Della Terra Teas

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86

At the end of the day, I wish I would have gotten the Lemon Chiffon instead because I find lime in teas is just a bit too tart for me! That said, this is delicious. Tart but tasty, balances off the rooibos well.

If anyone wants to swap this for some Lemon Chiffon, let me know! :)

(steeped 4 min @ 98 degrees)

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65

I won a sample of this a while back from their facebook page.
the first time I had this (which I forgot to log), I really really didn’t like it.

this time around is much better. I really dislike the smell of this tea once it’s steeped, smells way too rooibos & something else off putting.
the taste is mostly citrus, I’m not getting the other individual flavours, but somehow they all work together to create something pretty good.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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88

I wanted to try this with oatmeal cookies, but I didn’t have any. So I had it with date oatmeal, and an episode of Stargate SG-1.

It smells very nice, like the cookies. And the cookie flavour is really good. Could use a little more cinnamon (I really like it), otherwise delicious.

Whomever sent me this… thanks!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec
ashmanra

Haha! Our episode of the day was Bounty, I think season ten. :)

Lariel of Lórien

Heh! Mine today were Reckoning, and Threads.

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93

Thank you Yappychappy! I’ve always wanted to try this one but it never made it into my shopping cart. The aroma is pretty cinnamon sweet. The flavor definitely does have a bakey note to it. It’s sweet and has a little bit of cinnamon spice to it. I like it. It’s comforting. It was a good tea to have while I played my game :]

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62
drank S'mores by Della Terra Teas
593 tasting notes

I’m sitting here with a cup of this and a cup of ‘Love In a Cup’ in front of me as I catch up on Once Upon a Time.

I wanted to compare the two side by side and see if I still like either of them, or both, or none.

This one seems to have less discernible flavour than LiaC, if you didn’t tell me what this was supposed to taste like, I’d never guess S’mores.

Not sure if it’s just a shift in the interests of my taste buds, but I’m sticking the remainder of this in my swap pile. Done! So long, S’mores. It’s been fun.

Lowering my previous rating from 81. Not my thang.

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62
drank S'mores by Della Terra Teas
593 tasting notes

Drinking this for the second time, thanks to Jackie T for the swap!

I was more impressed this time around than with my first cup of this tea. I can’t help but compare it to Love In A Cup as they are similar, but I think I prefer LiaC due to the addition of caramel.

My big problem with flavoured teas like this is unless I am drinking them with a clean palate I find they can underwhelm me. This morning I am really tasting the marshmallows though! Especially as it cools down. Not getting a ton of chocolate but it is definitely present in the background, mingling with the graham crackers.

As with many dessert teas, I suspect the flavours will be brought out more with the addition of some sugar, which I will try next time.

Pretty tasty tea! Slightly less sweet than Love in a Cup but not too dissimilar.

I’m glad I ordered some!

Indigobloom

I know it will sound odd, but I often brush my teeth before drinking a cup (after lunch), just to get the fresh palate! doesn’t leave me with a minty aftertaste at all.

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94

Mmmmm :) such a nice fruity pear flavor. I have about one more cup of this left.

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94

This tea went with yoga today! I still love the sparkles and the juicy pear flavors. Perfect start to my morning.

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94

I forgot that I had at least 5 teas in a box that I haven’t tried yet. How could someone forget something like that?
Anyways… This tea is tea smells SO good. Very sweet and juicy. But it almost reminds me of a candy flavor instead of a real fruit. The flavor is pretty ripe pear like. Somewhere between natural pear and candy pear. And the sparkles are a nice touch :] I really like it(and sparkles..)!!

Jackie T

best surprise EVER when you realize you have teas you haven’t tried :)

KallieBoo!

Yeah, that’s true :] And it’s even better when it’s a really, really, really good tea!

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77

I’m still struggling to decide which of these lime / lemon rooibos I prefer, so I ordered more of all of them. Down to the end of the bag on all three.

I had this last night, and GAH. It is so good! I do enjoy the tartness of the lime with the sweetness of the lemon, it’s a nice mix of both. And I am always amazed whenever I have one of these three at how much they don’t taste like rooibos. WIN.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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77

This is quite delicious! I am so impressed with the rooibos teas I’ve tried from Della Terra, it makes up for the fact that I have been somewhat disappointed by their blacks. Yum.

I still think my favorite is Lime Chiffon, but this is a really tasty blend of both the lemon and the lime flavors. I had the first two cups without anything added, and for the third infusion I poured in a bit of almond milk. Mmmm, so creamy and wonderful. I will definitely enjoy the rest of this bag, and will probably order more of these in the future.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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85

Took the sample I recently got from Dustin, with me to work. Half my office (my room, not the entire building) smells like this tea when it’s brewing on my desk. Certainly one of ten ways to improve working conditions :-)

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85

Dustin was so kind to send me a sample of this tea; thanks Dustin!

