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Rooibos Tea
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 18 oz / 532 ml

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  • “When I first tried this tea I was in love. I thought it was the greatest tea in the world. Now, I can't find the cream cheese icing I really enjoyed in my first few cups and the rooibos is stronger...” Read full tasting note
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    rachel12610 1918 tasting notes
  • “This tea is normally pretty amazing, but I think I accidently underleafed it. Also, it's a rooibos. I probably should have steeped it longer. I'm sorry Carrot Cake. I know you can be better...” Read full tasting note
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    cavocorax 1691 tasting notes
  • “Another one from the *GCTTB* Not sure about this one. It's more spiced cream cheese icing than actual carrot cake. Not even sure about the spices - it's not bad, but it's not good either. Just...” Read full tasting note
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    Dexter 729 tasting notes
  • “I'm so sleepy tonight! My workplace went curling for our social event, and I am just beat. It was fun, but I'm sleepy now lol. So I made a cup of this before bed. It smells very sweet and icing...” Read full tasting note
    misslena1221 916 tasting notes

From Della Terra Teas

Well, I know I love carrot cake, and I love a cup of rooibos. So, why not combine the two? That’s exactly what you have here! Just as you’d expect, all the spices and flavor of a cream cheese iced carrot cake!

Ingredients: Rooibos, spices, carrot bits, flavor

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37 Tasting Notes

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1918 tasting notes

When I first tried this tea I was in love. I thought it was the greatest tea in the world. Now, I can’t find the cream cheese icing I really enjoyed in my first few cups and the rooibos is stronger than I remembered. It is still tasty but not the carrot cake tea I fell in love with.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Suziqzer

Funny how our tastes change. Maybe try lowering the temperature next time? I tend to on my Della Terra rooibos blends.

VariaTEA

I tried lowering it a bit but I will try lowering it again. I don’t mind it but something tells me I won’t get through the 4 oz I bought as easily as I anticipated.

Suziqzer

Ouch.. 4 oz is a lot if your not liking it. I hope you figure out how to get it to taste how you remembered.

VariaTEA

I like it, just don’t love it like I did when I first had it. Luckily it is caffeine free and since my options in that department are lacking, I am sure I will get through it eventually.

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1691 tasting notes

This tea is normally pretty amazing, but I think I accidently underleafed it.
Also, it’s a rooibos. I probably should have steeped it longer.

I’m sorry Carrot Cake. I know you can be better than this!
It pairs well with Graham crackers, btw.

Also, I wanted to ask – have you guys had issues with your “likes” disappearing? I read everyone’s notes and like them as I go, and then when I go back I find they aren’t there. :( I think part of it is my phone doesn’t register anything, but I think it does it when I’m on the computer too. (Speak up and lemme know I’m not imagining things!)

MissB

I’m having disappearing likes all over the place – for the past two weeks or so now.

keychange

I’ve had disappearing likes since pretty much the beginning of time. You’re not alone!

JustJames

constantly. nothing changed me more than a swap with a tea buddy from paris though…. everything’s different now.

OMGsrsly

I have that problem too. The first page will usually be OK, but as soon as I load more, the likes seem to disappear. But if I check the note page, my picture is usually there.

Sil

I may sneak a cup of this from you…

Cavocorax

OK, so I’m not the only one!
OMGsrsly – I’ll keep an eye on that! Hopefully they’re actually sticking!

Sil – that can be managed! I guess once your Mandala order comes on, we can arrange a swap?

Sil

yeah..sharon’s back in the country on the 16th so i suspect sometime that week i’ll have everything from her.

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729 tasting notes

Another one from the GCTTB

Not sure about this one. It’s more spiced cream cheese icing than actual carrot cake.
Not even sure about the spices – it’s not bad, but it’s not good either. Just weird and not quite living up to the flavors promised.

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916 tasting notes

I’m so sleepy tonight! My workplace went curling for our social event, and I am just beat. It was fun, but I’m sleepy now lol. So I made a cup of this before bed. It smells very sweet and icing like, but I’m hoping for more carrot cake flavor in this cup. I like how it’s not very oily on top unlike davidstea’s cake like blends. Anyways, I will probably take this tea with me to bed and nod off. Night steepster! Oh and see previous notes on this tea!

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2246 tasting notes

Wow, the dry tea actually smells like carrot cake with cream cheese icing! Yum! Sadly, the flavour doesn’t live up to the aroma. Again, not a bad tea, but there’s not a great deal of flavour. Perhaps it could be likened to plain, un-iced carrot cake, but the aroma promised so much more.

