Della Terra Teas

Recent Tasting Notes

50

Sipdown! 817.

Yep, still a resounding “meh” from me regarding this one. It’s fruity (pineapple is dominant), and this time there isn’t any astringency, but it’s just nothing special at all.

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

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50

Guys…. there is corn in this tea! I had to do a double-take and check the ingredient list, but yep it’s there! Of course, as I was just thinking about that, it occurred to me that this tea is not a white, but a white/green blend, and I very well may have used much too hot of water for it :( Hopefully it isn’t ruined.

Anyhow, in addition to the corn, there are sizeable crystallized pineapple chunks, which add to the sweet, fruity aroma from both the dry and steeped tea. The cup actually smells quite pineapple-y fruity, kind of like… Mango ‘n Friends?? Or some DavidsTea with pineapple pieces. I can’t really recall.

The flavour is definitely a bit astringent, which I’ll blame on myself for the time being, and quite fruity/pineappley as expected. Unfortunately, the pineapple seems to be overwhelming any nice “tea” flavour that I might get from this blend, so it’s really coming off as a fruity, astringent herbal to me, which is kind of unfortunate. I can’t taste anything at all from the corn… it’s a bit gimmicky in my opinion, but perhaps something will come of it in the second infusion. I’m also not picking up the jasmine at all, although it could easily be disguised by the pineapple.

For now, I’m fairly unimpressed – there’s nothing wrong with this tea, but it’s nothing special and I’ll admit that I’m happy to be splitting a Try Me pack of it with Sil, because although I once thought I was a big fan of pineapple in blends, I apparently no longer am.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Sil

lol i see how it is…YAY i can make sil drink the rest of this icky tea :P

Indigobloom

I’ve seen this note three times in the feed now. Oh Steepster…

Kittenna

Uh oh, sorry Indigobloom! I’m pretty sure it’s only posted once?

And Sil – it’s not an icky tea. It’s pleasant and fruity…. but given the wide range of ingredients, I was definitely expecting more. According to my rating scale, a 50 means that it’s not for me, but I can see how others might like it, haha. I’m trying to readjust my ratings downwards, where they belong. So a 50 is pretty much a rating of indifference. I’m just happy that I don’t have to drink 4-5 cups of this, instead only 2-3! Or less if I share my portion with someone else, haha.

Indigobloom

bah. things show up double time on my feed, often (from everyone) but rarely in triplicate! this was new haha

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84

Sipdown! Despite spending… A year?! In a single-serving sample baggie, this tasted pretty darn good. I was too lazy to compare it with the other two, but I enjoy them all, and that’s good enough. This wasn’t fresh enough for it to be a valid comparison though. Yummy, creamy citrus. Mmmmmmm.

Amariel

This is one I am sort of toying getting a sample of, but me and lemongrass are hit and miss.

Kittenna

I know this is super belated, but this isn’t a tea where the lemongrass is overly noticeable, thankfully. I don’t seem to particularly like it when a tea actually tastes like lemongrass, for whatever reason.

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84

Trying another cup of this… too lazy to do a side-by-side-by-side with the other relevant teas tonight, but I left a single cup’s worth of this one so that I can do so maybe on Sunday.

This certainly tastes different from both the Lime Chiffon & Orange & Cream I’ve been drinking lately – I can taste a distinct lemon note – but I still feel like for the most part to me, it’s pretty much just a combination of Lemon and Lime Chiffon. To be honest, even without a direct comparison I’m 99% sure that my favourite of the lemon-limes is Lime Chiffon, because although I adore lemons, I prefer the flavour of limes. That said, all three of these teas (plus Orange & Cream) are wonderfully delicious, and especially after the discovery of their amazing cold-brewing properties, at least one of the four variants is likely to be in my cupboard at all times (particularly during the summer).

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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84

To be perfectly honest, I’m not entirely sure that this is much different from Lime Chiffon. In fact, I’m wondering if it’s a mixture of lemon and lime chiffon (I was wondering that before purchasing it as well). Either way, that means that it’s gently citrusy and creamy and quite delicious! My second cup will have to be alongside some Lemon/Lime Chiffon so I can see what the differences are, if any.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Sil

maaaaaan playing with new teas… so jealous

Indigobloom

I didn’t see this on the site, when did it come out. I was probably blindsided by the other teas haha

Kittenna

Haha Sil – I’m still dying to try the Lupicia ones, but want to split them fairly and not have things sit out for too long, so I haven’t even touched those yet! But I figured with the Della Terra ones, it’s easiest for me to drink my half and just give you the packets. I’ve weighed things out so I know how much your half should weigh when I’m finished! :D

Indigobloom – it was in “pre-orders” when we made our order, but it was listed on the site. Don’t be too worried though… you have half that 2oz. packet of Lime Chiffon, and personally I don’t see much, if any, difference.

Indigobloom

Mmmmm can’t wait for the lime chiffon! been craving the last few days :P

Sil

Not a problem kittenna….though you should be drinking your OLD samples…the space under your desk will thank you :p

Kittenna

I knowwwwww. I’m trying to split between old and new right now. And I’m definitely justifying trying these new ones just so I can give you the whole packet without having to split anything. And yes, I’m still awake. I’m writing my thesis :P

Sil

Haha that’s ok. I was out and about shortly after giving you a hard time. I got to spend the entire day today out…didn’t get much done in the way of shipping :( but I’ve picked up some treats for you, IB and raritea. Nothing super expensive but apparently I can buy for you guys but not my parents or Ian. Oh and if you we into beading…or children’s jewellery, you’d totally have scored big time today hahaha

Indigobloom

treats!!! :O

Kittenna

Yay, treats!!! :D I’m silly excited, haha.

whatshesaid

Hi! Just wondering if you got around to comparing this to the Lemon Chiffon? I’ve had the Lime Chiffon and i think i’d prefer lemon but the mix of both could be nice…. just curious :)

Kittenna

I have not! My apologies. I think momo has tried all three, so perhaps check her tea log? Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll get to it tonight, either, unless I drink a lot of tea :D But keep watch! Perhaps I’ll brew up three really small cups.

