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Tea: Red Velvet Cake

22 Jan

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 waiting for water at the bottom of my new Perfect Tea Maker

Red Velvet Cake waiting for water at the bottom of my new Perfect Tea Maker

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.

Steeping up Red Velvet Cake in the Perfect Tea Maker

Steeping up Red Velvet Cake in the Perfect Tea Maker

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.

Red Velvet Cake tea pouring out of the Perfect Tea Maker and into an awaiting mug

Red Velvet Cake tea pouring out of the Perfect Tea Maker and into an awaiting mug

So – have you tried Red Velvet Cake yet?  What did you think?

Delicious Red Velvet Cake tea ready to be enjoyed!

Delicious Red Velvet Cake tea ready to be enjoyed!

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Posted by on January 22, 2013 in Tea & Beverages

 

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