OK this time I didn’t add any milk like the first time, but added a few tsps of sugar. Steeped it for a bit longer than usual and it turns out that this tea isn’t that bad afterall.
“I haven’t tasted this in a long time, and I’m a little surprised that I still think pretty much exactly what I thought about it the first time I had it. I’m sometimes bemused by that sort of...” Read full tasting note
“I thought that it was about time I wrote a note about this tea. Even though it has quite a bit of spice in it, the appeal of it tasting like cake convinced me to drink it. I made it with a splash...” Read full tasting note
“Received this one in round 1 secret pumpkin swap from RogersCK. I was a bit skeptical but this one is pretty decent. There is a rooibos taste, but there is also a kind of carrot cake type taste. ...” Read full tasting note
“To quote my dear husband, “Huh, that tastes exactly like carrot cake”. Honestly, NecessiTEAS has perfectly captured the deliciousness of carrot cake in this beautiful tea. The spices are right on,...” Read full tasting note
Enjoy hints of this perennial favorite as you sip this healthful blend of organic rooibos, real carrot, cinnamon, and walnuts. Our most popular dessert tea. Naturally caffeine free!
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A while back, I had tried a vanilla cola-flavored rooibos. A tea (in the loose sense of the word) replacement for soda? Absurd, but maybe it would work, as it was quite good. Well, The NecessiTeas has done something along those same lines…now tea can replace our deserts! Much more healthy and just as tasty…or is it? Time to find out!
One teaspoon of this in eight ounces of water, freshly boiled and steeped for five minutes. The smell is incredibly spicy, almost sharp. But after the steeping, the spiciness is very smooth. I take my first sip, and while I don’t feel like the taste is as strong as the smell, it definitely goes down very smooth. Not only as tasty as carrot cake, but it makes the flavor easy to enjoy (no chewing!) This tea is definitely worth checking out. On my personal enjoyment scale, I would give it an 89/100.
This is pretty darn delicious, it tastes like a spicy carrot cake! Duh – just like it’s supposed to :D
Thank you Jenn for supplying me with my first taste of the Necessiteas.
Carrot cake isn’t my most favorite dessert, but to chill out before bed I would def pick this tea. mm spicy without a kick in the mouth, I like that!
The taste of carrot was actually hard for me to detect. Sweetening this, however, gave a flavor reminiscent of the natural sweetness of carrots. The spice of the cinnamon and clove is predominant, but I actually did not find the spiciness to be overpowering. In similarly spiced teas I’ve tried the cloves usually take over and mask everything else. Here the spices are well-balanced, especially once the brew is sweetened. After swallowing there is a syrupy aftertaste, like molasses. I am actually reminded a little of raisin, even though there aren’t any raisins in this blend as far as I could tell. Actually, as a whole, this tisane reminds me more of oatmeal-raisin cookies than it does carrot cake. Not that that’s a bad thing; I like oatmeal raisin cookies!
Definitely let this steep for a good long time, and enjoy with a splash of milk or cream and your sweetener of choice!
Winterlicious is currently happening in Toronto and somehow that has resulted in dinners every night…three course dinners…and occasionally lunches. Plus a friend was visiting this weekend so it has been a busy and very filling few days with very little time for tea. I think I was having withdrawals though because all day I was fixated on coming home and making that first cup of tea. It was incredibly distracting but also fun to debate what to have first.
This was not the first cup I made today. It’s more like the fourth since getting home at 6. As far as Necessiteas teas go, this is not my favorite. I can sorta get where they were going with this but mostly it is cinnamony rooibos with an icing note. Not cream cheese icing so much as a cheap icing sugar mix. Pretty disappointing when compared to all the other Necessitea blends which have been pretty spot on to theirs namesake. It’s not bad, just not on par with the other offerings from this company. With that said, I seem to be in the minority with this opinion so maybe its just me.
This is one of my absolutely favorite teas: It’s got a gorgeous aroma, both before and after brewing, and does smell like carrot cake. I love this especially with a vanilla or sweet cream creamer (makes it creamier).
Flavors: Cinnamon, Coconut, Nutmeg