So, I went to DAVIDsTEA for the second time ever the day before yesterday and one of the flavours that I chose for a sample was Birthday Cake. I am now ready to try it out. I open the bag and the smell is very sweet! Almost maple/vanilla-like with a hint of something else there. This is the first time I try a loose leaf tea hot, so I’m a little nervous! So, when brewed it is a reddish amber colour and smells very much like it did while dry! I first had a sip when it had nothing added. I wasn’t a fan because it didn’t taste like much. I was a little disappointed. But then, I added milk and sugar! Then it tasted a lot better. The taste does remind me a bit of maple/vanilla and it isn’t that bad at all! I think I may have under steeped it by a minute or two. I’m glad I got enough to play around with! Next time, I will brew it a little longer! But so far, this is decent! It’s VERY sweet, so it won’t be one that I reach for all the time! But when I’m in the mood for something sweet, This will be a good treat!
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