Birthday Cake

This is another one of the cake teas David’s Tea recently came out with.  To be honest, I’ve had some bad experiences with rooibos teas but decided to try this one anyway…  And I’m glad I did.

The details:

Type: Rooibos

Bought at: David’s Tea

Description: What’s the best thing about birthdays?  It could be the presents, or spending time with loved ones, but let’s be honest.  It’s all about the cake.  With vanilla icing, and lots of sprinkles.  And this sweet and festive rooibos blend brings the taste of birthday cake to your cup any day of the year – sprinkles and all.

What I think:

Yum!  The dry tea smells so sweet.  Close your eyes and you’d be convinced you were about to bite into a delicious birthday cake, complete with tons of vanilla icing.  This one, just like the Ice Cream Cake, has sprinkles in it.  It’s important to note that this tea is extremely fine.  The first time I made it I used my pincer, which let out about half my tea.  Needless to say, straining the tea afterwards wasn’t the most pleasant experience.

Just as I’m about to take a sip, I notice the nice, light smell of vanilla.  Maybe even maple?  This one, although it has sprinkles and ice cream bits just like the Ice Cream Cake, doesn’t have a layer of residue on the top of the tea.  The tea tastes great; I feel like there are hints of maple and caramel.  I was expecting more icing, but I’m tasting a lot of cake batter.  Definitely not a bad thing since birthday cake batter is always delicious.  This tea is creamy as well, but not as sweet as the Ice Cream Cake.

After my great experience with adding milk to Ice Cream Cake, I know I need to try this one with milk too…  And again, it’s a nice touch.  The tea’s creamier, which goes well with the taste of cake batter.  Unfortunately, I think I might have added too much milk as it’s distracting from some of the flavours I initially noted and enjoyed.

This tea smells like a birthday cake and tastes like a birthday cake with maple syrup poured over it.  It has definitely changed my opinion of rooibos.  If you’re new to rooibos, this is definitely something I’d suggest as a starter!

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