Carrot Cake

Tea type
Black Fruit Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Cake, Nutty, Spices, Bread, Cinnamon, Clove, Orange, Orange Zest, Roast Nuts, Sweet, Tart, Astringent, Creamy, Nutmeg, Tannic
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 14 oz / 414 ml

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  • “Strange VariaTea TTB #2 This one smells SO good…and the flavor almost lives up to the scent! Not sure if it’s quite reading carrot cake for me, but it definitely has spice cake vibes. A good...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Oookay, this one is SOCLOSE to being SOGOOD. It’s got a surprisingly rich and heavy mouthfeel, with loads of spicy-sweet-bready-cakey goodness. I definitely understand the carrot cake inspiration...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown! (37 | 134) Taking a break from TTB teas to get some sipdowns in! This was a sample from a T2 order that I received today. I just ordered a few tins (because shiny) but they included two...” Read full tasting note
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A slice of cakey heaven, tuck into black tea with carrots, nuts, cinnamon and a sweet icing finish.

When your intentions are pure, everyone knows carrot cake is the most virtuous choice on the menu! We cast a few spells and manifested this dessert drop so you could tuck into a sweet, cakey concoction of black tea baked to perfection with carrots, nuts and cinnamon, plus a few healthy lashings of sweet icing flavours.

Ingredients: Black tea, pineapple bits (pineapple, sugar, acidifier E330 citric acid), carrot bits (8%), cinnamon, hazelnut brittle (sugar, hazelnuts), almond slivers, natural and artificial flavouring, orange slices, orange blossom

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Strange VariaTea TTB #2

This one smells SO good…and the flavor almost lives up to the scent! Not sure if it’s quite reading carrot cake for me, but it definitely has spice cake vibes. A good balance between the spices, nuttiness, and sweet, cakey flavors. T2 has been hit and miss for me, but I’d call this one a hit!

Flavors: Cake, Nutty, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Oookay, this one is SOCLOSE to being SOGOOD. It’s got a surprisingly rich and heavy mouthfeel, with loads of spicy-sweet-bready-cakey goodness. I definitely understand the carrot cake inspiration in the sense that carrot cake is often kind of dense and nutty and sweet, and those are the vibes I’m getting here. It’s definitely a dessert tea — there’s sugar in the pineapple bits and the hazelnut brittle, but I think the sweetness works to balance out the strong notes of cinnamon and clove (?) and to evoke sweet icing. I rarely purchase or drink tea with added sugar, but it makes sense here, I think.

Unfortunately, the whole effect is diminished by a burst of surprising tartness, probably from the orange slices and/or orange essence (and maaaybe the pineapple bits, but I doubt it because they’re sweetened). Don’t get me wrong; orange zest/juice in carrot cake is lovely and really complements the earthiness of carrots, but here it’s just far too strong! “Tart” should not be a main descriptor of carrot cake, IMHO.

On the plus side, the second steep is far less tart, so that’s something. And I think you could pick the orange slices out of the blend pretty easily. But still, it’s unfortunate.

Flavors: Bread, Cake, Cinnamon, Clove, Orange, Orange Zest, Roast Nuts, Sweet, Tart

gmathis

Don’t think I’ve ever seen a (real) carrot cake with orange anything in it…wonder if that’s just a regional flavor variation that’s common outside my part of the world.

ashmanra

I haven’t either. Some people put (shudder) raisins in.

Kelmishka

Oh, interesting! Maybe it is regional.
Raisins are the devil and putting them in cake is just cruel!

Leafhopper

I couldn’t agree more about raisins, and also about oranges in carrot cake!

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Sipdown! (37 | 134)

Taking a break from TTB teas to get some sipdowns in! This was a sample from a T2 order that I received today. I just ordered a few tins (because shiny) but they included two loose leaf tea samples, which I thought was nice.

This tea is a bit confusing. I think it might be the orange slices that are throwing me off? On the one hand, it does have a sweet spiced cake-like flavor going on, and even a bit of creamy icing. But then there’s a weirdly fruity tartness that pops its head out, and I don’t think the two flavors go together very well. The tart note also brings out more astringency in the base, which is not helpful.

Anyway, strange tea. I think it would’ve been tasty without the orange. Such an odd choice for a carrot cake tea, it almost tastes like hibiscus… O.o

Flavors: Astringent, Cinnamon, Creamy, Nutmeg, Orange, Spices, Sweet, Tannic, Tart

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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