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drank Gingerbread by DAVIDsTEA
757 tasting notes

I had one rollercoaster of a day. Barely slept last night worrying about this morning’s presentation and gathering the courage to talk to my supervisor about one of my papers. Then ended up crying in front of her because my mom’s been ill, so after the school day was over, I thought I should get the new teas from David’s (and grab a bento box somewhere), and that’s what I did!

I passed on the Coffee Cake because it smells too similar to Red Velvet Cake, which is way too sweet. Some Steepsters are saying that this one smells like RVC too but I don’t get that. This smells like candied ginger and spices to me. It does have a cakey note too but it’s different to me. Crazy I bought a rooibos, eh? I normally don’t like them.

But this is nice! I feel like one of the odd ones out since most don’t seem to care for it. I normally despise rooibos for the usual reason: it tastes like wood. But here, the spices really mask that note, and bring a depth to the flavours without making it weird.

Would I buy more than the 10g? Not sure yet, but it won’t be that hard to finish, that’s for sure.

VariaTEA

I find coffee cake isn’t as sweet as red velvet cake despite them both smelling exactly the same. This isn’t to say its not sweet just it is not as sweet since its sweetness comes from fruit as opposed to chocolate. Also I don’t get the similarity to red velvet cake either in this one.

Roswell Strange

I purchased a 20g sample of this, but haven’t tried it yet. I’m most interested in the fact this is supposed to be more “molasses” than “gingerbread” (I love molasses, but am really fickle about gingerbread since I typically don’t like most things with ginger in it unless it’s highly sweetened) – but the RVC comparison has me worried. RVC is probably my LEAST favourite DT blend I’ve ever tried.

Roswell Strange

Which is why I stayed away from Coffee Cake. I neither like coffee or RVC, so it really had nothing going for me at all.

Cavocorax

I saw HUGE similarities between Coffee Cake and RVC, but I didn’t find the gingerbread rooibos to be as cakey. It didn’t have that weird taste that the Cake teas did, so you might be ok.

CrowKettle

When I steeped whole in milk it came across a little cakey, but didn’t get that out of the plain water steep. The aroma is still on the verge of becoming cloying for me though, although not quite there like Coffee Cake and RVC.

Sil

This didn’t remind me at all of RVC andI liked this one, so we’re in the same boat incendiare! Heh

gmathis

Sorry about the coaster effect. Hope a new day brings a little hope and serendipity.

OMGsrsly

Add a couple pieces of candied ginger while it steeps. :) Soooo good!

Fjellrev

Thanks, gmathis. :)

Red Velvet Cake has been one of my least favourites too, and it was even more painful since I purchased the 100g LE tin. Shudder. But I’m glad to read all the confirmations that Coffee Cake is very similar.

Extra candied ginger sounds like a stupendously awesome idea!

Roswell Strange

Painful for me too. I, as well, bought a 100g tin of it. My roomie drinks it a lot though, because he knows I dislike it (and therefore knows he’s not drinking something I have plans for) – so I’m down to about 70g now…

Fjellrev

Poor guy! Does he at least mildly enjoy it? I had to mix mine with other black teas, like H&S Florence to calm the sweetness down. And that red scum ring. Geez.

MissB

I bought some Gingerbread today on this recommendation, and the staff member told me this was her favorite of the holiday teas, by far. Said she let it “steep forever”, which she prefers to the shorter brewing time. Also grabbed some Red Velvet Cake, only to see what the horrid hubbub is about. ;)

Roswell Strange

He adds so much sugar to whatever he drinks that I swear he’s just tasting hot sugar water regardless of the blend. We’re talking AT LEAST a tbsp. (typically two, though) of sugar… That’s why he’s forbidden from drinking some of the teas in the house, and when he asks for “whatever” when I offer to make him tea I give him something I either strongly dislike or am trying to use up. It drives me crazy how much sugar he adds to his tea (without even tasting it first to see if it needs to be sweetened – he just blindly adds sugar). But with RVC I really don’t care – I just want to free up the tin it’s in.

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VariaTEA

I find coffee cake isn’t as sweet as red velvet cake despite them both smelling exactly the same. This isn’t to say its not sweet just it is not as sweet since its sweetness comes from fruit as opposed to chocolate. Also I don’t get the similarity to red velvet cake either in this one.

Roswell Strange

I purchased a 20g sample of this, but haven’t tried it yet. I’m most interested in the fact this is supposed to be more “molasses” than “gingerbread” (I love molasses, but am really fickle about gingerbread since I typically don’t like most things with ginger in it unless it’s highly sweetened) – but the RVC comparison has me worried. RVC is probably my LEAST favourite DT blend I’ve ever tried.

Roswell Strange

Which is why I stayed away from Coffee Cake. I neither like coffee or RVC, so it really had nothing going for me at all.

Cavocorax

I saw HUGE similarities between Coffee Cake and RVC, but I didn’t find the gingerbread rooibos to be as cakey. It didn’t have that weird taste that the Cake teas did, so you might be ok.

CrowKettle

When I steeped whole in milk it came across a little cakey, but didn’t get that out of the plain water steep. The aroma is still on the verge of becoming cloying for me though, although not quite there like Coffee Cake and RVC.

Sil

This didn’t remind me at all of RVC andI liked this one, so we’re in the same boat incendiare! Heh

gmathis

Sorry about the coaster effect. Hope a new day brings a little hope and serendipity.

OMGsrsly

Add a couple pieces of candied ginger while it steeps. :) Soooo good!

Fjellrev

Thanks, gmathis. :)

Red Velvet Cake has been one of my least favourites too, and it was even more painful since I purchased the 100g LE tin. Shudder. But I’m glad to read all the confirmations that Coffee Cake is very similar.

Extra candied ginger sounds like a stupendously awesome idea!

Roswell Strange

Painful for me too. I, as well, bought a 100g tin of it. My roomie drinks it a lot though, because he knows I dislike it (and therefore knows he’s not drinking something I have plans for) – so I’m down to about 70g now…

Fjellrev

Poor guy! Does he at least mildly enjoy it? I had to mix mine with other black teas, like H&S Florence to calm the sweetness down. And that red scum ring. Geez.

MissB

I bought some Gingerbread today on this recommendation, and the staff member told me this was her favorite of the holiday teas, by far. Said she let it “steep forever”, which she prefers to the shorter brewing time. Also grabbed some Red Velvet Cake, only to see what the horrid hubbub is about. ;)

Roswell Strange

He adds so much sugar to whatever he drinks that I swear he’s just tasting hot sugar water regardless of the blend. We’re talking AT LEAST a tbsp. (typically two, though) of sugar… That’s why he’s forbidden from drinking some of the teas in the house, and when he asks for “whatever” when I offer to make him tea I give him something I either strongly dislike or am trying to use up. It drives me crazy how much sugar he adds to his tea (without even tasting it first to see if it needs to be sweetened – he just blindly adds sugar). But with RVC I really don’t care – I just want to free up the tin it’s in.

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