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88
drank Cactus Flower by Della Terra Teas
1065 tasting notes

SIPDOWN! I’m going to try to around 84 teas before my two orders arrive haha. So I am cold brewing this in the fridge currently, will try it after a few days. I loved this tea hot, so I am excited to try it cold, and will probably order a bit more of it when I place my next Della Terra order. Not for a while though! Although the new teas look quite yummy! Salted Caramel and Root Beer! :D I will hold off though. Wayyyy too much tea on the way. See previous notes on this tea :)

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88
drank Cactus Flower by Della Terra Teas
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Last day of my undergrad degree today! Whoop! Unfortunately I am in super freak out mode, our big presentation is tomo and we haven’t rehearsed/finished it yet… Gahhhh. Hope we get it done! Anyways, i oversteeped this tea today by 2 minutes, but it’s not bad. Comfort teas will be in order tonight to attempt to relax for tomorrow. See previous notes on this tea.

ETA – speaking of comfort teas, i see that my 52 teas was out for delivery today!! That also means my whispering Pines shouldn’t be too far behind, as I ordered it before the other. Hope it’s there when I get home!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Serenity

Congratulations!!

OMGsrsly

You can do it! :D Good feeling, huh? I have my last exam next Friday…

Anyanka

That’s one of the best feelings ever. Congratulations!

MissLena

Thanks everyone! It does feel pretty good,but will feel even better when i’m done the presentation and my exams :)

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88
drank Cactus Flower by Della Terra Teas
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This is in my mug today. Love it!! So fruity and fresh and tasty and i just really like green rooibos lol. I currently have a nice full shopping cart including 2 oz of this tea sitting, waiting for me to break down. Sigh. Della terra has such good deals! Must. Resist. Lol, see previous notes on this tea :)

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88
drank Cactus Flower by Della Terra Teas
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This tea is soo tasty! I think I have determined that I prefer green rooibos teas, whether blended with mate or red rooibos, doesn’t matter, for my morning cup. It also does ok in the travel mug, which I probably why I like it. This one is so fresh and springy! I should have ordered a lot more of this and less of the peach apricot one by Della terra (still have to make a note on that one I think). I think I will order more of this anyways, I am loving it, especially the lychee flavor that is somehow present, even though not in the ingredients lol. See previous notes!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Cactus Flower by Della Terra Teas
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Another from my try me pack. I love finding new green rooibos blends! The dry and steeped smell was very much the same, a juicy, tropical fruitiness that I just could not place. I went on steepster and read the other review, yes!! That’s what it is! LYCHEE. It reminds me of SoHo. I don’t get very much peach in the aroma, just pure lychee, hm I wonder if cactus flowers smell like that? It smelled delicious, anyways!

I am sad that I am first trying this in a travel mug, because it usually is mean to green rooibos blends. This tastes very smooth, once again lychee! It’s a bit light, but very fresh and yummy. The green rooibos goes well with the flavor, even if it’s a tad overpowering. It could just be my travel mug though. But I quite like this.

Overall, this is a really good green rooibos blend. I could see myself drinking this and green and fruity as staple green rooibos teas. Another tea that embodies the essence of spring! A welcome thought on this really cold day here. Also might have to pick up some SoHo liqueur and make a summery drink with this!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec
Dinosara

Man, how did I not know that there was a lychee liqueur?? I love lychee! Wonder if I can find it in this tiny town… :)

MissLena

Yeah I’ve had it in a drink at one bar, I have yet to look for it, it’s soooo good!

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73

Sipdown, 186. Cold brew.

This one really shines as a cold brew. Of course I also have come to realize that I really like cold brew apple teas. Anyway, to me this tastes even more like dried apple chips, and it is much less cinnamony overall. It was also super pretty in the glass bottle, where you could see the shimmeries all throughout the tea. When I brewed it hot the shimmeries looked like a oil sheen on the top of the cup, but here they were gorgeous. And it was very appley and sweet with a hint of tartness. I really enjoyed this one as a cold brew!

Preparation
Iced

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73

Got this in a swap with Tea Sipper, thanks! Interesting that this is caramel AND candy apple… usually they are two different things, not the same, lol. This has large chunks of apple in it, which looked good, but I am not really digging the oily sheen left on top of the tea after steeping. I keep getting wafts of the scent of dried apple chips, which isn’t too surprising I guess, and when I really smell the cup I get a more powerful aroma of cinnamon dried apple chips.

