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drank Mellow Mango Peach by Della Terra Teas
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I dug to the back of one of the drawers looking for sip down tea. Found this. I am pretty sure it originally came from Nicole and it may have been in the drawer for two years – in a baggie. So not expecting much considering its age. Surprisingly it stills smells wonderfully peachy. The cup is more mango and less peach. Hot it is a very mellow smooth fruity tea. Once it gets cool or you ice it, this really comes alive. I looked at my blog review and this is also how I found this tea when it was newer and fresher. Really got to respect a tea that stands up to age and poor storage.

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The last time I tried this tea I remember it being far from perfect. The malt tones from the black base were too strong for the pear and at times it got lost in translation. Today I am trying to use up teas from my cupboard and this one is what I have at the moment, remember what it was like last time I decided to put lashings of honey into this batch. It’s made all the difference. Now the pear comes through much stronger and the malt and smoke is left as a gentle after taste, the honey is noticeable but paired with the pear it’s like a sweet/candy but in a nice way. Last time I said it was mild but the honey brings out the sweetness of the pear and gives it a juicy quality. I love biting into a large, ripe pear for the juice to dribble down my chin, this tea reminds me of that. So since honey makes all the difference I will increase my rating a little.

Lariel

It’s better as a cold brew.

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Thank you so much keychange for the giant amount you shared with me. I was surprised to find both my husband and I enjoyed it and almost finished with in the first week I had it. I’m already pre planning Black Friday and I may get more of this then. I really enjoyed the apple flavor.

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drank S'mores by Della Terra Teas
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They should have just called this Chocolate Marshmallow or something similar, because that’s all it really tastes like. It strikes me more as what Count Chocula would be like as a tea than anything. At least I’ve ironed out that plastic nastiness.

I’ve had better chocolate teas. I’ll finish off the 2 oz. bag I have, and that’s it. Not worth the price.

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Cold Brew in my new water bottle!

I didn’t expect this to be anywhere near as good cold brewed as it actually was; I just wanted to use up the leaf, and I thought that at the very least I’d get some nice peppermint black tea water. In reality, I think this was better cold brewed than it is hot! It was like drinking creamy, smooth mint chocolate chip icecream; all three main flavours were UBER present.

Mint? Check. Chocolate? Check. Vanilla? Very Check.

And, I played a fun “guessing game” with Bobbie at work! I poured her a small cup of this one cold brewed and had her guess what was in it. She got all three ingredients and the base tea correct! Just shows that A) she’s learning and B) this was SUPER on point! Mwah ha ha.

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drank Carrot Cake by Della Terra Teas
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Yes, I still have some of this. Who knows how long it’s been since I last ordered from Della Terra…it’s been awhile! I’m pining for Fall today, so I broke this one out of my nicely organized cupboard. It’s sweet and cake-like. I ate it with a cookie! ;) I got my TeaTime mag in the mail, but the front cover got all crushed and torn. What the heck?! Makes me sad, because it’s an issue all about Fall! :( I love Fall. It’s still hot here, but I’m counting down the days until I can drink some new Fall teas and go buy apple goodies at Apple Hill! It’ll be here soon!!!

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Sipdown! (146)

Ost was kind enough to include a sample of this in the package with my stash sale purchases, thanks dear! I do love me some blueberries. The sample was 2 teaspoons and Della Terra’s website recommended 1 teaspoon for 6 ounces, so I decided to just use the whole thing for my 8 ounce cup. In my experience, Della Terra’s teas need to be overleafed anyway to be strong enough.

This is a perfectly nice flavored tea. It’s mostly pastry and cinnamon to me, with hardly any blueberry. It sort of reminds me of cinnamon rolls with sugar glaze over the top and maybe a couple of blueberries sprinkled over. I don’t think I would order this, it’s a bit too artificial for me. It is quite tasty, but not enough blueberry!

