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I won a contest on Della Terra’s Facebook page for a free sample of tea of my choosing (I went with S’mores) and 2 other samples: this was one of them! It doesn’t seem to be one of their more popular blends, probably because it’s on the pricey side. I was excited to try it though, since mango + rose petals is a combo I love. As a side note, their site says rosehips are an ingredient while my bag says rose petals. I looked through my tea and saw a lot of petals but no rosehips.

I have a few fruity-floral blends already, so my hopes for this weren’t that high. I mean, I wanted it to be good, but I wasn’t expecting to be blown out of the water. Boy was I wrong! This stuff is DELICIOUS. The strawberry is so juicy and fresh, and balanced perfectly with the mango. They’re two fruits I never thought of really going together, but they work so well here! I was amazed at how good the strawberry was, not at all artificial. The rose backs up the fruity flavors perfectly, for that hint of floral undertone that I just love in iced tea.

The most interesting aspect of this blend is definitely the pu-erh. It adds an earthy, smokey undertone that keeps this from being just a nice fruity/floral blend and really elevates it. The cute little faux pearls also aren’t for show: they melted pretty quickly into my cup during a short 4-hour cold brew and added a lovely sweetness. This tea is fruity, floral, earthy, and sweet: so perfect for an iced tea! They have a spend $25 get 2 free ounces of tea promo going on, and I am REALLY tempted to pick up some sampler packs and some more S’mores just to get my hands on more of this tea.

Azzrian

I am going to try this next! I have a sample here myself and it smells AMAZING!

Alphakitty

It is so delicious! Good enough that I placed an order already and I’m not even done with my first cup.

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Azzrian

I am going to try this next! I have a sample here myself and it smells AMAZING!

Alphakitty

It is so delicious! Good enough that I placed an order already and I’m not even done with my first cup.

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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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