Brand: The Tea Salon
Tea: Crème Brulee
Type: Loose Leaf served in a teapot
Ingredients: Listed on the menu under ‘Flavoured Black Teas’ and described as – “A sweet tea. A soft cream flavoured China tea with delicious caramel pieces.”
Where I bought it: At The Tea Salon in Westfield Sydney
First Impressions: The Tea Salon is a cute little space found amongst the stores at Westfield Sydney. It’s one of those places that have high tea charm despite its open space and busy shopping location. First impressions are positive as you can see china teapots, cups and saucers on display and plenty of other customers happily drinking tea and eating scones. My tea was served in a cute flower teapot with a slightly art deco cup and saucer that I loved.
Why I’m drinking it: I was in the city shopping for sneakers and needed to kill some time while waiting to see if a friend could meet me later in the afternoon. A nice space to have a cup of tea and read my book seemed like the perfect way to do just that.
Aroma: Super sweet – I could smell it as soon as it was placed on the table. However it wasn’t overpowering, it was more of a welcoming sweet smell. When you are sipping it, it really does smell like caramel.
Taste: When I took my first sip it tasted slightly creamy but still had that distinct black tea flavour. The after taste was very pleasant – nothing like a crème brulee but the caramel really came through.
Will I drink it again? I would drink it again but when I’m in a teashop I like to try all the different flavours so I would try a few other teas before returning back to the crème brulee.