1700 Tasting Notes

Della Terra has a black unflavoured blend? Ok – I’d better snap it up and give it a shot!

And I like it. It’s very English Breakfast-y, with a bit of a sharp note at the end of each sip that is trying to snap me awake. It’s not working, but it’s not the tea’s fault as I barely had any sleep at all last night. I don’t expect miracles.

But I haven’t had an unflavoured tea in too long. This was nice. It’s more complex than I had anticipated and I bet it would be lovely with milk and sugar too.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Carrot Cake by Della Terra Teas
1700 tasting notes

This tea is normally pretty amazing, but I think I accidently underleafed it.
Also, it’s a rooibos. I probably should have steeped it longer.

I’m sorry Carrot Cake. I know you can be better than this!
It pairs well with Graham crackers, btw.

Also, I wanted to ask – have you guys had issues with your “likes” disappearing? I read everyone’s notes and like them as I go, and then when I go back I find they aren’t there. :( I think part of it is my phone doesn’t register anything, but I think it does it when I’m on the computer too. (Speak up and lemme know I’m not imagining things!)

MissB

I’m having disappearing likes all over the place – for the past two weeks or so now.

keychange

I’ve had disappearing likes since pretty much the beginning of time. You’re not alone!

JustJames

constantly. nothing changed me more than a swap with a tea buddy from paris though…. everything’s different now.

OMGsrsly

I have that problem too. The first page will usually be OK, but as soon as I load more, the likes seem to disappear. But if I check the note page, my picture is usually there.

Sil

I may sneak a cup of this from you…

Cavocorax

OK, so I’m not the only one!
OMGsrsly – I’ll keep an eye on that! Hopefully they’re actually sticking!

Sil – that can be managed! I guess once your Mandala order comes on, we can arrange a swap?

Sil

yeah..sharon’s back in the country on the 16th so i suspect sometime that week i’ll have everything from her.

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I don’t know what spiced plum is supposed to taste like, but I bought it out of curiosity. To be honest, it’s not my favourite. I do get fruity plum, with that dark, dank note or whatever it is that you get with plums. And I also get cinnamon. Not as much cinnamon as a cinnamon spice spice tea though.

I think my problem is that I’m not that into plums? And I should have known that? Oh well. It’s only an oz. :P

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Terri HarpLady

Always worth a try! :)

Cavocorax

The price was right!

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79
drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
1700 tasting notes

Om nom nom.

This is perfect caramel and marshmallow gooeyness. It’s another top-notch win from Della Terra.

Why did I only buy 1 oz? :O
(Oh, because I was greedy and wanted to try a ton of new teas too!)

Relaxing with this tea is helping to take away some of the stress in my neck from knitting troubles. Just… relax. :P I’ll figure this stupid cast-on eventually! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQOZ8GWM9sE)

OMG – I have 146 new notices since last I checked. Staying up to date on steepster is a lot of work!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Tuscanteal

Would you say based on your response that rating it 79 is low? Or just not as good as some of your favs??

ifjuly

hee, i bet we were drinking this at the same time! (i had mine about 30 minutes ago, had to run an errand before coming back and logging it.) that’s never happened to me on steepster before, neat.

Cavocorax

Actually I guess I’d had a sample of it before and only rated it at 72, so I just bumped it up to 79. I might bump it up further, but don’t want to go overboard in case I’m enjoying it more today than I normally would. (If that makes sense? Mood can be a big part of how I rate things…)

And ifjuly – fistbump on having good taste. :P

keychange

Does dt usually have this year-round? or only around the holiday season?

Cavocorax

I believe it’s a permanent tea!

keychange

This makes me happy! (says the girl who hasn’t tried it yet! haha)

Shmiracles

gawd della terra’s chocolate and desserty teas are gonna kill me. i just bought 1oz more of this and i wanna drink it every day.

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84

THIS is a cookie tea.
The oatmeal and raisin are so perfect! And the cinnamon spices… I love it.
The mouthfeel on this one is VERY cookie like too. It’s tea magic. I don’t see why Della Terra does dessert teas so well, while Davids and Teavana make oily messes, but I won’t complain about it.

I can’t remember if DTT teas re-steep well or not. I’ll have to experiment.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
BrewTEAlly Sweet

Definitely my all time favorite Della Terra Blend:)

ifjuly

Love this one too!

VariaTEA

I am so excited I decided to order more than just a sampler of this one even though I never tried it before. It just sounded so great I could not resist. I am hoping my DTT order gets here soon.

Roswell Strange

Cringes because raisins

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So my order arrived today! I haven’t ordered Della Terra since September and was all out of everything aside from the Pumpkin Pie tea I was hoarding.

Now I have so many flavours to choose from!!!

I decided to start with this because I wanted to feel festive. I like it!

