Oh my gosh guys, I just discovered the most magical of Carrot Cake blends… but Tealyra stopped selling it shortly after I bought it. No other tasting notes even! So if anyone finds this blend selling anywhere else, please post a comment. Just opening the bag, this blend smells like dessert. It seems like some real heart went into this blend. So many fantastic Carrot Cakey ingredients: ACTUAL carrots (points just for actually including those), raisins, cinnamon, white chocolate chips, candied ginger, safflowers. All on caffeine free base of honeybush, red and green rooibos. The description also mentions snowman sprinkles and orange sprinkles, but I don’t see any of those in my blend. It tastes plenty sweet without them anyway. This is truly the most dessert flavor in a tea I’ve ever sipped. The only thing is that it might have slightly mouth drying qualities or the rooibos is small enough to escape the teabag into my mug, but this quality only seems to happen in the first sips. I feel like this is an unusual and unique Carrot Cake blend, as the others I’ve noticed have coconut or walnuts. Overall, especially with the second steep, the flavor is mostly SWEET rather than carrot cake but that makes this tea a true dessert.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug// 10 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 6 minute steep