Tea #7 from Traveling Tea Box C
Maybe it’s because my last experience with a carrot cake tea was so bad, but I really liked this! I didn’t get carrot cake, but I liked what I got I guess. It kind of tastes like cooler weather.
First off, though, it doesn’t smell like Burt’s Bees Carrot Day Cream (I’m looking at you DAVIDsTEA…) which was a huge plus for me.
The black base here is mellow, and present but not overpowering. It does pick up some astringency as it cools as well. The taste was cinnamon-y and spiced (got a bit of nutmeg, maybe a tiny amount of all spice). I could get out-of-the-box spice cake out of this maybe, but it needs more richness, maybe some pineapple chunks or some creaminess or some depth before it hits the carrot cake mark.
I’m probably still going to take a couple more teaspoons from the tea box because this is totally blustery morning tea and we’re getting close to that time of year again.