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drank Carrot Cake by The NecessiTeas
255 tasting notes

Carrot Cake is a sumptuous and spicy dessert tea. It’s got a thickly pleasing cakey and nutty taste and aftertaste. I love me a great full-bodied dessert tea and I also like lots of variety in my pantry. The NecessiTeas has blended a truly distinctive mix. It’s not derivative of any other tea I have sampled thus far—and if you drink dessert teas you know that many of them are rather “same-ish” and the differences do not trumpet themselves forth.

While this tea is nicely spicy, it’s careful not to allow the spice to overwhelm the natural sweetness of a carrot cake.

One test I apply to a tea is asking myself this question: Must I have it in stock at all times in case of a craving?

There are many teas which I don’t need to have at my fingertips, although I like them. There are other teas which I would reorder in the fullness of time. There are teas I could cheerfully live without and there are teas that I will carefully avoid. This is a tea that I will reorder when my supply is running low-ish.

Preparation
5 min, 30 sec
teaplz

This sounds amazing. I’ve read a lot of reviews praising the flavors of this tea. I’ve heard a lot of good things about The NecessiTeas in general. Glad you enjoyed this one!

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teaplz

This sounds amazing. I’ve read a lot of reviews praising the flavors of this tea. I’ve heard a lot of good things about The NecessiTeas in general. Glad you enjoyed this one!

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I really love big, bold, brash teas. Smokiness enthralls me. I don’t seem to do subtle.
I don’t do rooibos.

My rating system:
0-30:
Never again in a hundred million years

31-55: This tea probably has some redeeming qualities but I won’t would not seek it out again.

56-70:
Shows some promise but also has a fundamental flaw. I probably owe these a second taste but am unmotivated.

71-80:
Good with at least one strong quality; I probably would not buy it but would drink it cheerfully.

81-90: Worthy contenders; they might be ranked 100 on somebody’s else’s scale. I like them a lot but have not fallen in love. Will probably buy and use.

91-95: These are the true loves, the chosen ones, the ones I dream about and crave. Unless they are in a limited edition—la! how you tease me!—I will always keep in my cupboard.

96-100: I cannot be separated from these teas and would develop a panic attack if I were to run out.

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Tea which must be in stock always:

Black Dragon LS by Upton Teas: My choice every morning.

Florence & Lapsang Souchong by Harney & Sons

a good Gen Maicha

Samovar: Russian Blend, Maiden’s Ecstasy, Ryokucha

Mariage Frères: Confucious, Vivaldi, Eros, Aida, Marco Polo

American Tea Room: Brioche

Leland Teas: Bogart

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