Della Terra Teas

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Made some at work and took to my desk, can hear people walking by on the other side of my cubicle “wall” commenting and wondering what the delicious smell is.

My fave: “oh my god, ca sent right bon!!”

Good ol bilingual NB :)

For the record, it’s still yummy!!

Terri HarpLady

It is! (Thanks again Sil!)

Courtney

Did you want to do a swap for the rest of my Pineapple Upside Down Cake by any chance?

TastyBrew

If she doesn’t, I will :-)

whatshesaid

I just bought 2 oz so I say send it TastyBrew’s way :)
Thanks though!

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72

Ohhhh man. Smelling this in my cup now. My second Della Terra ordered arrived today, happy birthday to me!!! Great timing because it’s a rough birthday.
This is fast becoming a fave tea company of mine. Move over Davidstea!!

I’m going to let it cool a bit and then report my findings.

Ok, drinking this again. I made it at work yesterday and again right now, my coworkers practically followed the scent from the kitchen to my cubicle. I could hear them saying “mmmm, what’s that smell?? Something smells good!”

It is so fresh that it looks wet in the bag. That may seem gross to you but it just makes me want to eat it with a spoon . I wouldn’t go that far though, you guys, come on.

It’s almost as good as it smells. And the similarities to Davidstea Red Velvet Cake are pretty amazing because that one is chocolatey and this isn’t!

Maybe they used a similar cake flavouring. You can’t pull the wool over my eyes, I know that’s how it works. Just tell me where you bought it so I can use it on everything else.
It’s very sweet, this tea. Definite brown sugar notes, creamy, I guess the only “complaint” I have is that I can’t taste the pineapple very much. I wish this was a bit more different from the Red Velvet Cake because given the ingredients and intention with this I should love it way more than that one. I do love it though, and will have to do a comparison sometime! Another DellaTerra win!

(Made as directed)

Cavocorax

Happy belated birthday!

I found the same thing about Della Terra. They have great tea, reasonable prices and one thing that DavidsTea is sorely lacking: SALES. :P

Kittenna

Yes…. DT could certainly stand to have more sales! Or coupons. Or a rewards program…

whatshesaid

Yes!! I mean clearly their sales are not slowing despite their lack of sales but I bet they’d go up even if they put a tea a week on sale or something! Even the discontinued ones aren’t discounted. Silly.

whatshesaid
  • their sales aren’t slowing despite their lack of promotional discounts (sounded confusing before)
Sil

happy birthday! :)

whatshesaid

thanks! :)

Starfevre

happy birthday!

Froogle_jimmy

Happy belated bday

Indigobloom

Happy belated birthday!!

whatshesaid

Thanks :)

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90

And another sipdown at work! This tea has served me well in the rooibos department, and it, lime and lemon chiffon are always favorites when I have guests over. I still think I like Lemon Chiffon a bit better than this one, but it’s still pretty good! Lime chiffon too haha, the only one I have left. Anyways, I will enjoy this tasty cuppa! See previous notes.

ETA – Darn you post office! Didn’t leave my tea at my place, just got the shipping notice that they left the card. Now I have to wait until tomorrow to get my new Verdant teas! Ugh :(

Fjellrev

Guh, hate when that happens with parcels!

OMGsrsly

At least you got them in time this month! Mine were delivered today, too. :)

MissLena

Yeah it was so much faster! I can’t wait to get them tomorrow, the anticipation!

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90

Had this in my travel mug this morning as I was craving sweets from all the yummy teas I tried yesterday. It didn’t disappoint, but I definitely could have used some caffeine today. I have also devised a way to have more tea at work, I filled up a tea bags with with loose tea and brought it :) easier to make. I’ll probably bring a brewt basket at some point though lol. I’m steeping pink passion fruit right now, we’ll see how the method works! Oh and see previous notes on this yummy rooibos.

