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1.5 tsp for 250mL water @ 90C, steeped 5 minutes, drunk bare.

Yes, water at 90C. I’d set the Breville for oolong but changed my mind. I didn;t then change the setting because I thought water on the rolling boil would scald the sweet stuff in here.

It smells and tastes like red velvet cake. This is exactly what they intended. I catch the faintest touch of black tea on the back of my tongue.

I’m generally not a fan of flavoured teas, but I keep trying them. The DavidsTea Buttered Rum really appealed to me earlier in the week, so I took the chance on Red Velvet Cake. I’ll keep it on hand for when I want to eat something sweet and see if taking this tea instead saves me a few calories.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec
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When it comes to flavoured teas DavidsTea has so many good flavoured black teas. I used to only drink straight for awhile but now I’m addicted to all of davidsteas like this one.

Michelle Butler Hallett

I left the spent leaves in my study last night. This morning, the place smells like cake. I can live with that.

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When it comes to flavoured teas DavidsTea has so many good flavoured black teas. I used to only drink straight for awhile but now I’m addicted to all of davidsteas like this one.

Michelle Butler Hallett

I left the spent leaves in my study last night. This morning, the place smells like cake. I can live with that.

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Writer and tea fiend. Author of DELUDED YOUR SAILORS, SKY WAVES, DOUBLE-BLIND, and THE SHADOW SIDE OF GRACE.

I prefer straight teas but will try almost anything … so long as it’s not tainted with hibiscus. I loathe hibiscus.

Oolongs and blacks are my favourites.

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St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

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