Birthday Cake

Tea type
Honeybush Rooibos Blend
Ingredients
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Flavors
Butter, Cream, Rooibos, Vanilla, Caramel, Honey
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200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 45 sec 3 g 13 oz / 391 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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  • “This cooled quite a bit as I got distracted by Lupicia and other tea related things. Now I am sipping on this as I continue to watch Homeland. It is always a nice, pleasant cup. It is also one of...” 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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Amanda sent me some of this! Thanks so much! I have been wanting to try it for a while!

It smells a little like Birthday Cake, I suppose.

The post-infusion liquor is very murky green-grey-brown and texture-E.

The flavor is sweet from not only the rooibos(s) but the sprinkles and probably even the ice cream bits…which also makes this creamy. It’s not as cake-E per say but moreso reminiscent of the frosting.

Regardless – it’s tasty!

Helena

It’s a good sweet treat and sometimes that’s all you need :D

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I am sitting out on my lovely screened porch drinking a cuppa Birthday Cake from Rebekah Elaine. Beautiful day in the upper 70’s. The pond outside is active with an egret and two great blue herons. The tree nearby has a goldfinch nest and they are singing up a storm. Mother and Father Goose are walking with their ten goslings. What could be more perfect. Love this tea! Very much a dessert tea. The sprinkles in the dry mix are cute an cheerful. How they get that cake element in there I have no idea but I taste it. No caffeine so I don’t know if I will get much done today. I might just sit and read and drink tea!

caile

Sounds like a lovely day!

Arshness

Mmm… Birthday Cake. I have Birthday Tea by Adagio (also has colorful sprinkles in the mix) I wonder how Davids’ variant compares. I LOVE my birthday tea :)

carol who

I’ve only had the the David’s so I can’t tell you. Maybe I’ll keep the last bit of what I have and then if I ever get a chance to try it, I’ll post it.

Arshness

I could send you a sample of Adagio’s blend. :)

carol who

Really? If you don’t mind, I’d love it. What would you like me to send?

Arshness

Nothing silly. You sent me a whole package of teas XD
Please check my cupboard. If there is anything else you wanna try, tell me. :)

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Finally got to try this again. It’s sweet, and tastes like cupcakes or maybe cotton candy. I like it a little more after having a similar tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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Ever since going gluten-free I’ve had to give up a lot of delicious, gluten-y things—cake being one of the hardest. Nothin’ like going to someone’s birthday party, only to turn the cake down because you can’t eat it. You then have to explain why you’re being such a party-pooper… “No, no, it’s not that I don’t want the cake… I just can’t eat the cake. Gluten-intolerance, you see.” Then they look at you with pity. Because really, what’s a birthday without cake??

I don’t feel so bad anymore though, now that I have this tea! With a sprinkle of brown sugar + splash of whipping cream I can almost feel the spongy texture of a slab birthday cake on my tongue as I sip. And the smell! The smell alone has my head spinning.

Next party I attend I’ll be bringing a thermos of this tea with me and sipping all through the chorus of “Happy Birthday” with a smile…

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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So you have the mother of all cake cravings. Like so bad that you’re tempted to pour syrup over toast in a paltry attempt to fashion your own (this is not worth it. Trust me.)

In times like these, I turn to this tea. This is the “cakeyest” blend I’ve had so far. It swiftly kicks the rooibos flavor aside, leaving it to whimper faintly in the corner. I like to use a generous amount of leaf and add milk for a creamy cake batter feel. It’s so sweet and decadent that it’s not an everyday tea, but perfect for when the craving hits.

Cake addicts rejoice. There is a cure.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

Hahaha, nice review! I’d suggest trying Pineapple Upside Down Cake from Della Terra as well – you might like it :) I’m savouring my last bit of Birthday Cake… mmmm.

Alysha

Thanks! That one is on my shopping list. Trying soo hard to resist their Easter sale right now lol

Kittenna

Haha… I definitely failed at that. Placed an order a few hours ago (but it’s a joint order with a couple friends, at least!)

Alysha

Haha nice…in that case it doesn’t count ;)

Kittenna

I like your thinking :P

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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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After trying this one at home with milk and sugar added, I think I know why it isn’t a favourite of mine. Self-confession time, I’m the type of person who begrudgingly eats all the cake first to make the world happy while I’d be happier with just a plate of icing. I eat it separate so that nasty cake stuff doesn’t pollute the best sweet sugary part. This tea makes me have to have them combined, and honestly my inner five year old sits back and doesn’t wanna. Sorry birthday cake tea, I think I’ll go back to faking a love of cake to cover an addiction to icing.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Don’t feel bad … when I was in college, finals food was a tub of Betty Crocker fudge frosting, straight up with a spoon!

DaisyChubb

Hilarious realization :D

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So I can’t quite remember where I got this from. I’m pretty sure I got it from Momo when she was selling some stuff, but don’t quote me on that. Lol. In any case, I didn’t realize it was rooibos when I got it. And I’ve pretty much determined that I dislike rooibos, so I had some major doubts when I opened the bag.

But it smelled so tasty that I couldn’t resist at least trying it before tossing it in my swap bin. It has the same smell as Davids Red Velvet Cake, which I love, but the rooibos gives it that particular minty-esque smell that I’ve come to associate with rooibos. Which also has the unfortunate side effect of transferring into whatever the tea is, if it’s rooibos heavy.

Anyway, it brewed up a nice reddish color that had the same smell as the dry tea. Without any sweetener it tasted vaguely similar to what it smelled like, kinda cakelike. Like a spice cake maybe. After adding sweetener, the taste was definitely much better, more like cake. But I could definitely tell it was rooibos because of the that dratted minty-ness.

Overall I didn’t mind the taste that much because it enhanced the overall taste of the tea instead of killing it for me. But if I had my choice between this and Red Velvet Cake, I would go for the Red Velvet Cake. Though in a pinch, this would do.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I tried this as the tea of the day yesterday. They had to make it special for me as they had run out, so I probably got an excellent sample. It was… yummy, no other real way to describe it. It did taste like cake and ice cream. It was very sweet and rich. Would have given it a higher rating but there are too many others of DAVIDs Rooibos that I like even better!

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Hello!!!!! Happy Chinese Vietnamese New Year! I’m currently in Los Angeles. All I can say is wow! Steepster got a brand new look! It looks great!! Im actually relaxing on vacation. Seahawks won the Super Bowl! I mean I know Peyton deserves a ring but still I was rooting for Seahawks, though the Saints will forever be my team! lol. My family and I were mostly in Little Saigon and I was drinking more Chrysanthemum tea more than ever. I found this tin in my bag and I was in a happy joy mood! I ordered a hot water from service and over steeped it..though its not bitter haha.

Preparation
1 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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