Too tired to write anything. Just want to say thanks JackieT for sending this to me. It’s yummy.
Della Terra Teas
Popular Teas from Della Terra TeasSee All 111
No notes yet.
This didn’t taste so much like After Eights this time, but I did enjoy it. I’ll have to drink more of Read My Lips to determine a fav. And then keep 1oz of that around.
My mom had her eye surgery yesterday, and it seems like it will be successful. I say “will” because she won’t be able to see out of it for weeks, and it takes three months to heal. But it looks like all will go well.
I tried this the other day but thought it wasn’t tasting note-worthy because I didn’t add enough leaf. The first cup was a little watery, barely malty. Just that faint classic DTT chocolate taste. Adding 2% milk drowned everything out and I was left with hot watered down milk.
Now, it’s much better. By the way, the dry leaf, to me, is more chocolatey than malty, again, that classic chocolate flavouring in DTT.
This second cup is maltier and more chocolatey. But the good part is that the maltiness puts a damper on the overwhelming sweetness that I personally experience when drinking a DTT dessert tea. I kind of wish it were maltier though. I was expecting MALT. This is a whisper of it. Ok, maybe louder than a whisper. But it doesn’t taste like a Whopper to me, sorry.
But it’s good. Wouldn’t buy it again, but finishing this will be relatively easy.
This is a nice soothing blend and perfect for night time or when I need a calm moment. I love chamomile blends and this is anotherone that I would be happy to reorder. The taste is very soothing and peppermint is the first thing I taste, followed closely by the chamomile. I actually like that it is the peppermint that hits me first, that is a change over most night time blends where I get hit with the chamomile first and everythign else is in the background.
This also resteeps very well. I left my resteep sitting on the counter for the next day and it tasted just as good as the first steep.
No notes yet.
This one sounded like an amazing combination — pu-erh, chocolate, chai? But then when I took the package out to steep it, I noticed orange peels. I really don’t like the idea of anything with chocolate and citrus. It’s just too weird. Well, I steeped it anyway. The flavors are there, equally accounted for, but there isn’t MUCH flavor there. The orange and chocolate combo isn’t as terrible as I would have thought. I really have no idea how it would seem so spicy anyway, since there is hardly any spices here. The chocolate melted a bit. And Della Terra’s pu-erh is mild tasting like their black tea, so any of the DT pu-erhs are perfect to start with. It seems I’ve been drinking many DT teas lately, and not just the ones I just bought.
Let me start by saying that I am NOT a chocaholic. Chocolate is not usually my go to flavor. Having said that, this is probably the best chocolate tea I’ve had. It’s in your face chocolate, there is nothing subtle or weak about this (and I was worried that I had underleafed it a bit).
I don’t know what else to say, it’s not chemical, it’s not fake, it’s a fine chocolate tea. Thumbs up.
This 1oz package was a surprise from the Spring Mystery Box.
I was so happy to get to this one – I was starting to worry that none of Della Terra’s flavorings would be for me. But this put that concern to rest!
Other tasters are spot-on when they say this smells like lychee. It really does. It brews up into a burnt orange color and some of the lychee similarity comes through in the taste, though I’d say the mango is the predominant flavor. This tastes best slightly cooled down from hot.
A 5 minute steep was honestly a bit short. I’d say you need at least 6 minutes to get a real fruity flavor out of this.
I was really hesitant to try this tea. I’m NOT an eggnog lover. Having read some of the other tasting notes on here, and most say it doesn’t really taste like eggnog, I put on a brave face and gave it a go. I’m really glad I did. This is good. It’s NOT eggnog but it is creamy, cinnamon, winterish, warm and comforting. Thumbs up.
Thanks JackieT for sending this sample. I would NEVER have tried this if someone hadn’t given it to me.
First Della Terra tea, courtesy of KiwiDelight! Many thanks!
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I didn’t expect this to be this good. I’m probably just newly amazed by the magic of dessert teas (this is just my second), but… Wow. It’s so soft and smooth for a black tea, and sweet without being outright refined-sugary. The components work together well and aren’t artificial-tasting either. Primarily caramelly, smoothed out by marshmallow, with a chocolate undertone. The soft texture works well to mimic a chewy caramel candy (rather than, say, a fine truffle). The second infusion is lighter, but still has great flavor – the black tea base is more present here, still very smooth and sweet in itself, just half-colored with the candy profile and with a sugary finish. I’d have to say, this is more cute and playful than romantic!
I couldn’t drink this tea all the time, since it’s just so… dessert, more than tea, but it’s such a treat nonetheless, and it lives up to the promise! Thank you again, KiwiDelight!
I’m finishing this off today, it’s also the last of my chocolate try me pack. I love Della Terra chocolate teas, and I think they’ve spoiled me into being a bit picky. The strawberry taste is a tad artificial for me in this one.
I’m glad I gave it a try, it’s enjoyable, it just doesn’t quite compare to my favorite Della Terra chocolate teas (chocolate pumpkin pie and Dubbele Chocolade).
I’m on the fence about chocolate teas, so what do I go and do last week? I ordered some chocolate tea samples… it seemed like a good idea at the time. Personally, I blame my sweet tooth.