In the flavor I am definitely getting the sweetness of a candy apple, but by and large it is mostly dried apple chips, which are usually very sweet on their own. There’s also a tartness to the aftertaste that also reminds me of apple chips. No caramel to speak of, and a non-present black base (but that wasn’t a surprise). I am kind of surprised as I have had other apple teas with dried apple in them and I don’t get the same sensation, possibly because there is a difference between soft-dried apple rings/chunks and hard-dried apple chips, skin and all.

I’m actually really enjoying this tea, which surprises me. My rating keeps creeping up. I don’t think it’s successful as a caramel OR candy apple tea (and not together for sure), but as an apple tea? Sure! I love those apple chips and now I want a bag of them.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

I’ll have to check this one out next time I order from Della Terra! :D

tea-sipper

I’m glad you liked this one more than I did!

Dinosara

I understand why it has such mixed reviews… if you are looking for caramel apple, it is disappointing. Luckily I didn’t get thai curry from it like some others!

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91
drank Anti V-Day Treat by Della Terra Teas
299 tasting notes

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.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Cavocorax

Fallen London sounds INTERESTING!

Ozli

It is! It’s a cool story. It is kinda slow in the beginning but idk, I’m still playing, so….

Cavocorax

I bookmarked it!

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91
drank Anti V-Day Treat by Della Terra Teas
299 tasting notes

Need caffeine that also feels like a sugar rush this morning since I’m up early for some reason and I have to get to work work work on the python course I’m taking. I love this tea a lot. It’s always a good eeeease into the day tea.

In other newsss, I bought a nice jug yesterday with the fruit/tea infusers & the ice thinger for my cold brewing. I have a mango black tea in there (Murchies and one of my least faves brewed hot, but it’s reaally nice cold. There’s a few in my collection I can’t wait to try cold. Now that I don’t have to try to pour from an old pickle jar :P or use a saucer as a lid to my french press. JUGS. SO HANDY!)

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91
drank Anti V-Day Treat by Della Terra Teas
299 tasting notes

YUMMERS. Sweet overload here with this & cupcakes! \o/

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91
drank Anti V-Day Treat by Della Terra Teas
299 tasting notes

I had a few Della Terra teas the other day with company – but this was the stand-out, oh man. Tasty and sweet but not OVERLY sweet.

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81

My friend had a cup of this yesterday when she was over, so I stuck the leaves in the fridge until a few hrs ago to see how cold brewing would turn out. I didn’t use a teabag this time, just the leaves in the giant mug with a covering on top. The flavor was mild, then I added some sugar and there’s quite a bit of strawberry flavor coming out! This will be delicious in the summer, I think I will hold off on cold brewing for a while here, it’s just too cold outside for it. But come summer, yes, this will hit the spot perfectly.

Preparation
8 min or more

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81

New tea #4! Another from the try me pack. This smells like a strawberry milkshake to me when I opened the bag, quite sweet and creamy. I steeped for about 2 minutes, and the water temp was either 175 or lower, I’m not sure, my kettle was set to hold at 175 but it hadn’t started up for a while. The steeped smell is like a candy strawberry, sweet and tangy.

As for the taste, this is very light and fresh. I get a nice green tea flavor, and the aftertaste is tangy strawberry, a bit candy like rather than fresh berry, but the tang makes it a more realistic. As it cools, the bit of creaminess is coming out more. I will probably steep at an even lower temperature in the future to try to coax out a bit more cream, but I had lots of creamy teas already today, so I’m ok with the freshness of this one.

Overall, this is a very nice mellow green/white blend with a strawberry tang. It is enjoyable, I prefer this green blend better than the Jasmint by Della Terra, it’s not quite as bitter to me. Maybe the temperature played a factor in the other as well? Anyways, this is light, sweet, and fresh. A very nice spring tea. Not sure if I will re-order, but I will see if that status changes by the time I finish my little bag :P

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec
jessiwrites

I was looking at this one… I might have to try it out.

MissLena

It’s very light and refreshing, a pretty decent spring tea :) I think it was a good addition to my try me pack :D

jessiwrites

I love light and refreshing! And I love green tea.

