Della Terra Teas

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This came with me in the timolino earlier today, not too bad, I still think for my mug I like the Green and Fruity for a rooibos though! This is such a treat still though, I need to try out the Lime Chiffon soon!

Oh, on a sad note, albeit unrelated to this tea, I was going to order a bunch of the Dulce and Banana from DavidsTea before it sold out in the last chance tea thing, but it’s already gone. :( lol

CrowKettle

So bitter about the Dulce and Banana. It was my staple chamomile blend for so long :(

MissLena

I just tried a little bit that my friend gave me and really liked it, but now I can’t get anymore! I can’t believe how many teas are being discontinued!

yappychappy

the lime chiffon is amazing. Green and Fruity? whats that?

Cavocorax

I’m happy you like the lemon chiffon so much. I ordered the lime without trying either, but I expect to be pleased. I was just thinking there should be a lime tea.

It is crazy how much DavidsTea is discontinuing. Guess the sales just weren’t there? Too bad they couldn’t offer a clear-out price for the people who want to stalk up on those blends! (grumble gruble… no sales ever…. not really)

MissLena

@yappychappy – I saw your review on the lime one, I want to get it so bad! And Green & Fruity is a green rooibos tea by DAVIDsTEA that has mango and papaya pieces in it, but the flavoring makes it taste just like peaches :D I have some reviews on here about it if you want to check them out, it is quite tasty!

@Cavocorax – As soon as I can justify it, I think I will get an oz or 2 of the lime as well because it just has to be epic lol. Yeah I wish DAVIDsTEA had a darn sale on those ones! That was the thing preventing me from stocking up, the regular price and shipping…sigh, ah well just have to find a new banana tea to love.

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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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drank Walnut Brittle by Della Terra Teas
31 tasting notes

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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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Yum yum yum! Finally at my desk, I rushed here from an 8:00 appointment to make a 9:30 who cancelled and now I get to focus on making my TO DO LIST and planning my week (reserving meeting rooms, setting up businesses to meet with, seeing how many more clients I can meet with). I would usually hate doing this, but I had an AWESOME bath last night and I’m feeling refreshed. We also have an all day retreat tomorrow and losing that one day is making me work harder. We should lose one day every week.

Anyway, so this was originally one of my favorites from Della Terra but after trying so many other teas, I would say this is in my top 5 from Della Terra but not overall. I get the pumpkin and I get a little chocolate, but not quite as flavorful as I’d like.

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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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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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drank Winter Nog by Della Terra Teas
63 tasting notes

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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
888 tasting notes

Having a cup of this this morning, I’m hoping that if I finish off this and my Snow Fairy, I will be out of samples and able to justify ordering 3 more try me packs, and maybe a mystery box….hehehe. Anyways, this is tasting mostly green tea to me today, with a small hint of mint and a smaller bit of jasmine. Not as good as when I first tried it, I don’t think. It’s a nice mild cup, but I don’t think I will keep this one stocked in my cupboard. Good for a zen like day though, which unfortunately will not be today, with homework and the superbowl. See previous notes on this tea :)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Hawaiian Dreams by Della Terra Teas
1693 tasting notes

I’m overdue trying this one from Nicole, and I’ve been dreaming about being anywhere warm, sunny, and away for days, so why not?

Based on reviews I’ve read, I already had the preconception that Della Terra is a whiz at flavored teas. So I was expecting nothing but excellent…and got it.

Got the pineapple, got the coconut, got enough black tea that this would pass for a morning blend. An 8 oz. mug of micro-vacation. Pass the sunscreen.

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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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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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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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drank Honey & Spice by Della Terra Teas
205 tasting notes

Discovered I am out of milk after making this. Sad to not have a milky rooibos tonight. It is still yummy on its own.

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With great dread I dipped back into my Della Terra order. This order was supposed to expose me to a lot of flavored blacks with the hope of finding something I liked. Thus far it’s been a failure sadly.

Smell? Chocolate and strawberries! It’s smells GOOD! I sorta want to lick the packaging…

Taste? sigh disappointment for this non-black tea guy. The black base still ruins the enjoyment for me. This is not DT’s fault…it’s a “me” thing. I’m finding I just don’t enjoy any black teas or blends. Also the strawberry is extremely strong in my cup. I love strawberry but this might even be too much.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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85

Sip down!

I didn’t know I had like 2teaspoons left! So much for my hot cup of apple pie latte with whipped cream, I just made this as a regular cup of tea!
Booo! might have to buy this one again!

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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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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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Second cup of this one. I wasn’t terribly interested the first time around, and decided to steep it just a little longer (4 minutes this time, as compared to 3 before) to see if it drew me more. Oops, too long of a steep. Instead of being light and delicate, and the caramel and marshmallow notes readily available, it’s slightly bitter. Yes, it’s to be expected when let alone too long, I was not expecting the extra minute to change the tea experience so completely. Not my last try, though, so I’ll be giving this another shot.

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drank Winter Nog by Della Terra Teas
1018 tasting notes

I made this as an iced latte with boba. Freaking amazing!

I need to try it as a smoothie next time!

Preparation
Iced

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Cuppa the afternoon…..

One of the teas from my Mystery Box from Della Terra.

Can I tell you how happy I was to see this one in my box? Sooooo excited. I love caramel, I love marshmallow, I love black tea. What else is there to say? The reviews on this one have been coming in very steadily as a favorite among my favorite Steepsterites, so of course I really wanted to try this one.

The caramel and marshmallow flavors do not disappoint. The tea base just hangs in the background with just enough of a presence to remind you it is black tea you are drinking. This is the perfect afternoon pick me up and treat all rolled into one. It definitely helps with a sweet craving and I will definitely buy more once this is gone.

Usual mug method with just a little heaping on the spoon.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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Caramel marshmallow tea. What’s not to love?

This tea does have a time frame in which I find it truly enjoyable. Too hot and the flavors isn’t there. Too cool and its just meh. Oh, but that spot right in the middle… you get a sweet creamy treat that is sooo good.

I’m really glad I gave this one a try. Yum.

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