74 Tasting Notes
Still the best iced tea I’ve ever had… only needs a little bit of sweetener to shine. The flavor doesn’t come off as overly artificial, even though it obviously is.
I still wish the loose tea looked more like it does in the picture – the photo is beautiful, and filled with currants, but its almost like soup commercial – they put all of the currants from the whole 4oz bag in the picture to make it look better.
I made this tea hot, then served it from the fridge… I’m sure that the rating would be a lot lower if hot! The black tea base is strong and a little bitter, and would’ve overpowered the peach flavor without sweetener. However, iced, with about 1 packet of stevia per liter, it tasted great! The peach was obviously artificial, and you can tell that just by smelling the loose leaves… Bad if you’re expecting an authentic, juicy peach experience, but fine for the a tea. The cream flavor is pretty much nonexistent to me, but I didn’t really miss it. Especially at the low price, I’d buy it again for iced.
Posting my first tealog in months, due in part to the heroic efforts of Best Buy to return my laptop to me in working condition! Love those guys.
Anyway, on to the tea! This tea smells divine… The pumpkin is an afterthought to the chocolate, which smells very dark and strong, but also almost cloyingly sweet. The scent actually fills up my whole room better than my scented oil warmer, and it makes me very excited to taste!
The flavoring of this drink is strong, and the black tea base is a bit weak… It gets stronger at the tea cools. The chocolate flavor is pretty strong, and the most strong flavor in the tea. The pumpkin is different than any other pumpkin tea I’ve had… It has more of a roasted pumpkin flavor, when most teas taste of raw squash. I wouldn’t order from Della Terra specifically FOR this tea, but if I were ordering already, I’d pick up some.
Thanks to the SororiTEA Sisters/Uniq Teas contest for bringing this one to me!
The dry tea is gorgeous in this one… The varieties of tea and the chunky herbal pieces make a beautiful blend! And the tin it came in was very strong and well sealed!
The brewed tea smells really sweet and floral, almost syrupy… I would love to have a fragrance oil like it! The chai spices are there, but somewhat of a background flavor, since there are two other teas blended with it. The chai itself seems heavier in cinnamon/ginger, and I think a bit more cardamom would really tie this blend together, and in the future I may add a pod or two.
Overall, I really like this blend! Its definitely a sipper, and one of the only teas I take a giant sniff of with every sip.
I feel almost wary to rate this tea right now… When I first brewed it, I hated it. There was just some aspect of the taste that didn’t work for me. So I left it sit for a while… Tepid was still not great. The only time I liked this tea was a few hours after being brewed drank alongside a bowl of curried rice noodles. Was it the cold tea? Was it that anything would taste good to cool my mouth down after the curry? I can’t be sure.