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On the eighth day of Christmas, Della Terra gave to me…Eight Candles!

This is one I’ve been wanting to try since last year, so I was really, really pleased to find it in the 12 Days of Christmas box this morning. I brewed it up straight away, and wasn’t the slightest bit disappointed. First off, the dry mix is just so pretty. Blue star sprinkes, gold balls, pieces of caramel, mini marshmallows…there’s just so much going on, it’s lovely.

I gave it 3.5, nearly 4 minutes, and drank it without milk so that the golden sparkles could shimmer prettily in my cup. Both the caramel and the marshmallow can be clearly tasted, and there’s a generic sugary sweetness lurking in the background, too. The black tea base is beautiful and smooth, strong enough to drink happily without milk, while not overwhelming the flavouring. I’m glad there’s enough for another few cups left, because this might well become one of my favourite caramel teas. It is very sweet, so it’s not one I’d want to drink all the time, but as an indulgent treat it’s absolutely perfect! I’m glad I finally got the opportunity to try this one.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec
JennyFur

It was one of the first teas I had fro della terra and it sold me on them completely. Love that tea an djust bought more black Friday.

Starfevre

I love this one but it always makes me feel guilty to drink it because of the real marshmallows.

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JennyFur

It was one of the first teas I had fro della terra and it sold me on them completely. Love that tea an djust bought more black Friday.

Starfevre

I love this one but it always makes me feel guilty to drink it because of the real marshmallows.

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Hi :) I’m Sarah, 25, and I live in Norwich in the UK. My tea obsession began when a friend introduced me to Teapigs a good few years ago now. Since then, I’ve been insatiable. Steepster introduced me to a world of tea I never knew existed, and my goal is now to TRY ALL THE TEAS. Or most of them, anyway.

I still have a deep rooted (and probably life-long) preference for black tea. My all-time favourite is Assam, but Ceylon and Darjeeling also occupy a place in my heart. Flavoured black tea can be a beautiful thing, and I like a good chai latte in the winter.

I also drink a lot of rooibos/honeybush tea, particularly on an evening. Sometimes they’re the best dessert replacements, too. White teas are a staple in summer — their lightness and delicate nature is something I can always appreciate on a hot day.

I’m still warming up to green teas and oolongs. I don’t think they’ll ever be my favourites, with a few rare exceptions, but I don’t hate them anymore. My experience of these teas is still very much a work-in-progress. I’ve also never really tried pu’erh, and that’s something I’m just starting to explore.

I’m still searching for the perfect fruit tea. One without hibiscus. That actually tastes of fruit.

You’ve probably had enough of me now, so I’m going to shut up. Needless to say, though, I really love tea. Long may the journey continue!

My rating system:

91-100: The Holy Grail. Flawless teas I will never forget.

81-90: Outstanding. Pretty much perfection, and happiness in a cup.

71-80: Amazing. A tea to savour, and one I’ll keep coming back to.

61-70: Very good. The majority of things are as they should be. A pleasing cup.

51-60: Good. Not outstanding, but has merit.

41-50: Average. It’s not horrible, but I’ve definitely had better. There’s probably still something about it I’m not keen on.

31-40: Almost enjoyable, but something about it is not for me.

11-30: Pretty bad. It probably makes me screw my face up when I take a sip, but it’s not completely undrinkable.

0-10: Ugh. No. Never again. To me, undrinkable.

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