1772 Tasting Notes
I had a craving for this today, but sadly it was the same time I did the dishes and I ended up steeping this for about 7 minutes.
Huh. I’m sorry Cafe Vanilla. You SMELL wonderful. You’re just a little strong. I’ll have to add a little bit of milk to even it out.
This is a really nice tea though. The vanilla is subtle but not underpowered if that makes sense.
I’ve had this unopened pack sitting around for a year but I’ve been afraid to try it.
My first sip? It started off flat, but near the end I started to get some orange-pekoe goodness. Followed by coffee grounds.
My cup smells like coffee. I didn’t clean out everything at the top so I probably had a few grounds sneak in. My machine is a few years old so I don’t know if the new ones still have that issue. Either way, I’m not going to completely clean this just because I’m switching between coffee and tea insta-drinks.
I’ll probably stick with coffee drinks in this, but I just wanted to try it and log it.
And an evil part of me wanted to add it to our Steepster database! Go ahead! ADD it to your cupboard!!!
(And I do like my Tassimo. I just don’t think it’s suitable for tea. And I can’t drink the chai latte’s anymore because the ‘milk’ tastes so artificial and weird. But the Tim Hortons coffeee… gimme!)
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.
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!)
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
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!
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.
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. :)
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.