Cherry Berry Coffee Cake by Dessert by Deb
Black Tea / Flavoured
$16.00 for 75g
Cherry Berry Coffee Cake is an exclusive blend for Dessert by Deb subscription subscribers and is available for purchase by subscribers only at this time.
Cherry Berry Coffee Cake would probably not have been my first pick if I had a choice in tea blends because, if you’ve been reading for a while, I’m just not a fan of coffee and this blend has coffee listed as an ingredient! Cherry Berry Coffee Cake comes in a sealed, resealable foil pouch with a familiar coloured label on the front. This is an exclusive blend for subscribers, so keep that in mind if you decide that you want to purchase some!
The tea itself looks really pretty. It smells like cherries and black forest cake. I don’t really smell the coffee at all, which is quite nice! Cherry Berry Coffee Cake contains: black tea, cherries, elderberries, currants, raisins, hibiscus, cinnamon, maple, brown sugar, palm sugar, espresso beans, and safflower.
Dessert by Deb recommends steeping Cherry Berry Coffee Cake in 200°F (93°C) water for 4 to 6 minutes. I opted to do an initial steep for 5 minutes.
Cherry Berry Coffee Cake steeps to a lovely golden orange – which was a surprise for me. Usually when a blend contains hibiscus, I see something much more pink or berry red. The aroma of the blend is of cherries and chocolate, surprisingly. The taste is of cherries and chocolate as well, which continues to remind me of black forest cake. I do not smell or taste the coffee, which is nice since I’m not a big coffee fan at all. It’s quite sweet on its own, I think due to the maple, brown sugar, and palm sugar.
A Second Cup?
I attempted to resteep Cherry Berry Coffee Cake with an additional 30 seconds to the steep time and found that the flavour just wasn’t quite there. The cherry flavour wasn’t as strong as I would have liked.
My Overall Impression
I loved Dessert by Deb’s Cherry Berry Coffee Cake. I was quite apprehensive at first because I’m just not a fan of coffee, but I was pleasantly surprised at how lovely this blend tasted – and how much it reminded me of a dessert that I enjoy! If you’re a fan of black forest cake, I definitely think this would be a nice choice. Cherry Berry Coffee Cake is definitely a dessert tea that I could think would go well at the end of a meal or with an afternoon tea cake tier that’s more heavy on the desserts.