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90

So I had lots of tea today, a few epic ones, but I just am tired and didn’t log..maybe tomorrow haha. Anyways this is my bedtime cuppa, as I continue to do my homework lol, hopefully it will make me sleepy afterwards. See previous notes :)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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90

I’m finally getting the chance to sit down and review this! I’ve already had a cup last week and gave one to my friend (who loved it btw). So now I need to write about it too!

The dry smell is sooo delicious. The lemon-lime tart is definitely identifiable, with the creaminess and citrus goodness. Steeped for around 4 minutes, although I know it could handle longer. The steeped smell retains the cream tart image, just a bit fainter.

Boy, is this ever good! I seem to recall my first cup having a bit more of that bitter lime peel tartness, but this one is very very smooth and creamy, a lot more vanilla and more lemon. In fact, this cup is predominantly lemony, hmm it’s like a more tangy Lemon Chiffon, the lime is still there a bit in the flavor too though, that key lime pie from Lime Chiffon is here too!

Overall, this is a really good combination of the lemon and lime chiffons. The extra vanilla really adds to the creamy aftertaste, and I think it might also be the honeybush that makes for a more cake-like addition, as I just checked out all three rooibos’ ingredients and this one and lemon have honeybush, while the lime has only rooibos. Anyways, I’m getting too technical, this is delicious. Still don’t know my favorite, darn it, but since this one combines the two other favorites, it might take the first place spot. Ah, they’re all good. Thank you Della Terra for another delicious caffeine free tea!

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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64

I do not get teas that want to taste like coffee! This was okay but left some meh after taste. The caramel wasn’t very pronounced to me either. I am a huge fan of flavored rooibos! This one just wasn’t for me so much.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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85

This is my pre-class sipdown. I do really like the smell of bergamot. The flavour is really good. I very much enjoy the creaminess of this tea.

I don’t remember who sent me this, but thank you!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec

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58

I thought I would like this one more! I’ve heard such nice things about it… but this one tastes just like the cough drop flavor that I didn’t like in the Raspberry White Melange. I didn’t get much of a blueberry flavor either. It’s odd that there were flowers in the blend, but no flowers listed in the ingredients on my bag. I really wish this one didn’t have that cough drop flavor, as I know I would have liked it. Oh well, just not my thing I guess!

Kittenna

Yeah, I did get similar flavours with this one and Raspberry White Melange, but definitely preferred Double Berry Burst, and it didn’t come off cough drop-y to me (thankfully). I have noticed that Della Terra fails to accurately list ingredients quite frequently. I have no food allergies, so I don’t really care, but it’s worrisome for those who do…

tea-sipper

Yeah, I don’t have allergies to anything either, but I was thinking of others who might have allergies.

yappychappy

Made it taste like soap!

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82

Saturday sipdown (cold- brew). This is so good cold. The pumpkin flavour is a little stronger, as are the spices. Added a little sugar and soy milk, and it’s like having a pumpkin ice cream beverage.

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82

Since it nearly Spring… I am having Autumn tea.

This has a nice scent. The flavour is good. It’s nice and Autumn, but needs a little more spices. Good with yams.

Thanks Emily M for this.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec
Emily M

You’re welcome! And I agree 100%. This one needs more spices.

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90
drank Lemon Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
90 tasting notes

Sweet creamy lemony dessert goodness! Sadly it’s a sipdown. Thank you Kaylee for the sample to hold me over until I order this.

I couldn’t say goodbye right away so I threw the leftover leaves in a cold brew with some black tea leaves as an experiment; a desserty twist on lemon iced tea perhaps?

Ok I can’t believe I finished the mug in just a few minutes. I need to own this asap! But I’m trying to resist the urge to order because there are a zillion teas I want from Della Terra, and I need to sipdown some cupboard space so I can order them all at once and get to open the huge package like it’s Christmas.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Lariel of Lórien

Try it with extra vanilla rooibos, it’s awesome.

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90
drank Lemon Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
90 tasting notes

Whenever I’m getting sick I make ginger tea with lots of lemon, and force myself to drink it while making sour faces. So I was a little worried that this would be tart and remind me of my makeshift home remedy attempts.

