Della Terra Teas

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80
drank Love In A Cup by Della Terra Teas
90 tasting notes

With its mini marshmallows and little sprinkles, this tea looked like the fun treat I needed to liven up my study break. On its own it tasted like black tea with a sweet aftertaste, but after adding milk the flavors really popped. It reminded me of that hot chocolate mix with the mini marshmallows that I used to have as a kid, but a more grown up version that’s less chocolatey and with more of a caramel undertone. It paired perfectly with my super sophisticated snack of crackers and cheese. It was a tasty cup, but I’d love to try their S’mores tea for comparison.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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76

My daughter asked me this morning to prepare an apple pie (the classic French one)so did I.
I was looking for a good tea companion for my tarte aux pommes…and remembered Azzrian shared this sample tea with me.
I remembered as well that I already prepared a cup of it 3 days ago and my daughter totally drinked it !

The blend is gorgeous, with big red apple pieces and caramel cubes.
The dry leaf scent is pleasant and I had high expectations.
Unfortunately I probably had too much candy apple teas and this one suffers the comparison.
It is a little bit too weak on the base, the apple taste is nice but I have difficulties to get the caramel flavour.

Anyway this is a pleasant tea but I do prefer Il était une fois Noël from Betjeman & Barton and Pomme d’Amour from Dammann Frères.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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93
drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
299 tasting notes

Last bit! SUCH a good tea. I made it and a peach vodka ginger ale at the same time (it’s hot!!!) and then was like, whelp. :/ I guess I was on autopilot or didn’t count a steeping tea as a beverage BECAUSE I’M STILL THIRSTY WTF >:(

Anyway, I’m drinking it; it’s excellent. And on my shopping list for when Lemon/Lime Tart runs out.

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93
drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
299 tasting notes

Oh, man. Amazing. This is absolutely on the shopping list. So creamy and still tart lime! SO GOOD.

Cavocorax

Everyone’s reviews were so great it was an instabuy for me.

Ozli

For sure. I am eagerly awaiting the lemon lime cream tart! >:D

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82

Tea #7 from the ’Here’s Hoping’ teabox.

This tea is weird… I think I like it. I don’t taste apple at all, but there is a very sweet note at the beginning of the sip. Not sure if that’s the apple or the anise because there’s no distinct flavor – just sweet. It’s followed by the savory flavor of the fennel and then the heat of the chili bits and ginger. I don’t smell or taste cinnamon or cardamom which is strange since they’re both distinct (and often strong) flavors.

I like the mix of flavors. It’s different and definitely invigorating. Not something I would care to drink every day, but every once in awhile it’s nice to have a weird tea. :)

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65

I really like chocolate teas but didn’t like this one so much. Was just chocolate. I suppose I like the others because they were chocolate blends and not just plain? If you know what I mean? with this one I just wondered why I grabbed tea and not hot chocolate.
I suppose I got what the tea asked for and my poor rating is based on personal preference and not the tea itself, but I rate based on what I like after all so I’m okay with that. I’ve been sampling too much della terra and should go back to my favs which are amazing.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Tealizzy

I just ordered this. Thanks for the review…it will help my expectations!

teapot1

I have to agree with you on this. I enjoy some of DT’s chocolate blends greatly (chocolate orange slice!). Dubbele fell short of my expectations:(.

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100

Full Review on the 6th of March on http://sororiteasisters.com/ but here are the snippits:

The moment I opened my sample bag of Rainforest Nectar from Della Terra Teas I knew two things. First I knew that I was going to be ordering more soon. Second I knew I had to have it iced. This tea is scrumptious hot, but iced, it is just nothing short of dreamy!

As I sit here writing this review this tea sits, iced, in a tall glass, yet I still can smell the wonderful aroma that I am used to only smelling when a hot tea sits cooling beside me. This tea is strongly scented and flavored of everything tropical.

As I sit here watching the sunset on this rather pretty, and warm, winters evening, I can’t help but long for summer to hurry and get here only because I know this is the tea I will be sipping all summer long!

Alphakitty

I have an ounce of this waiting at my house, your review has me bounding off the walls to taste it!

Azzrian

Go iced!! :)

Indigobloom

sounds like a party in a cup!!

Azzrian

Haha I am still thinking about how much I enjoyed it. I have a little left from the sample but I really REALLY need to order more. NEED

Indigobloom

nice. did you get a resteep?

Azzrian

I actually did! It was not AS flavorful as the first but it was still really yummy! Remember I was icing it down too so I imagine it was just fine warm in the resteep.

Indigobloom

Sounds amazing!!

teapot1

You just sold me on this!