Flavors: Blueberry, Cinnamon, Pastries, Sugar

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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From Pass the Stash TTB 2:

This is the first tea I picked to try from the box, and I quite like it! I don’t know how to describe it really, it’s not a wimpy black, it’s not a malty black, but it is pretty multi layered and very satisfying as a first tea of the day today.

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This is really, really good. The vanilla is very naturally sweet and tastes a lot more “real” than most vanilla black teas I have had. It masquerades as dessert if you add a little milk to make it even creamier.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I had one cup of this and enjoyed it even though I thought there could more of a lime taste. I chilled the rest and found that I enjoyed it a lot. The flavor came through a lot stronger. Good on a warm summer day!

Flavors: Lime

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drank S'mores by Della Terra Teas
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This was a bit of an impulse buy, since the idea of a S’mores-flavored tea was something that piqued my curiosity. The dry mix smells more like a chocolate breakfast cereal to me than a s’more. Then again, a lot of chocolate-based teas do.

Flavor-wise, it’s more like a weak hot chocolate than anything. It’s alright, but not something that’d make me immediately think of s’mores. There is, however, a faint taste there that I don’t like. Plasticy? Burnt? I don’t know, but it distracts a bit from the marshmallow and chocolate. Milk made it taste like the milk from a bowl of chocolate cereal, only warm.

I don’t think I’ll try resteeping. I doubt that after all the melty bits have dissolved it’ll really turn out well. Probably won’t restock it as it didn’t really impress me.

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drank Creamy Blue by Della Terra Teas
447 tasting notes

Much better with a higher concentration of tea. Has a creamy mouth-feel.

Preparation
Boiling 6 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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Wowsers…this smells like sweet, juicy pear. It’s like pear gummy sweets (if such a thing exists), very pleasant and tantalizing. I had a different pear tea yesterday so I will have some means for comparison. The blend is very dark and mostly black leaf but it’s perfumed strongly and was a very pleasant surprise.

The steeped colour is golden red and it has a light pear and thick malt scent with a hint of smoke. The black base has now dominated the divine pear scent. I think this base would suit better if I add sugar to it, however for the first cup I will try it without.

Well it at least tastes lighter than it’s rich black base scent. I can taste gentle pear with a touch of sweetness which is quickly met with a slight bitterness from the black tea and a hint of malt before the after taste takes us back to the pear which lightens yet lingers on the tongue. It’s like I’ve had a pear drop hard boiled sweet and taken a sip of standard bagged tea. Not the nicest but at the same time it’s drinkable and makes a change. Compared to the pear tea I had yesterday this one is very disappointing.

I will try it with sugar next time and see if that improves the flavours.

Flavors: Malt, Pear, Smoke

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 9 g 29 OZ / 850 ML

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Wow!! how much time since i was here? 2 years i think that was sure a long hiatus but i’m back in the tea world with this one as the first one i was looking Through my stash and find this one unopened . Mostly smell of chocolate and maybe a little orange. Made my first cup with just a little brown sugar became instant favorite just the perfect balance of semi-sweet chocolate and pu-erh it’s a shame all i have was a sample will surely order more .

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 300 OZ / 8872 ML

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TTB Samples Only
I know that most people don’t like the added flavors but I am enjoying the fullness of the cup. The raspberry and chocolate are definitely the major taste and aroma with the black base pulling it all together. I’m quite enjoying the tea.

My little activity monitor isn’t working quite right this morning and did not measure my 2 mile walk :( I’ll never reach my goal unless I adjust it somehow. I always feel like I’m cheating if I adjust it. I have to lose the weight I put on while visiting my mother in Florida. I swear all we did was eat! I seem to have gained about 3 pounds. I’m losing some of it but it’s hard. So many tempting foods. At least I have all my lovely teas as a substitute, :)

Flavors: Chocolate, Raspberry

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Cheri

Tea really does help me not eat as much, I think.

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drank Love In A Cup by Della Terra Teas
129 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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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.

Kaylee

I had the rooibos version of this blend and it had a very distinct cherry flavor. My theory was that the black tea just holds up better against the cherry notes.

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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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drank Candy Cane by Della Terra Teas
23 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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