Della Terra Teas

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drank Love In A Cup by Della Terra Teas
116 tasting notes

Got this from whatshesaid’s stash sale. (: Couldn’t resist
This is so ridiculously chocolate-y and caramel-y. Ugh the perfect chocolate combo. It’s pretty strong, but not too much. Though it does leave that weird aftertaste in your mouth that all chocolate teas do. That’s probably my only dislike of this tea. But it seems like a pretty universal thing for all chocolate tea. I enjoyed this. ^^

Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Marshmallow

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86

Very sad sipdown (142/149)!

Already on my wishlist/shopping list!

But seriously, this is an amazing, delicious and delectable dessert tea and I’m crushed that I am officially now all out of it. As soon as I can, I’ll be getting another 2 oz. of it though! Woohoo! Umm, additional tea notes on this: there were a lot of cherry chunks in the last of the dry leaf, and that resulted in a cuppa that was distinctly more cherry flavoured than any other cup I’ve ever had.

It was weird, but good weird.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Cherry, Overripe Cherries

Lynxiebrat

Yeah this is one of the ones I plan on getting when I finally get it together on making an order to Della Terra.

Hmm, I don’t remember any cherry flavor in the one sample I had…I just mainly remember a pleasant cake-y taste, and a very slight pineapple taste. Interesting.

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Not my favorite. It’s a roastier oolong, so it can tend to get bitter. Also, it doesn’t have the creamy texture that many oolongs do (especially the greener ones). I signficantly preferred Davidstea Long Life Oolong. Too bad I bought a 2oz pouch of this one. If only it were green! …. sigh

Maybe I’ll try mixing it with a greener oolong and see if that helps.

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80
drank Candy Cane by Della Terra Teas
22 tasting notes

Very nice peppermint flavor. I’ve steeped this hot and cold. When brewing it hot, the peppermint scent is lovely. When steeping cold, the peppermint flavor is fantastic…a great aftertaste and the perfect way to relax on a hot summer day.

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75

I have made this hot and have cold-steeped it as well. Both of these methods prove to be delicious. When I steeped this hot, the scent of chocolate and apple – a balance of both notes – really permeated the whole room.

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77

I see black tea! I see chocolate! Where oh where is the cherry… hmmm…Was really looking for it too. I’ll try sugar next time.
Still, it’s a pleasant chocolate cuppa. Nice and comforting.

and now because we had to evacuate the cupboard after a leak, I have NO idea who sent me the sample. Teabrat? I think? Thank you! :)

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drank Sunshine by Della Terra Teas
914 tasting notes

The name of this one is so apt! Just opening the bag and smelling the sweet aroma of apricot and tropical fruit made me think of holiday sunshine and happier days. I’m going for cheering teas today, since that seems to be what I need. This actually came as a free sample with a Della Terra order I placed a good while ago, so it’s about time it got an airing!

I gave 1 tsp of leaf 2.5 minutes in water cooled to around 175. It smells delightful while brewing — light, fruity notes of apricot, tinged with the deeper pepperiness of mango. The liquor is a golden sunshine yellow! The taste of this one is very similar to the scent. The initial flavours are apricot and peach, and they’re juicy and fruity. The flavour deepens with notes of mango, which adds a layer of stronger flavour and a slight peppery edge. The sip finishes on a tropical note, with, I think, guava. There might be a hint of pineapple, but I won’t swear to that. It could well be wishful thinking! The green base is pretty unobtrusive — it doesn’t stand a chance against the strong fruit flavours! I could actually be fooled into believing I was drinking a glass of fruit juice if I didn’t know better — it’s that fruity and juicy! A wonderful choice for a hot day — it’s certainly put a smile on my face!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp

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87

Cold Brewed this one!

Sadly my tin of this is getting kinda noticeably scarce and given this is one I want to continue to stock that means I’m probably going to start rationing it soon – so this latest cold brew might be the last I have of this one for a while because I don’t particularly want to run out of another Della Terra blend (this and PUDC) and then have to wait forever before I restock.

The logic is sound; at least in my head. Don’t question me on it.

Anyway, this cold brew was delish! Very creamy and silky with a rich lime flavour that was just sour/tart enough to pop but without sacrificing the sweetness. So glad I still really love this one!

VariaTEA

I have been out of chiffon teas for so long and that makes me sad. I want MOAR!!

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86

One more cup and it’s a sipdown, which is sad. Definitely going to be a restock/reorder though – just as soon as I have enough stuff I want to justify a DTT order: I wont pay the shipping for just one tea, no matter how tasty it is.