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74

Still not sold on marshmallow teas but this one was decent. I do like caramel so that was probably it. We all enjoyed it enough and second steep was good – I nearly always do 3 minute first steep and 4-5 minute second steeps for favored teas unless I find the second steep isn’t worthwhile.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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73
drank S'mores by Della Terra Teas
286 tasting notes

Finally finished off my sample of this tea.

It’s not that I don’t like it, it’s fine… I like the smokiness and the burnt kind of marshmallow-y flavor, and the graham cracker is perfect. But the smell reminds me of my farm, and I am finding more and more that Della Terra blends are very hit and miss for me. This one is a bit of a miss, but I appreciate why others might really enjoy it. It’s definitely s’mores-y.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec

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73
drank S'mores by Della Terra Teas
286 tasting notes

I just wish I liked Della Terra’s black tea base more, because the flavor of this is so precisely s’mores. I definitely prefer the marshmallow-y goodness of this one to DavidsTea’s Toasted Marshmallow, but I would much rather drink a David’s black.

Still, this is a very tasty cup, and did the trick as a dessert-y tea for me this evening.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec

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73
drank S'mores by Della Terra Teas
286 tasting notes

I know, it seems obvious… but this tea actually tastes like S’mores.

I had started to feel like the flavored blacks I had from Della Terra were all tasting the same, and I was a little discouraged by this. But holy shit, this is very different. Marshmallow sweet, hot chocolate creamy, with a hint of graham cracker and smoke. I’m pretty impressed.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec
Tealizzy

I ordered some of this and my order is out for delivery today! So excited now!

jessiwrites

You should be, this is super yummy! Something about the smell is throwing me off a little, but it’s still delicious. I think it’s the warm graham cracker, reminds me of the smell of wet grain at my farm. Hahaha!

Tealizzy

Lol! That’s funny!

Tealizzy

You were so right! I love it!

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74

Dry, this tea smells just like an oatmeal raisin cookie. Yum! Once brewed, the cinnamon aspect shines through a little more. It smells really good.
Taste wise, this one is pretty good. I’m getting the cinnamon, vanilla, and a bit of raisin in every sip. I’m also picking up a bit of the brown sugar flavoring (makes it taste a little like a cookie) and just a hint of the black tea base. I don’t know if I’d say it tastes like an oatmeal raisin cookie. More like a cinnamon raisin. Overall, though, it’s good.
Might try this one with milk next time and see what I get…

Note: Tastes better once it has cooled off a bit.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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86

This tea is exactly what I expected and wanted out of it. Buttery, cakey and slightly pineappley. Tasty dessert tea goodness! I was a little worried by the dry smell…it reminded me of fake maple flavoring. But once steeped this one did not disappoint! Recommended :)

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80

It smells like ginger, but not the cookie. The flavour isn’t really gingery. It mostly tastes like cinnamon and pineapples. Not what I was excepting, but still good.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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53

Second cup out of this sample, and again I could not finish my cup. Is it just me? this tasted nothing like mango, but more like… sour juice? the black base didn’t even make an appearance, except for some strange astringent note that mixed badly with the oddly sweet/sour part that I think was the mango.

Alphakitty

Hmm, I really like this one but I drink it iced. Maybe the batch you got had weird flavoring?

Indigobloom

Quite possibly! if anything, I expected it to taste like a mango congou I had from elsewhere, but it wasn’t even close. Ah well. I’d try it again some day!

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86
drank S'mores by Della Terra Teas
1001 tasting notes

Oooh this tea is really good. I am loving the marshmallow flavor! I wish the chocolate and graham notes were stronger but overall this is excellent!

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45

Since there are no notes or ratings I thought I’d whip one up quick before my meeting! I tried this first with almond milk and german rock sugar and did not like it, not much earl grey and NO chocolate. So they other day I tried it with nothing added, which is how I typically drink my tea and it was much better. I got the bergamot, though not much it was still there, and the chocolate is like a melted hershey kiss kind of taste and smell. It’s an interesting combo, I don’t think I would reorder this but I love the name and it’s such a fun idea!

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84

Smells great, like blueberry pastry. The flavour is more mild blueberry, and rooibos. Good, but I don’t really taste the black tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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92

Got this in a swap with Starfevre Thanks!

Ok, I have to say that smelling this brings back a drink I have long forgotten about….TANG! It smells just like tang with the citrus orange smell….mmmmmm

In taste it reminds me slightly of the seven berry sangria in that it’s bold and in your face. Nothing subtle here. It’s a pleasant citrus taste though. Still think I’m drinking tang …

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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100

Thank you Ellyn! This tea has sparkles in it… I love sparkly teas :] The aroma is very sweet and earthy. The flavor is extremely tasty! I love the mixture of fruity sweetness and the earthiness of the pu-erh. Such a lovely tea :] Thank you again!

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90
drank Walnut Brittle by Della Terra Teas
107 tasting notes

Let me just say, I love that Della Terra Teas has a ‘build your own try me pack’. Pretty awesome.

This is so delicious. The fact that it has pineapple and coconut kind of worried me at first, but I can’t taste them. I taste a nutty sweetness, without any hint of ‘tropical’ flavoring. The green tea base keeps it light and smooth.

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80

This is pretty good as an iced tea. I wasn’t sure it would be ok, but the chocolate and raspberry come through strongly. I didn’t even need to add any sugar.

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