Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Beet Root, Black Tea, Calendula Petals, Cocoa Bean Shells, Flavour, Pomegranate, Sunflower Petals, Vanilla Pieces, White Chocolate
Flavors
Berry, Chocolate, Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate, Fruity, Sweet
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 8 oz / 229 ml

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  • “A little bit too much earthy beet and too little richness or sweetness from the chocolate; I couldn’t decide if it was trying to be dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or actual cacao and I think I...” Read full tasting note
  • “Ever had a morning where all your tea plans fall apart? First, I couldn’t find this tea anywhere. I have my teas “catalogued” and organized in a very specific way, and it just wasn’t where it...” Read full tasting note
    70
  • “Additional notes: This one might be improving with time? Or my parameters? So I just want to make a note of parameters that I should use. It really did taste like Red Velvet today… or at least...” Read full tasting note
    87
  • “This is another tea that I purchased from Tea-Sipper’s stash sale. The dryleaf has an assortment of stuff in it including a ton of cocoa shells. It brews up a lovely reddish pink color due to the...” Read full tasting note
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From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Indulge in a slice of Bird & Blend’s rich tea Red Velvet cake – it really is as decadent as it sounds, with luxurious Sri Lankan black tea, cocoa shells, sweet beetroot slices & pomegranate flowers. Afternoon tea just got fun!

Did you know I turn pink when you add a splash of milk to me?! Check out the pic above to see how lovely the colour is!

This blend is a returning Limited Edition, meaning it is only around for a short period of time. Tea Bags feature our exclusive ‘Love is Love’ tag design!

Ingredients
Sri Lankan black tea, beetroot, cocoa shells, pomegranate flowers, vanilla pieces, calendula petals, sunflower petals, natural flavouring.

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7 Tasting Notes

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A little bit too much earthy beet and too little richness or sweetness from the chocolate; I couldn’t decide if it was trying to be dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or actual cacao and I think I would have been happy with any of those, but the direction needed to be more clear. The steeped liquor was beautiful though; very dark with red undertones that perfectly conveyed a “Red Velvet” appearance.

I think this would be perked right up with milk (for body/creaminess) and a bit of sweetener like agave for a flavour boost/carrier.

EstrafaDC

Wow. Thanks for this review. I was curious about this one but on the fence. Curious about any other experiments with it with cream.

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918 tasting notes

Ever had a morning where all your tea plans fall apart? First, I couldn’t find this tea anywhere. I have my teas “catalogued” and organized in a very specific way, and it just wasn’t where it should be. As a librarian, this was very frustrating. As a librarian, I also know it is entirely possible for an item to get miscatalogued and be “on the shelf” in the wrong place, so I basically had to go through my entire tea shelf digging through each section until I could find it (finally found it in the “white teas” section… ugh!) I moved house last year and am not entirely surprised that when unpacking over 500 teas a few mishaps happened along that way, but that put me short on time racing against the clock to get a cup of tea brewed before work… and then when I dumped the hot water into my gravity well infuser, it didn’t hold the water like it always has, and I had boiling water all over my counter! That was fun to clean up.

So, then I had to get my spare infuser out and start a fresh cup (I thankfully had just enough in my sample from teasipper’s cupboard sale to make another cup — thanks, teasipper!) and steeping another cup made me late for work. I don’t know if the other infuser is dead or if a really thorough cleaning will bring life back into it, but I cleaned it just a few months ago, so it may just be time to lay it out to pasture… I do make an awful lot of tea with it…

Anyway, the tea is quite a fudgy flavor. I do recall it brewed pink originally in my infuser, but I’m drinking it in a closed thermos here at work, so I can’t really enjoy that “novelty” of it now, and don’t really taste any difference from the beetroot to the flavor. It does taste a little fruity, though; it reminds me of the subtle fruity notes from a good dark chocolate, like a hint of berry that I can’t quite place (I’m leaning raspberry, but not quite).

It’s a nice chocolately tea, I just wish it hadn’t been such an utter mishap to make it! Thanks for the sample, tea-sipper!

Flavors: Berry, Chocolate, Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate, Fruity, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML
tea-sipper

You’re welcome but sorry about all the tea problems today.

mrmopar

It happens to us all. I just see it a a small setback.

Mastress Alita

Yes, one of those mornings.

The fortunate news is that after a long soak in the Mandala Smart Soak and then reassembling the infuser, it seems to be holding water again, so I’m wondering if some minute particles got lodged somewhere that were keeping the release plate “lodged” in a way to allow the water to flow through. So maybe there is still life in the ol’ girl yet.

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Additional notes: This one might be improving with time? Or my parameters? So I just want to make a note of parameters that I should use. It really did taste like Red Velvet today… or at least Red Velvet Pop Tarts which is my only knowledge of the flavor of Red Velvet. Raising the rating from 83.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for full mug // 20 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 5+ minutes (maybe doesn’t need to be that long)
2020 Sipdowns: 35 (52Teas – Frank’s Caramel Monkey Bread Rooibos – not sad about it because Anne’s reblend is EXACT.)

And here is a song I particularly like, and fitting for me wondering about the craziness of opening things back up for the virus to spread right now. Certain people will be living in denial or just pretending it’s gone… or even being less careful if they think they’ve already had it… sigh: Jim James cover of Beach Boys ‘I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBWe7ntARxY

Nattie

The UK has reduced lockdown measures too, and people are taking that as the go-ahead to crowd into trains like sardines, pack parks and beaches, and start visiting everyone they know. In the space of a couple of weeks our death rate from the virus has risen from 200 back up to 500. It’s making me so angry that people are so ignorant and selfish. Sorry about the rant, I meant to just say ‘I agree’.

Kawaii433

I was just at B&B’s site and as I felt tempted, I thought, I’d come here instead lol. I’ve been so good about not buying any new tea except for my cupboard favorites. The shipping from all places is crazy right now too. I had ordered something for the cats from Australia over a month ago, and have been trying to track it. Impossible. (You all stay safe. It is crazy times.)

tea-sipper

Not a rant, Nattie. I get it. :/
Kawaii – I’m sure Steepster has prevented many an order (but definitely also caused MANY. haha)

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797 tasting notes

This is another tea that I purchased from Tea-Sipper’s stash sale.

The dryleaf has an assortment of stuff in it including a ton of cocoa shells.
It brews up a lovely reddish pink color due to the beetroot. Upon first taste It reminds me almost exactly of Spice & Tea Exchange’s Black Chocolate tea. So I compared ingredients and while this tea has many the Black Chocolate tea only has black tea and chocolate flavoring. They both use Sri Lanka Black Tea as the base though and of course are chocolate teas.

I can see a lot of people really liking this.
This tastes just like chocolate cake without the frosting. I always am disappointed when teas are named Red Velvet but lack the cream cheese aspect. Even a bit of raspberry flavor would be nice to give you some aspect of the red velvet part since some recipes have raspberry included. The best part of red velvet to me is the frosting. So until I find a red velvet tea with the cream cheese aspect I don’t need to buy more for my cupboard.

Flavors: Chocolate

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I’ve been back on the pink lattes again this week, and I still adore them. They really do taste like red velvet cake, and it definitely cheers up my working day. I’ve switched from honey to agave nectar for this run, but other than that I make them as I always did. And they’re pink…I mean, how can you not love that?!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Martin Bednář

I was thinking about order with this one. I never had Red Velvet cake, but… it sounds nice!

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