355 Tasting Notes
Okay, so I don’t know what happened with this tea. When I smelled the dry leaves, they smelled kinda funny, not really like earl grey or chocolate. I thought it would change when steeped, but the smell got stronger instead. It smells like smoke. I’m not sure what kind of smoke, but smoke nonetheless, and not in a good way. I could not really taste any bergamot or chocolate. I thought maybe it would get better as it cooled, but as I kept sipping, I decided I hated it and dumped out my cup. I have never dumped out my cup before! I feel so bad, because I love the other Della Terra Teas I got, but I guess this one isn’t for me. I really tried!
Needed to get the strong onion taste out of my mouth last night after dinner. I think I overdid it with the onion in the salad. Anyway, brewed some of this up to eat with a chocolate coconut cupcake. It went nicely with the cupcake, but didn’t do much to get out the onion taste. Probably needed something stronger for that. I still don’t taste the nuts here, and can’t really get over the fact that it tastes like I’m drinking cereal as a tea. Weird. Probably will finish the bag, but not gonna stock this one in the future,
Yum! This tastes just like s’mores! I could taste the marshmallow, the graham cracker, the chocolate, and even a bit of smoke! The chocolate was a little less pronounced than I would have liked, but overall, this was delicious. I’ll be buying more!!
This was a good “first thing in the morning” tea, when you don’t want anything overly sweet. The black tea was the dominant flavor, but was accented by a slight blackberry flavor. The berry wasn’t overpowering and not too sweet. I think I would have liked the berry flavor to pop more than it did, but I still enjoyed it.
Got this one as a sample in my order. I haven’t delved into green tea much and usually only enjoy it paired with food, but this one might just change my mind. True to its description, it tastes like strawberries and cream. The strawberry is both sweet and tart. It smells divine! The second steep was pretty good too. Delicious!
This is absolutely delightful! Thank you, Laurent, for this sample! Like ashmanra said, the black tea base is silky smooth. The raspberry, red current, caramel, and vanilla meld together to make a delicious fruity and creamy dessert tea. I think it would be amazing as an afternoon tea with a scone. Nothing gets better than that! :)
Edit: steeped it twice and it was just as good the second time!
The hardest part about choosing a tea to drink this evening wasn’t that I had too many to choose from, but that I couldn’t have any of my new black teas! So, caffeine free, I chose this one, which is odd, because I wasn’t sure the first time I drank it that I really liked a tea that tastes like red hots. For some reason, tonight, I was really in the mood for a tea with some punch, and this hot cinnamon tea was it! This time I also got more citrus notes. I think the verdict is still out on this one.
I think I’m in love with this tea! Sweet, buttery, cake-y, and slightly fruity. It’s the complex dessert tea I’ve been waiting for! Yum!!! I steeped it twice, and found that the cherry bits pop out more in the second steep. Definitely gonna keep a stock of this one around! It’s the BOMB!!
I got my first Della Terra Teas order yesterday, and I was so excited to try this! The reviews were so good, I ordered 2 oz. without trying it first! Ha! I had it first thing this morning and I have to tell you I was a little surprised by the flavor. It’s got kind of a rum smell and taste that I didn’t expect. I really liked it though. I could definitely smell and taste a little cinnamon and it was sweet and yummy. I also got two robust steeps. It’s not gonna be hard to finish the bag, but I can’t say whether I’m in love with it. Maybe another cup will help me decide!
Steeped this one longer per Kittenna’s recommendation, about 7 minutes. Added a splash of milk to add creaminess. It’s still too weak for me. The smell is amazing. I just wish the taste was as robust as the smell. Would definitely be better with a black tea base.