Azzrian

Awee thank you! I totally got me a big ol stash of this one! BRING ON SUMMER!

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96
drank Walnut Brittle by Della Terra Teas
820 tasting notes

Thank you so much to Sandy’sCuppa for so generously sending me this in a swap.

The dry tea smells amazing, like sweet walnuts. There is green tea with peices of nuts throughout. Brewed the tea smells almost exactly like baklava. I spent 5 minutes just smelling the tea before I even tasted it. Smelled so amazing!

The liquor is dark yellow-green, looks almost cloudy.

The tea tastes creamy, buttery, nutty, delicious. I am getting some walnut flavour but mostly hazelnut. The tea is not overly sweet, which is good. Sometimes walnuts make my tongue tingle, and I am getting a little bit of this while drinking the tea, but I am more than ok with that.

Delicious tea!

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

Walnuts make my tongue tingle too! I was hesitant about whether or not I would ever try this tea because of that, but after reading your thoughts I’m more optimistic now that I may actually like it!

Lala

I would say the tingling was nothing near what I get when I eat a whole walnut. I think it must be an allergic reaction or something. My brother gets it too.

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86

The dry tea smells like a slightly sugary dark chocolate truffle. The tea smells very sweet, and of cocobutter mixed with orange flower water.

The first taste is suprisingly bitter compared to the smell but in a good way like biting into good dark chocolate, there is a faint hint of vanilla. The orange flavour is not strong in my first sips. It is more like a faint hint of a memory in aftertaste, leaving a faint taste at the top and front of the mouth you get when drinking an orange liquor after the burn of alcohol has receeded. The orange flavour is very soft again almost floral. It doesnt taste of alcohol.

The tea base is very smooth, but does not have a strong presence. The flavour blends with other flavours and may be adding the hint of bitterness. The tea remains sweet while drinking. It has gone to my head a liitle bit like a sugar rush. In the 2nd steep the orange is more present, and is closer to a fruity, fresh orange flavour than floral orange. The chocolate is still present. Nice dessert tea.

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86

So, it’s been three weeks now of the flu. It started off with head cold symptoms which quickly changed into a very high fever and all that comes with it. I thought I was on the mend as it faded back into cold symptoms, however it did settle on my chest, which I have to take an inhaler for. Unfortunately it appears that this jerk of a virus isn’t done with me yet as I woke up today with major sinus issues, glass in my throat, nauseated etc… not fun at all. So I’m sick, tired, and frustrated of not feeling well for three weeks now. I called in sick to work, hubby is gone to his work and now I’m at home trying my darndest to still be productive and studying advanced accounting theory… with flu symptoms that make it ridiculously difficult to concentrate… fun fun (not).

So all this leads to the tea rating. I need a pick-me-up desperately as well as some caffeine so I don’t fall asleep atop this dreadful book, and the most comforting thing in the world for me (as I suspect is the case with many of my female friends out there) is CHOCOLATE. So I start searching through my substantial tea stash in search of the perfect chocolate tea…. one is too minty, the other too malty, the other made with mate, and so on and so forth. Then I light up with a grin as I remember the samples jessiwrites was so kind to send me! A lovely Della Terra tea will hit the spot perfectly, or so I suspect… I quickly kiss the small bag with delight, blow my snotty nose and put the kettle on.

This stuff smells delightful dry, folks. And the white tea looks darker than I’m accustomed to, but still beautiful and delicate. I resist the urge to eat the little chocolate bits and instead put them into the infuser where they belong… I let it steep for a little longer as I like my tea strong. The smell of the liquor doesn’t disappoint… however there is a little oily residue floating atop the peach-coloured liquid…. not sure how I feel about that…

This is just what the doctor ordered. Light on the tummy, absolutely scrumptious, chocolatey goodness. reminds me a lot of the white chocolate rabbits I used to get as a child at Easter. It is rich and creamy and the residue doesn’t phase me at all after all. Comfort in a cup. What a lovely surprise. Thanks so much jessiwrites. You’ve made this sick little girl feel just a little better today! :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec
jessiwrites

Yay! I’m glad I could help you through a rough day with some yummy tea.

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74

I’m sitting here with a cup of this and a cup of ‘S’mores’ in front of me as I catch up on Once Upon a Time.

I wanted to compare the two side by side and see if I still like either of them, or both, or none.

This one seems to have more flavour to me than S’mores did, the caramel and marshmallows seem a lot more obvious. I’ve decided to keep what I have left of this and throw S’mores into my swap pile, no sense keeping both!

I had previously rated this at 91 but I’m going to lower it a bit because my tastes have changed and I know enough to know I don’t love DTT’s black base. And this is definitely not an every day sort of tea!

