Cherry Bakewell

Tea type
Fruit White Blend
Ingredients
Almonds, Apple, Blue Cornflowers, Cranberries, Currants, Flavour, Hibiscus, Red Cornflower, Rose Hips, White Tea
Flavors
Berries, Herbaceous, Honey, Hot Hay, Nutty, Sweet, Cranberry, Almond, Cherry, Marzipan, Hibiscus, Rosehips, Tart
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 10 oz / 309 ml

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From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Bakewell Tart is the classic tea time treat with juicy cherries and sweet almond. This luxury white tea blend is bursting with the same fruit juices and hints of sweet almond nuts, making it the perfect afternoon tea choice.

Chinese white tea, apple, rosehip, hibiscus, cornflowers (red + blue), almond pieces, currants, cranberry pieces, flavour

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#tiffanys2021sipdown Tea #118 overall / Tea #34 for March / #drinkwhatyouown February slot ?/25
Sunday 3/28/21 — Bird & Blend Cherry Bakewell. Cold brew pitcher finished Sunday morning at work. I enjoy sipping this when find in my stash (although need to try hot) but not enough to have one my “to buy” list. Never had a cherry bakewell so not able to compare to the actual treat. Just tastes like a light fruity tea, reminds me of Pomegrateful from DT as they are both fruity teas with a white tea base.
#tiffanydrinkstea #tiffanys2021 #tiffanysfaves #tiffanyinthe614 #tiffanysteasipdown #sipdownchallenge

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One of my oldest teas, brewed as an afternoon teatime cuppa. The dry leaf had a sweet marzipan aroma, with a bit of a tart cherry/cranberry. The tea brews up a pretty pale pink color from the hibi-hip; the brewed aroma isn’t as potent as the dry leaf, smells sweet and fruity, like honeyed nuts and red berry candy.

The flavor is a bit weak, but this is also a bit old, so hard to tell if that’s just the age peaking through. The white tea base is coming through more strongly than I expected from the dry aroma, providing a hay-like flavor. There is a light marzipan flavor, veering a little more like honeyed nuts toward the end of the sip rather than that really syrupy/alcoholy flavoring I’m used to with marzipan flavors in tea. I am not getting “cherry” but there is a sweet red berry note. I’m not tasting any hibiscus or fruity tartness; I, personally, would like a little tarter edge on the fruitiness.

I may have to try brewing this a few different ways to see if I can’t get some more flavor out of it, but this just may be the best I’m going to get from a January 2018 tea.

Flavors: Berries, Herbaceous, Honey, Hot Hay, Nutty, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML
Tiffany :)

Someday Jan 2018 would be oldest tea (that isn’t an aged traditional tea)… I can certainly dream and keeping sipping! :D

Mastress Alita

I finished off all my 2017 tea at the beginning of the month, so now it’s onto the old 2018 tea!

Tiffany :)

That’s awesome! I have 340283540395435 different teas in not much of an organized manner (been buying for almost 5 years) so like I said, someday I’ll have myself together haha :)

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A lovely fruity tea that has the neat effect of turning a deep red when lemon is added. Highly recommend it with a squeeze of lemon, the taste is just amazing.

Flavors: Cranberry

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Another sample from VariaTEA :)

I made this one as a teapot yesterday and then in a mug today. Both times, I got no flavour at all. The dry leaf smelled pretty tasty, but the hot water took on a faint pink hue and I taste nothing. :(

Regardless, it’s always great to try new teas!

Cameron B.

I found this one to be weak and disappointing as well. :(

VariaTEA

This one was a bit older so that could also be part of the problem.

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I tossed the rest of this into my swap box. There is nothing inherently wrong with it but I never reach for it and today was a whole lot of hibiscus and not much else. It’s a fine tea but not something worth hanging onto any longer.

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So this is not at all what I had anticipated… which is actually a positive thing! I was expecting a sweet, amaretto tea (but was hoping it leaned more on the cherry side). However, it’s actually quite lightly flavoured, a mix of cherry and nuttiness, and an absolutely lovely white tea base. It reminds me of Butiki’s blends, which is a high compliment – it’s not in-your-face flavoured, though certainly isn’t bland, but the tea is allowed to shine through quite beautifully.

Now, is it Cherry Bakewell? I haven’t the faintest idea. Cherry Bakewell makes me think of like, cherry dumplings or something (it also makes me think of Bakelite, which makes me think of bakeware, haha. That’s a weird association, for sure.) I’m not sure it tastes anything like that, but it’s cherry and a hint of almond and white tea goodness, which combine to be delicious. I really hope subsequent cups are this good!

Nattie

Sorry for commenting on an old note, I’ve only just seen this! A Cherry Bakewell is a British cake – pastry filled with marzipan and cherry jam, with icing and a maraschino cherry on top. They’re delicious! (And this tea tastes a lot like them) (:

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Thanks to Mastress Alita for this sample! I was surprised by how light the flavor is. The flavor is mostly white tea. It’s a bit flowery, and it’s quite pleasant, just not at all what I was expecting. The flavor gets much more pleasant as it cools. I prefer bolder flavors, so I won’t be ordering this one, but I’m happy to have tried it, and now I want to try a tea that’s more accurate to an actual cherry bakewell because that sounds delicious!

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I am drinking this tea with my young cousins Robyn and Mason, who are drinking flavoured tea for the first time. Later, I will write a full review of my own thoughts on it but for now here is what they think:

Robyn – It is a wonderful tea for my first one I would recommend it. You can not really taste the almond but you can taste the cherry and it’s really good with one sugar!

Mason – This is the best tea I have ever tasted. I think you SHOULD try it and if you don’t like it put one sugar in because it tastes nicer.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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There isn’t a ton of white tea flavor coming through, but I’m okay with that. This blend is primarily cherries and marzipan to my taste buds. I’m not sure what’s contributing to the baked goods note/flavor, but it adds a bit of depth that’s, quite frankly, a surprise considering the short steep time. It’s really quite a nice little blend, and it’s making me wish I had some cherry bakewell tarts to accompany my cuppa.

Flavors: Almond, Cherry, Marzipan

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One of my colleagues is drinking Irish Cream flavoured coffee, which smells DIVINE, but I must not let myself be tempted over to the dark side. I’m countering with Cherry Bakewell tea, which is equally amazing, and which looks a lot nicer to boot. Who doesn’t want whole cherries with their tea? It’s so PINK!

I totally get frangipane, cherry jam, and water icing from this one. It’s an amazing concoction, and I fortunately I have plenty more left. Yay for tea!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp
Fjellrev

What a yummy-sounding counter attack! I hope the coffee drinker was jealous.

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