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drank Pom-Magical by Della Terra Teas
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On the sixth day of Christmas, Della Terra Teas sent me this tea!

As usual, this is a bit of a backlog, because I had this tea a couple of days ago so that I could schedule this review for today: http://sororiteasisters.com/2012/12/19/on-the-sixth-day-of-christmas-della-terra-teas-sent-to-me/

This tea is one of three exclusive teas from the box. It’s really nice. This is one of the few teas with hibiscus in it that I’m not finding myself wishing the hibiscus wasn’t in there. Actually, I felt the hibiscus really added a nice dimension to the cup (and that is not something you’ll hear me say often when it comes to hibiscus). Then again, I only steeped this tea for 2 1/2 minutes so it didn’t give the hibiscus a whole lot of time to impart that thick, heavy, tart syrup-like taste and texture, it was just enough time for the hibiscus to give the cup just a bit of tartness which played well to the pomegranate flavor.

Really nice.

(by the way D’Terra Teas, if you wish to change up the description or add a photo for this tea listing, please feel free, I used what was on the card in the envie/box for a description, and I don’t know if you want to get more detailed than that or not … and the only photo I had was the one that I took and it’s not great.)

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
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This chance combination comes courtesy of tattooed_tea, who, for their contribution to the 12 Days of Christmas swap had Day 6 – Six Geese a’Laying. This brought to mind “eggs,” which brought to mind “breakfast.” So, we were sent a bounty of tea samples today! This is a combination of Pancake Breakfast and Maple Bacon teas, both from 52Teas. I’ve been wanting to try these two teas together because I’ve been bugging Frank for a blend that is pancake, bacon, pecan and caramel. Yes, I realize that sounds crazy, but I think that Frank could pull it off. I have faith in him. But he hasn’t yet accepted the challenge. :(

So, I combined both the pancake and the bacon teas into my teapot, and now have a yummy pancake and bacon breakfast tea. I added a pinch of salt (this brings out the bacon-y taste) and a drizzle of maple syrup – because I had it in the cupboard and thought some maple is good, more maple is better – and I’m loving what I’m drinking. I have my new little mug cozy on my cup (thank you Em for this lovely and useful gift!) and even though it is almost 9 am on my daughter’s first day of winter break and I could be sleeping right now, I couldn’t sleep and sipping this tea is the next best thing.

Thank you tattooed_tea … I’m loving this!

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Having a cuppa this evening … a nice white tea … sweet, mild, smooth. Fruit notes. Crisp, airy notes mingling with a hay-like note. Pleasant, just what I needed this evening.

Rebecca Lynn

I like the name!

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drank Diamond Jubilee by Harney & Sons
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Thank you to Em for sending this to me in my holiday swap package! This is one that I’ve had on my shopping list and I’ve wanted to try! So happy that I finally get to do just that!

I really like this … I love that the black tea base tastes very rich and flavorful, and the crisp, vibrant flavor of the citrus lightens this richness just enough. It’s a lovely marriage of flavors. I’m almost surprised that I like this as much as I do, because this is a bit more tart than I usually like a tea to be, but, it all just works together so well.

Thanks again, Em!


My pleasure :) I was excited that I had a tea on your shopping list!


I have a couple swapped bags of this - don’t know what I’ve been waiting for, sounds like I need to get on with trying this!

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drank Orange Brulee by Della Terra Teas
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On the Fifth Day of Christmas … Della Terra Teas Sent me this tea!


This tea is oh so good! Sweet, creamy and decadent. Exactly what one would expect from a Creme Brulee dessert … in tea form. I was so very happy to discover this tea in my 12 Days of Christmas sampler box. I loved it!

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My second infusion of these leaves produced a stronger flavor than the first … still deliciously buttery, still a delicate vegetative taste although there is more to it this time around.

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Enjoying a cup of this tea thanks to Azzrian … thank you for sending me some of this!

This is really nice. It took me a few sips to sort of figure it out, because it is different from most green teas … from the dry leaf – these leaves are HUGE! – to the flavor, it is softly vegetal, mostly buttery, and smooth. It has a very delicate flavor. Think a Silver Needle delicateness with the taste of a green tea rather than a white tea. That’s what I taste. It’s very refreshing and light. I like!

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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Thank you to DaisyChubb for making this your tea selection for Day 5 – it’s one I’ve wanted to try!

But before I get in to the tea, I wanted to express my adoration for the packaging – so lovely! I can totally understand why you chose this tea for 5 golden rings!

This is really nice. It reminds me a bit of the Cinnamon Crackle tea that was Day 2 in the Della Terra Teas box, except that this doesn’t have the pop rocks in it, but then, I didn’t even see any pop rocks in my sample of Cinnamon Crackle. The flavor is very similar though. Sweet and cinnamon-y, I like that the cinnamon here isn’t that red hot kind of cinnamon taste (although I do like that too). It has certain attributes of the red hot kind of cinnamon, but it doesn’t quite push it over the HOT level.


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On the Fourth Day of Christmas, Della Terra Teas sent me this tea!

Backlogging on this one a bit, because like the other 12 Days of Christmas teas from DTerra Teas – thanks Azzrian! :) – I wanted to write up the review in time to have it publish this morning. (or afternoon if you’re on the east coast).

I really like this tea. Delicious chocolate-y, raspberry-ish flavor. Sweet, tangy, and really yummy. Here is my full-length review of it: http://sororiteasisters.com/2012/12/17/on-the-fourth-day-of-christmas-della-terra-teas-sent-to-me/


Tee Hee


Sounds yummy. I really want to try these teas from Della Terra.


heather – do the “custom try me packs” you get to pick the teas you want to try and you get a half ouch of each, so plenty of tea to experiment with to see if you like them. They also have free shipping to canada at reasonable thresholds (sometimes as low as 25$ which is only 3 try me packs)

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drank White Raisin by Shanti Tea
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Another tea that I’m tasting too late … Shanti appears to have discontinued this tea as well.

This is really quite a unique tea. I like the way the flavor of the raisin works with the flavor of the white tea. Delicate, sweet … like that sugary sweet raisin-y sweet, but, it isn’t too much … it’s a very delicate sweetness that is similar to the overall delicate flavor of the tea itself. Notes of flower sort of dance at the tip of my tongue.

A really lovely tea – I really like it for its uniqueness. It’s quite unlike any tea that I’ve tried.


Sounds interesting – too bad its gone!


Yeah, and I would have sent you some if I had enough to send you, I used the last of what I had this evening. :( Sorry!


It saddens me that so many of them were for a limited time!!! Many of them were of my favorites! I just might have to have a heart-to-heart with Shanti soon! They are great people! Perhaps they will consider bringing some of them back!

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I am obsessed with tea!

I’m currently trying to take over 52Teas – please help make my dream a reality: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/497705217/the-great-52teas-take-over

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:


My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination.


I don’t do a whole lot of swaps anymore, however, I do occasionally sell sampler boxes. I don’t always have sampler boxes available as it depends upon how much time I have as well as packaging supplies. If you’re interested, keep an eye out or PM me and I’ll let you know when I have some posted.


Most of the teas that I record in my notes here are going to have a fairly high rating from me. This is not because I am not discerning, but because I do not usually waste my time on drinking tea I do not care for, nor will I waste my time on writing about it.


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