At first I thought this was too medicinal for me, but I let it brew a little longer and the flavors I wanted came out! Brewed, it smells like a hot spiced apple cider. It tastes like a cinnamon apple sauce but with a creaminess to it from the yogurt. I would let it cool a bit before drinking to get the optimum flavors from it. Not my favorite, but I will definitely enjoy this as a bedtime tea!!
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Backlog! I sipped this while watching The White House Christmas 2012 on Saturday night. I don’t think it tastes much like eggnog or rum, but it’s a creamy vanilla type black tea. This is great for flavored tea drinkers who want to taste the TEA!! Fabulous quality, plus this company has a strong mission and donates proceeds, which I appreciate.
Thanks The DJBooth for sending this one my way. I’m not a huge chai drinker but I’m trying to get a taste for the companies that I see the most on here, so I wanted to try a 52teas blend. I like this, it’s a good morning tea for me, but I expected a bit more cinnamon. It smells like a red hot when it’s brewed, but tastes like a basic chai. I like it a lot, I just wouldn’t call it “red hot cinnamon”.
Backlogging a bit. I like this but I don’t love it, so it’s somewhat of a bummer that I accidentally ordered an extra 2oz bag of it. It’s very true to it’s name, you can taste and smell both the fruity zing of the raspberry and the rich chocolate. There’s a chocolate shop back where I grew up called Munson’s and my favorite thing from them is their milk chocolate raspberry creams. I think this is actually fairly similar, but it’s more of a dark chocolate flavor. I’ll drink it and I’ll enjoy it, but there are other teas I enjoy more.
I was just looking through my cupboard and realized I hadn’t logged this yet. I’ve had it a couple times and its definitely a taste that has to grow on me. It tastes a bit like it’s spiked to me and not much at all like chocolate. I did not like the smell or taste at first, but the more times I sip it the better I like it. I’m not going to rate it until I have a cup with me while I’m writing.
I was so excited to try this today. The dry leaves smell like a banana cream pie, but the fragrance definitely lessens once brewed. I was afraid that would mean there wasn’t much flavor, but luckily I was wrong. It’s not a strong flavor, more like someone dipped dried bananas in your Assam tea for a bit…not that anyone does that. It’s a deliciously subtle flavor with a kick of caffeine, definitely going to drink it every morning during the work week. I got it during their 50% off Cyber Sale, I think it’s regular price now, but I’d say it’s worth it!
Just logging another cup of this before a client interview.
Just logging that I’m drinking it…at the bottom of the cup right now and I definitely feel the spice!! Warming, especially good for Vermont winters :)
I had this baby this morning on my way into work and ooooh it’s so yummy! I love that the strawberry really stands out in it, the chocolate is just enough that you taste it’s there but is isn’t dominant. Tasty treat!!
Brought some of this to my meeting this morning and it really helped me sit through it. Not that I don’t like the Wednesday meeting but when it goes over I get antsy. This has the perfect amount of pumpkin pie spice without overtaking the taste of the tea. And again…the novelty of little cute shaped sprinkles in my tea is my weakness.
Yum yum yum! So glad to be sitting at my desk with this lovely cup of heaven right now. It smells very much like it’s name, it’s caramel but with a mix of creaminess so it’s not the sticky sweet smell that accompanies caramel square candies. I’m drinking it now that it’s cooled down because I feel the flavor is stronger and more detectable when it’s a little cooler. It doesn’t taste much like any caramel I’ve had before but I still adore it, it’s a slightly sweet, rich, creamy, taste and feel. It’s cozy tasting, I can’t quite put my finger on it.
Eight Candles is the same tea but with marshmallow I believe and I thought that when drinking that I tasted more of the marshmallow but it is SO similar to this that I guess it’s Della Terra’s version of caramel that comes through in both. Either way, I really really love it and am glad that I have it with me today.
I have a slight obsession with this tea for many reasons. And I had a cup in bed last night, which is why I’m posting my love for it.
1. The snowflake sprinkles are too cute. Like I’ve said, I have a weakness for the cute factor in teas.
2. It smells- and tastes- like vanilla frosting. Not the sticky sweet that hurts your stomach and your teeth though, like an indulgence that you can’t get enough of and don’t have to!
3. It’s caffeine free and I can’t taste the “medicinal” flavor that rooibos can often have. I can drink this in bed while I obsess over the 25 Days of Christmas on ABC Family and not worry that my heart will race, I won’t be able to sleep, or that it will upset my stomach if it’s empty.
4. Rooibos is known for settling an upset stomach and is recommended for after meals to aid digestion…what better way to aid digestion than an amazing DESSERT flavored tea? It’s like getting 2 for 1, dessert and your food settled…and no calories.
I am now prompted to go order 4 more ounces of it while it’s on sale.
I can’t get over this tea…I’m moving my rating up to 100. I savor this so I don’t go through it like it’s water but I had a cup last night and was just in heaven. It’s my ultimate after dinner treat and I’ll be needing to seriously stock up soon.
