Hm. This smells (and tastes) a lot like a few of DAVIDs teas – many of the cake ones come to mind. Maple-flavored pancake syrup, yet again. And that’s cool and everything, I just wanted something different tonight. Plus, getting something from Della Terra is quite a bit more challenging for me than walking down the street to DAVIDs, and so…
Dry and steeped, this smells like spice cake. My first few gulps (because it is good), are creamy, a touch oily, and cake tasting, however there is zero cake feel or breadiness. As I continue sipping, a fruity note appears a few seconds after I sip. Pineapple is a bit of a stretch. Maybe candied pineapple, which shouldn’t surprise me considering the huge chunks of it in this blend.
I like it, I just wanted it to stand out from the crowd, instead of tasting like pretty much all of the spiced cake teas I’ve tried in the past few weeks.
EDIT: Truvia brought out the pineapple and cakiness more.