728 Tasting Notes
It boggles my mind how different this tastes at home versus at work. The microwave at work, combined with some half & half, makes this taste like delicious toffee tea, while the variable temperature kettle at home, with some soy milk, makes this a lame black and white tea mixture. Too many variables, I guess. Is it the water? The choice of milk? The way the water is heated? The steep time? (I confess I steep this longer at work…too much distraction!) I don’t know!
I can’t believe I’m the first to review this Harvest Tea by Della Terra. No takers? I have to admit, at first, I wasn’t blown away by this one. I had a second cup this morning, and although I still wasn’t blown away, it’s kinda growing on me. It’s not one of those in your face flavored teas. It’s much more subtle. I don’t get a ton of apple, but there’s a little there. The molasses comes through as sort of a well-rounded sweetness…like a hug of sweetness, not a punch. It definitely tastes of Fall, and it’s very cozy. Simple, but nice.
First cup of the morning, and this is the second time I’ve tried this one. Wanted to give it a fair chance to impress me. Unfortunately, there’s not really a salted taste to it, and I don’t get enough caramel or toffee flavor. It’s kind of a blah mixture of chocolate and caramel. Oh well, the rest of this sample might need to find a new home.
DianaK was going to give me a sample of this tea, but I just couldn’t wait, so I included it in the try me sampler I got recently. ;) When I was a kid, we used to make monkey bread as a family, rolling the balls of dough in cinnamon and sugar. Delicious! This tea smells exactly like it. I can even smell the butter! The taste, however, is too cinnamon-y and not enough buttery baked goodness. Close, but not perfect. Oh well, I will still enjoy the aroma while drinking the rest of the sample!
Stephanie gave this to me a long time ago in a swap, and I’m just now trying it, but it is actually delicious! I came home this morning from being out and I was really cold. This was the perfect choice to warm me up! I’m not sure I would call it ginger snap, exactly, but it’s definitely a cozy cup! Thanks, Stephanie!
Let me just start this by saying, I love peanut butter. And peanut butter with chocolate is even better! I finally got around to ordering a try me sampler, and I tried them all today! Ya, 5 cups of black tea in one day! Wheeeeee! Anyway, I really liked this tea. This was probably my favorite of the 5 teas. It has both peanut butter and chocolate notes, but neither overpowers the other. It was a pretty good balance, actually. I also have to confess I don’t much like Della Terra’s chocolate teas; however, mixed with the right stuff (a.k.a. peanut butter…oh, and I also like s’mores), it works! Those that don’t like sprinkles will shun this tea, but if you are going to have a tea that tastes like peanut butter fudge, it’s not like it’s gonna be fancy….bring out the fun! This is definitely a reorder. :)
I really really like this tea! It’s totally a taste of Fall! It makes me think of my yearly trip to Apple Hill, which is coming up soon! In fact, I have plans to go up there the weekend after this coming weekend! Farms with apples, apple pies, and other deliciousness. We are totally getting a whole strip of apple strudel this year! So, this tea is like a guilt-free version of all that! I will definitely be picking up some more!!