ETA: Re-steep also pretty bland. I’ll try a longer first infusion next time.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Lariel of Lórien

I gave mine a longer steep.

Cavocorax

Hmmm. That’s disappointing! I just got 1oz in the mail today!

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1116 tasting notes

I’m cranky. I’m tired. I wanted tea more than anything tonight, and had little patience to find something I really, really wanted without caffeine. So, I grabbed this. I actually grabbed a few others prior, because I wanted to try something Della Terra -ish tonight as I made an order with them. This was the only decaf that smelled like something other than the seemingly standard maple syrup -flavored pancake syrup smell I’ve come to associate with many of DT’s rooibos teas.

Dry and steeped, I got little from this other than perhaps some carrot and rooibos. It’s an okay blend, however I’m still getting that pancake-syrupy sweetness and little else. Cream cheese? I wish I tasted some. Carrot cake? Well, maybe. A little, teensy bit?

I feel like I’m doing something wrong with these teas, as all of the DTs have basically tasted the same to me, so far. Not going to rate it, as my crankiness has now taken over.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
OMGsrsly

That must be why the Pumpkin one and the Oatmeal Cookie one are so similar – the ubiquitous “flavour”. I hope you find some that work for you.

MissB

I’m sure I will. Really though, I also know there are tons of folks here who will gladly take them off my hands. It could also be me and my general grouchiness tonight. A shower and some tea helped. :)

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96 tasting notes

Received as a free sample as part of my order from Della Terra Teas. You guys are just awesome. :) I wanted to try this one!

Oh, wow. This is very sweet and carroty. The other reviews I’ve read are right – I can taste the cream cheese frosting! It is literally almost like biting into a carrot cake. A little spicy, a little zesty with a creamy sweet aftertaste. Words cannot describe what I’m feeling right now. This is amazing and something I’ll definitely be ordering one day.

I haven’t been feeling too great today…very queasy and tired and achy. :( Maybe I wore myself out today. I made this tea because I didn’t want something chocolatey and rich to potentially upset my stomach even more after everything today. So far, I’m really happy with my choice!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Abby Noelle

This sounds amazing, I’m craving for Carrot cake too…lol

Pandeme

Mmmm, Sounds yummy! Now I wish I had ordered this one when I did my DTT online order last week.

Suziqzer

Sounds like one I need to put on my shopping list for when I order from them again. Hopefully I can talk myself into a sampler next time.

Yvonne

Definitely get this one, you guys!

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422 tasting notes

Sipdown! Oh, wow. This is even better this time. I steeped it lower because I was making white tea at the same time and I seem to have seriously found the perfect parameters. Up goes the rating! It’s mind-blowingly flavorful and creamy. I have no idea anymore if this is carrot cake (it’s so fruity!), but it is delicious, whatever it is.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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1885 tasting notes

The strongest flavor of this tea was the cake flavoring, which is somewhat reminiscent of butter, brown sugar and vanilla. I think it fails to remind me of carrot cake because it tastes buttery and spice cakes such as carrot cake don’t tend to have butter in them. What is missing from this tea is the one thing that I expected to stand out the most and what would have given it a lot more depth. I just can not taste the spices. I can vaguely pick out the cinnamon, but it is hidden under the overpowering cake flavoring. The cream cheese frosting is just no where to be found.

You can check out my full review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2013/10/1/tuesday-tea-carrot-cake-della-terra.html

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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388 tasting notes

I finished off the last of this last night. Thanks for the sample Short Sorceress!

First off, this smells wonderful. Just exactly like warm carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Alas, as many have already noted, the flavor doesn’t live up to the smell. It is tasty, but doesn’t quite hit the mark. I steeped my final cup for a good long time with a grain of crystal sugar. I can taste carrot and spice, but mostly it tastes like rooibos. A little bit of creaminess comes in at the end. Not a bad cup, but nothing I’d write home about. Which is fine because this is a sipdown.

UPDATE: Turns out I didn’t finish my mug, so I got to try some of this cold. So. much. better. It actually totally tastes like carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. The sip starts spicy, with a full carrot flavor coming in soon after, and a lingering creamy frosting aftertaste. But who wants cold carrot cake? I would absolutely love this tea if it tasted like this when it was hot. I’m actually giving it a rating bump to reflect the awesomeness of the cold flavor.

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