drank Coffee Cake by DAVIDsTEA
3699 tasting notes

I was so excited to get home and try this tea because something about it really appealed to me. When I got home I realized what…it smells just like David’s Teas Red Velvet Cake. So I figured since I enjoy that I should definitely enjoy this too. However once brewed, although similar, Red Velvet is a bit sweeter and has the delicious hints of white chocolate while this has a stronger taste of tea (this could be due to the fact that the tea was steeped a little longer than usual because I lost power mid-steep) and some hints of fruitiness from the pineapple and cherry. Both are good in their own right but I think I will be sticking to Red Velvet Cake in the future (it also helps that Red Velvet Cake is part of their permanent collection!)

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

Glad I’m not the only one who thought it had the same cake-y base!

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.


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