But yeah; brown sugar, indulgent yellow sponge cake, a slightly fruity sugary glaze. You know, the usual decadent deliciousness! And while this one is good with milk, I had it straight and it was just a great reminder that this one really is the perfect dessert tea all on its own.

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84

Oh God, I let my queue get so long and now I’m scared to go through and write all the tasting notes I’ve put off. Six days of tasting notes piling up (though I haven’t drank much the last two days because I didn’t want to add to the list). So, I’m gonna try and give my self five lines for each note; no more. That should help with getting through these quickly, and keeping stuff tea relevant.

This one was a cold brew; and just something I was craving. I’ve reviewed it a decent amount of times so it’s easy to just sum up this one: Mild vegetal undertone, strong strawberry/spearmint notes, sweet ginger in the end sip. Just a touch bitter. Good overall; and very refreshing.

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85

Delicious! The chocolate aroma and flavor are rich but balance the spice of the chai perfectly. This tastes best with just a hint of sugar.

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78

Thank you Scheherazade for this sample from our recent swap.

The raw blend smells strongly of vanilla and maple sauce, at first I thought cocoa but then the maple grew and lingered in my nostrils. It’s beautiful.

Flavour is sweet and thickly like maple with buttery notes and a lingering after taste. I was once gifted some maple shaped sugar treats by someone that were soft and crumbled as you sucked them…this reminds me so much of those sweets. It’s not so much cupcake like as it treacle/maple sponge cake like but I suppose the fact that it is rather cake like at all is a triumph. Not as thick as you would think being a black tea either which is a plus considering it’s so super sweet.

A lovely tea, too mild for my husband (though he agrees with me about the after taste and treacle sponge cake) but I quite like this blend. It tastes much nicer than I was expecting.

Flavors: Maple, Sugar, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec 7 g 25 OZ / 750 ML

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91

This is soooo excellent cold. The flavor is lighter when it is cold steeped but it is super refreshing.

Virginia

Hell yeah

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93
drank Lemon Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
381 tasting notes

Wah! Sad sad sipdown. This is still creamy lemony goodness. Just a lovely caffeine-free dessert blend. Pretty good iced, but I prefer it hot in the evenings. This or the orange & cream is on my ideal rotation list. Alas, I am now out of all the cream/citrus Della Terra blends.

EDIT: On a whim, I added a shot of Irish cream to the rest of the cup. Yum yum yum! The creaminess factor is dialed way up by the booze and the lemon flavor plays beautifully with the creaminess. What a lovely nightcap!

Preparation
Boiling 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Tea #4 from Pass the Stash box

Did I underleaf? The smell of the sample was really good, but I didn’t care for the flavor. I got a little white chocolate at the end of the sip, but really nothing during the sip. I had higher hopes for this tea. Looking at the other reviews, I wonder if I did something wrong.

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Lemon Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
143 tasting notes

I cold brewed this for about 24hrs. I can’t believe how much I like this fluffy creamy lemon rooibos. I once assumed all tea with lemon would be tart and pucker your lips without adding sugar. I’m going to have to get some.

Thank You EvaGrimm

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78

Sipdown!

This is definitely my favorite of the Della Terra teas I ordered a few weeks ago. A few of the others had really artificial flavors, which were okay for the first try, but after that I found they made me a bit nauseous. This one does have flavoring, but I actually enjoy it. The blueberry is more of a blueberry jam flavor than fresh. The cream is kind of vanilla-ish and it’s definitely stronger than the blueberry, which is okay, but I would prefer if the blueberry were stronger. It’s not overly rooibosy, and I don’t taste the black tea at all.

Overall, a relatively good dessert tea but not a very good blueberry tea, which is what I’m looking for.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sarsonator

The hunt continues…

Dexter

http://www.teavivre.com/blueberry/
(If you have some of this in the house, you can add a little to save disappointing teas like the one mentioned – or you can just add it to your favorite base and make your own blueberry teas…)

Cameron B.

Ehhhh I see hibiscus… :(

TheTeaFairy

(You can trust Dexter, she’s her own little tea-mixologist in her spare time :-))

Dexter

Shrug – the hunt continues…. :(

Cameron B.

Do you like hibiscus? Or can you just not taste it much in that blend?

Dexter

I like hibiscus – so it’s hard for me to say. I don’t think this is overly tart, but I’m not really sensitive to it. IMHO – if blueberry teas don’t have a little hibiscus they end up being too sweet and “jammy” like you mentioned – if you want the “fresh” blueberry taste you need a little tart to balance the sweet.
If you don’t like hibby – then that blend is probably not for you…

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