I won’t lie, I am an absolute chocolate snob. I have no problem paying $5+ for a quality chocolate bar and savoring it slowly over the week. I didn’t dislike this as much as most of the chocolate teas that I’ve had, but I found the chocolate creme a little offputting, I’m not sure why they included it. I did like that they didn’t add sprinkles to it and choose to use mini chocolate chips, I’ve never understood sprinkles in tea.
I tried this hot and didn’t bother with a resteep. I don’t see the point in resteeping chocolate teas since the chocolate chips all melt into the first cup and leave the second bland.
No notes yet.
Midnight study session….ughhhh. Since I’m cutting down on sugar I’m substituting my usual Mountain Dew for this.
The dry tea looks very pretty, although more like dried grass/wood bits than tea, which I’m assuming is typical of rooibos. I’m seeing lemongrass and lime skin here, as well as smelling all that citrusy flavor, along with a hint of sweet condensed milk type smell (I’m guessing that is the cream flavoring).
The wet leaves smell really strongly of lime, as does the brew. You can really taste the lime when you drink, but theres also a refreshing, sort of minty? taste and a subtle underlying tone of sweetness. It’s not as tart as I expected.The tea brings to my mind the sort of airy, insubstantial feel one gets when eating chiffon cake.
I’m really impressed with this! Can’t wait to try their other, more well known/liked lemon chiffon.
Third tea of the day. Got this one in a generous grab bag Amanda sent to me.
I think I finally found a chocolate tea that I can actually call a chocolate tea. I used about 1 1/4 tsp for one cup. Might try 1 1/2 tsp just ‘cause since this tasted just a bit watery. But overall it was pretty good. The smell out of the bag was very chocolaty, not exactly like milk, but not quite dark chocolate. It brewed similarly. Even the wet leaves smelled chocolaty.
Like I said, it tasted just a bit watery, but I think that’s probly ‘cause I didn’t use enough leaves. It was good without anything added, but I added a bit of brown sugar and it really made the chocolaty taste pop better. But then, I like sweet teas and think sugar improves almost any tea. Just for the heck of it I added a bit of milk to it but I don’t think it really improved anything so when I make this again I won’t bother.
Very glad to have gotten to try this one. I’ll most likely pick this some of this up when I run out and I’m placing a Della Terra order.
Sipdown! Thank you Courtney for the sample!
I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about this that I’m not keen on. Maybe it’s the almond? Something lurking behind the chocolate coconut. Yeah, it’s probably the almond.
It’s not for me, but I’m glad I didn’t buy an oz to find out!
Last bit! SUCH a good tea. I made it and a peach vodka ginger ale at the same time (it’s hot!!!) and then was like, whelp. :/ I guess I was on autopilot or didn’t count a steeping tea as a beverage BECAUSE I’M STILL THIRSTY WTF >:(
Anyway, I’m drinking it; it’s excellent. And on my shopping list for when Lemon/Lime Tart runs out.
Sample sipdown! I don’t know if I steeped this weird or not, but I really don’t like it this time around. And I didn’t get any cream at all. Definitely not the cream flavor that some of the new DT blends have. It couldn’t have aged that much in such a short time? The bergamot isn’t the best either. I guess I’m surprised since DT is usually so great and EGCs are usually my favorite. This definitely wouldn’t be a replacement for my favorite EGCs. Lowering the rating from an 89.
2nd to last cup of this and I forgot it for like, 15 minutes while I played Fallen London. /o\ THIS TEA IS VERY FORGIVING THOUGH! It’s still good! Of course, K just showed up with a coffee…
I’m not dumping it though. It’s so good. I will miss this tea.
A try me pack from my Spring Surprise Tea Box.
This smells exactly like a chocolate covered strawberry, with extra strawberry syrup poured over it. I wanted ice cream just from smelling the bag, and I’m sure I looked a bit odd, breathing in tea aroma so seriously.
Brewed up, it doesn’t smell as fruity. The chocolate definitely comes out to say hello. And I’m not sure I wanted it to! I just didn’t enjoy drinking this and it reminded me of my experience with Della Terra’s S’mores. Perhaps I’m not a fan of their chocolate flavor? Time will tell.
Besides the odd chocolate flavoring, the underlying tea base just tasted off to me. But I’m pretty sure someone else would enjoy this? I tried adding milk and sugar; it was better, but just too much for me.
Sweet creamy lemony dessert goodness! Sadly it’s a sipdown. Thank you Kaylee for the sample to hold me over until I order this.
I couldn’t say goodbye right away so I threw the leftover leaves in a cold brew with some black tea leaves as an experiment; a desserty twist on lemon iced tea perhaps?
Ok I can’t believe I finished the mug in just a few minutes. I need to own this asap! But I’m trying to resist the urge to order because there are a zillion teas I want from Della Terra, and I need to sipdown some cupboard space so I can order them all at once and get to open the huge package like it’s Christmas.
Sipdown, and thank you to Courtney!
I’m happy I was able to try this because I tried Lime Chiffon and Lemon Lime Tart but not the original. I have to say that the Lime Chiffon is by far my favourite. I’m just a bigger fan. The Lemon IS good though, and I can see why people enjoy it. Now I no longer have to wonder about it!
soooo this is an oolong alright. a milk oolong at that but it’s nothing amazing, wonderful or otherwise OMG over the top imo. I’ve had better milk oolongs and worse. At the end of the day i think i prefer Sloane’s oolong and there’s at least one other that i’ve tried as well. Not sure what else to say about it besides milk oolong? check. :)