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Guess I never came back to write something about this tea. I’m sick. It’s official. Staying home today and refusing to do work. Not that I’ve been able to sleep but whatever. Made myself a cup of this as it was basically the first one in my sample basket that I touched.
This is actually an alright tea. My main problem with della terra, besides teh chocolate Thing is that I seem to only be able to get a tasty cup when I double up on the leaf. Even then it’s still a fairly average cup of tea when I compare it to something like butiki’s flavoured teas. Do I like della terra better than say David’s Tea or Adagio? Omg yes! But I still feel like most of their tea is good for that initial “looking for sometif fun to drink occasionally” rather than a “here’s a staple I always want in my cupboard” if that makes sense. So sample sizes for me seems to be the way to go! Tank goodness for try me packs!
As for this tea? It’s on the better end :) there’s a nice creamy caramel flavour that’s going on without any weird astringency. I know my nose etc is all stuff up but this is good.
I have a slight obsession with this tea for many reasons. And I had a cup in bed last night, which is why I’m posting my love for it.
1. The snowflake sprinkles are too cute. Like I’ve said, I have a weakness for the cute factor in teas.
2. It smells- and tastes- like vanilla frosting. Not the sticky sweet that hurts your stomach and your teeth though, like an indulgence that you can’t get enough of and don’t have to!
3. It’s caffeine free and I can’t taste the “medicinal” flavor that rooibos can often have. I can drink this in bed while I obsess over the 25 Days of Christmas on ABC Family and not worry that my heart will race, I won’t be able to sleep, or that it will upset my stomach if it’s empty.
4. Rooibos is known for settling an upset stomach and is recommended for after meals to aid digestion…what better way to aid digestion than an amazing DESSERT flavored tea? It’s like getting 2 for 1, dessert and your food settled…and no calories.
I am now prompted to go order 4 more ounces of it while it’s on sale.
I brewed up a pot of this last night while I watched the Grinch with my kitten on the couch by the lit tree :) It was a great accompaniment to the movie and reminded me of being a little kid because my dad used to make me peppermint tea. The little candy canes in the tea are adorable, I’m such a sucker for the teas that Della Terra puts sprinkles in (LOOOVE Winter Nog).
It’s like a typical herbal mint tea, obviously it has the caffeine of a black tea, but it isn’t bitter and I doubt the average person would taste a difference (I know that none of the Steepsterites are average people… we’re all crazy tea snobs).
The little candy canes redeem what is otherwise a basic black mint tea. Luckily I have a soft spot for mint tea.
Yep, I maintain that this is a fabulous rooibos. Had another cup out of my sample (it’s almost gone! Nooooooooo!) and the aroma was absolutely intoxicating. I still don’t think of eggnog, but it’s like someone took a creme caramel rooibos (which I enjoy), mixed in vanilla, added just a hint of spicing, enough to make it different, and the result is pretty much the best rooibos blend ever.
Also, this re-steeps once ok, but the rooibos flavour does come out a bit more. Not enough to be too much of a bother, but I didn’t like it quite as much. Not quite as special.
Holy delicious. For someone who isn’t really into fruity teas, this one took me by surprise! It reminds me of having a bowl of very freshly picked blueberries and a scoop of vanilla yogurt on the side.
The dry leaves smell like blueberry vanilla FROSTING but once brewed, it smells more fruity and the vanilla isn’t as intensely sweet as it smells. I taste more fruitiness than vanilla, so fruit tea lovers will still like this, but the vanilla makes it creamy and decadent so dessert tea lovers will enjoy it too! I left my tea ball with the steeped leaves in it in a cup on my desk and I came back in after an appointment and my office smelled like an incredible summery dessert.
I love the chocolaty, creamy, caramel type dessert teas, but this one will be added to my favorites. I also forget that it’s a rooibus, since there is NO medicinal taste to it at all. Winner.
Why is this rating not higher?? It legit tastes just like those chocolate covered oranges that you smack while they’re in the foil and they break into slices. I feel like I don’t drink enough dessert teas with fruit in them, just the caramel chocolate marshmallow cake kind of things. This is delectable, the orange flavor is really apparent, it’s the first thing I notice.
I can’t quite smell the orange in the brewed cup of tea, but it smells VERY milk chocolaty. The chocolate flavor is a little more subtle, you get a malty feel with a fruity flavor. I like this balance, I’m going to enjoy this tea a lot!
I think I have to double the amount of tea I use, or maybe steep it longer. (this seems to be happening with all the teas I’ve tried recently, maybe it’s my stuffy sinuses messing with being able to taste things properly)
This morning, I used 1 tsp to make a cup, steeped it 3 minutes. I barely could taste anything, it kind of tasted like water with a tiny hint of mint and no chocolate flavor. This did shock me a bit, since upon opening the pack I could smell both, the chocolate more so than the mint, but both were there and smelled wonderful.