But pleasantly it was slightly sweet and creamy and tasted like a lemon cupcake. Yum! I can actually see myself ordering this one. Thanks yappychappy for the sample.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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95

Well my day has just kind of gone waayyy downhill since this afternoon. Having a lovely pot of this and watching some new shows. I like the flavors. It’s a simple tea but it’s creamy and has a nice, light mint flavor to it. Glad I got to enjoy this tonight.

Kittenna

Oh no :( Hope it’s something easily fixable!

KallieBoo!

Yeah, all is well now. :-)

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88

I thought I would drink and make a note on this tea today being that it is St. Patrick’s day…This is a nice tasting rooibos. I can taste both the mint and chocolate, but I would love this tea if both of those flavors were bolder…I guess I was looking for more of a minty hot chocolate, which I’m sure it’s not intended to be…It is good though and I am enjoying it hot, lightly sweetened and with a splash of coconut/almond milk.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
59 tasting notes

Although I ordinarily am not overly fond of rooibos, I figured that might also be due to the fact that previously I’ve only had rather ordinary rooibos blends. So when Dustin and I set up a swap, I took a chance and asked for som rooibos. One of the blends she sent me was this one and it truely tastes great! Thanks Dustin!

The official discription is rather spot on. It really has a “homemade lemon cake”-feel to it. Sweet, fruity and with a tart note, this is a great dessert or normally-I-would-be-having-a-hot-chocolate-tea-moment tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
1774 tasting notes

I’m still here guys, don’t worry. I’ve just retreated into mostly-lurker mode without even realizing, partly because we’ve had company for the last week (and until next Monday), and partly because I don’t have as much free time as I’m used to.

This is a great cup. I LOVE IT. Also, I love that the baby loves it. We’re going for a walk tomorrow and I plan to put that in her cup so she has something warm to sip on.

Sil

YAY for walks!

Cavocorax

:P Hopefully it’s not too cold. I really need to buy winterwear for myself and the kiddo. We’re still wearing hoodies, but I’ll probably break down and go shopping soon.

Sil

costco has some things..might be a cheaper option

Cavocorax

Yeah – that would work. Was going to look at Winners and Old Navy too (if they have warm enough stuff).

OMGsrsly

Winners here at least has a lot of North Face and Merrell down in stock. You might actually have really good luck there.

Cavocorax

Really? I’d love some Merrells! Thanks for the heads up.

OMGsrsly

And depending on your foot size, check the men’s boots. I’m about a 9 women’s, 7.5 men’s. They had more “for snow” style boots for guys. Which is ridiculous.

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drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
1774 tasting notes

Tried some teas today and some were good and some were blah. To make up for the blah ones I made this because it’s SO AWESOME.

Can’t wait for my Della Terra order to arrive so I can compare this to the lemon lime tart. (Also I can’t wait for my Butiki order, and my Bluebird order, and my Amoda tea box. And then… no more orders. But I’ll still be under 100 teas!)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
OMGsrsly

Umm. So I shouldn’t have looked up Amoda.

Cavocorax

Hahah. Yeah. I found out about it through Steepster too! I’ve only rec’d one month though. The packs are a little small, but I like it because a) surprises! and b) I might find an awesome new tea from a hard to shop from company.

OMGsrsly

I can’t even have mint in my house (BFF is severely allergic) so I’ve emailed to ask if they can substitute non-minty things. :) So tempted. I feel like 60g of surprise tea isn’t too bad at $15. It’s like a monthly present!

Cavocorax

Oh! I hope they can do that! They sell the teas from the previous months, so maybe they could throw one of those in instead!

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drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
1774 tasting notes

After a few okayish teas, this is my reward goodnight sleepytime dessert tea. I am going to drink this while I eat a big bowl of knock-off cocoa puffs.

Chocolate cereal is the best. :D

Also, why haven’t I rated this tea yet? I should do a proper rating sometime in the future. I love this tea though. I should get more. Also, now that I know the lemon chiffon is honeybush and different enough, I should try it too.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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80

Got this in my sampler pack, and I wasn’t expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised. The mild tartness of the strawberry comes through first, followed by a warm chocolate note.

