Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing Elvin & Erwin’s – Chocolate Cake Blend. If you’ve been reading my blog for the last few months you’ll know that I’ve tried two blends from Elvin & Erwin’s so far one tea and one tisane and I loved each of them so I couldn’t wait to try another one and see if it was a good as the other two blends that I’ve tried. Their Chocolate cake blend is a honeybush based blend with chocolate and caramel and rose which sounds absolutely amazing doesn’t it!Here’s what Elvin & Erwin’s have to say about this blend: My mother is a chocolate addict! She’ll joyfully unwrap a single piece to indulge her sweet tooth and as soon as it melts away she’d feel bad for “giving in”. In my opinion no one should feel guilty for enjoying life’s pleasures and I really wanted a way to make it last longer. With this motivation I created Chocolate Cake tea! It honours my mother and all chocolate fans with its sweet, caramel, chocolaty cake aroma and the beautiful finish of rosebuds.
Ingredients: Honeybush tea, chocolate chips, caramel, rose petals, soy, milk
Tea Tasting Notes
Those of you who know me well will know that between honeybush and rooibos honeybush is my absolute favourite there is just something much more subtle and sweet about it that I love. When I saw that Elvin & Erwin’s had put this blend in the package they sent I couldn’t have been happier when looking through their website this is deffinelty the blend that stood out to me the most and had this collaboration not happened I deffinelty would have ended up buying this one myself. The dry aroma smelt exactly like the chocolate cake I used to get at lunch time in school with custard and made me feel incredibly nostalgic. Normally when a blend has a dry aroma so mouth-watering it is never normally as good when steeped but this one stood it’s ground and was just as amazing in taste as it was in aroma.
For this tasting session I tried this tisane on it’s own which I prefer to do when trying things for the first time because it enables me to see what it’s truly like without me adding anything to it. I prefer to drink my teas and tisanes unsweetened but some blends just need a little bit of honey to bring out their sweetener more subtle notes. This blend didn’t need anything added to it at all with it having caramel pieces and chocolate chips in addition to naturally sweet honeybush it’s just the right amount of sweet and adding anything else into it would just throw it off balance and make it far to sweet (Even for someone with a crazy sweet tooth like me).
I’m sadly now completely out of this blend (I’m more than 100% I finished the whole tin in one day) but I’ll deffinelty be ordering some more once my sip down is over so I can experiment with it and see if it makes for a good latte (I can imagine it will do). Normally with chocolate inspired blends they are either an absolute hit or a complete miss and this one was the former it’s a fantastic blend and even though it’s honeybush based it does have quite a malt note to it and reminded me a lot of my favourite sweet treat Malteasers. All in all this a fantastic blend and I highly recommend it to everyone out there that has an insane sweet tooth like I do, it makes the perfect replacement for a sweet treat and would be a great thing to drink after dinner.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
If you want to find out more about Elvin & Erwin’s and purchase some of this tisane for yourself, you can do both here. As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley