drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
513 tasting notes

When I smelled this tea at the store, I knew instantly that I would love it. I’m a sucker for anything vanilla, and it also really did smell suspiciously of birthday cake. Alas, I like it, and will certainly finish up the 100 G I (rather hastily and impulsively) purchased, but I don’t think I’ll necessarily be restocking. although I don’t know—if you’d asked me if I’d be restocking this a few nights ago, i would have said yes. Perhaps I didn’t let it steep long enough today, or maybe I need to tinker around more with the quantities of milk and sugar. There’s also something…a bit artificial about the flavour (I know I know, there isn’t exactly a “natural” birthday cake taste to really rival this and put it to shame) but I think I was perhaps hoping for…well, something else, though I’m not sure what, exactly. Expect more tasting notes on this one!

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Well, it’s been slightly over six months since I’ve joined steepster, and I can’t say enough wonderful things about this community. Like many of you, I began my foray into the world of loose-leaf tea by discovering David’s Tea, and although I’ve ventured out and have discovered many other companies that I’m extremely fond of, there are still many of David’s teas that I hold close to my heart and I will always appreciate it as a starting point for my journey.

As for my preferences, I tend to prefer bold black tea, flavoured and unflavoured alike, and I almost always take my blacks with cream and sugar. This isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy a good, flavoured white though, and I’m slowly making my way through the incredibly confusing world of oolongs and greens. I am also not a fan of rooibos, although I am starting to suspect green rooibos may be ok, but you know how it is: when you’ve decided you detest a certain ingredient, you’ll notice it everywhere—perhaps even where it doesn’t exist!

Things other than tea: I’m engaged to be married to my best friend, and feel like the richest woman on the planet because of it. I am also a veracious reader, and I also happen to have an obsession with fragrances, and have amassed quite a collection, although it pales in comparison to some collections out there! As a result of this obsession, I also follow several fragrance blogs, and am always up for a chat about scent. I’m also almost completely blind, and this does indeed mean that I come complete with a guide dog, who unlike me, hales from the sunny California campus of Guide dogs for the Blind. I think I’ve rambled on long enough, but if there’s anything you’d like to know or if you just feel like chatting to someone, please don’t hesitate to send me a message.


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