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Sitting at home sipping on a cup of S’mores with half and half. I’m trying to have a cup a day so I can get it out of the way. I still like it but would like to move on.
I just remembered that one of my favourite bands is playing in Vancouver right at this very moment but I couldn’t go because I have a TA meeting tomorrow morning and the ferry ride back would have been cutting it too close. Oh well!
My consolation prize is tea and… a manicure? Why not!
Even though I like this tea, I’m still trying to use it up so I can open other teas patiently waiting. I don’t think I steeped it long enough because with half and half, even the liquor looks almost pure white, and there isn’t much s’mores flavour coming out.
So in order to heighten the experience, I grabbed a handful of mini Jersey Milk bars I bought after Halloween to enjoy on the side. Honestly, I can’t wait to get these out of the way either. Either I should buy a timed safe:
Or not have any chocolate in the house at all.
I’m on my sixth cup of tea today but have been too lazy to log the others, which is typical. Just felt like writing, yo. S’mores with cream. I can smell the graham cracker but I can’t taste it this time.
My sweet potatoes are boiling, because I can’t stop eating them! And I’m thinking of sautéing some fresh mushrooms with garlic, then topping them off with freshly grated parmesano.
Yesterday I bought a couple more sweet potatoes, and each weighs over ONE KILOGRAM. Apparently, I’m all stocked up.
Sometimes I forget this is a tea community.
This is better this time around. I didn’t steep it for as long, maybe only 2 minutes. Last time I steeped it nearly twice as long, which I find results in a murkier, more chemically sweet flavour. The subtle flavours pop out more this way. Added some half-and-half and it works with these steeping parameters.
Now I’m in a matcha mood…
Are my tastes really changing that relatively quickly? I was in love with this stuff back in the spring. Ripped through around 3 oz. of it, took it with me everywhere I went. Then I took a break from it and the last couple times I’ve had it, including now, I’m finding it too sweet.
It’s just so weird because there are other teas that have gone down the same path, loving them then finding them too sweet months before I even discovered this. So what is with discovering and loving a sweet, flavoured tea after writing off others and not arriving at such a conclusion with this one in the first place? Guess the taste buds adapt after a while and this is their cry for change.
I added some half and half this time around and although I usually have this one without any additives, I’m finding that the cream is cutting down the sweetness a bit. Won’t change my rating just yet.
I finally opened up my new pouch of this that I ordered weeks ago. At last, more S’mores! This is my favourite DTT tea, and as a bonus, there is more graham cracker in this pouch than in the 1 oz. I first had. Yay! It resteeps well too. The second steep is almost as flavourful as the first. Maybe less marshmallow but still scrumptious.
No additives for me. This gem delivers and I’m upping my rating.
This one sure has a hold on me. I’ve already burned through half my 1 oz. bag over the past week. Lucky Charms marshmallows, meet warm chocolate and a drop of vanilla.
I don’t really get the graham cracker, though. The base is quite mild, no astringency. I especially appreciate this blend because the sweetness doesn’t knock your socks off like some other Della Terra blends can (Pineapple Upside Down Cake comes to mind).
Something tells me I’ll be ordering more someday.
At the end of the day, I wish I would have gotten the Lemon Chiffon instead because I find lime in teas is just a bit too tart for me! That said, this is delicious. Tart but tasty, balances off the rooibos well.
If anyone wants to swap this for some Lemon Chiffon, let me know! :)
(steeped 4 min @ 98 degrees)
I won a sample of this a while back from their facebook page.
the first time I had this (which I forgot to log), I really really didn’t like it.
this time around is much better. I really dislike the smell of this tea once it’s steeped, smells way too rooibos & something else off putting.
the taste is mostly citrus, I’m not getting the other individual flavours, but somehow they all work together to create something pretty good.
I wanted to try this with oatmeal cookies, but I didn’t have any. So I had it with date oatmeal, and an episode of Stargate SG-1.
It smells very nice, like the cookies. And the cookie flavour is really good. Could use a little more cinnamon (I really like it), otherwise delicious.
Whomever sent me this… thanks!
Thank you Yappychappy! I’ve always wanted to try this one but it never made it into my shopping cart. The aroma is pretty cinnamon sweet. The flavor definitely does have a bakey note to it. It’s sweet and has a little bit of cinnamon spice to it. I like it. It’s comforting. It was a good tea to have while I played my game :]
I’m sitting here with a cup of this and a cup of ‘Love In a Cup’ 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 less discernible flavour than LiaC, if you didn’t tell me what this was supposed to taste like, I’d never guess S’mores.
Not sure if it’s just a shift in the interests of my taste buds, but I’m sticking the remainder of this in my swap pile. Done! So long, S’mores. It’s been fun.
Lowering my previous rating from 81. Not my thang.
Drinking this for the second time, thanks to Jackie T for the swap!
I was more impressed this time around than with my first cup of this tea. I can’t help but compare it to Love In A Cup as they are similar, but I think I prefer LiaC due to the addition of caramel.
My big problem with flavoured teas like this is unless I am drinking them with a clean palate I find they can underwhelm me. This morning I am really tasting the marshmallows though! Especially as it cools down. Not getting a ton of chocolate but it is definitely present in the background, mingling with the graham crackers.
As with many dessert teas, I suspect the flavours will be brought out more with the addition of some sugar, which I will try next time.
Pretty tasty tea! Slightly less sweet than Love in a Cup but not too dissimilar.
I’m glad I ordered some!
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.)