Della Terra Teas

Recent Tasting Notes

76

Thank you Jackie T for this very generous sample!

I have to start by saying that this is one of my daughter’s favorite teas. She moved it into her own tea basket so that other people (like her mother) will keep their tea lovin’ mitts off of it. She even took a cup of this to school to convince her friend that tea is much cooler than coffee. Ah, to be twelve again. So usually I do not drink this tea, but I realized I don’t have a review of it and wanted to remedy that.

This really does taste like an oatmeal raisin cookie! All of the flavors are there: oatmeal, raisin, cinnamon, brown sugar, even a spicy hint of nutmeg. It is delicious and very satisfying when my sweet tooth starts talking to me. This tea also resteeps well. The flavors aren’t as strong, but they’re all still present. I love it when a flavored tea can hold up to a second infusion.

Since this is obviously going to stay on our pantry shelf I will be buying two ounces of it with my next Della Terra order. Maybe then my daughter will willing share it. Maybe.

Jackie T

I just ordered 4 more ounces of this today, I love your mother-daughter tea loving so much too, so this review made me smile!!

Veronica

Thanks! It is a lot of fun to share tea with her. I think some of our most memorable conversations to date have been during our morning tea time. :)

Kamyria

Oh.. mother and daughter sharing tea passion.. beautiful! My own tea companion is growing up too… She is seven and loves to enjoy Silver Needle and also some dessert rooibos with me. :)

ashmanra

My daughter was twelve when she started begging me to “let’s have good tea.” We started with Harney sachets and moved on to loose leaf. She does not love a wide variety of teas, but she really really has to have the ones she loves!

Veronica

@Kamyria – I love that she likes Silver Needle. My girl’s taste definitely run towards the dessert trees with some fruity greens thrown in for fun.

@ashmanra – My daughter doesn’t like a wide variety either, but the last time we ran out of one of her teas I had to pinky promise to reorder it. :)

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76

Hmm.. this has black tea in it? I don’t really taste it. I thought the green/black blend was really interesting, haven’t had many green/black blends. The apple flavor comes through nicely, but I don’t get a lot of chocolate taste. It’s there, but very subtle. It’s a good tea, but not something I plan on ordering more of.

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97

Oh my god, this is absolute perfection. Once brewed, it tastes even better than the dry leaf smelled, which I didn’t think would be possible! It really tastes like white chocolate, real good quality white chocolate, and it isn’t too sweet at all. The white chocolate notes are almost flirty, very uplifting, and the finish almost makes me think of mint. It’s very fresh, and ridiculously delicious.

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90

The way this tea smells reminds me of hot chocolate. Like really good hot chocolate. I appreciate that the strong chocolate flavor of this tea really comes through as a DARK chocolate flavor… Because dark chocolate is superior to milk chocolate. Unsweetened, this tea tastes great, but add a pinch of sugar and it’s phenomenal.

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82
drank Walnut Brittle by Della Terra Teas
31 tasting notes

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93

Tea #7 of iceday sipdown

I’m not sure who I got this one from.
Whoa does it smell Spicey.
Oops waaaaayyyy over steeped this, like 25-30 mins, trying to clean my daughters’ room & completely forgot about it.
It ended up being very tart & very spicey, like overkill in both aspects. Yikes.
This is a tea that could use less leaves than I usually use & a proper steep time.

I have enough left to try this again, so once I do, ill give it a numerical rating then.

ETA: Got to resteep this & decided to make a whole pot to use it up. Way better this time! Definitely a tea where you can use far less leaves. This time nicely spicy and a bit tart with a nice berry flavour.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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81

I think this is tea #9 of my iceday sipdown (I want another one tomorrow)

I don’t know what happened but all I got was bitterness, never experienced that with a rooibos before. must be what I ate before it.
it smells so yummy though, creamy delicious goodness

ETA: brewed up what was left & it was much better, slightly creamy, a touch of spice. Really I wish it was as creamy as it smelt. But over all very good.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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81

It seemed like a weird combination of ingredients, but turned out to be a nice surprise. I can’t really taste any of the listed ingredients separately at all, but they combine nicely into a unique cup.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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95
drank S'mores by Della Terra Teas
107 tasting notes

I’m so obsessed with this tea…

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drank S'mores by Della Terra Teas
107 tasting notes

This is my first ever taste of Della Terra Teas. I am very impressed! This tea smells like s’mores and it definitely tastes like s’mores too.. and not in an artificial way either.

Just what I needed for the post Super Bowl mess that is today.

