721 Tasting Notes
Thanks to jessiwrites for all the Della Terra samples you sent my way :)
Thus far Della Terra hasn’t been too exceptional to me. The teas are good, but nothing amazing. I’m hoping this one will be amazing since I love coconut.
Mmm. This one has a flavour I wasn’t expecting. It’s reminding me of Lucky Charms. That’s always good though!
Now I shall enjoy a toasted open-face cucumber sandwich with my Lucky Charms tea while I read yet another psych journal article.
Update: Resteep is alright, definitely less flavourful.
Well I got absolutely nothing done over reading break. Not a single thing. And I had a rough night for sleeping last night so I feel like a zombie this lovely Monday morning.
Guayusa to the rescue. So now I’m sitting in my morning biology lecture, which I normally love, sipping my guayusa, as I watch the clock until I go home again.
I found a neat recipe for sweet coconut guayusa that I will try later on as well. I’ll update to let you know how it goes :)
Update: I tried out the sweet coconut guayusa recipe and it was pretty tasty but the scent of it really turned me off. I find it difficult difficult when I’m sipping away at something and the scent is right there in my face.
Here’s the recipe if anyone else would like to try: http://www.guayusatea.com/preparation/
Ahh so happy I finally scored a tin of this. It’s been essentially the only tea I’ve been drinking for a week. Last night I actually added a bit if pineapple juice to it. Delish!
This morning I’m having a resteep as I read psych journal articles. Bleh for the articles. Yay for the tea.
So I got this treat in the mail today from jessiwrites :)
And hello maple! The medicinal taste is definitely lessened, I’m thinking from the from the sheer amount of caramel and toffee that must be in here. This one is up there for the rooibos’ I’ve tried thus far. Whenever that medicinal taste is diminished I have hope.
I’m going to try a second steep to see if it’ll will be better for me. Thanks again jessiwrites for the tea and the second steep tip!
So this one smells like cinnamon hearts, yum right? But once it steeped there’s that pu’erh scent underneath it all. I steeped it for 3 minutes this round, since the suggested steeping time of 4-6 didn’t seem to be working for me.
It’s definitely more cinnamon heart than pu’erh but still there’s that faint underlying taste I don’t care for. I suppose I could try steeping it for less again.
Update: As it cools, the cinnamon comes out much more and the pu’erh is almost gone. There may be hope after all!
This one smells like so much berries! Yum. I generally only like berries as they should be eaten. Off the bush, into the mouth. I don’t care for berry-flavoured anything but this one smelled delicious and I did enjoy Prairie Berry. Maybe because there’s real berries in there!
I’m enjoying this. Excellent. I could see it being good cold. Someone described it to me as a “watered down Prairie Berry” but I’m not getting that. I think it’s quite flavourful.
Update March 11/13: I cold brewed this one all day (just over 7 hours) and it’s pretty good. Like a berry juice. I think it could use a little sugar but I’m reluctant to add any in case it ruins it.
Dry this one reminded me of Guayusa – which I love. It has a slightly different scent steeped – not so much Guayusa but still I’m excited to try this.
Hmm there’s something smoky in there that I’m really not loving. Yeah, nope that smokiness is way to much for me. Oh darn, I had high hopes for this one.