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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..)!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Perhaps I’m just becoming more a fan of green tea or maybe this tea is just amazing but I absolutely loved this tea and unfortunately I just placed a Della Terra order because I want to have this tea again and again. I know this will become my go to apple tea because while the green tea taste is definitely there the apple truly shines and lingers.
I added this tea simply so I can say how impressed with it I am. With Peach and Mango in the flavor notes I assumed I would, but the combination togeter tastes and smells more like lychee then either of the other two. Its lovely subtle flavor and an amazing scent make it a very relaxing drink. Well done Della Terra!
These Della Terra black teas all taste very similar to me. In fact, this one could almost even be DavidsTea’s Glitter & Gold… but I think G&G is more vanilla-y, and I prefer the black tea base in that one.
Anyway. I still have enough for quite a few more cups of Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, and it is one that I do enjoy taking to work because it still tastes good in my travel mug.
This was my work tea, today. I quite enjoy it, but I have found that I prefer to take Della Terra blacks to work with me because they don’t hold up as well to multiple infusions… so I don’t feel bad if I don’t have time to make another cup.
That said, I saved the leaves at home and resteeped them when I got back from the office, and it was still a pretty good second steep. Yum!