1297 Tasting Notes
Thanks momo for allowing me to try a few cups of this! Anything vanilla is my favorite. This is a milder tasting black tea base. It brews a medium brown color. Kind of malty. The base is perfect for the vanilla flavor that is neither too subtle or too strong. A tea that is smooth and sweet! I like it, of course (it’s vanilla). I can’t decide which is my favorite of the vanilla teas I’ve tried. I also like Harney’s Vanilla Comoro and ESP Emporium’s Vanilla Black. There was also a teabag I really loved: Numi’s India Night. But why pick favorites?
I’m worried about everyone on the east coast right now! Stay safe and drink some tea!
thank you so much momo for the amazing package of teas! Holy stevia! They should call this one stevia flavored. I’m definitely not a stevia fan. I feel like CS thinks the stevia tastes like pumpkin or something, so that is their idea of pumpkin flavor. The first tea I ever drank was a Celestial Seasonings chocolate chai, so there is some nostalgia there. I do enjoy some of their blends… the ‘Nutcracker Sweet’ especially. I was looking forward to trying the pumpkin as soon as I heard about it! They just went overboard with the stevia. The second steep has taken most of the stevia out, but probably much of the other flavor too. I’d say the second steep seems like it would have the normal amount of stevia you’d find in other teas. I don’t think they put much or any stevia in their other blends, unless they have started doing that now. That’s too bad, because it might have been a decent blend. I wouldn’t have minded all the spices with a better pumpkin flavor without stevia. I’m always up for trying though, so thanks again, momo!
I tried this again this morning because I was knocked out for some reason. Needed something to wake me up! I didn’t use a full teaspoon for this infusion, since I really want to save the bit I have left, I love it so much. Because of that, this was less brisk and strong. I must have put a ton in the infuser last time. Still delicious — just not the strongest cup of tea I’ve ever had! There was also a flavor I was getting that reminded me of almonds!
Thank you momo, for including this in your sample envelope sale! This is certainly a unique blend! I’m wondering how it is classified as a pu-erh tea, because to me it mainly looks like a floral and fruit blend. The blend looks like a rainbow! The main flavors I get here are floral and vanilla. Jasmine mostly! I would think the flavor would be very light, but it is very full. It kind of reminds me of the David’s milk oolong I had the other day. I’m starting to think the “treasures” are Verdant’s teas!
I don’t know why the name of this was changed, but it seems like it fits. There is a ton of spicy heat in this one, with a bit of sweetness added with the peppercorns. The black tea isn’t the main focus here, as it is more of an herbal tea. I don’t find too much cinnamon either. I definitely wouldn’t call this a cinnamon cider, so the name change fits. It seems like Della Terra has different apple flavors for their teas. I don’t like the apple here more than the Apple Cinnamon Yogurt Rooibos. This one seems a bit more fragrancy than the sweet dessert type apple in the rooibos blend. I like this, but I wish they would use the other apple. (This same apple seems to be in their Caramel Apple blend.) This reminds me of Yogi’s Aztec Sweet Chili.
So it was between this one and the Pineapple Upside Down Cake to round out my Della Terra ‘Try Me’ packs. I’ve seen reviews for that one since I received my ‘Try Me’ packs that suggested maybe I should have tried that one! Luckily, this one was worth it anyway! It’s a very intriguing & unique blend! The first flavor that hits me is, interestingly enough, the white & green tea blend. Then it’s the peppercorns, which I’m now finding doesn’t really taste like PEPPER per say, because there is a flavor here that tastes much like ESP Emporium’s Butter Truffle that I thought was from the other ingredients. It’s like a sweet flavor, that melds with the vanilla. Then a mild pineapple and apple from the few chunks of those in my infuser! Everything melds together well! I’ve tried a bunch of teas from Della Terra, and only one of them wasn’t exactly meeting my expectations! So many teas!
Additonal notes: I bought this recently because the sample was so good! This time it wasn’t as carroty as it should be if it’s a carrot cake blend, so I think the blend should have more carrots. But otherwise, it is still a DIVINE blend. Really really good. I’m amazed that everything melds together so well, as it would be tough to actually get ALL of the many individual ingredients in the infuser!
Wanted a chocolate tea this morning and this one was DEFINITELY chocolatey! Opening the package filled the room with a lovely chocolate scent! The fragrance of the tea was of a sweeter chocolate but the flavor was a dark chocolate (my favorite!) The black tea base was perfect for this. I wish many chocolate teas would have this much chocolate flavor. I think it was a bad idea to get three sample packs from Della Terra… I love most of the teas I’ve tried so far. Uh oh.
thanks again Amanda for allowing me to try so many of samples of 52Teas! I swear the other day I thought of a caramel apricot cheesecake. I never had that particular dessert before but it sounded good (I must have been hungry). Then I remembered I had this tea! SO I had to try it… Sadly, this one doesn’t have the caramel. From what fell into my infuser, there was at least one apricot chunk. The white tea lends a nice base for these flavors. Definite identifiable apricot, certainly a nice fragrance too. The cheesecake flavor is more of a cream flavor, but it is more present here than in other cheesecake teas I’ve tried from 52Teas. Overall, this is great. But I’d really rather like to have the actual cheesecake I envisioned!