I’m not going to rate it until I make another cup.
Finishing off the last of the sample package of this… it’s so good!
I’ve so much to get done today … got to get these journals finished. My Japanese screw punch is malfunctioning, which makes my work even more difficult with these. sigh And I thought that of the few different ideas I had for my 12 Days of Christmas art exchange that this would be the quickest, most economical gift that I could put together… it’s turned out to be a huge project… much more than I thought it would be. Will be glad when I’m finished … don’t get me wrong, I’m having fun with it, but, like every year, I ended up biting off more than I’m able to efficiently chew.
Anyways… at least I’ve tea to keep me company while I toll away!
So this was my first cup of the day today, I was craving something sweet and cozy. This cup fit the bill, I steeped it for 2 mins this time and it was perfect! I love the name of this tea, it reminds me of the Nutcracker and Christmas. Snow is lightly falling outside as well. Good start to the day! See previous notes on this tea :)
I think Azzrian gave me whatever bug it was she had heh Either that or I managed to dance and sing way too much on friday and now i’m paying for it. So much for going to the gym today. Instead it’s going to be tea, tea and more tea….followed by some sleep
As for this tea, it’s a pretty decent lemon tea. Not lemon like the fruit, but more like the lemon squares, so there’s a touch of artificial to this, but it’s in the kind of baked goodies sense of that. So it’s still pretty delicious. Also, it’s not sour…but it’s not exactly sweet either. just lemon square. lol
FINALLY actually enjoying a cup of tea! Yes I must be getting better! Finally thank goodness!
I wanted something vanilla but still a bit weak to get too far into my cupboard to find the one I was looking for also from Della Terra but marshmallow – close enough and it is SO SO GOOD!
Its nice to have a cup and be able to taste and enjoy it again. This whole past week I have felt like an appendage was gone.
This is mighty tasty folks! When i opened the bag it was like I had cracked open a bag full of those soft oatmeal cookies you can get at the store. How does it taste? Pretty damn good! I could use just a touch less cinnamon, though i suspect adding a bit of milk to this would work as well. I may have to try that next time. overall a pretty tasty dessert tea.
The name on this is spot on – It’s so creamy and smooth! Even though it doesn’t necessarily say it’s a milk oolong, it’s very much like it. There’s a little vegetalness (probably not a word, but I’m using it anyway) in the end of the sip. Creamy in the front, vegetal in the back.
This is really lovely. I have a soft spot for good milky oolongs and this is one of the few that I’ll repurchase soon.
This came in a holiday sample box from Azzrian. Thank you Azz!!
It smells so decadently vanilla. The aroma is authentic and strong. I steeped 1tsp/8oz/4minutes. The black base is strong, but the vanilla is really creamy and sweet. A little bit of agave and milk and I’m in heaven. A lovely way to start the day after a late night :)
What?!? I haven’t reviewed this yet? How terrible of me.
This is my second cup of this and it is amazingly delicious. It’s nutty, slightly sweet and a bit fruity. So much walnut flavour. This is a great any time tea. So in love with this one. Perhaps it may be my fav green tea.
My very first tea from Della Terra Teas! I’m very excited after reading many of the great reviews.
I first taste the black tea base. It’s not bitter.. but just very present. That taste quickly changes into a smooth milk chocolate with a little bit of graham cracker. This tea reminds me of a cereal I had when I was younger. I can’t think of WHAT cereal it is, though. The strange thing that happens is that none of the flavors stick around for a long time. They fade very quickly and don’t leave a really memorable taste. I was expecting a tea like Teaopia’s Fireside S’mores — that one still remains my top S’mores/graham cracker flavored tea. This blend isn’t all that bad.. it’s just not memorable & lacks the graham cracker/marshmallow flavors I want.
Say what, no notes on this tea?
Am I the only one who was super curious of the pop rocks in this tea? OMG POP ROCKS!
DRY: Red hots – super spicy cinnamon smell!
STEEPED: smokey black and cinnamon smell. Yes, I heard the pop rocks going off while it steeped! Sounded more like bubbles popping.
TASTE: Spicy cinnamon, sweet and warm. Nice full body from the black tea base. Tastes just like those spicy cinnamon hearts on valentines day. There is a powerful cinnamon candy finish, with a hit of almost bitter loads of cinnamon just like the candies. The cinnamon tingles my tongue as an after effect.
Quite sweet on its own, does not need sugar I think.
Liquid Candy tea!
This reminds me of DAVIDsTea’s “Hot Lips” but much much better. The sweet finish makes this tea more like a cup of candy than a straight cinnamon blasting. The pop rocks were a fun bonus to this tea.
This would be a fun latte (I always think that). If you like spicy cinnamon and sweet teas, seek this one out!