PRODUCT REVIEW: Citrus Earl Grey Caramels from Bad Girl Chocolates

earlgreycaramelsAbout Bad Girl Chocolates:

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Product Description:

These little beauties are our latest creation – Citrus Earl Grey Tea Caramels. We made them for our newest friend Amoda Tea.

Bad Girl won’t be selling these delicious caramels ourselves, so the only way to get them is to hop on over to Amoda Tea and subscribe to their subscription tea service this month. 

(Note:  these were in the May Tea Tasting Box from Amoda Tea)

Taster’s Review:

As I mentioned in my Rooibos Chocolate Tisane from Forsman Tea company review, May’s tea tasting box from Amoda Tea is my favorite box that I’ve received from them thus far.  But really, I’ve enjoyed just about every box I’ve gotten from them.  It’s a lot of fun to receive the subscription box, too!  To learn more about subscribing, click here.

One of the reasons why I enjoyed this box so much is that in addition to three really great teas/tisanes, there were four tasty caramels from Bad Girl Chocolates.  These caramels were infused with the Citrus Earl Grey tea from Naked Teas Galore – which was featured in Amoda’s April Tea Tasting Box.  And I have a sweet tooth, so, one of the easiest ways for a tea company to make me happy is to add sweets to the box when they ship something to me.

These caramels are smooth and creamy and caramel-y delicious.  The Citrus Earl Grey tea notes are subtle at first, but as I continue to allow the flavors of the chewy caramel to develop on my palate, I notice more of the citrus-y, bergamot-y flavor, with notes of black tea in the background.  The tea adds a nice depth of flavor to the caramel.

Absolutely YUMMY!  Thank you, Amoda Tea, for this lovely Mother’s Day “gift” inclusion in my May box!  I wouldn’t be sad if there were more in my June box, because I want more!

Rose Violet Calendula Oolong Tea from Butiki Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  Butiki Teas

Product Description:

Rose Violet Calendula Oolong is a high altitude tea from Taiwan. This tea is infused with rose, violet, calendula, and jasmine. This tea starts out light and progresses to a sweet and floral flavor that lingers. Rose Violet Calendula Oolong is good for multiple infusions.

Taster’s Review:

Every once in a while, I’ll taste a tea that makes me say “wow” out loud.  This is one such tea.

As the description above suggests, I was expecting the flavors of rose, violet, calendula, and jasmine.  I was expecting a very floral tea.  But I wasn’t expecting as beautiful a bouquet of flavors as I was treated with with this tea.  The flavors are so exquisite in this Oolong.  It is like the air of a beautifully blossoming garden filled with these flowers – air so fragrant that you can taste it!

This tea starts out delicate, with the rose dominating the sip and the green notes of the Oolong filling out the background.  Hints of the other flowers approach the palate ever-so-softly and weave in and out of the sip.  As I continue to sip, these flavors develop, but just as the flowers they represent, the flavors remain gentle and delicate.

If you like floral teas, this should be at the top of your tea shopping list, and it would also make a perfect Mother’s Day gift for that tea-loving Mom!