I really liked this and the smell was lovely, the taste lightly sweet. A great pick-me-up after lunch at work.
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Take the cake
There’s nothing more nostalgic than a classic coffee cake. Just picture it. That dense, yellow cake, dotted with fruit and topped with crumbled brown sugar. And this sweet, fragrant black tea blend is every bit as satisfying. It has all the aroma of a fresh baked coffee cake, plus an energy boost from rich black tea and a fruity hint of cherry and pineapple. Now getting that fresh-from-the-bakery taste is so simple, it’s a piece of cake.
Ingredients: Black tea, cherries, pineapple, natural and artificial cake flavouring
Price per 50g: $7.98
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This tea doesn’t take well to being oversteeped, it gets very bitter and chemically pretty fast. So I steep it near-boiling for 4 minutes exactly, and it comes out pretty nice. Not mind-blowing, but it tastes about how it smells when steeped under those conditions. To me, it smells and tastes like maple syrup flavored cake. I don’t get much in the way of pineapple, but I get a bit of cherry & I get a lot of sweetness and a hint of malty black tea.
I like it either black or with a little splash of milk – when I’ve tried to make this as a latte it gets pretty overpowered by the milk – unless you oversteep it, but then it’s kind of bitter and unpleasant anyway. I wouldn’t bother repurchasing this one as I’ve got quite a few teabags of it, but it’s quite nice. I’d recommend trying it.
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Cake, Cherry, Maple Syrup
Hah, once again my taste buds are nothing like everyone else’s! I really loved this one. There is something just warm and comforting about this one – the single strongest flavor impression for me is brioche. Maybe there’s a bit of a butter taste, and a touch of vanilla, but not spices or anything. There is a fruity hint as well, but it doesn’t read strong and overpowering. There is a faint coffee taste/aftertaste, but it was very faint – I think I only taste it because I don’t like coffee. I was fine with the hint of it in this tea, though. Seriously, this tea was like drinking a hug for me today. (Yes, overly saccharine description, but sorry, it fits for me!) Is it the finest tea ever? No, but I still loved it.
eta – I did not get any maple flavor from it as I see some others have, which I would notice as I don’t care for maple.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Brown Sugar, Butter, Coffee
I got to try this tea in my advent calendar this week and I can assure you that it tastes nothing like coffee. It is soooo good. I didn’t get much of the fruit taste, just a faint amount (which was perfect for me) and a creamy cakey taste. One of my new favorite teas. I steeped a perfect teaspoon with a mug.
Brewed some hot black tea to help perk me up while I work on a final paper for one of my healthcare administration classes. I was hoping for more of a pick-me-up than this provided, I should have gotten out the matcha.
In any case, there were strong metallic and oat notes, with an undercurrent of maple or caramel, and a little creaminess. I found this to be more pleasant, and more maple-y, than David’s seasonal maple tea.
I was surprised to learn there was cherry and pineapple, as I did not taste fruitiness or citrus really at all.
Flavors: Coffee, Cream, Dirt, Metallic, Oats
Advent calendar day 5. I made this tea in my travel mug last night on the way out the door. I was first alarmed by the instant smell of caramel (I am allergic to caramel) but checked the ingredients and supposedly there isn’t any in this tea. It doesn’t smell or taste anything like coffee cake. I also didn’t get any fruitiness or cherry flavour like the package says which is unfortunate. The first word that comes to mind to describe this tea is meh. I didn’t like it, I didn’t dislike it, it was just okay. DavidsTea has many other teas I would much rather drink so I am going to skip this one from now on.
Flavors: Caramel, Maple
Day 5 of the David’s Tea Advent calendar. Made this when we were going out to grab groceries. Shared it with my husband, mostly because he really enjoyed it. Said he didn’t get any coffee cake from it though, just yummy flavors. He said he’d drink it daily. I enjoyed it as well but I’ve never seen him take to one so strongly.
DAVID’S TEA Advent Calendar Day 5
Man, I love having a tea advent calendar! This is one I almost bought 50 grams of. I’m glad I didn’t. I don’t hate it. In fact, it’s nice. The pineapple is present, and there is a hint of bread in the background. Mind you, my sense of smell is on the fritz tonight, so I bet it has a lot more subtle flavors than I am getting. It’s probably not fair to compare it to some of the “bready” teas I’ve had from 52Teas like their Pancake Breakfast tea (which i loved!) All in all, a pleasant cup, but nothing to rush out and re-order.
Day 5/24 of the DAVID’s Tea advent calendar.
I know reviews for this haven’t been fantastic, so I was pleasantly surprised by this. It’s by no means a new favourite, but it did taste more like coffee cake and less like pineapple than I had expected it to based on what I had read. I do get pineapple notes, but mostly cinnamon, caramel, and cake (duh). There’s also something I can’t quite place, but it reminded me of some other teas from DAVID’s.
Overall, this tea does remind me of the cinnamon coffee cake that you can get at Superstore (which does have caramel drizzled over the top), which is awesome because that stuff is delicious. A little drying, but not as much as I found Red Velvet Cake to be.
Flavors: Cake, Caramel, Cinnamon, Pineapple