Tea type
Black Herbal Rooibos Blend
Almonds, Calendula Petals, Ceylon Black Tea, Flavour, Mallow Flowers, Red Rooibos, Sugar Sprinkles
Cake, Cherry, Honey, Rooibos, Smooth, Sweet, Vanilla, Wood
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Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 13 oz / 387 ml

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From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Let’s be honest, there is nothing better than cake. Except perhaps a cup of tea and cake! This delicious tea has both and almost no calories! Oh and did you notice the pretty sprinkles in there too? Talk about having your cake and eating it!

Ingredients: Rooibos, Ceylon black tea*, almond pieces, cake sprinkles (sugar, rice flour, hardened peanut oil, potato starch, flavour, colour E101, traces of milk + wheat), calendula petals, mallow flowers, flavour.

*Please note that this tea has less than 1% of Ceylon black tea, it’s not just a Rooibos blend.

Brew the perfect cup: 1 heaped teaspoon per cup – 100°C water – 4+ mins – with or without milk

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22 Tasting Notes

1379 tasting notes

My husband chose this as our last pot of tea for the night. It was a good call because I was hoping he would pick a nice Rooibos base.

It’s as beautiful as I remember. :) So creamy and sweet with pure vanilla and sugar notes. Shame my birthday has already come and gone, this would be a nice treat to sip on the day. Perhaps I will have to do so on my husbands birthday later in the year.

Boiling 8 min or more

this describes something i would like…. yup, going to put it on my shopping list. i’ve heard good things about the company too!

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1759 tasting notes

Thanks for the sample Bluebird Tea
This was ok. Tasty. Mildly sweet with something hanging in the background. I suppose it could have been “cake”. I was a tad disappointed.


I’d love to try this – looks so cute!


Yvonne, if you ever get the chance, let me know what you think :)


I sure will! :)


Hmm. Sounds like a pass for me.


Looks like an interesting tea, but the feedback isn’t stellar. Doesn’t seem to deliver in the cake department. I’d be concerned with the rooibos in it as I’ve had random issues with rooibos lately.

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297 tasting notes

Ugh sipping this tea contemplating why people have to be butts & sell concert tickets for way over face value. «grumbles» I just wanna go see Hedley again & not break the bank.

I couldn’t figure out what the dry leaves smelt like, it was familiar; so I re-read the ingredients…. almond.
This is a really tasty tea, but I’m not convinced it tastes like cake, delicious, but not cake. I sear I get a blueberry taste. It’s sweet, without really being sweet… yea that doesnt makw much sense, but it is what it is lol
It’s vanilla & ok maybe I do get some cake flavours at the end of the sip. The rooibos is also light, which I like.

Boiling 8 min or more

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610 tasting notes

Any tea with a cake aspect (especially a rooibos blend) jumps right into my shopping cart. I don’t really know what my fascination with cake flavored teas is.. it could be that cake is one of my favorite things to eat! Yellow, white, fruit, angel food, shortcake (I’ll pass on the chocolate, though) – CAKE CAKE CAKE!

The photo of this blend first caught my eye because of the adorable star-shaped sprinkles. It also seemed like a great new version of a cake tea.

After water has been poured over the tea, I smell a rather strong rooibos with a light medicinal note. There is something like cake in the background, but I can’t put my finger on what KIND of cake it would be. Sipping…. Hmm.. this is very tasty! I was a little concerned that the rooibos would taste medicinal, but it’s actually rather light. There is a bit of almond flavor that when mixed with everything actually tastes a little bit like cake. It’s not really a very buttery or sweet cake, but something a little drier.. crumbly.. maybe like a cookie?

I’ll likely purchase more of this in a future order. It’s light, yummy and different than anything else I have in my tea collection. Big thanks to Bluebird Tea for a sample!

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1789 tasting notes

Another sample!

I’m not getting cake in this – mostly rooibos with a bit of almond and some sweetness. It’s very tasty though, and the low caffeine level makes it a nice evening brew.

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180 tasting notes

Hmmm… So this is my third or fourth time tasting this one, but I’m still not sure what I think of it.

I wish it was just pure rooibos, and not a rooibos-ceylon mix, because I can’t really tolerate caffeine late in the afternoon, so that kind of limits what time I can/cannot drink it. Anyways, this is a very pretty tea in it’s dry form.

I can’t really make much of it’s taste, though. Sometimes it reminds me almost of bubblegum? Occasionally I can taste something like vanilla, but other sips are just bland.

I don’t know – maybe I’ll play around with sweetening it and see what happens.

205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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389 tasting notes

Okay these Bird & Blend teas are making me wish I’d made a less restrained order. This is so good. I don’t know how they accomplish this authentic cake flavor, but it’s there! The rooibos they use is tasty, and it’s really the perfect base for the cake flavor. It’s vanilla and icing and rich cakey flavor. This has to be one of my new favorite teas. I do wish it didn’t include black tea. I drank it at night without realizing, but everything turned out okay, I guess since there’s very little black tea in there. I had the second steep cold today, and it’s fantastic too.


I’m glad you’re liking Bird & Blend. I haven’t forgotten we are supposed to swap Key Lime Pie / Eton Mess (at least those). I’m still not ready to swap yet…


Oh you’re totally fine! I’ve got piles of tea – take your time!

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1045 tasting notes

Mmmmmmm, no. This tastes like a lightly vanilla scented rooibos and that is it. It was hard to pick out any flavor at all and was shockingly disappointing. Straight to the get rid of pile.

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560 tasting notes

June Wedding! Something new! (At least relatively… I ordered this from my first Bird & Blend Co. order, back when they were still Bluebird, and if I got a tea within this year, I still consider it “new,” pretty much, though I do believe that order was in January). I tried to drink this back in March on my birthday, but then I got food poisoning, soooo… ya. Haven’t bothered to try it again since then, and don’t really have any memories of the tea, either, as other (much more unpleasant) memories of that evening left a more lasting impression. Since it is a good friend/coworker’s birthday today, this is the tea I decided to bring to work today, so I decided it’s probably been long enough to give this another try.

The dry leaf has a pretty heavy rooibos aroma — a sharp almost cough syrupy scent, but more honeyed, and there is a lot of nutty notes and something very sweet to this aroma as well. My steeped cup has a pretty smooth rooibos base, and I’m picking up notes of vanilla and cherry… if I sort of let the flavors linger and cool on my tongue, the aftertaste actually does remind me of the flavor of confetti cake. I find it interesting that the nuttiness in the aroma comes out as fruitiness to my tongue in the cup. It’s a nice, sweet, desserty tea.

Flavors: Cake, Cherry, Honey, Rooibos, Smooth, Sweet, Vanilla, Wood

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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9 tasting notes

Cue sad music I was really hoping this tea would make a nice latte, something for staying up late nights at the hospital. Keep me warm while finishing up charting patients. Unfortunately the taste of this tea is much like the paper I’m charting on. Bummer. Sounded so good.

Flavors: Wood


I think we need a list of teas to chart patients to? Just saying.

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