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Since it is my birthday, ok not anymore since I took a nap and it has passed midnight…don’t judge me, I had too much cake and needed to sleep it off. It was a delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl cake made for me by Ben, it was so good I had to have a slice when I woke up from the nap. I might be addicted to to this cake.

Some cakes come in forms other than cake, like cupcakes! Actually no, those still count as cake, how about icecream and tea? Those are cakes that transcend the reality of cake but yet still maintain the idea of cake. Maybe I am still groggy from my nap.

Birthday Cupcake is a tea by Della Terra made from a blend of Black Tea, Coconut, Cornflowers, Cake Flavor, Chocolate bits, Chocolate flavor, and Sprinkles! This tea is very colorful and pretty, and of course smells delicious. The aroma is very creamy and sweet, a bit of coconut and a bit like vanilla. There is also the aroma of chocolate and vanilla, both similar to a liqueur or like sniffing a bottle of extract. The aroma is very much so a German Chocolate cupcake with buttercream frosting, it smells like dessert!

Steeping the tea makes the room smell crazy sweet and creamy! The aroma has more coconut and the chocolate becomes much richer. The leaves have more of a general baked dessert rather than a specific dessert aroma. The liquid however should have a floating candle plopped in it to make a wish on because Holy Cake Batman! The aroma is so clearly German Chocolate cupcake with frosting that it is surprising that it is fact not a cupcake. Very rich, blending coconut and chocolate with the creamy vanilla aroma.

This tea was torture while it was steeping, I wanted to drink it because (well, when I was officially tasting it) I was having a serious cake craving. The taste is sweet, creamy, and chocolaty! The coconut flavor really shines through mid mouth giving the chocolaty taste an added buttery smoothness. It has a slight liqueur taste reminding me a bit of my chocolate rum balls, even though it tastes like liqueur it does not make it have a ‘fake’ taste and makes the taste richer. This tea is quite decadent with its aftertaste of buttercream, as it cools the creamy taste intensifies. Adding a touch of cream and sugar makes for a tea that is intensely rich, very much so a dessert tea! The sprinkles give the liquid a tiny bit of a pink tone, sadly though if this tea gets cold it gets a waxy film from the same sprinkles, so make sure to drink this tea hot.

For blog and photos: http://ramblingbutterflythoughts.blogspot.com/2013/11/della-terra-birthday-cupcake-tea-review.html

Veronica

Happy birthday!

TeaBrat

Happy birthday!

yyz

Happy Birthday!

moraiwe

Happy Birthday! :)

Tea Sipper

I hope it was a nice one!

Amanda 'SoggyEnderman' Wilson

Thank you all! It was pretty awesome :)

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Veronica

Happy birthday!

TeaBrat

Happy birthday!

yyz

Happy Birthday!

moraiwe

Happy Birthday! :)

Tea Sipper

I hope it was a nice one!

Amanda 'SoggyEnderman' Wilson

Thank you all! It was pretty awesome :)

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I am a nerdy, obsessive, crafty, tea blogging, gaming nut. Yeah, that about sums me up! Ok, you want something more informative….

I am a Geek, hardcore fan-girl Geek. It shapes my life. I spend a lot of time making things out of perler beads and I bet you can guess what inspires them. Other than the obsessive pixelizing of things I spend a large portion of my time doing origami (especially Lucky Stars and modular geometric designs) it is an equal obsession. I hoard dice, get obsessed with games, and will talk about whatever fandom, game, etc that I am obsessed over until I am blue in the face. I am not just a gamer girl type Geek, I also fit in the collecting knowledge and spending way too much time reading, category of Geek.

But there is more to me than just being a giant nerd. I love tea, always have and have just gotten more and more obsessed as I get older. I love trying new teas and then writing lengthy descriptions about them, I love reading and researching the history and culture of tea, I love collecting tea pots and fancy tea tools.

When the weather allows it, I love to go mushroom hunting. I don’t eat them, instead I use them for photography and spore prints. It is my dream to one day become a Mycologist studying slime molds.

I have Fibromyalgia, it sucks, but I feel people who are going to interact with me should know since I tend to vanish because of it. So fair warning!!

I also have cats, love the ocean and all aquatic life, love cheese, and collect hats.

My favorite tea is definitely Oolong, but I also love Japanese greens and…ok I just love tea actually :P I am not a huge fan of lemony teas or tart fruit teas. I also loathe lemongrass (usually)

This is my actual tea wishlist, you know that I actually update and keep track of…I tend to forget Steepster’s https://www.facebook.com/notes/amanda-wilson/tea-wishlishtshopping-list-perpetually-in-progress/10152336515414411 I use my steepster WL to keep track of teas I have had and really want more of :P

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