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drank Carrot Cake by DAVIDsTEA
2339 tasting notes

Thanks to Jenn for sending me a sample of this, especially since I’d been thinking about buying it.

When I first opened the bag I got a whiff of something similar to the smell of paint drying. Not really a good sign.

I brewed this in an infuser basket for about 3 minutes with 180 F water. It is vaguely carrot-y and fruit-y but nothing very cake like is leaping out at me. I added some Vanilla soymilk and this has made it more like a dessert tea. Still the weird smell which is putting me off a bit.

This stuff is okay but I’m not totally crazy about it…

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Ninavampi

Glad I read this! I was going to order a tin of it. Ordering the smaller size instead… First order from Davids, so I’m still looking around.

TeaBrat

you should read the other reviews on it. A few people totally hated it…

Amariel

I like it for what it is, and not what it is trying to be. If it wasn’t called Carrot Cake, giving me the metal vision of what it should taste like, it would be a fine tea. I probably will buy a tin of it. Maybe just a bag. I do get in the mood for this, and I do like it with some sort of milk product, dairy or otherwise.

Ninavampi

Hmmm… Read through the reviews. Sticking to the smaller size to begin with. : )

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Ninavampi

Glad I read this! I was going to order a tin of it. Ordering the smaller size instead… First order from Davids, so I’m still looking around.

TeaBrat

you should read the other reviews on it. A few people totally hated it…

Amariel

I like it for what it is, and not what it is trying to be. If it wasn’t called Carrot Cake, giving me the metal vision of what it should taste like, it would be a fine tea. I probably will buy a tin of it. Maybe just a bag. I do get in the mood for this, and I do like it with some sort of milk product, dairy or otherwise.

Ninavampi

Hmmm… Read through the reviews. Sticking to the smaller size to begin with. : )

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I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

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