MissLena

This one would probably be a pretty choice then!

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95

When I first opened the bag and smelled the tea, Wow! Strong chocolate and mint. This is another tea I love for the aroma, it’s so delicious. Also appealing is the dry tea: the chocolate chips, forest green mint leaves, and the little candy shamrocks. To be honest, I bought this tea because of the picture. I took a good gamble in the end! The aroma of the steeped tea is similar to that of the leaves. The liquor – dark reddish brown – oh my gosh it’s so good. The mint and vanilla wonderfully complements the chocolate, which is not (of course) artificial tasting. This chocolate-mint tea is yummy!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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87
drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
1065 tasting notes

I’m a cup away from a sipdown on my Lemon Chiffon, but this one was yelling out to me tonight. Maybe because it’s a bit fresher and a bit different flavor than the lemon. Anyways, having a delicious cup right now. Della Terra rooibos’ rock my socks off!! See previous notes on this delicious tea!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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87
drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
1065 tasting notes

Going to be doing some backlogs here (ok actually only 2 haha). Had a delicious cup of this while my friend had a cup of Lemon Lime Cream Tart yesterday, so tasty! See previous notes :)

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87
drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
1065 tasting notes

So today I am trying a bunch of new teas that I have had sitting here since earlier this week and just haven’t had time to get to! So here’s another Della Terra one I am trying today :) earlier this week I tried the Lemon Lime Cream tart and was quite impressed, I didn’t log a note on it though. Maybe I will try it after this one to compare these two, and maybe my Lemon Chiffon while I’m at it!

This one smells sooo limey and good in the bag. Definitely key lime pie. Not much lime bitterness either. I steeped for 4 minutes. The steeped smell is not quite as lime and a bit more of the cream (yay cream!) but the lime is definitely there. There isn’t a strong rooibos smell in this one either.

Ooh, this is another really good rooibos. Lemon Chiffon definitely has some competition! This is smooth and very much natural lime tasting, with the lovely cream to tone it down and make for a sweeter aftertaste. I will definitely have to brew up some Lemon Lime Cream Tart to see how the lime tastes compare. This is delicious and pie-like, while Lemon Chiffon was more cake like to me. Maybe because there’s more lime pies than cakes? Lol, all these creamy, delicious teas are making me sleepy! Might have to have a little nap, as I am finally relaxing from the week. Anyways, back on track here…

Overall, another stellar rooibos from Della Terra. I’m not sure which of the three lemon/lime rooibos’ (sp?) is my favorite, but after a few more steeps of each of them, maybe I will have come to a decision about which one will be the one to keep in stock. Or I’ll just keep them all in stock. :D

Oh, and as this tastes like lime pie, Happy Pi Day!!!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

Yay for Pi Day!

MissLena

Haha yeppers! I didn’t have any pie today though :( ah well, it’s not good for me anyways

Fjellrev

Yeah, me neither. We can just pretend with our tea. :)

MissLena

Haha that works for me!

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85

Happy Father’s Day!

I will probably have an Earl Grey later as that is my dad’s preferred type of tea to drink (bagged of course; I will have loose leaf lol), but I wanted something chocolatey and minty this morning, and I’ve been hoarding my last bit of it, so I need to start drinking it down. Perfect for a cloudy, looks like rain type of day that today is shaping up to be. I hope Della Terra brings this tea back, it’s the best chocolate mint tea I’ve had to date. See previous notes on this tea :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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85

So it’s ridiculous weather here. Now they actually have been closing major roads, massive multi car pile up on the main highway…I am hiding inside with tea. This one seems perfect for this crazy spring snow day. Creamy, sweet, warm, comfort. Delicious. I’m hoping that they cancel classes tomorrow :D I could get so much work done and drink so much tea! See previous notes :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
jessiwrites

You must live relatively close to where I am… the highway just opened back up this afternoon after being closed all night. So ugly out there!

MissLena

Lol actually not too close, I’m in Edmonton, but this storm reaches all the way to you, I checked out the weather map, I hope it lets up soon, roads are just terrible, had to pretty much dig my vehicle out of the parking lot this afternoon!

jessiwrites

Oh, that is quite a distance. Man, crazy storm! I haven’t had to go anywhere today, working from home, but last night was a bit scary. I hope your classes are cancelled tomorrow!

