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Red Velvet Cake

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Artificial Flavouring, Beet Root Pieces, Black Tea, Chocolate Bits, Natural Flavours, Sprinkles, White Chocolate
Flavors
Caramel, Chocolate, Cream, Butter, Vanilla
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Skysamurai
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec 39 oz / 1149 ml

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230 Tasting Notes View all

  • “Whoops! Looks like someone caved and got the special edition tin. I don't even care for chocolate/Red Velvet cake, but there's something about Red Velvet-flavoured or -scented stuff that draws me...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown! Ok, I confess... this tea has grown on me and now I really like it, hahahahaha. I thought it would be a great candidate for a sipdown while thesis-writing... yum, I was right. The...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I thought I was going to love you forever. What happened, Red Velvet Cake? Maybe I have less of a sweet tooth now so I don't enjoy it as much as I used to. Or maybe I'm just having an off day....” Read full tasting note
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  • “Latte style while catching up on some TV. The more I have this the less impressed I am. It gets a skin on top (maybe this is also from the milk, but still - ew), and it just doesn't give me...” Read full tasting note
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    kellyhinton 765 tasting notes

From DAVIDsTEA

Just dessert

What’s not to love about a red velvet cake? It’s chocolaty, it’s rich, and it’s bright red. We’re the first to admit it’s a pretty flashy dessert. If other cakes are birds of a feather, the red velvet is the peacock – which is exactly why we love it so much. And this sweet, lightly creamy black tea blend perfectly captures our favourite dessert. With semi-sweet and white chocolate chips, beetroot powder and little red sprinkles, it’s rich, delicious and a whole lot of fun.

Ingredients: Black tea, semi-sweet chocolate bits, white chocolate bits, beetroot powder, sprinkles, natural and artificial flavouring*.

Allergens: Soy and dairy

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What a week. Ever had one of those weeks where you’re so tired you just keep doing stupid things? Like major brain fuzz so normal connections and thought processes just don’t happen. That’s been my week. I’m glad it’s Australia Day long weekend this weekend so I can have 3 days of hibernation and tea drinking.

This is one of the first teas I’ve had all week (yep, brainfuzz to the point I’ve forgotten to make tea. It’s that bad!), the other half made it for me when he was making his morning art of tea vanilla. Hmmmmm……..

ashmanra

What is Australia Day? Is it a bit like Independence Day in the US?

TassieTeaGirl

Kind of I guess. January 26 was the day the First Fleet (English) arrived in Botany Bay, Sydney and officially claimed the continent for the Empire. Though some people call it Invasion Day to represent the not very nice things done to the indigenous populations since then (murder, rape, disease, forced assimilation etc). Its all we have as we didn’t technically have a war to start our country (with the locals, but of course that doesn’t count).

Miss Starfish

Ugh, I’m having one of those weeks too, so my sympathies. I hope you have a relaxing weekend across the ditch.

Aussie aussie aussie!

ashmanra

Well, Tassie, sounds about like how the Native Americans were treated, too. Cruelty has no borders, but fortunately, LOVE also has no borders!

TassieTeaGirl

Yes, there are some quite questionable things to do with the settlement of Australia that I think we’d all prefer didn’t happen, but I quite like that our constitution came about from a series of summits and research trips to nick the best ideas from everywhere else, not a revolt or war. That, and our continued relationship with the British means we’ve got Doctor Who on free to air tv.

Miss Starfish – cyberhugs!

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Caramel-butterscotch-tasting sweetness. Does not have any unpleasant trailing after-taste. The black tea taste is blended well with the other flavours. Hint of chocolate near the end of the sip. Definite mellow-maltiness coming from the black tea and the chocolate. Tasting more like cake as it cools, especially in the after-taste. I am definitely tasting cake frosting as well. Creaminess as the cup cools.

The second infusion is noticeably weaker but still quite pleasant. The black tea taste is more apparent with only a light sweetness from the sugary ingredients. I doubt that this tea would do well past the second infusion.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
katgolik

That’s coming in the mail shortly..thanks fort he positive review makes me more excited!

