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drank S'mores by Della Terra Teas
470 tasting notes

I won this tea on Della Terra’s Facebook page along with two others, they are so generous with contests! I like being able to try small portions of teas before I commit to larger sizes, which is probably why my samples are very close to outnumbering my actual teas… I may have a serious problem!

This tea smells AMAZING in the bag. Marshmallow, chocolate, and even a whiff of graham cracker! I could sniff it all day long, just walk around with my nose in the bag. But tea is for drinking after all, so I reluctantly pulled away from it to brew up a cup. As I suspected, the flavor isn’t as POW as the smell, which I think happens a lot with teas. The black base is actually the strongest flavor, it’s quite brisk and malty. Next comes a soft creaminess with a distinct marshmallow flavor, not surprising since there are actual mini marshmallows in it! The chocolate is also strong, though it’s a very milky chocolate—like a Hershey’s bar, which is fitting since this is s’mores. However, I really love dark chocolate so I was kind of hoping for a bit more depth. Then again, that wouldn’t really be “s’mores” would it? The one thing missing for me is the graham cracker—I get a bit of cinnamon, but not that toasty flavor I expected.

This is definitely a boldly dessert-y tea, with no qualms about what it is. Creamy, sticky-sweet, milky, bordering on the edge of cloying without stepping over it. It’s pretty heavy for an everyday tea, but as an occasional treat I can definitely get behind it!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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