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93

This tea was many firsts for me. It was my first swap, my first experience with della terra teas, and my first tea with sprinkles. It. Is. Awesome. Shout out to Jackie T. for the sample!

This tea is absolutely delicious! It really does taste warm and caramel-y and marshmallow-y ! I was a bit apprehensive before trying this tea because I am not a huge fan of marshmallows, but it did not disappoint! I haven’t even finished the sample yet and already ordered this and some other della terra teas.

This is definitely a tea I would recommend to someone! I also plan on giving it to all of my friends who claim that they do not like tea in my efforts to convert everyone I know into avid tea drinkers!

I loved this tea and cannot wait to try some more of della terra’s teas!

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88
drank Winter Nog by Della Terra Teas
63 tasting notes

Another hit. I like the little snowflake sprinkles lol.
I can smell the spices easy but they aren’t strong in the taste. No idea why, but I catch a hint of mint in it. It’s tasty and good! I’m a rooibos fan and this one I’ll happily drink on those cold winter days.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Winter Nog by Della Terra Teas
63 tasting notes

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95

After much talk/begging/bullying from a friend I broke down and started watching Doctor Who. I don’t need one more thing to potentially suck hours of my life away, but I told my friend I’d give the show a fair shot. In turn she is going to read Jane Eyre or The Brothers Karamazov, two of my favorite classic novels. I guess we’ll each broaden our horizons.

Before settling into the show I made a big mug of this tea. It’s very cake-y tonight. There’s still pineapple but not as much as usual. I am getting toward the bottom of my bag, so that might have something to do with it. At any rate, this is a wonderful dessert tea and perfect for curling up under a blanket while watching tv.

JustJames

yay! another who-vian.

Lariel of Lórien

‘I drink pineapple cake tea. Pineapple cake tea is cool’.

TeaBrat

I want to try this. I keep waiting for the chocolate covered strawberry to come back in a small size so I can order more things from Della Terra. :)

Cavocorax

Lariel – hahah.
Which episode(s) are you starting with? For a reluctant first-timer that could make a very big difference! I started with 2005’s Series One, but it took me a few to get into it because some of it was cringe-worthy. It got so much better though. <3

Veronica

Cavocorax, I’m starting with 2005’s series one, also. Nate, my friend, really likes the Doctor in season 2, but I started with the previous season just so I would have an idea of what’s going on. I’m only a few episodes in, so I’m still reserving judgement. :)

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95

Morning cup. I thought I was grabbing a different tea, but once I opened it I thought it’d be just as nice. All the same lovely pineapple and cake flavors as before. Good stuff!

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95

I had to call my insurance company about a series of tests my daughter needs, and I was not expecting the conversation to go well. Before I called I decided to make myself a cup of this just so something good would be going on. No matter how long I would be left on hold, or how frustrated I got, there would be pineapple cake-y goodness to help me get through it (without the hundreds of calories of actual cake!). It turned out that there was nothing to fear. The doctor she needs to see is in network, and the procedures are covered. Halle-frickin-lujah!!!

Five minutes after calling I was quietly sipping my wonderful tea and happy with the entire world. I’m not sure if it’s funny or sad that one good phone call with an insurance company can make me feel this way, but I’m glad the tea was there to help.

JustJames

tea can be an excellent bolster, and far better for you than other liquid forms of courage. it makes very good sense that the world seemed better… you can only knock a problem down one domino at a time, and you got one!

hope all is well with your wee one… =0)

Terri HarpLady

This is a really tasty tea!

Lariel of Lórien

Yes, it is fantastic.

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95

I was in the mood for a dessert tea, and this one fit the bill. Sweet,creamy, lots of flavor, and much better for me than the carton of ice cream I’m avoiding in the freezer. Sadly, I used the last of my sample. This one will be missed until it can be replaced!

JustJames

great… i’m spending my august/september tea budget in advance… i just added this one to my shopping list.

Veronica

This one’s a winner. I think I broke down and placed a Della Terra order right after I posted this review. :)

JustJames

have you read any of my posts? are you aware that i have imposed a moratorium on tea purchases until august at least??? ARGH! tea smashing budget enabling websites!!!

Veronica

Oops. :)

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95

So apparently I have a fruit flavored theme going today. Strawberry, blueberry, and now pineapple. This is a decadent tea. The pineapple is as sweet as one would expect after it has baked and caramelized. It’s almost candy sweet but without the fake flavor. The pineapple is definitely the main flavor, but there is also cake. I’m not sure how Della Terra accomplishes the cake-y flavor in their teas, but they do an excellent job. Really, everything about this tea is delightful. I love it! Since this is a decadent tea I’ve added sugar and cream. Oh my word… yes.

