With the reviews for this one all over the place, I had to try this for myself. Ninavampi was gracious enough to swap this nearly-full 50 gram bag of Carrot Cake (and others) with me.
First off, I kind of like the strong smell of spices, carrot and cake that I’m getting from the dry leaf. I’d be happy enough just huffing the bag. But this wouldn’t be a legit review if I didn’t brew the tea. 1.5 tsp in 7ish ounces of water. For some reason the water didn’t get hot enough when I boiled it on the stove, so I let it brew just a tad longer.
Brewed, this is a yellowish-orange color. I gave it a quick sip sans rock sugar, and thought it might benefit from a small addition. So I added a few pieces. I can taste the spices and cakey carrot confection, but it’s much more muted than it smelled out of the bag. That’s kind of disappointing. As is cooled, all I could taste was spices and carrot. Probably better enjoyed quickly at a hotter temperature.
Overall I don’t hate it, but I’m not in love with it either. It’s just alright. I usually enjoy carrot cake on the few occasions that I have it, but it’s not a dessert I generally choose. I have a feeling it might take some playing around with before I can say I really enjoy this one. Nonetheless, I’m glad I have some to try and play with. :)