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drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
243 tasting notes

I was sceptical at first as my first run-ins with honeybush were not good (a long time ago). Also, rooibos can be so woody. But.. I went for it

Dry: Pretty little sprinkles, smells of maple syrup. And baked goods. Yummy. I also smell the honeybush.. oh jeez..

Liquor: Deep reddish toasted color. Smells of maple sticky cake. So cake-y delicious. There is a hint of honeybush in there but it’s tolerable. It tastes like I am biting into a maple sticky cake. HOLY cow. I was not expecting this to be so good but my goodness. Honestly. How did they make a maple cake into this tea? It even has the browned bits taste you get from the bottom of a pan… all caramel flavoured with a toasted note at the end.

I do not regret my decision at all. Possibly only regret the fact that I just found another permanent (while its offered) tea. Now I am going to go drink my entire tea pot in under 10 minutes. I know it. Also.. I really don’t just automatically give high ratings I swear.. I just pick really good teas (all thanks to you Steepsterites!)

EDIT: Dropping the rating.. second steep is not very memorable. I threw it in the fridge and it was good.. creamy, but not astounding.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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I am very excited to delve into as many different types of tea as possible… so this should be interesting. I am really looking forwards to tasting all the wide array of flavours that can come from pure tea leaves.

Currently, I am having a love affair with oolongs. Mostly green, though I am stretching out into more oxidized oolongs. Black teas are also in my love fest as they can be so surprising sometimes (I used to drink bagged red rose x.x)
I would really love to get to know green tea a lot more and white tea.. all tea to be honest. I want to know them all.

Tea rating system:

0-50: Do people actually enjoy this?
50-60: Slight improvement, not recommendable.
60-70: Alright, though easily forgettable.
70-80: Good flavour, though not a ‘go to’ tea.
80-90: Great tea – complex and memorable.
90-100: Extremely delicious and complex teas that leave me craving more.

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I’m always open to new tea and music suggestions. Happy tea drinking to you all.

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