Caramel Custard Flan

Tea type
Fruit Rooibos Blend
Ingredients
Apple, Calendula Petals, Coconut, Maple Crystals, Rooibos
Flavors
Caramel, Creamy, Sweet, Apple, Butterscotch, Coconut, Rooibos, Tart, Wood, Butter
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
Caffeine Free
Certification
Fair Trade, Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 45 sec 20 g 19 oz / 570 ml

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  • “So I had made a really fun tournament bracket for all my chai teas to face off and then I woke up having an upset stomach today. :p Basically I will be going through some non-caffeinated stuff for...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I hate the word flan soooo much that I have actively avoided ordering this tea because of it. I think it’s because it’s too close in sound to the word “phlegm” which is, to me, one of the worst...” Read full tasting note
  • “Sipdown! (35 | 356) Not my favorite cold brew. It’s quite bland, with the beginning of the sip being mostly rooibos with a bit of butterscotch. The coconut creaminess and buttery notes come out...” Read full tasting note
    70
  • “I made this as a latte and while I can see where Deb was trying to go with the caramel and the custard, the apple and coconut flavors come through too much and sort of undermine the caramel and...” Read full tasting note

From Dessert by Deb

Silky, smooth, creamy, and oh-so-rich – what’s not to love about both caramel AND custard?! These two heavenly dessert heavyweights come together in this rooibos infusion of maple, coconut, and apple to create a beautifully warm and rich vanilla and caramel flavoured dessert dish in your cup.

Certified organic ingredients: Fair Trade Rooibos, Coconut, Apple, Canadian Maple, Toasted Coconut, Calendula Petals

Handcrafted in Toronto, Canada.

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6 Tasting Notes

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So I had made a really fun tournament bracket for all my chai teas to face off and then I woke up having an upset stomach today. :p Basically I will be going through some non-caffeinated stuff for the next few days, I think.

Preparation: Western + oatmilk
Tasting note: Plain the tea what pretty powerfully rooibos flavored, it had a sweetness and some vanilla notes. Like usual, I added oatmilk pretty quickly. This helped mellow out the rooibos and made it much more creamy like a flan. There was a slight caramel note, not in a candy like way just in a richness from the rooibos that I sort of get the feeling of this creamy, caramel custard. I think I would try it was a latte to see if it felt close to the caramel taste.

I think this was a nice herbal tea, the rooibos on it’s own was pretty potent but I could scale back on how much I use and the steeping time.

Flavors: Caramel, Creamy, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
tea-sipper

okay, I’m two weeks behind on reading tasting notes but now I’m really looking forward to reading your chai tournament notes!

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I hate the word flan soooo much that I have actively avoided ordering this tea because of it. I think it’s because it’s too close in sound to the word “phlegm” which is, to me, one of the worst words in the world. However, I received a free sample of this tea from Deb in my last order and I can’t look a gift horse (err, tea blend?) in the mouth so I pushed past my aversion to the name in order to give it a try.

It’s not a bad tea, but I do think there’s a flavour mismatch compared to the name. While there is a present sweetness in the cup that is caramel like (but honestly more like the maple used in the blend) natural creaminess/fattiness to the mouthfeel from the steeped out coconut fat… this is kind of mostly a rooibos taste to me!? Like, don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice rooibos flavour – very nutty and sweet with honey and graham undertones. I just don’t think it’s thick enough to convey the feeling of a “custard” or “flan” and it’s also stronger than any other flavour except for, maybe, the coconut.

So I liked the cup – but didn’t feel like it perfectly fit what it was going for.

And I’m still really struggling with that gut instinct revulsion to the word flan.

Evol Ving Ness

I strongly recommend a trip to Spain or Portugal where flan is pretty much everywhere.

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Sipdown! (35 | 356)

Not my favorite cold brew.

It’s quite bland, with the beginning of the sip being mostly rooibos with a bit of butterscotch. The coconut creaminess and buttery notes come out more toward the end of the sip. But just like the hot cuppa, it lacks dimension and feels very flat. I don’t really taste the apple at all when it’s cold, which was really the only contrasting note besides sweet butterscotch.

I suppose it makes sense given sweet and caramel are the main notes in a flan as well, but it’s really not the same without the richness of the cream.

Flavors: Butter, Butterscotch, Caramel, Coconut, Creamy, Sweet

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 20 g 34 OZ / 1000 ML

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I made this as a latte and while I can see where Deb was trying to go with the caramel and the custard, the apple and coconut flavors come through too much and sort of undermine the caramel and custard top notes. The apple especially since the backend is sort of tart because of it.

Silent Kettle

I’ve been so curious about this! I noticed it the last time I bought from her website! I might get it next time just to try it.

VariaTEA

I ended up letting it sit for a little while and that seemed to help bring out the caramel and custard. It still was more apple and coconut than I would have like but not terrible and worth a try.

Silent Kettle

Will be sure to order next time :) Thank you!

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