I wish that maybe the mint was a little stronger, but this is nice and creamy! 1 oz of this won’t last long. :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec
keychange

WTH?!?! you’re the second lucky person who’s gotten a delivery on sunday! waaaaahhh!

keychange

nooooot faaaaiiiiirrrr!

VariaTEA

Since when does Canada Post deliver on Sundays?!? The only time I ever got a delivery on the weekend is when they hosted a special delivery programs for the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Cavocorax

Awwww. I could see the Post Office guys driving around like crazy today, dropping off packages! I didn’t expect it at all, but I’m happy I finally got ONE of my BF packages. :P

JustJames

maybe Cavo sneaks them tea samples….. ;0)

Fjellrev

I look forward to reading your DTT reviews since I wimped out on the Black Friday sale haha.

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74
drank The Skinny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
1700 tasting notes

I should probably buy an herbal ginger tea but this is all I’ve got so hopefully it’ll help settle my stomach. :( I was planning to go for a walk today but I just feel like turtling on the couch forever.

Maybe I’ll feel more human after I drink this.
You know it’s bad when I just don’t want to eat OR drink either. Not even my teas. #turtlesforever

Sorry for the pity post. Aside from feeling crappy, I’m not that miserable.

OMGsrsly

Hope you feel better.

Fjellrev

Oh no, feel better soon, Cavo. :(

Indigobloom

Hope you’re feeling better today!

Cavocorax

Thanks! I am! :) I could actually drink tea again.

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83

I’m on my second round of this. I meant to grab Salted Caramel but I pulled this one of the shelf by mistake and I regret NOTHING.

I love the spices in this. It’s perfect.

Tuscanteal

I like this one too!!!

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88

I needed this tea today.

I sabotaged myself so that I needed it. I couldn’t sleep last night because I was worried about my interview today so I went to bed at 1, and read this fic about Lestrade/Mycroft that was surprisingly good (just not a pairing I’d put any thought into) and I ended up reading until 3:30 just to finish the damn thing, and then if had an angsty ending. (http://archiveofourown.org/works/446107, if anyone is interested)

Good thing there’s a sequel?

K-Bear woke up right around then, so I got her back to bed, and then when she woke up at 7, I ended up cuddling her back to sleep so it was fitful for the last two hours. She kicks a lot and when I woke she had moved around so much that her feet were by my head. Little butt.

So I needed Tiger Tea to kick some sense into me. I think it worked. I think I had a good interview, but I didn’t get to say as much as I wanted. I don’t know if that means I was talking too much, she didn’t like me, or if she just hadn’t done a lot of interviews. Having sat on the other side of that table, I could see that third possibility, so I’ll just hope for the best!

OMGsrsly

Fingers crossed!

TeaBrat

good luck!

Cavocorax

Thanks! :)

MissB

Ah, I had a similar night. Our kidlets must be close in age. Here’s to hoping the interview went even better than it felt.

Cavocorax

Our LO is 19 months. ;) How about yours?
Man, too bad I didn’t know you when I was Burnaby. Seems like we’ve got a few things in common.

Isaila

Ahhh mystrade <3. You should read ibegtodreamanddiffer; she does amazing teen mystrade.

Shmiracles

GODDAMNIT! now i am here sending yet MORE fic to my kindle. the pile is huge. YAY huge! hah thanks!

Fjellrev

I hope everything will work in your favour!

Cavocorax

Thanks for the rec!

And the well wishing. :)

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80
drank Mudslide Rooibos Tea by Teavana
1700 tasting notes

Ok – ANOTHER easy sipdown from VariaTEA. (70). I’m now exactly at the point where my current teas equals my expected incoming teas. :O

This tastes like fake banana – like the bananas in runts. Which, actually is pretty good. And once this cools the cocoa and walnut flavours show up.

Yeah, I could probably go for more of this. I like it more than Tealux’s Chocolate Monkey.

OMGsrsly

Banana runts are awesome. :)

VariaTEA

Would you like me to send some more your way? People do not seem to be interested and though I don’t hate it, I always imagine it would be so great given the smell and so I end up choosing something else.

VariaTEA

*it won’t be so great

Cavocorax

If you’d like! Hopefully I’ll get tea in again soon so that I can return the favor!

VariaTEA

I will send it when I am back in Montreal

Cavocorax

Sounds good! Maybe by then I can offer something to trade!

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Tea: I just started drinking loose tea in the fall of 2012, and once I started I had to get more and more and try ALL THE TEAS. Joining Steepster made this worse/easier.

So far it seems that I prefer unflavoured black teas, although I still drink a few that are flavoured each day too. Oolongs, greens, puerhs and white teas are all very good, but I just don’t crave them as often.

Yet.

Me: Ok. Random things. I like animals, I have a baby girl and a devoted bf, and … I’m a geek. I like Lord of the Rings, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, pen&paper RPG’s, online RPG’s, video games, silly internet memes, puzzles and a bunch of others things! I taught myself to knit and I’m considering crochet but I need to make time for all these things!

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