OK this time I didn’t add any milk like the first time, but added a few tsps of sugar. Steeped it for a bit longer than usual and it turns out that this tea isn’t that bad afterall.
A while back, I had tried a vanilla cola-flavored rooibos. A tea (in the loose sense of the word) replacement for soda? Absurd, but maybe it would work, as it was quite good. Well, The NecessiTeas has done something along those same lines…now tea can replace our deserts! Much more healthy and just as tasty…or is it? Time to find out!
One teaspoon of this in eight ounces of water, freshly boiled and steeped for five minutes. The smell is incredibly spicy, almost sharp. But after the steeping, the spiciness is very smooth. I take my first sip, and while I don’t feel like the taste is as strong as the smell, it definitely goes down very smooth. Not only as tasty as carrot cake, but it makes the flavor easy to enjoy (no chewing!) This tea is definitely worth checking out. On my personal enjoyment scale, I would give it an 89/100.
This is pretty darn delicious, it tastes like a spicy carrot cake! Duh – just like it’s supposed to :D
Thank you Jenn for supplying me with my first taste of the Necessiteas.
Carrot cake isn’t my most favorite dessert, but to chill out before bed I would def pick this tea. mm spicy without a kick in the mouth, I like that!
The taste of carrot was actually hard for me to detect. Sweetening this, however, gave a flavor reminiscent of the natural sweetness of carrots. The spice of the cinnamon and clove is predominant, but I actually did not find the spiciness to be overpowering. In similarly spiced teas I’ve tried the cloves usually take over and mask everything else. Here the spices are well-balanced, especially once the brew is sweetened. After swallowing there is a syrupy aftertaste, like molasses. I am actually reminded a little of raisin, even though there aren’t any raisins in this blend as far as I could tell. Actually, as a whole, this tisane reminds me more of oatmeal-raisin cookies than it does carrot cake. Not that that’s a bad thing; I like oatmeal raisin cookies!
Definitely let this steep for a good long time, and enjoy with a splash of milk or cream and your sweetener of choice!