Raritea

I am super excited for you to try these new teas!! I really hope that you love them as much as I do!

Daniel Scott

Oh my lord, I forgot I even bought this one! I gotta go try it, LOL.

Raritea

Quick! Do it now! I’m excited to see what you think!! :)

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223 tasting notes

I’m running terribly low on Florence and SoHo Blend but I can’t place another tea order for a while. So tonight I remembered I had this one, a pretty close second to those teas if done right. And the beauty of this tea is that it is so easy to replenish just by walking into the store. No shipping, no nothing.

It is a good chocolate tea. Not astringent but a little on the weak side if you get stingy with your leaves. I go slightly over the recommended about of 1.5 tsp / 8 oz . I do sweeten it but only because it is my dessert and I am going for sweet and decadent. It is plenty sweet on its own, as everyone who had it has already noted. Maybe one day DAVID’s will make a good chocolate tea but without all the sprinkles… This looks really gross if you let it cool in your cup or pot. I mean, a good ring of sludge sets in. Other than that, no complaints.

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

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767 tasting notes

Backlogging from the weekend.

First of all, I have never tried red velvet cake. So I am not too sure what I am supposed to be tasting.

It is sweet and a bit chocolatey. It is nice and smooth. But I am not loving it. It is a little artificial tasting, I guess from all those sprinkles. I enjoyed chocolate cake much better than this one. I certainly wouldn’t turn down a cuppa!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
tattooed_tea

I find real red velvet to be artificial tasting as well, I attributed it to all the red dye. I found it to be one of those flavours that grows on you. I would never turn down a cupcake, but at first had a hard time eating my red velvet one and then learned to love it.
Can’t wait to try this one.

Sil

on a random other note… the colour in red velvet cake used to NOT be from food colouring.. it was the reaction of the vinegar and buttermilk that brought out the red colour from the cocoa. yeah i’m a dork.

tigress_al

Thanks for the info laadies. I will have to seek out red velvet cake for real and give it a taste!

tattooed_tea

That is interesting. You learn something new everyday.

momo

And food coloring only started getting used because this extract/food coloring guy was losing business, so he started marketing the red coloring to women for use in red velvet cake and it got out of control. Everyone had to one up each other on the red!

K S

Back in the day of the dinosaurs, my college room mate’s mother made a red velvet cake for us. Her first. She used like the whole bottle of coloring. A day or two later it had an interesting side effect. We were too embarrassed to ask the other about it at first. Until it got so bad we were afraid we suffering some horrible malady. Sorry it that is TMI but I think about it everytime red velvet gets mentioned. I still love the stuff.

tigress_al

Wow, I never knew red velvet cake had such a history! I will definitely seek this out sometime.

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It’s wayyy to late but I’m trying to memorize a whole bunch of information by tomorrow (not ideal, but it works for me somehow..).
I’m on an I’ll-eat-anything-to-stay-up-and-adam type mood and I’ve decided to cut myself off from eating everything random i can find. This tea is doing the trick. I’m gulping it down and am slightly worried I only got a 50g bag. I mean.. I didn’t know what all the fuss was about with red velvet cupcakes and whatnot.. but now. now I understand.
Sweet maple amid a creamy almost cream-cheese icing flavour on top of a cake.. a malty vanilla-cream cake.. . This is so so good. 100x better than birthday cake by DT. And I really really liked birthday cake (my go to gooey sweet cake tea)
I also added this double strong to my matcha instead of hot water.
So so good. <3

Azzrian

Eat a grapefruit and sweet potato on those nights you have to have uber energy and mind power! :)

Lynne-tea

Thank you Azzrian! I will try that :D

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58 tasting notes

This is one of my top 3 teas, I think. It’s just SO GOOD.

Kasumi no Chajin

It’s always a joy to discover your top teas.

Reasoned_Melody

I love Red Velvet cake!

