I won this very generous amount of tea in one of the Della Terra giveaways. Unfortunately, it arrived at my school mail box just after I had left for the holidays. I was very interested in trying this, as one of the first loose leaf teas I ever tried was David’s Teas Chocolate Orange Puerh. I was really interested in how this compares with that, so ended up drinking this before trying all the winter Della Terra teas I received from my mom for Christmas.

It smells really good in the bag. When I first opened it, I was hit with a wonderful smell very much like the chocolate oranges you see at Christmas time. Unfortunately, I let it steep while working on homework, and let it go for much too long. I’m not sure exactly how long, but it was definitely enough to become bitter. I’m really excited about this one, so I’m sure I’ll try it again soon and pay special attention to make sure I do it properly! Hopefully it tastes as lovely as it smells.

Kittenna

This one is pretty resilient to long infusions, but if you forgot about it, that was probably too long. I think I may have infused mine for around 7 minutes the first time, and it was great!

Emilie

I felt like I didn’t forget it for too much longer than the time I intended, but I must have. Or I used too much, because all I had was a bitter black tea taste and none of the flavors. Though that’s interesting and I’ll keep in mind that it stands up to long infusions.

Kittenna

Well, I have only had it once, and I would likely stick to a 5-minute infusion the next time I have it, but there was definitely flavour in mine! Granted though, I drink my teas warm, not hot, and flavours often develop more as the temperature drops.

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Kittenna

This one is pretty resilient to long infusions, but if you forgot about it, that was probably too long. I think I may have infused mine for around 7 minutes the first time, and it was great!

Emilie

I felt like I didn’t forget it for too much longer than the time I intended, but I must have. Or I used too much, because all I had was a bitter black tea taste and none of the flavors. Though that’s interesting and I’ll keep in mind that it stands up to long infusions.

Kittenna

Well, I have only had it once, and I would likely stick to a 5-minute infusion the next time I have it, but there was definitely flavour in mine! Granted though, I drink my teas warm, not hot, and flavours often develop more as the temperature drops.

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