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95

This is so good! Sweet, buttery cakey goodness. The main flavor is the cake, but the sweetness of the pineapple is there, becoming more pronounced as the tea cools. Not that I allowed this tea to cool off too much. I steadily sipped it until my cup was empty.

Looks like I need a refill and a reorder. I’m going to go through this sample way too fast!

gmathis

If this is as good as their Hawaiian Dream with pineapple was, I think I have a crush on it already.

Veronica

I haven’t had the Hawaiian Dream, but now I want to try it. And this is definitely a crush worthy tea. :)

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drank Jasmint by Della Terra Teas
63 tasting notes

First off, Yay to me for not ruining my entire Della Terra order by ordering all flavored blacks (which I’ve found I don’t like).

Tried this guy out for the first time tonight. And the verdict is YUM! As a green tea and mint fan I was hopeful this would be just what I was looking for. Mint and jasmine are present but not overpowering at all. Just a nice little added note. I can see myself enjoying this one a lot. I expect it will be something I reorder.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Kasumi no Chajin

We have very similar tastes…though I found this one slightly imbalanced, I will be re-ordering

T.C.

Honestly I’m not experienced enough to know perfect balance in a tea yet. I just know it’s much more balanced then the mint matcha I’m sending you lol.

Kasumi no Chajin

no matter how many years one has in tea, often that kind of thing is still subjective :)

Dustin

I didn’t like their flavored blacks either until I let one get cold and took a sip. Now I’m re-tasting them all iced. Some I’m still not fond of, but some I’m now finding quite delicious.

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89
drank Mother Of Pearl by Della Terra Teas
141 tasting notes

Intense natural strawberry flavor. I also taste the rose, but the mango seems to be lost. The pu’erh flavor is also very much hidden – I don’t taste any fishiness or dirt taste – maybe I added too much sugar in anticipation of that taste. I am not a fan of pu’erhs, but this was a delicious dessert tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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88

Backlogging a cuppa the afternoon from a few days ago……

I have been meaning to log this for about a week now. I have had it twice, now, so I thought I had a pretty good handle on it. Today my the cuppa the afternoon is Della Terra’s Oatmeal Raisin. Really, I am glad I waited, because I feel like I can compare the two flavor profiles and maybe help someone else out when trying to choose between the two.

Fireside Spice is not your usual spiced tea. There are notes of cinnamon, ginger and clove. The main note in the tea is vanilla, though, which is quite lovely. This one comes across more as a spiced vanilla cookie like a snicker doodle, or it really reminds me of those Belgian Biscoff cookies of which I have an unhealthy obsession. Now, I can be happy with them in tea form. This will definitely be a repurchase for me.

Onto how this compares to Oatmeal Raisin Cookie……the spices are very similar. Still, the raisin note is the top flavor note I catch. I do love a good oatmeal raisin cookie, but for me the top note of vanilla is preferred.

Usual mug method.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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86

I have received so many swap packages in the past week or so, that I can’t remember who this is from.

As we all know Della Terra has quickly become one of my favourite tea companies, if not my favourite. And this tea is no exception.

Chocolate teas can be hit or miss, but this is yummy. It’s better hot than after it cools, you really get the strawberry flavour when it’s hot. Very sweet & juicy & the nice touch of milk chocolate.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Jackie T

I sent you that one, I’m glad you like it :)

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82

To introduce myself to Della Terra teas, I had bought a few sample packs to figure out what I liked. I liked all the rooibos I tried, but the flavored black teas kept falling short of what I was hoping for and what I kept reading others were experiencing. Yesterday I happen to take a sip of a cup I had let get cold and dumped the rest of it before I tasted what I had in my mouth. I was caught off guard at the flavor and noted to try to cold brew some of their black tea. So last night I dumped a heaping teaspoon into a glass of water and stuck it in the fridge overnight. Added some sugar this morning and wow! I guess it turns out I just don’t like their black tea warm! This stuff is really flavorful! I get a pretty even cherry and chocolate flavor on the sip and chocolate lingering after. The cherry flavor is more like maraschino cherries than fresh, but in a pleasant way that matches well with the chocolate. I am really enjoying it and my cup is almost empty now! I want more… MOOOOOORE!!!

Preparation
140 °F / 60 °C 8 min or more

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