I’ve drank soooooooo much tea today. Something bad’s going to happen to me, is there such a thing as a tea coma?!

mrmopar

Tea drunk may be the term.

whatshesaid

That may be the case, too
Haha

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74

Thanks to jessiwrites for a taste of this delightful concoction!

The first time I tried this I was underwhelmed. Not sure what was going on that day but now I LOVE this! It’s really tasty, the marshmallows, chocolate and caramel are all coming out to say hello! I am thinking I was too stingy with the tea last time, trying to make it last sometimes isn’t worth sacrificing the proper cuppa. This time the flavour was maximized whereas last time my pathetic excuse for a “teaspoon” just meant a weak cuppa.

I’m putting in a DellaTerra order now and am really struggling to choose between this and S’mores, which I haven’t tried. Nevermind, I decided to order the sample pouch of this because it’s better than nothing at all!

This is really good. I have a disgustingly sweet bunch of teeth (all of them, not just one), so though some people have said this is too sweet, it’s right up my alley. I am hoping it will be a good way to squash a late night dessert craving. :)

YUM! So far I’m pleased with the Della Terra Teas I’ve tried thanks to all the generous swappers out there.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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25

I like chili teas but apparently not with orange so much. Was just.. wrong.

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87

I first had this tea as a nice sample from jessiwrites (Thank you!) I enjoyed the sample so much that I jumped online and ordered 4 oz. When I first sipped this blend, I was thinking of all of those yummy citrus desserts. Lemon meringue/chiffon/cream pie teas are some of my favorites.. but I had never tried a LIME tea.

Once this tea hit my tongue, I was thrilled! It was lime and rooibos hugged with a very light, sugary cream. What I love about this tea is that even though it smells like artificial lime Skittles, that it tastes like authentic lime. Ever since I’ve purchased a big pouch, I have noticed that the cups I brew are a bit inconsistent. Sometimes I taste mostly lime with something artificial. Other times, I taste that creamy citrusy cup that I adored from the start!

If each cup could taste like the first, this tea would be one of my favorites. Quite tasty otherwise, though.

Lariel of Lórien

You should try it with the Lemon Chiffon… it’s awesome.

QueenOfTarts

Will have to give that a try! Sounds yummy!

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82

Tasty! How come Della Terra can do chocolate tea so well? I’ve enjoyed all the ones in the chocolate sampler pack. I probably wouldn’t buy a lot of any of them but I might do another sampler!

Even after letting it sit until it cooled, it still feels like I’m getting plump strawberries with every sip.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec
Fjellrev

Yum! I passed on this one due to the mixed reviews but I’m glad to hear that they do chocolate well.

Sil

lol see i would disagree. I pretty much dislike nearly all of their blends that involve chocolate.

Kittenna

And I’m kind of in the middle! I like some of their chocolatey blends, but not others, and sometimes it varies by the day. :D

Cavocorax

That’s funny. I was sure someone would say they don’t like Della Terra’s chocolate teas too. I have had bad luck making chocolate teas from other companies taste good – I expected to not enjoy these either. I wonder what’s

Cavocorax

different.

Sil

:) good thing there are sampler packs!

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89
drank Peach Oolong by Della Terra Teas
807 tasting notes

Full review on the 5th on http://sororiteasisters.com/ but in the mean time here are the snippits:

Peach Oolong from Della Terra Teas is a must try if you love peach flavored teas or oolong tea!

I have many favorites from Della Terra Teas and have reviewed several here on the blog. I am really glad I got to try this one though. The peachy flavor is fresh and juicy, the oolong flavor offers a good support to all the peachiness, and the green tea has a really yummy butteriness that makes the blend taste a little like a buttery peach cobbler.

This tea verges between a replacement for fruit juice in the morning and a dessert tea after dinner.

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68

I tried to find instructions on how to brew this tea on Della Terra’s website, and I think they discontinued it since it wasn’t there anymore. Probably the best idea…

Now, the dry leaves look very pretty: black tea leaves, chocolate bit, red sprinkles, shiny pink sprinkles, and silver orbs. With the way the aroma smelled and the flavor tasted, the tea – well – resembles lapsang souchong. I expected it to smell and taste like their other chocolate teas, but it instead smells and tastes like smoked black tea. Bizarre. Totally bizarre. Either that or my taste buds are out of whack.

ETA: Been procrastinating on editing this note. A while back I was browsing Della Terra’s website and noticed they were selling this tea until they officially ran out. In the ingredients list, they listed not black tea – like they did on the label – but lapsang souchong. (smacks forehead) Doggone it, I tasted smokiness when I first tried the tea and couldn’t…just couldn’t! >_

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Tealizzy

I noticed it wasn’t on the website too! Guess they listened to the reviews.

