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drank S'mores by Della Terra Teas
93 tasting notes

I polished off my sample from JennyFur today. I absolutely adored the first half of this sample. The marshmallow was oh-so-awesome and the graham cracker and chocolate were beautifully blended together to give me s’mores in a cup.

Imagine my surprise when I took my first sip and all I tasted was soggy graham crackers and nearly no marshmallow (despite seeing a fair number in the sample). Oh man, this is bad. I brewed the same amount of tea for the same time at the same temperature as the first. The only explanation I can possibly offer is that I added slightly too much water. I usually brew about 14 oz. at a time. My cup looks a bit fuller than usual, so my guess is that there’s 15 oz. in there.

I’m dialing down my previous rating a little, because I don’t think such a slight increase in the amount of water should make a tea taste so terrible. I definitely recommend adding extra tea (or using less water) beyond what you think is reasonable when making yourself a cup of this.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
JennyFur

I hate it when a tea doesn’t live up to a second drinking of it. I actually love that tea so I’m sorry it let you down.

Fiddling

The first time around it was excellent, and I could see why it gets such rave reviews. I think I’ve learned that I need to make this one extra strong. Thanks again for sharing!

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JennyFur

I hate it when a tea doesn’t live up to a second drinking of it. I actually love that tea so I’m sorry it let you down.

Fiddling

The first time around it was excellent, and I could see why it gets such rave reviews. I think I’ve learned that I need to make this one extra strong. Thanks again for sharing!

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I’m a Floridian living in Kansas and currently pursuing a physics Ph.D. by day (…and by night, who am I kidding?) with an immense love for all things tea.

Rating Scheme:

<50 = Undrinkable.
50-59 = Drinkable, but not my cuppa.
60-69 = Decent, but nothing to write home about.
70-79 = Good tea that I drink occasionally. Probably will not restock when it runs out.
80-89 = Very tasty. May or may not restock when it runs out.
90-100 = Delicious. A staple in my collection.

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Manhattan, KS

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