Red Velvet Cake

Tea type
Black Tea
Artificial Flavouring, Beet Root Pieces, Black Tea, Chocolate Bits, Natural Flavours, Sprinkles, White Chocolate
Caramel, Vanilla, White Chocolate, Dark Bittersweet, Bitter, Creamy, Tea, Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Cream, Maple, Marshmallow, Molasses, Sweet, Artificial, Cake, Tannic, Brown Sugar, Milk, Toffee, Alcohol, Malt, Powdered sugar, Maple Syrup, Red Fruits, Frosting, Butter, Sugar
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec 12 oz / 352 ml

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286 Tasting Notes View all

  • “Whoops! Looks like someone caved and got the special edition tin. I don’t even care for chocolate/Red Velvet cake, but there’s something about Red Velvet-flavoured or -scented stuff that draws me...” Read full tasting note
  • “Sipdown! Ok, I confess… this tea has grown on me and now I really like it, hahahahaha. I thought it would be a great candidate for a sipdown while thesis-writing… yum, I was right. The sickly sweet...” Read full tasting note
  • “I thought I was going to love you forever. What happened, Red Velvet Cake? Maybe I have less of a sweet tooth now so I don’t enjoy it as much as I used to. Or maybe I’m just having an off day. I...” Read full tasting note
  • “Well. Keep this in your cupboard for too long and it turns quite disappointing. Too thin and watery (even when following parameters. Even when you add milk) and there’s a really cloying note in...” Read full tasting note


Just dessert

What’s not to love about a red velvet cake? It’s chocolaty, it’s rich, and it’s bright red. We’re the first to admit it’s a pretty flashy dessert. If other cakes are birds of a feather, the red velvet is the peacock – which is exactly why we love it so much. And this sweet, lightly creamy black tea blend perfectly captures our favourite dessert. With semi-sweet and white chocolate chips, beetroot powder and little red sprinkles, it’s rich, delicious and a whole lot of fun.

Ingredients: Black tea, semi-sweet chocolate bits, white chocolate bits, beetroot powder, sprinkles, natural and artificial flavouring*.

Allergens: Soy and dairy

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286 Tasting Notes

150 tasting notes

This was the first tea I ever tasted from Davids Tea and I ordered it as a latte. I love red velvet cake. It’s a great blend of vanilla and chocolate. I am one of those people that likes both sides (if a twisted cone is offered, I will take it over having to choose a flavour.)

Anyway, I like this tea a lot, just don’t like that I can tell it smells a bit “artificial.” Some of Davids stuff smells like this and I am not as big a fan. I wish they would leave out the sprinkles and such and let the tea speak for itself. That being said, this is great in a nice big latte cup with some milk and sugar. Good to keep me cozy and tame my sweet tooth when I don’t want to binge on a cupcake.

I have to brew it longer than normal black teas because I find it to be quite weak otherwise. I like a strong black and I find most black teas by DT are weaker because there tends to be less tea than “Stuff.”

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41 tasting notes

I’m beginning to realize my ratings are entirely based on my mood.. aside from a couple exceptions like the mango.. ick.

This tea still tastes more bitter and TEA-y while in my mouth then I would like, but I am going to bump my rating up since it just makes me feel so warm and comforted. And the aftertaste makes my mouth think i just ate a big piece of cake, without the rest of my body having to deal with it!

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4 tasting notes

I am on my second cup of the night and I seriously cannot get enough of this tea. It is the perfect balance of sweet while still being able to taste the black tea. This is pefect. (And I just ended up buying another 150g….)

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58 tasting notes

Shmiracles sent me a delightful collection of samples. This is the first one I have tried, mostly because I’ve been craving cake.

It’s not very sweet on it’s own, and the red velvety-ness of it is subtle. I added some milk and a little honey, and that added to the texture and enhanced the sweeter tones of the flavor. Definitely a nice treat when I can’t have a real cake.

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49 tasting notes

The word of the review today is SWEET, brought to you by the letter S. I was really, really hyped for this tea too, considering the entire Cake Tea thing that went on awhile back smelt all too sickly sweet and rooibos-y for me. But this was a black tea, so I bravely dove in. The tea itself reminds me of red velvet cake in appearance.

Right when I saw the white chocolate bits in it I knew I was dealing with a tea that wasn’t going to need any sugar, cream or agave, but in the interest of experimentation, maybe one day when I’m feeling adventurous I’ll attempt a latte of it. Bottom line, it smelt not like red velvet cake, but butterscotch. Really, creamy, butterscotch. So I opten to try it straight first.

Took a sip.

And…I felt my face contort slightly. Wince. Another sip. Nope. Maybe I’ll finish the cup? Nope. Couldn’t even manage that, and that was several months ago in the winter when I first picked this up, and am only just now getting around to reviewing. I haven’t touched Red Velvet Cake since. The whole affair reeks of a butterscotchy, non-cakey, too sweet mix that rightly tastes like theres some bloody intrusive rooibos or something in there. Its way too sweet for it to be properly drinkable for me.

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17 tasting notes

So, just stuck the kettle on to make a pot of this. The smell of the leaves and ‘added bits’ is lovely, very chocolatey and rich.

Oh my, that is deceivingly lovely. When I’m sipping it there isn’t much taste on my lips and the tip of my tongue, but it hits you at the back of the throat. And it tastes like cake. I love cake.

I thought because this tea had a recommended longer steep time than I’m used to, that there might be an underlying bitterness. But it’s so lovely and sweet, although not in an overpowering, sickly way. The smell is glorious, in fact as much as I like the taste I think the smell is my favourite thing about this tea.

Thankyou so much to Kittylovestea for sending me this in a swap. My eternal gratitude is yours.

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103 tasting notes

Had this yesterday when I was in the mood to try something really sweet. Dry the tea smells amazing! Brewed straight needed something so I added a bit of milk. Funny thing is I tasted more of a vanilla caramel flavour than chocolate cake. Probably not something I will add to my tea cupboard though.

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7 tasting notes

Well…..I really wanted to like this tea, but had a feeling that I wouldn’t. Now, my girlfriend on the other hand likes it alot, she more of a cake person than I am. In regards to my impressions, this tea was a little artificial tasting. I think the beet and vanilla flavors may have been a little over the top. Once I added milk, well, it didn’t get better for my unfortunately. I could not finish the tea, it was just not my taste. The key word here is “my” since others have certainly enjoyed it.

Disclosure: I’ve recently come back to tea and have been experimenting with different types. I’m starting the realize that the more “traditional” (I’m referring to teas with more natural flavorings) teas are more to my liking, which this tea is certainly not.

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19 tasting notes

Absolutely love this tea! It’s not as overpoweringly sweet as I find a lot of the David’s ‘cake’ teas can be, but still tastes pleasantly like a red velvet cake!

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13 tasting notes

I remember this being one of my most favourite teas. Now the more I drink it, like I am now, the more the flavour just really to be put bluntly – sucks. I still have a full tin of this and I really hope my next cup won’t disappoint me as much as it is right now.

I’ve never been so disappointed about a tea before… I really don’t know what happened. Each cup I make, just becomes worse and worse. I still have a full tin of it too.

195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more

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