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Felt like something sweet this morning and this was my original go-to tea for a dessert kick. I forgot how weird it looks in the cup though- very oily and cloudy with a red froth on top. If I didn’t know that is just how it brews up, I probably would have been worried, lol. I added a dash of whole milk to give it more creaminess and it tastes pretty good. It is lacking in the chocolate department, but still has that maple-y background and the sweetness from the sprinkles and chips.

In other news, it is supposed to snow today, so I need to pack a tea stash and survival bag for work in case I get stuck. Here in Georgia, if there is a raindrop, sometimes it seems like everyone immediately swerves on the interstate to crash into one another. If there are snowflakes, we are doomed! Last time we didn’t even have the actual snowflake (or any ice) and they closed schools. Hopefully someone will show up in the morning to take my patient assignment since I am supposed to be back Thursday and Friday already. I don’t relish the idea of living at the hospital until Saturday, ya know?

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec
caile

Good luck! Hopefully it won’t snow too much, but at least you’ll be prepared.

Terri HarpLady

It snows in Georgia?

Nightshifter

Thanks! It snows today. Started about 11AM- heard it will go to 8-11PM. They just closed the public schools, lol.

Terri HarpLady

Ah, the drama!
:)

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149 tasting notes

Dry Leaf Nose: smells like cake! Rich, with a sweet background.

Liquor: deep brown colour – like a spice cake. Slightly cloudy.

Flavour: sweet cake flavour. Hints of chocolate and definite cream.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec
Awkward Soul

OOoh that sounds amazing!

TheKesser

When does this one come out??

DAVIDsTEA

@TheKesser: Today!

TheKesser

Sweet!! I’m heading to a store tomorrow afternoon!

Cassie Eng

Can’t wait to try it and pick it up in the Harvest Tin. It sounds wonderful.

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Finishing up my sample, apparently I haven’t done a tasting note yet. Out of the bag the aroma is very sweet, far more than I would prefer. It almost has a licorice smell which is not appealing to me at all. I get sickenly sweet icing from the aroma rather than red velvet cake. With some trepidation I steeped it for about three minutes. The steeped aroma is nearly as sweet as the dry and not really my cup of tea. I would like to be pleasantly surprised by this one but my expectations are not very high.

The tea steeps up a dusty rose and smells of buttercream icing, rich and sweet. I don’t like icing at the best of timea so smelling it in my tea is actually bad news. First sips yield moee white chocolate than icing and for this I am grateful. It is still quite sweet bur not as much as the smell suggests. I can taste the bkack tea occasionally but it is easily overwhelmed by the additives. Much too sweet for my taastes but woukd be good for someone craving a strong dessert tea.

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1258 tasting notes

Ack! totally slipped my mind to log this the other day. And now I can’t recall the specifics, other than it was quite tasty and a little too sweet. BUT my cup was quite enjoyable without any additions and I even got a second steep out of it. Also, I’m not a huge red velvet fan as I prefer true chocolate cakes and it seems to be a vanilla/chocolate hybrid so I do enjoy it more than vanilla… however, this tea really managed to capture the “red velvet” experience for me, which I was not expecting at all. It’s not often a tea is so spot on to it’s moniker and those are the ones that tend to hook me for some reason unless I really dislike one or two ingredients(looking at choo carob, invading all the “chocolate” teas.
Ok so this review turned out to be much longer than I anticipated. Ah well, I’ll save my rating for the next cup just to be sure, as I’m wavering around the 82-87 mark.
Darn you Davids Tea!! coming out with another(rare) blend I really enjoy and am now tempted to stock in my cupboard even though I already have far too much…

MegWesley

That sounds delicious!

The Cup of Life - Lu Ann

this is a blend I def. want to try from them. I need to get my hands on it fast. Had no idea it was “rare” :O thanks for the heads up

CREAM

This sounds so good! I’ll have to smell it next time im at Davids. Some of their chocolate teas do have a weird flavour.

Indigobloom

Meg: it really really is!!
Lu Ann: So worth it, I highly recommend!
CREAM: If you dislike beetroot, it could get a bit odd, but I think it works really well here :)

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