MissLena

Luckily I took the train to classes today, but I had to go to my grad photos later this afternoon so we drove..messy out there! Fingers crossed I don’t have classes tomorrow lol

Rachel J

Man… These are the times I’m glad I live in New York, though every election cycle I seriously contemplate moving to Canada!

MissLena

Haha trust me, you do not want this crazy weather ever haha :P

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85

Mmmm yes, my St. Patrick’s day tea. It would be kind of nice if this became a permanent in the DT collection, even if the shamrock sprinkles have to go. I really like the creaminess of this tea, and this cup has a bit more mint that the first one I had, I think. I much prefer this over Swiss Mountain, the vanilla just adds the perfect touch to the flavor! See previous notes :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
TheTeaFairy

I have an order of this on it’s way, just can’t resist a mint novelty! Nice to see most reviewers seem to really like it :-)

MissLena

Yeah this is a pretty good one! I love the sprinkles, hope you like it too :)

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85

So I was going to wait until St. Patty’s this weekend to have a taste of this, but I am craving a chocolatey tea right now so I am making a cup! I received this in my try me pack this week. The dry smell is very much reminiscent of Swiss Mountain, with a touch more creaminess. I steeped for around 3 minutes. The steeped smell is very good, chocolate and mint with cream! Yes, the creaminess definitely is present, especially when the water first hits the tea. This tea reminds me more of a milk chocolate mint with all the creaminess, rather than dark chocolate. It smells so yummy, pretty excited to try this cup!

So as for the taste, yeah, this is pretty darn good. I very much like this over Swiss Mountain, as the vanilla in here adds just enough sweetness that it makes the cup seem fuller and not as watery. The start of the sip is where the mint and chocolate are the most prominent, the chocolate being not very strong but enough to make its presence known. Then the aftertaste…mmm, this is my favorite part. The mint fades into the delicious vanilla and it lingers on and on, a wonderful, cool sweetness. I am very impressed with the cream flavor Della Terra makes, whether it be in their flavored rooibos or other blends like this one! It’s so creamy and light and sweet, perfectly done. This is actually reminding me a bit of baileys and hot chocolate with mint! And maybe it’s that I’m comparing this to Swiss Mountain, or that it’s snowing here, but I totally feel like I’m at the top of a mountain in a ski chalet sipping this down after being coated in snow from skiing! :D

Overall, this is really good, and while I’m not sure this is really a chocolatey tea, it is very tasty for me! But then again, I am definitely a vanilla ice cream fan over chocolate ice cream :P but this was a very good one to try!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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62

Finishing this one off from my Touch of herb try me pack. This is not my favorite tisane, but with so many ingredients that I don’t like (chamomile, cardamom, and St. John’s Wort) I’m astonished that I didn’t just try to pass this off on my brother. I wouldn’t buy it again, but it was worth a try.

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62

This was part of my Touch of herb try me pack. I’m not a fan, but I should mention that it contains several ingredients I do not like: orange peel, chamomile, and cardamom…ick! It also contains St John’s Wort, which I’ve had some problems with in the past (albeit in much greater concentration).

Along with me not really caring for the taste of this tea, it’s not agreeing with my stomach right now. I’m glad I had the chance to try it in this sample size, but it’s really not for me.

Kittenna

I was just looking at this one, as the ingredients seemed interesting to me…. and then I looked at the picture of the dry tea, and fennel is clearly present, but not listed in the ingredients (and I hate fennel… :/)

canadianadia

@Kittenna- you know I didn’t even notice the fennel before, but now that you mention it, yep I can defintely see it. I wonder why the ingredients label is incomplete? It also only mentions “orange flavor” (which I tend to like), but it also contains unlisted orange peel (which I do not like).

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82

And the sipdown saga begins! I am making cups 2 at a time right now haha, non caffeine and caffeinated to alternate and hopefully get through some bags! This one is the first SIPDOWN of the day, wanted to get started earlier but I had a long nap lol. I actually didn’t have enough of this to make on its own, but I mixed in a bit of Raspberry vanilla rooibos from Zen Tea as I normally do with this one, so it should taste quite yummy. A very good rooibos, but I probably won’t restock it yet. See previous notes!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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