Oh, my – another post about Red Velvet! This time it’s tea, and I actually thought that I already had posted about it, but apparently I didn’t!
Red Velvet Cake is one of David’s Teas, and I picked it up a while ago, loved it, and then went out and got more! While it’s supposed to be chocolatey – there isn’t really a strong chocolate flavour -but instead a rich, smooth tea. The downside – the “red” – there are red and white sprinkles (along with white chocolate chips) which tint the tea a slight pink/red colour – but this also creates a redish foam (or at least with my sweetener it did) and the red also slightly (and fortunately temporarily) stains the strainers I used to steep the tea. (I recently got a TeaMaster, and it takes more than just a good rinse to get rid of the red stain. It also coloured the stainless steel strainer for my new cast iron tea pot too.) Really – the tea isn’t benefited by the red sprinkles at all in my opinion, and it’s just a nice tea with a hook to tap into the Red Velvet trend.
Delicious with sweetener and a bit of milk, you can find Red Velvet Cake at David’s Tea. The website lists the ingredients as: “Black tea, semi-sweet chocolate bits, white chocolate bits, beetroot powder, sprinkles, natural and artificial flavouring”. The beetroot is similar to another great David’s Tea – Forever Nuts – but while it seems to colour the tea nicely red, there must be far less in this mix, or the black tea overpowers the colour of the beetroot.
So – have you tried Red Velvet Cake yet? What did you think?