Being a person who usually takes their tea black – or with the barest splash of milk – I find a lot of dessert teas to be overwhelming and saccharine-sweet. This one certainly felt that way. The cup of tea has a sweet sort of cakey smell to it. It really does taste like red velvet cake with just a bit of sugar; with milk, it tastes a bit more like tea. Very sweet. No bitterness at all. One thing that sort of turned me off of it is the waxy, oily residue from the sprinkles (I think?) that were in the loose tea mix. Sprinkles give it such a nice flavour, but the wax… um… wasn’t the most appetizing. Warm thank-yous to Andrea for giving me a bit to try— I probably won’t go back for more, though. Maybe I’ve just been spoiled by all the other awesome teas I’ve tried around here?