I saw Kittenna pulled this out for National Fragrance Day and thought that was such a great idea since it smells amazing. However, I wanted to drink it side-by-side with the Dammann take on the same profile. Check out the tasting note for that tea here: https://steepster.com/rachel12610/posts/416694
The interesting thing to me about these teas are how they both capture the same flavor while being drastically different. This tea is a lot heavier/syrupy and more in-your-face vs. the more light and subtle, but still flavorful, Dammann tea. It’s a stark contrast between the European attitude and the North American one.
This tea is sweeter. It leans more on a caramel candy which is sweeter and chewier than just the flavor caramel. Because of that, the oolong is present but comes second to the flavors. This is less so the case with the Dammann tea where the oolong and flavor are more balanced, perhaps with the oolong being slightly more of the focus. Granted that’s reflected in the very naming of the teas as well seeing as Dammann puts Oolong first whereas this tea is Salted Caramel first.
Both are good in different ways and I think as a plain tea, I prefer the balance of the Dammann tea. That said, the stronger/bolder flavor here, makes this better for a latte as it can stand out among the milk.