Tea type
Black Herbal Rooibos Blend
Ingredients
Almonds, Calendula Petals, Ceylon Black Tea, Flavour, Mallow Flowers, Red Rooibos, Sugar Sprinkles
Flavors
Berry, Sweet, Wood, Cake, Cherry, Honey, Rooibos, Smooth, Vanilla
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Shae
Average preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec 11 oz / 336 ml

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From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Let’s be honest, there is nothing better than cake. Except perhaps a cup of tea and cake! This delicious tea has both and almost no calories! Oh and did you notice the pretty sprinkles in there too? Talk about having your cake and eating it!

Ingredients: Rooibos, Ceylon black tea*, almond pieces, cake sprinkles (sugar, rice flour, hardened peanut oil, potato starch, flavour, colour E101, traces of milk + wheat), calendula petals, mallow flowers, flavour.

*Please note that this tea has less than 1% of Ceylon black tea, it’s not just a Rooibos blend.

Brew the perfect cup: 1 heaped teaspoon per cup – 100°C water – 4+ mins – with or without milk

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24 Tasting Notes

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1379 tasting notes

My husband chose this as our last pot of tea for the night. It was a good call because I was hoping he would pick a nice Rooibos base.

It’s as beautiful as I remember. :) So creamy and sweet with pure vanilla and sugar notes. Shame my birthday has already come and gone, this would be a nice treat to sip on the day. Perhaps I will have to do so on my husbands birthday later in the year.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
JustJames

this describes something i would like…. yup, going to put it on my shopping list. i’ve heard good things about the company too!

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1759 tasting notes

Thanks for the sample Bluebird Tea
This was ok. Tasty. Mildly sweet with something hanging in the background. I suppose it could have been “cake”. I was a tad disappointed.

Yvonne

I’d love to try this – looks so cute!

Indigobloom

Yvonne, if you ever get the chance, let me know what you think :)

Yvonne

I sure will! :)

Cavocorax

Hmm. Sounds like a pass for me.

Plunkybug

Looks like an interesting tea, but the feedback isn’t stellar. Doesn’t seem to deliver in the cake department. I’d be concerned with the rooibos in it as I’ve had random issues with rooibos lately.

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297 tasting notes

Ugh sipping this tea contemplating why people have to be butts & sell concert tickets for way over face value. «grumbles» I just wanna go see Hedley again & not break the bank.

I couldn’t figure out what the dry leaves smelt like, it was familiar; so I re-read the ingredients…. almond.
This is a really tasty tea, but I’m not convinced it tastes like cake, delicious, but not cake. I sear I get a blueberry taste. It’s sweet, without really being sweet… yea that doesnt makw much sense, but it is what it is lol
It’s vanilla & ok maybe I do get some cake flavours at the end of the sip. The rooibos is also light, which I like.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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618 tasting notes

Any tea with a cake aspect (especially a rooibos blend) jumps right into my shopping cart. I don’t really know what my fascination with cake flavored teas is.. it could be that cake is one of my favorite things to eat! Yellow, white, fruit, angel food, shortcake (I’ll pass on the chocolate, though) – CAKE CAKE CAKE!

The photo of this blend first caught my eye because of the adorable star-shaped sprinkles. It also seemed like a great new version of a cake tea.

After water has been poured over the tea, I smell a rather strong rooibos with a light medicinal note. There is something like cake in the background, but I can’t put my finger on what KIND of cake it would be. Sipping…. Hmm.. this is very tasty! I was a little concerned that the rooibos would taste medicinal, but it’s actually rather light. There is a bit of almond flavor that when mixed with everything actually tastes a little bit like cake. It’s not really a very buttery or sweet cake, but something a little drier.. crumbly.. maybe like a cookie?

I’ll likely purchase more of this in a future order. It’s light, yummy and different than anything else I have in my tea collection. Big thanks to Bluebird Tea for a sample!

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1789 tasting notes

Another sample!

I’m not getting cake in this – mostly rooibos with a bit of almond and some sweetness. It’s very tasty though, and the low caffeine level makes it a nice evening brew.

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180 tasting notes

Hmmm… So this is my third or fourth time tasting this one, but I’m still not sure what I think of it.

I wish it was just pure rooibos, and not a rooibos-ceylon mix, because I can’t really tolerate caffeine late in the afternoon, so that kind of limits what time I can/cannot drink it. Anyways, this is a very pretty tea in it’s dry form.

I can’t really make much of it’s taste, though. Sometimes it reminds me almost of bubblegum? Occasionally I can taste something like vanilla, but other sips are just bland.

I don’t know – maybe I’ll play around with sweetening it and see what happens.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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1720 tasting notes

Still making my way through my B&B backlog… This was my caffeine-free selection last night.

I admit, I am not a red rooibos lover. So perhaps I’m a bit biased, but I really did not get anything cake-like from this blend. It was perhaps slightly sweet, and I got a hint of some form of red fruit or berry rather than dessert. The rooibos itself wasn’t that bad, not overly medicinal or strong.

But still, it was mostly just rooibos. Meh.

Flavors: Berry, Sweet, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
AJRimmer

This is one of my absolute favorites. When I saw the not recommended X I was like gasp. Different tastes!

Cameron B.

I didn’t get cake at all! :(

The reviews do seem all over the place for this one.

Mastress Alita

I cannot drink this one at all! I got food poisoning on my birthday once, and this was the last thing that went into my stomach several hours before the sickness hit. It is not what caused the food poisoning, the particular tastes of the flavorings in it appear to have formed a psychological food aversion for me… I feel queesy if I even notice them in other B&B blends!

AJRimmer

I hate when that happens!

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620 tasting notes

I didn’t get around to drinking this yesterday on my actual birthday, so I finished it off tonight instead as a latte while we did the virtual pub quiz over Zoom. Usually this isn’t something I get excited about because it’s vanilla, and my dislike of vanilla is well-documented. As a latte though, it really shone! I mean it’s still just vanilla and not very exciting, but it was sweet and creamy and indulgent, which is all you can really ask for of vanilla. I had a break from actual birthday cake today since I had so much of it yesterday, and this was a good substitute so that now I’m ready to overindulge again tomorrow! My cake has fresh cream, so I’m going to have to finish it all in one go. Wish me luck! (There’s not actually that much left).

Sipdown 242/402

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec 2 tsp

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810 tasting notes

Okay these Bird & Blend teas are making me wish I’d made a less restrained order. This is so good. I don’t know how they accomplish this authentic cake flavor, but it’s there! The rooibos they use is tasty, and it’s really the perfect base for the cake flavor. It’s vanilla and icing and rich cakey flavor. This has to be one of my new favorite teas. I do wish it didn’t include black tea. I drank it at night without realizing, but everything turned out okay, I guess since there’s very little black tea in there. I had the second steep cold today, and it’s fantastic too.

tea-sipper

I’m glad you’re liking Bird & Blend. I haven’t forgotten we are supposed to swap Key Lime Pie / Eton Mess (at least those). I’m still not ready to swap yet…

AJRimmer

Oh you’re totally fine! I’ve got piles of tea – take your time!

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1209 tasting notes

Mmmmmmm, no. This tastes like a lightly vanilla scented rooibos and that is it. It was hard to pick out any flavor at all and was shockingly disappointing. Straight to the get rid of pile.

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