KiwiDelight

What could’ve gone wrong when they made this making tea?? Maybe the sprinkles had something to do with it.

Tealizzy

Haha! When I got it, I thought they mislabeled it because I wasn’t expecting the red sprinkles…I had to check the picture online to make sure!

KiwiDelight

At least, if I’m in the mood for some lapsang, I can drink this. /unexpected problem solved

Kittenna

I actually wouldn’t be unhappy if this tea tested smoked to me…. :D Putting it on the list to try today.

KiwiDelight

Good luck!

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90

Really? No notes for this one? Well I received a free sample of this with my last order. The aroma of this tea is very rich. The flavor is pretty creamy with vanilla. My boyfriend mentioned that it tasted like cream soda. It’s a pretty simple blend but it’s delicious when done right. Thank you Della Terra!

Alphakitty

Cream soda?! Oh goodness now I want to try this one, but I can’t drink rooibos much. First world tea problems.

KallieBoo!

It’s definitely one of the better vanilla rooibos blends that I’ve had. I haven’t really been a rooibos fan but Della Terra is changing my mind lately :]

Lariel of Lórien

That sounds delicious.

Terri HarpLady

It does sound good!

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90

Sipdown tea #4!
Had it iced :] It was super delicious. Sad this one is gone though!

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90

Thank you to Della Terra for sending me a free sample of this! The aroma of this tea reminds me of Green Goddess from Tea Grotto(they pretty much have the same ingredients..). I’ve never had much luck with back and green blends… So fingers crossed I steeped this right…
This tastes EXACTLY like Green Goddess. But it has more of a darker note to it. I’m betting it’s the touch of black tea. Which is actually a nice touch… It adds something to the fruitiness of this tea.

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I love mint chocolate but I haven’t found the perfect mint chocolate tea yet. Lately I’ve been adding mint teas to H&S Florence and enjoying the mix, but I would like to find one that doesn’t require the diy method. This one smelled promising in the bag – I can smell lots of mint and lots of chocolate. After brewing, the scent in the cup was not as appetizing, it smells more like dry, stale chocolate. No mint at all. Taking my first sip I was surprised to find it tasted minty, and not very chocolatey at all. What a paradox. If I closed my nose, this could easily be an oversteeped herbal peppermint tea. Minty, slightly bitter, with the peppermint lingering on my tongue after. There is a sort of deep undertone to it, but nothing that says chocolate.

I added a bit of brown sugar because the reviews mentioned a little sweetener helps bring out the chocolate flavor, and it totally changed the tea. Now the thick, heavy, sort of malty undertones are prominent, and I don’t taste the mint at all. I still get a bit of a tingle on my tongue after each sip, but it doesn’t taste minty. Or chocolatey.

I think I’m going to play around a little with steeping times and see if that helps. This tea has so much potential!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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57
drank The Black Cat by Della Terra Teas
516 tasting notes

1.1 tablespoons for 375 ml

Reminds me of “Swampwater” by David’s Tea but seems to have a better balance of flavour. Overall tastes like a pineapple-y rooibos tea with a sharp note of sweetness (maple syrup-like sweetness). Slight unpleasant immediate aftertaste which I think is associated with the sugar candies in this tisane.

Thanks to Sil for passing some of this on to me!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Sil

lol i warned out… ick. :)

MegWesley

I’m glad I didn’t have a chance to order this if it has a strong pineapple flavor. I don’t like pineapple even though I have tried it so many times.

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90

Sipdown!

I still really enjoy this. One of very few rooibos teas I can not only stomach, but like very much!

It never occurred to me to try cold brewing this. I’ve been drinking it hot at night. But I still have lots of lemon chiffon and lemon lime cream tart left to play with.

Not sure which of the three I love most!

VariaTEA

Weirdly enough, I preferred this one hot and Lemon Chiffon cold brewed.

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90

Mmmmmm. So creamy and limey and vanillariffic.
Rooibos is not overly noticeable and that’s just how I like it!

It brewed up a nice rich brown. Very flavorful. awesome.

Totally worth owning all three.

Kaylee

three?

whatshesaid

Lime Chiffon, Lemon Chiffon and Lemon Lime Tart :)

TeaBrat

sounds good! I love the lemon chiffon…

Shmiracles

i just got my lime chiffon in the mail. maybe i’ll have it tonight as i watch the sun go down.
I’m So Glad Winter Is Finally Gone! yyyyyyeeeeeeee!

whatshesaid

Yay is right! So nice to have longer days.

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