Carrot Cake Cupcake Green Rooibos from Simpson & Vail

Tisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Rooibos

Where to Buy:  Simpson & Vail

Tisane Description:

The latest addition to our popular dessert teas are these cupcake teas! Available in Red Velvet Cupcake, Carrot Cake Cupcake and Strawberry Cupcake.

I love carrot cake, whether it’s in a loaf or in cupcake form. What I don’t like is that “some” people always feel the need to add raisins to what is already perfection. Don’t mess with success people! And what I do like about this rooibos tea version, is that you get all that lovely carrot cake goodness with none of the calories (and no wrinkled little grapes!). The dry leaf has a delicate aroma of carrot cake spices. The brewed cup is full flavored and fabulous with the smell of just baked carrot cake.

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Taster’s Review:

Simpson & Vail has an all-new line of cupcake inspired teas that they’ve added to their dessert tea collection, and I’m so excited to be able to try some of them, because I not only love tea, but I adore cupcakes, too.  These cupcake teas let me enjoy them both without all the calories!

But I have to admit I was a little skeptical about the idea of this carrot cake cupcake rooibos.  I have tasted some cupcake flavored teas in the past, and even a couple of carrot cake flavored teas … but, I still find myself a bit leery about them … carrot taste … in tea?  That might be a little too weird, even for me.

However, this is really tasty!  I taste notes of cinnamon along with a hint of fruit as well as the carrot taste.  The carrot is sweet, and melds really nicely with the green rooibos which has a lighter, fruitier taste versus the red (oxidized) rooibos.  I think the green rooibos was the right choice to use as a base here, because the fruity notes seem to tie in with the carrot-cake-like flavors.

The sweetness of this cup seems to lend a sort of cake and frosting kind of taste to the overall taste.  I don’t know that I’m tasting a definitive “carrot cake” kind of flavor here – but, then again, I don’t know that I’m not.  I just know that as I sip and I taste the medley of flavors and how they work together, my taste buds get a sense that I’m drinking liquified carrot cake.

This is really yummy, and it’s an ideal way to enjoy carrot cake without indulging in the calories!

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