Birthday Cake

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Honeybush Rooibos Blend
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Maple, Vanilla, Butter, Cream, Rooibos, Caramel, Honey
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200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 45 sec 3 g 13 oz / 385 ml

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  • “Ok, so the tasting note for this is technically being posted AFTER my birthday has ended, but I did manage to squeak this cup in before the clock ticked midnight. Hooray! But yes, what better time...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Inspired by MissB, I made myself a giant mug of this. Topped with maple whipped cream, of course, since I have SO MUCH of it in my fridge. My apartment smells like candy, and the tea tastes so...” Read full tasting note
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  • “sipping this delicious little treat while catching up on paperwork and anticipating my birtday...which is Saturday...I'm not the kind of person to try to keep their birthday quiet. Anyway, such a...” Read full tasting note
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From DAVIDsTEA

Party like it’s your birthday

What’s the best thing about birthdays? It could be the presents, or spending time with loved ones, but let’s be honest. It’s all about the cake. With vanilla icing, and lots of sprinkles. And this sweet and festive rooibos blend brings the taste of birthday cake to your cup any day of the year – sprinkles and all. Best of all, not only is it low in calories, it also has all the goodness of rooibos. Talk about having your cake and eating it too.

Ingredients: Red and green rooibos, honeybush, freeze-dried ice cream bits, sprinkles, natural and artificial flavoring*.

Allergens: Soy, dairy and eggs

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My trip last week into the city included a stop at Davids Tea. It was the stores birthday, and if I spent $20 I got to pick out a sample pack of teas in celebration. Well, needless to say I easily spent the requisit dough, so I could pick one. I picked the “Happy” pack, as it had teas that I hadnt tried, and that sounded interesting.
This is one from that box. Boy, this smells like that cheap bakery sheet cake, with the icing an inch thick. This is not a criticism, as I love some of that stuff. Its like a funfetti tea.
The taste isnt as intensly sugar and vanilla as it smells, but its pretty nice, actually.
The sample of this was very generous, so I have some cups of this in my future. Dont mind a bit. Maybe a restock in the future, too.

Fjellrev

Awesome deal!

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I’m actually logging my teas out of order a bit, but that’s only because I just finished this one and so it’s on my mind and it’s making me grumpy. But I needed something without caffeine and sort of reached for this with equal parts hoping and begrudging.
Long story short: I used to like this tea, but there was always an element to it that tasted like very fake vanilla, or maybe it isn’t even that. Of course, DT’s concept of a birthday cake doesn’t even necessarily have to be a vanilla one, so maybe it’s just a matter of interpretation, but I think if this tea did anything for me, it was to introduce me to the world of loose leaf, and also told me that I am still 100% still on the hunt for a great vanilla tea. This simply isn’t it. There’s something very…jarring about how it tastes—something that doesn’t quite fit nicely with the birthday cake-ness part of it. I will likely finish the tin somehow, although I’d be happy to have an excuse to part with it sooner.

Sil

wasn’t someone looking for this one in the swap threads? maybe? i could be remembering wrong..

keychange

Oh was there? I should go and find them. Get rid of this stuff. One man’s trash is another’s treasure and all that sort of thing.

Sil

it was ice cream cake…went back to try and find it. doh. sorry!

keychange

Oh that’s right—I did read about the ice cream cake hunt. I never actually got to try that one, myself.

JustJames

DTs vanilla orchid i liked, and silk road’s vanilla plantation…. the latter has an essence of buttercream =0)

Sil

I need to dig out silk roads version…I bought some while I was in Vancouver but haven’t opened it yet so that I will focus on teas that are older and have smaller amounts

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So the Easter bunny came to my house last night and brought not only a GIANT stuffed penguin, but he ALSO brought me a tin of this! Oh, I love this tea. I crave cake quite often, but then we end up with an entire cake because I only wanted a taste of it…and then we eat an entire cake >.<. I am very much looking forward to this helping with some of those cravings.

Tina S.

Mmmmm cake. And yay penguin!!

momo

Oh I know how the cake craving thing goes. The grocery store here does not help since they’re always making the cutest looking ones (hamburgers, hot chocolate mugs, how can you not!). I need to order the cake teas soon so I can avoid them!

DaisyChubb

yaay! Happy Easter indeed!

TheTeaFairy

The bunny did great! I’m waiting for my order, afraid it would become sold out pretty quikly, I ordered 100 gr, hope I won’t regret!

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It’s my birthday today! Actually, the time I was born at was about an hour ago…so I’ve been 28 for an hour now, heh.

So I thought I’d dip into this one. I think I have two cups left; may as well drink them today.

