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drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
150 tasting notes

When I opened the bag and that maple smell wafted up, I got a bit nervous. Oh, no, I thought, not Oh Canada again. (I’m planning on trying Oh Canada again someday, on the theory that I got a bad or old batch, but right now the not-delicious memory is too fresh.)

Fortunately, that maple aroma doesn’t come through anywhere in the taste. It’s creamy to start with, in a vanilla frosting sort of way, and that flavor just builds up until the cake portion comes through. I found it plenty sweet on its own – even when I tried it iced, the frosting flavor remains intact with a hint of sweetness. I actually think that if I got more of this, I’d try mixing it with some other rooibos blends, to see if that would lend that creamy feel to other flavors. A nice dessert-y nightcap.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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I’ve just recently discovered the world of loose tea and am really enjoying myself. I’m still in SAMPLE EVERYTHING mode, and likely always will be.

I love green teas, chai, and citrus flavors. I don’t mind hibiscus. I will drink a bitter green tea, but won’t drink bitter black tea. I’m working on figuring out which black teas work for me.

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