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A red velvet tea blend is sweet, chocolatey, and reminiscent of everyone’s favorite cake.
If I had to choose between cake and pie, I would choose pie every time. With very few exceptions (I do love Milk Bar’s classic birthday cake!)
It’s not that I don’t like cake. I definitely do. But even though I generally prefer chocolate over fruit desserts, I would choose a slice of peach pie over chocolate cake any day.
That said, I am a fan of red velvet cake. It’s pretty ( I know that doesn’t really matter) and the combination of the chocolate cake and cream cheese icing gets me every time.
But you can’t eat red velvet cake everyday. Obviously. But you can drink tea everyday. And if it’s red velvet tea, that’s the same thing right?
Okay, drinking tea is not the same as eating cake, no matter how good the tea is. But if you crave something sweet in the afternoon and don’t want to completely destroy your diet, a cup of red velvet tea can do the trick in a pinch.
I’ve made tea blends before, and when you use fresh fruit or herbs, you need to dehydrate it if you want to store it. This requires none of that. You can throw everything in a jar, and use it as needed. Because of this, you’ll have a sweet tea anytime you want.
Let’s talk about the ingredients for a minute. First, tea. I just cut open some black tea bags. Use whatever black tea you like, just. make sure it’s not flavored in any way.
For the red coloring, I used beet powder. I like beet powder because it’s high in antioxidants but doesn’t taste like beets. Freeze-dried strawberries add color and sweetness as well. For the creamy note, white chocolate chips do the trick, and for the chocolate flavor, some cacao nibs. In addition to chocolate flavor, cocoa nibs add antioxidants.
The best thing about making this tea is that you can adjust the flavor based on your preferences. Want a stronger tea flavor? Add a few more tea bags. More chocolatey? Add more nibs. You can add a bit of milk to this if you’d like, but it doesn’t even need that to be delicious.
Red Velvet Tea Blend
Making your own red velvet tea blend is easier than you think, and yields sweet, delectable results.