I originally was not interested in this one out of DAVIDs’ “cake” teas. Mainly because I was informed that it tasted a bit like Oh Canada, and I truly did not like Oh Canada at all. I think I’ve come to the conclusion that I just plain don’t like maple teas at all. Despite the fact that I like maple syrup (what kind of Canadian would I be if I didn’t like maple syrup?), maple flavoured teas make me feel pretty ill.

Then I heard some conflicting reports about how it tastes. Maybe not so maple after all…? I ended up picked up 10g to decide for myself.

I’m a bit stuffed up, so I cannot comment on the smell of anything much, but it does smell a bit like Oh Canada. It has sprinkles rather than the little maple candies though, which is an improvement.

And…I genuinely don’t know what in sam hell this actually tastes like. I can totally see where people are getting “gentler version of Oh Canada” from, but it doesn’t truly taste like maple. It doesn’t taste like vanilla, either…not really. It’s like the love child of vanilla and maple, really. Kind of creamy, but mostly just sweet. Not overbearingly sweet though (which I think is actually my biggest problem with most maple teas).

It’s really a comfort tea…not one that will blow your mind, but nice to have when you’re down or need something a bit celebratory that also isn’t too fancy or over-the-top.

So happy birthday to me! And to anyone else who has a birthday on the 13th of the most awesome month of the year.

P.S. Although it’s not a good birthday present to find out that your Red Leaf matcha order was apparently “delivered” to MINNEAPOLIS. (It normally takes about 10 business days to deliver here, and it’s been 11, so I finally checked the tracking number. Apparently it was “delivered” last week.) YOO-HOO, USPS, Canada is UP HERE!

Is there nothing I can do, guys? I haven’t had this ever happen before. :( At least it was cheap…

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205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec
Sil

Happy Birthday!!!

On the topic of redleaf, I didn’t think the tracking numbers worked once the package was across the border because it’s dropped into canada posts’s system, who don’t do anything but let it go through the usual route. If nothing else, reach out to red leaf – they’re great about responding to messages.

Daniel Scott

So “delivered” might not mean it’s actually been delivered? Oh, good thought, MN is right on the border, right? Yay, I will hold out hope it’s still coming, then.

Ninavampi

Happy birthday!! Hope you tea order eventually makes it to you!!!!

Yogini Undefined

Happy Birthday Dan!! And yes, I was going to say the same thing as Sil – USPS doesn’t track on our side of the border. Here’s to hoping you get your matcha today! :)

CupofTree

Happy birthday!
About Oh Canada and maple tea.. I didn’t like Oh Canada by itself, way too much maple, so I blended it with black tea in a 16 oz mug with 1 teaspoon maple, and 1 teaspoon black tea. it was great you should try it!

Helena

Happy Birthday!

ashmanra

Happy birthday! I hope your yea package arrives!

Michelle

Happy birthday! I hope you get your Red Leaf :)

Bonnie

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANIEL!

tigress_al

Happy birthday!

PatchworkSheep

I’ve had things read as “Delivered” before (only it was within my city) and they never showed up. They were either delivered to someone else, or left in the lobby of my building and stolen. Canada post always said their hands were tied, because “the item has been delivered” “Yes, but not to me” “Well ma’am, from our records here, it was delivered” “Yes…but I don’t have it” “I’m sorry ma’am, it was delivered, so you should have it” “But I don’t” “Well the tracking says it was delivered, and thats what we have to go by” etc. I contacted the retailer (luckily it was a larger company and not some very small business) to see if they could go through Canada Post and they couldn’t either and resent the package at their own expense. SO not fair to them either.

But yes, since MN is near the border, give your package another week. It might show up yet.

Also, happy birthday! Have a great day!

momo

Happy Birthday! Hope your matcha comes soon!

Indigobloom

Happy birthday tea bud! hope you get your matcha soon.

Lynxiebrat

Hmm, I think if I ever get a maple-ish tea I’ll keep in mind the extra sweetness, hrmm, I wonder how it would taste with a Earl Grey? lol. I often find EG’s to be a bit too blunt.

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Sipdown! Finally having a cup of this without having to throw it out because my boyfriend can’t stand the smell lol, he’s out of town for the weekend hehe so I could finish off this bag! This is a super mapley smelling tea, which he dislikes because it’s just too cloying and sweet, but I don’t mind it. This tea used to do more for me, it’s very sweet now, but if I ever get a sweet craving, this hit the spot, especially at certain times of the month lol. Now I have Candy Corn tea though haha, and I think it will replace this one because the way it’s blended seems more natural. Anyways, this 25g bag served me well, when I actually got to drink it. I added a bit of milk today and it is very creamy and cakelike. Maybe not as sweet with the milk addition, which I’m ok with :) I am having salty chips to balance the sweetness as it is haha. Happy to finish this one off though. Farewell, birthday cake rooibos, it was a slice (no pun intended haha).

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Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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Backlog: I had a cup of this last night, thanks to DaisyChubb!

This is REALLY GOOD. This just may be my favorite rooibos blend yet. It tastes like a cupcake. So yum… This is definitely one I have to order and keep on hand. Love it.

DaisyChubb

Yaay! I ended up giving you the rest of mine and had to run out the next day and buy a bunch more. Can’t live without it I tells ya ;)

Kittenna

This one is so good! Only sad part is that it actually does have calories in it. 5 or 10 per cup?

LiberTEAS

well, still, at 10 calories per cup, it ends up being a whole lot less than a cupcake. Of course, if given a choice between a cupcake and this tea, I’d choose the cupcake I’m afraid… but I’d still want to have this one on hand for those times when I don’t have a cupcake available (which ends up being about 98% of the time).

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It’s 11:50… my last chance to drink this on my actual birthday! I’m finally 21… although here in Canada that means much less. Luckily I am flying to the states tomorrow to see my friend! Good timing!
I steeped it for a minute less than last time, and any trace of overpowering sweetness was gone, leaving only cakey amazingness.
My exam today went really well too! And my friend took me for a steak dinner. And my other friend got me a new tea tin with an owl print! EXCELLENT BIRTHDAY.

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Bonnie

Wow! Happy Birthday!

Kittenna

Happy birthday! :D

DaisyChubb

Yay happy birthday!!

gmathis

A bit belated but sincere … hope it was a good one.

Erin

Thanks everyone :D

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Sipdown!

I am trying to curb the amount of sweets I eat. I will likely get more of this next time I am in Davids as it is a great way to tame the sweet tooth.

IT tastes like warm liquid cakebatter. I got some apple notes and some creamy notes along with the maple.

Yum!

Jackie T

I just finished a cup of this too! Cheers!

Aimee Popovacki

mix some of this with some oh Canada! and a teensy bit of a blueberry tea (I use blueberry jam by davids), and steep it for like seven mins or so.. I find all three teas are strong enough to not overpower one another … you get the exact taste of sunday blueberry pancakes :) its delightful!

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Went out with a girlfriend tonight and I forgot it was SantaCon in San Francisco – where people get dressed up in Santa costumes and get really drunk at a pub crawl. Evidently we were right on the main drag in Polk Street, and needless to say my days of getting wasted are behind me, so I went home early!

So anyway we walked right by David’s Tea and of course I had to go in, I wanted something chocolate-y but without caffeine so they suggested this. It definitely smells a lot like birthday cake but I was not wild about the flavor even though there were sprinkles in it. To me it tasted like maple and honeybush. I did tell them to add some soymilk. Later I realized it has dairy in it too… uck. I should have asked about that!

Anyway I found it to be acceptable but not something I would buy again. I did pick up some more banana oolong while I was there, which is one of my favorite’s from DT so far. There are so many to try though, if I keep going back I might find a new favorite. :)

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TheTeaFairy

Banana Oolong also remains one of my favorite of DT, it’s so spot on for a banana tea! I kind of dislike the cake series however, too much «stuff» in them, not enough tea!

TeaBrat

I wasn’t terribly impressed with this one…

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This wasn’t bad!! it reminds me of Oh Canada in a way. Maple seems to be a strong note here even though I don’t see it in the ingredients. As for the “cake” part, well I get a faint hint of that when the tea is bare… but with milk that part peeks out more, mostly in the aftertaste. Though I am getting more batter than I am cake.
What I find odd is that the batter isn’t present in every sip, nor is it always in the same place. One moment I find it at the beginning… and the next, nothing at all! then it’s in the swallow?!
Anyhow, I’m glad to have tried it.
The tea itself is a bit sickly sweet for my liking. If I didn’t already have a bunch of other rooibos teas that I love in my cupboard I might pick some more up, and it’d likely get a higher rating to. Maybe I should keep some on hand for guests…

Daniel Scott

Blech, I lost interest in this one when I heard “maple.” Shame, I don’t like maple teas! I would have thought “vanilla” was more birthday cake flavour, kinda strange.

Indigobloom

ah well it could be that since I’m sensitive to vanilla, it tastes off to me! though it doesn’t set anything off so who knows :)

Bonnie

Well you know what I’d do. Throw a pinch of Lapsang Souchong in the steep for a maple bacon smokey type flavor instead of total rejection.

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