I’ve gotten so used to seeing and smelling the chocolate in a tea only to have it mysteriously disappear when it comes to tasting it. But I could actually taste the chocolate in this one! Yay! I enjoyed it, but I can only see myself craving that tart strawberry flavor once in a while.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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76

Full review on http://sororiteasisters.com/ on the 21st of March but here are snippits:

Gad if only I had not just eaten two HUGE jalapenos with peanut butter! I could surely enjoy Shamrocks and Shenanigans from Della Terra Teas even more! However knowing that I did just eat those devil jalapenos and knowing I can still taste this delicious tea – you know it must be really very good!

As I sip on this tea longer the burn from the jalapenos is subsiding and I am tasting more of the chocolate note, where before I was picking up more on the vanilla. This is a mild flavored tea which is comforting and sweet, but not overly so. I really like the chocolate note as it tastes very natural due to the use of cocoa nibs.

So points for a good chocolate note, points for a lovely vanilla note, points for it not being overdone on the mint, and points for a good base that I can taste but allows the flavors to do their work since the flavors are somewhat relaxed and mellow.

K S

Jalepenos and peanut butter? In what weird alternate universe did it occur to you to put them together? I can’t imagine the flavor mix but absolutely know if I ever find the two in the same room together I will have to try it and find out.

whatshesaid

I second that!

Azzrian

LOL Yeah it does seem odd I know. I think it may have been my ex mother in law, or a party at some point but I remember them being served and they were SO good. I now crave them a few times a year. They really are good together. Its not gourmet food or anything lol but the peanut butter tones down the jalapeno. I mean if you think of it a lot of Thai food has but and spice together.
Right?

K S

So do you stuff the peppers? The more I think about it the more I am intrigued.

Azzrian

Yes just cut the pepper in half length wise, clean out seeds and white stuff, then fill with peanut butter :) Eat.

K S

having never heard of this, I was amazed at the number variations by Googling. My personal favorite had the peppers wrapped in bacon. Awesome – must try. Thanks :)

Marcel Duchamp

I like creams cheese and peppers… I am interested in this peanut butter talk as well. I’ve used peanut butter in soups before that have peppers in it, as a thickening agent.

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95

Sipdown! Wow, this is one of my oldest teas. I think I got this batch over 2.5 years ago? It miraculously didn’t lose too much of its flavour, and I kept it in its original pouch too, which makes it impressive.

Sipping on this reminds me of the second semester of grad school in Victoria. I’d take it with me to all of my seminars because the mint seemed to keep me alert, while the smooth chocolate and vanilla just plain old made me happy. I’d stash extra leaf into the lid of my Timolino for when I’d go to the library or the lab, or get work done in the grad lounge over the weekend. I’d be all alone in the department’s kitchen brewing away another batch of this, and another. I somehow never got tired of it.

Della Terra’s Shamrocks & Shenanigans and S’mores in particular made numerous colleagues look at me sideways. Such strange teas, Fjellrev, why can’t you be normal and drink normal tea? Shamrock sprinkles? Chocolate chips and chunks of graham crackers? You’re so weird! But I know all of us Steepsterites wouldn’t have it any other way.

I still appreciate this tea, but after going through over 200g of it, I’ve had my fill. Despite not caring too much for rooibos, I’d say that Zen’s Chocolate Mint rooibos is my favourite chocolate mint tea, and this is/was my second favourite.

keychange

I love the associations we have with tea! you painted such a vivid picture with your words.

Fjellrev

Thanks, keychange. Yeah, it’s amazing how taste and smell can evoke such powerful memories!

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95

Ohhh, found this in my Butiki box! This is the only DTT tea I’ve had over the past couple years. It’s surprisingly still tasty. Each sip is packed full of creamy mint. Makes me wonder what this company has been up to, if I’ve missed out on anything over the past two years since I stopped paying attention to them.

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