This one was interesting.
I grabbed it mostly for the cashew/beet components; I thought that was really interesting/unique and I was excited to see how that would play out. Steeped up, I found the most prominent flavours were actually the ‘chocolate cake’ elements; this definitely conveyed a very fudge like, moist sort of chocolate cake taste to me. The cashew unfortunately was lost to me; instead I found myself pleasantly surprised by the subtle coconut undertones to the cup. As for the beet, I expected it to mostly end up being a colour thing – contributing aesthetically to the tea. However, I didn’t see much beet/pink sort of hue to the steeped liquor – instead I did feel like I got some subtle earthiness and beet-like sweetness in the flavour, so it was represented within the tea. Very smooth overall, and not too sweet.
Overall, I don’t think that this was what I was expecting/hoping for but I did enjoy it and of the many chocolate cake themed teas I’ve experienced I think this would actually conveyed that flavour very well and is one of few that I’ve tried where I actually feel like I’m excited to steep it up again. I just wish there was more cashew nuttiness in the cup.