than one at a time. Oh Canada most notably shares so many similarities in its ingredients that the differences between these two teas couldn't be considered anything more than subtle.
although you definitely need some sugar to bring out the flavour, but that's nothing new. Overall, it is very decadent and sweet, but there are better Christmas teas to choose from and other similar year-round options, so I don't think I will be repurchasing this tea anytime in the near future.
If you love caramel or sweet teas in general I would suggest trying this one out, as it is very sweet and wonderful, but for myself I think I would rather buy Oh Canada again because the flavour is slightly more well rounded and it has sprinkles (who doesn't love sprinkles?)
These similarities are also one reason I know Crème Caramel Rooibos will be a big hit in my home since Andrew is simply fiendish for Oh Canada, but the similarities I have begun experiencing with certain teas from DAVIDs have also begun to frustrate my consumer side. Too many similar tea options... what a first world problem, but if I'm purchasing a tea I don't want to feel like I bought the same tea but is simply missing some maple leaf shaped candies.
So I'll end my tea rant there and continue telling you about the actual tea I received in my calendar. The scent of the Crème Caramel Rooibos is amazing. It is like walking out into Willy Wonka's factory and having a picnic next to a river of gooey caramel. It tastes nice as well,