357 Tasting Notes
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.
Added honey to this one today and the pineapple finally popped out! Still, the prominent flavor is walnut, which is okay, but not my favorite nut. Not sure how I feel about this one, though. I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it. Probably not one I’d get again, but fun to try.
I finally had a morning at home to enjoy this sample. Thank you, Laurent! I didn’t want to steep it at work, since I’d have to use the microwave instead of my nice kettle and steeper. Got to use the right equipment! So, I liked it! I have never tried a flavored genmaicha before, but it’s nice. I was surprised that it had black tea in it. I agree with Kittena that it may not be necessary. I got good toasty caramel notes, and I actually added a little milk and honey, which brought out the sweetness. I got two decent steeps out of it. I can’t wait to try the other samples from Nina’s!
Gave this one another try today paired with a delicious oatmeal wheat germ chocolate chip cookie. It went really well with the cookie. It’s kinda like a slightly sweet rooibos. Still didn’t get he caramel notes, but I’m not giving up on it yet!
Thought I was finishing off my bag of this one, but it turns out I have enough for another cup! I noticed that at the bottom of the bag, there seemed to be little sugary bits that made my cup extra sweet…probably smaller pieces of the marshmallows and brittle. Anyway, very enjoyable! I love sweet teas!
Had my first cup of this today, and wow, just like red hots! Didn’t think to add milk, but other reviewers say it’s good that way, so I’ll try that next time! Didn’t taste like rooibos, which was nice…just full-flavor cinnamon, and HOT!
BEST TEA EVER. Glad I don’t have my friend’s allergy to Brazil nuts! That would be tragic!
My stomach seems to be on the fritz lately, and especially last night, so I had some of this to make me feel better. Works every time. I don’t understand what’s going on with my tummy… Last night I thought maybe I was getting the flu, but I haven’t had the flu in so long, I don’t even know what the first symptoms are! Anyway, I’m still surprised I like this tea, since I’ve never been a fan of peppermint. It’s like a lifesaver!
Couldn’t resist trying this one. I mean, who can resist cookie dough? The dry leaves didn’t exactly smell like cookie dough, but they did smell sweet. Steeped, the smell is definitely chocolate chip cookie dough! How did they do that! I really wanted to like this one, but it was just too weak for me. It basically tasted like cookie dough flavored water. I haven’t delved too much into white teas, so maybe that’s the problem, but I don’t think I like this one by itself. I was thinking it might be better as a black tea. Maybe blend it with black tea? Some experimenting might be in order!