Winter Spice Cake

Picture of Winter Spice Cake
Brand:Octavia Tea
Style:Flavored Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Winter Spice Cake

This tea's info last updated: Feb. 13, 2018

Commercial Description

...Reminiscent of a homemade bundt cake fresh from the oven, this comforting cup blends an aromatic black tea with soft vanilla, creamy almond and warm spice...

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Reviewer pic50 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
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I thought this blend had too many different flavors in it, and they did not seem to blend well. It's like an orange spice tea, with added vanilla, rose, and almond. Vanilla and almond blend well, orange and spice blend well, but I find that all together, the flavors conflict. Combine this with a weak base tea and you get a blend that is just straight up weird, and not in a good way.

Brews a light-colored cup for a black tea. Aroma is predominately cinnamon and clove, with only a hint of orange. There's a strong perfumey quality, and I can't quite tell where it comes from, possibly the rose. The vanilla is also noticeable, and I find it clashes with the other ingredients, especially the clove.

Flavor is quite bitter...it's not clear exactly where the bitterness is coming from, but it could be a combination of the clove, orange peel, rose, and the base tea. Bitter both up-front and in the aftertaste. Also, moderately astringent. The cloves leave a tingly, numbing sensation on the palate, but I notice the astringency most of all. In spite of such high astringency, this tea felt very thin-bodied to me.

The only thing I really liked about this tea was the smell of a spent leaves. They, oddly, smelled like a real spice cake.
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