I brewed up a pot of this last night while I watched the Grinch with my kitten on the couch by the lit tree :) It was a great accompaniment to the movie and reminded me of being a little kid because my dad used to make me peppermint tea. The little candy canes in the tea are adorable, I’m such a sucker for the teas that Della Terra puts sprinkles in (LOOOVE Winter Nog).
It’s like a typical herbal mint tea, obviously it has the caffeine of a black tea, but it isn’t bitter and I doubt the average person would taste a difference (I know that none of the Steepsterites are average people… we’re all crazy tea snobs).
The little candy canes redeem what is otherwise a basic black mint tea. Luckily I have a soft spot for mint tea.
I don’t taste any maple…just a really really slight hint of some sort of nutty flavor. It’s good if you just think of it as a plain black tea, but I wouldn’t run out and pick this up if you love dessert teas and fun flavors. Honestly, you pay $3 for 2oz of tea, so you get what you pay for. It’s a little almondy, which is pleasant.
Holy delicious. For someone who isn’t really into fruity teas, this one took me by surprise! It reminds me of having a bowl of very freshly picked blueberries and a scoop of vanilla yogurt on the side.
The dry leaves smell like blueberry vanilla FROSTING but once brewed, it smells more fruity and the vanilla isn’t as intensely sweet as it smells. I taste more fruitiness than vanilla, so fruit tea lovers will still like this, but the vanilla makes it creamy and decadent so dessert tea lovers will enjoy it too! I left my tea ball with the steeped leaves in it in a cup on my desk and I came back in after an appointment and my office smelled like an incredible summery dessert.
I love the chocolaty, creamy, caramel type dessert teas, but this one will be added to my favorites. I also forget that it’s a rooibus, since there is NO medicinal taste to it at all. Winner.
Why is this rating not higher?? It legit tastes just like those chocolate covered oranges that you smack while they’re in the foil and they break into slices. I feel like I don’t drink enough dessert teas with fruit in them, just the caramel chocolate marshmallow cake kind of things. This is delectable, the orange flavor is really apparent, it’s the first thing I notice.
I can’t quite smell the orange in the brewed cup of tea, but it smells VERY milk chocolaty. The chocolate flavor is a little more subtle, you get a malty feel with a fruity flavor. I like this balance, I’m going to enjoy this tea a lot!
I did not expect to like this, not sure why. Turns out it rocks and it’s a fabulous chocolaty tea that satisfies my sweet tooth and saves me 90 cents at the vending machine. Sipping this baby all day!
I’m such a loose tea snob but while rushing around from appointment to appointment this week I’ve turned to my tried and true Mate Chocolatte. It tastes a bit like a gingerbread to me, slightly like chocolate, but more like a rich spice.
This kind of keeps my energy up, I have 3 appointments to go, so technically about halfway done with the day but only about 2.5 hours, so I’m relying on this tea to get me home and cozied up with my kitten and my STASH of new teas.
I had such a fun time waking up with this today! I have steered away from Teavana’s My Morning Mate for some black teas since I have so many to try and this was SUCH a treat! It’s fruitier than I expected, which I love, sometimes with chocolate/fruit teas the fruit is almost non existent, the flavors feel drying, or the fruit tastes artificial. This tasted so spot on like a chocolate strawberry and I even underbrewed it. I’m in love with this tea and it is true to it’s name, no guessing flavors here, you’ll know as soon as you sip that you are drinking (a basically calorie free!) chocolate covered strawberry.
This is fabulous, my first love of tea was peppermint so I was excited to try this out. It’s not a typical peppermint, it is definitely candy like, a vanilly sweetness almost. I will be enjoying plenty of this while the snow falls here in the mountains tomorrow. This is a perfect holiday blend, all of Della Terra’s teas lack the bitterness that can steer me away from black tea, they are all smooth and easy and highly enjoyable to drink!
Mmmmmm! This is so spot on in flavor and smell I just can’t contain my love. I was hestitant about a pumpkin tea but then again, if you think about a gourd in a pie it’s a strange concept too…but a delicious one! This tea is smooth, with the perfect spice, and was an amazing addition to my night of watching DVR’s episodes of Fringe.
Holy goodness. I got my Black Friday Della Terra boxes in yesterday so I’ll be posting a few new reviews in the next few minutes. This is the first one I tried and I swear I will make sure I never run out of it. This is so delicious, naturally sweet, the perfect amount of cinnamon, it literally tastes like a cookie. I’ll be dreaming of this tea all day at work and cannot wait to get home to enjoy a cup. I’m going to be purchasing an extra bag for my oatmeal raisin cookie loving dad for Christmas too.
I’m having a bad tea day so far…I brewed this too long by accident and the first tea I had just wasn’t so great. Hopefully the next cup will be better. Regardless, I do love this tea and will enjoy it even though it is a bit strong.