You know that if there is any birthday cake (or regular cake) tea, I have to have it! I was really excited to see that Butiki Teas was going to have a birthday cake version of their own so into the shopping cart this went!
The dry leaf of this tea is just adorable – very reminiscent of soft and fluffy confetti. I think that the pretty leaf makes up for the missing sprinkles (I know, I know, but I have a soft spot for sprinkles in tea. They are just so fun!). It smells a bit more like herbs that I expected. There is the familiar scent of Butiki’s egg nog blend, but I’d say that it’s mostly in the background.
Sipping… the marshmallow leaf flavor reminds me a little bit of Sleepytime tea. It has that same sort of cooling effect on my mouth. I do taste something creamy, but it seems to be almost identical to the egg nog flavor. Sadly, I don’t think that I’m tasting much cake at all. To me, this blend is egg nog tea with a different base. It’s not bad, but just wasn’t what I was hoping for in a birthday cake tea. It does have plenty of potential, though – I’d be interested in seeing how this would be with a rooibos base + a bit more cake flavor.