Cake cravings? Vicky’s Sponge Cake tea will cure them.

March 26, 2013

My last blog entry shows an introduction to Bluebird Tea Co. with a review of their very delicious Rhubarb + Custard Tea. Today’s review and showcase will be of Bluebird Tea Co.’s Vicky’s Sponge Cake. Everything I have tried so far from Bluebird has been exceptional and I am sure this will be no exception.

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Vicky’s Sponge Cake 

Ingredients: Ceylon black tea, Coconut, Strawberry granules, Freeze dried raspberries, Raspberry leaves.

Vicky's sponge cake

In raw form this blend is a wonderful mixture of black Ceylon, large pink/red raspberry pieces and plenty of green chopped raspberry leaves. All being the three first noticeable ingredients. Aesthetically so it looks natural and oh so good.

As I opened the packet I was greeted with a  raspberry and strawberry jam like scent that was thick  and very sweet.

Raw leaves inside the packet.

Raw leaves inside the packet.

Tea in raw form.

Tea in raw form.

Tea close up.

Tea close up.

Brewing Method: Teapot with infuser

Water Temperature: Boiling

Steeping Time: 5 Minutes

Once steeped this tea is orange in colour with a sweet and rich berry jam aroma, much like it’s raw form.

Tea once steeped.

Tea once steeped.

My first few sips reveal a sweet yet mellow, berry jam fruit punch that has little tartness and leaves a clean, fruity after taste. There is also a slight darkness to it which may be the Ceylon and a coconut creaminess which make this more than just a fruit tea.

The more I sip the stronger the coconut essence becomes and it just seems to get creamier and creamier whilst staying light.

Victoria Sponge Cake? I would say so, as near as a tea can be to the real thing. It’s the next best thing which is almost calorie free. :D

I know what I will do next time I get a cake craving, make myself a pot of this tea before crashing on the sofa with my feet up to indulge to my hearts content.

My rating is 8/10.

Categories: Black Tea.