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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 …
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.