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

165 tasting notes

I didnt really like this one the first time I tried it, I found that it had an after taste but after a while it seemed to grow on me. The smell is delicious…definetely a dessert tea!

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17 tasting notes

Love this. So much that after I received my sample from darby (thank you!) I ran to DT and got my own bag. It’s delicious! Brings happy feelings similar to a warmed up chocolatey dessert. I don’t find this to be overly sweet or overly chocolatey. It’s delicious on a winter’s night!

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33 tasting notes

I brought this out to keep awake and when the smell hit me I felt like I was in heaven. I wanted to devour this tea! I did not care! Even if I did not enjoy it! Sadly, that feeling faded.

After waiting for it to steep, my initial taste warranted nothing. I had no taste of sugar or cake or any type of dessert. It tasted like, well, hot water. Only after I added a dreaded cube of sugar – as honey was not on hand – did I finally taste a hint of sweetness. I was disheartened. I was excited to have a tasty tea that could keep me up but the lack of flavours makes this miss the cut.

It is not bad, not by the least but I wanted more and this did not deliver.

205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 45 sec

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19 tasting notes

I love this tea. Though it doesn’t taste exactly like its name, it is fantastic.

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84 tasting notes

This isn’t bad. It’s kinda reminiscent of red velvet cake. It probably doesn’t help when there are actual red velvet cupcakes in the house…

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55 tasting notes

I love this, have hoarded a few big tins of it, and don’t understand why it’s not a permanent flavor. It tastes just like rich chocolate cake with buttery, white chocolate frosting. One of my favorite dessert teas (if not my #1 favorite)…

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14 tasting notes

I like that I don’t have to add anything to this tea, but the candy it contains is basically already a sweetener. The taste is just average. I am not a fan of the artificial ingredients.

Flavors: Caramel, Vanilla, White Chocolate

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2 tasting notes

I love it so much and I’ve been drinking this for consecutive days and everytime I tried to drink 2 cups of it in one day I usually gets a headache :( but the tea is great though.

Flavors: Dark Bittersweet

185 °F / 85 °C 6 min, 15 sec 4 tsp 7 OZ / 200 ML

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23 tasting notes

I had it again but steeped it less, also added a little cream and it tasted so good! I feel this is a favourite for me and am SO glad I have 100 grams of it or else I would have finished it all by now. Bumping my rating from a 55 to a 95.

Flavors: Bitter, Creamy, Tea, White Chocolate

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 475 ML

Looks like you are new here. Welcome!
Cutting down the length of time you steep helps alleviate too strong of a flavor. If you leave tea to steep for too long it can result in a bitter cup. I usually steep for 3 minutes for blacks I haven’t tried before and adjust from there. Reading other reviewers steeping parameters for teas can help you figure out how to adjust for a particular tea.


Thanks Dustin! I’ll try that for sure next time, I steeped it for 6 minutes so that’s probably why. I appreciate the advice, it’ll probably help a lot :)

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46 tasting notes

Is it just me or does David’s have a tendency to make a lot of their cake teas very similar? I’ve had both Coffee Cake and Birthday cake before and it’s kind of interesting just how similar this one is to both of them. Perhaps I should be more mindful of my smelling to take note of the subtle differences.

Overall, this tea smells well, like cake? I’m not entirely sure what a red velvet cake is supposed to smell like in particular but its good at least. Even though the leaf was like 2 years ago it kept a lot of its flavor which is surprising, in a good way. I find that it tastes a lot like it smells, like cake. I don’t really taste the black tea base and its not as full-bodied as I would like but I think its something I’ll pick up again sometime when I have room in my tea cupboard.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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