Years ago I had a cheap and simple chocolate tea. It was not a good experience. It tasted as tea with a bit of cacao powder. Since then I’ve always avoided chocolate teas, untill I recently decided to try Theodor’s The du Loup, which I really liked very much and put chocolate teas back on the my to-try-list.

Like TheTeaFairy, I picked up a hint of sourness in the smell of the dry leaves, so I was a little apprehensive about this one. Based on the smell I definately wouldn’t have bought this. And that is of course the beauty of tea swaps, because once brewed this is een tea that lives up to it’s name. Altough I can’t really discern the cherry flavour, I do get the total griottes experience: the sweet dark chocolate taste with a sense of tart fruitiness. The flavours blend beautifully.

I do wonder if artificial flavouring has been used for this tea. Not that I would mind, but it seems neigh to impossible to achieve this taste with solely natural ingredients. Unfortunately the website doesn’t give any information.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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58

Sipdown! 815.

I didn’t have a big piece of star anise in the cup this time, which greatly improved the flavour, IMO. I taste ginger and a candy sort of raspberry… it’s actually fairly pleasant! I don’t think I’d feel the need to get any more of this, but without icky licoricey flavours, I’m quite happy with it.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

I’m wary of any tea that has the word melange in it. We have a bad history lol

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58

Yeeaaaah, awesome how the ingredient list somehow misses star anise… considering there were two huge stars right at the top of the packet…

Anyhow, this tea is light and fruity, less raspberry than I would expect, but I can taste the ginger and anise (which thankfully is light enough that it’s not grossing me out like licorice does). I could see that this might be tasty iced, but I’m not a huge fan. (I also may have understeeped it.)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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79

This tea smells really like marshmallows. And caramel, but the marshmallow is more prominent. It tastes like dessert in a mug.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Lariel of Lórien

It was really good with 52 Teas’ pumpkin pie.

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74

Definitely prefer Lime Chiffon, but this is still very tasty.

I put some in the fridge tonight, because I’m curious. I’ve never had a cold rooibos before, so I felt like experimenting. Fun, tea experiments! So tomorrow, I will give it a try. Lemon seems like it would be good hot or cold.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec
Courtney

Agreed on the hot or cold lemon. Let me know how that goes :)

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74

This is wonderfully smooth and creamy and lemony and delicious. I am super impressed with the rooibos teas that Della Terra offers, because I usually don’t care for rooibos. This, however, is delightful.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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86

Wow, a sip down already. It took me twenty days to finish this off. So glad I decided to try this with coconut almond milk because it really makes the raisin pop. Would I buy it again? No, but it’s been a tasty treat.

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86

What a depressing day. I missed my pysanka class today, which is a once-yearly deal, because I’m sick and need to finish a paper for tomorrow. Furthermore, my paper is already three times longer than what it has to be. Why won’t it just die?

This is five thousand times better with coconut milk. Wow. I can actually taste the raisin now! The flavours smoothly meld together and the cinnamon isn’t so 2D. Upping the rating a few notches because it is definitely much more enjoyable to drink.

CrowKettle

Where can you sign up for future one time annual pysanka classes?

Fjellrev

Apparently the Ukrainian Cultural Centre holds a class once a year during their annual Easter get-together thing. They have a bake and craft sale, lunch, and this class.

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86

Count me in as a member of the “Whaaat?! This isn’t a chocolate chip cookie!” club. IMO, raisins don’t belong in baked goods. They dry out and make me sad.

But when raisin critics are already raving about this, surely this deserves a chance.

The first thing I smell when I open the pouch is cinnamon hearts and a pinch of brown sugar. The rest of the ingredients are barely there. Derr, of course you can’t expect to smell the oatmeal, but I was hoping for a better balance between the vanilla and cinnamon. In my 1 oz bag, I counted around seven raisins.

The taste is on par with the aroma. Cinnamon hearts sweetened with golden brown sugar. I didn’t get a raisin in my teaspoon this time, so I guess it’s missing an element. Overall, this captures the qualities of a raisin cookie: warm, golden, and lightly spiced, but without the dry, leathery raisins!

Try this out if you like cinnamon-y baked goods (not cinnamon buns though, this is completely different), especially Snickerdoodles.

And on a semi-unrelated note, try Peanut Butter Co.’s Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter if you like this.

Kittenna

I soak my raisins in hot water before putting them in oatmeal raisin cookies. So delicious! No dried out raisins.

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82
drank Walnut Brittle by Della Terra Teas
23 tasting notes

Della Terra has created yet another great tea blend. I’m partial to green tea, so I love that this has a green tea rather than black tea base. It definitely tastes like walnut with notes of caramel. Such a sweet, light, yet flavorful tea. It’s definitely a dessert tea that I look forward to brewing.

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