Della Terra Teas

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91

YAY! No Hibiscus!!!
Green tea, raspberries, blueberries, blueberry flavoring!!!

This has a sweeter Green tea base with lovely-plumpy-juicy raspberries and blueberries! It’s not tart! It’s very good! I think this is my fave from Della thus far!

MsWhatsit

You ought to call yourself TeaEqualsBlissUnlessItHasHibiscusInIt. :o)

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51
drank Autumn Leaves by Della Terra Teas
15 tasting notes

My first impression on opening the package was of pipe tobacco. Now, that’s not a bad thing, as I love the smell of fresh, flavored pipe tobacco. It was a strong, fresh, heady scent. Autumn leaves is a perfect name, as it reminds me of a crisp Fall day back in Michigan where I grew up. I started with 2 teaspoons in my large glass mug, steeped 2 minutes. Not a lot of flavor, so I steeped another 2 minutes. Stronger color and nice flavor, but my inner child forced me to add a packet of Truvia, which brought out the maple. (I confess I’m still learning correct amounts, temperatures and steep times.) I’m not a huge fan of rooibos, but have taken to drinking it at night when camellia sinensis might well keep me awake. To sum up, I am enjoying this tea and would not hesitate to order it again from Della Terra.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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94

I will do a better tasting note another time but this was a very nice way to wake up this morning!
I’m up far too early and far too fuzzy to really give this tea the review it deserves but yet another win from Della Terra!

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7

This is probably the prettiest tea I’ve had, both the dry leaves and the steeped tea. The red candy sprinkles make it shine and then once steeped the tea is shimmery.

The dry notes smell rather perfumy, I had to sample one of the chunks of apple and a piece of caramel. They also taste perfumey.

The steeped tea smells the same as the dry notes, like perfume. Unfortunetly the tea tastes pretty much the same. Perfume! Yuck. There are hints of caramel and apple, but I couldn’t get past the perfume taste. O had to ditch the tea. Too had :(

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
LiberTEAS

That’s too bad. So sad when one comes across a tea that just doesn’t work out for them. :(

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97
drank Orange Brulee by Della Terra Teas
807 tasting notes

Excellent! Just excellent! I am falling in love with Della Terra Teas more and more with each “try me” pack I get from them!
A very nice oolong with perfection in the flavoring!
This is a lovely seasonal steep or really anytime of year but I am throughly going to enjoy it through fall and winter! YUM!
I feel they hit ALL the different flavors in this perfectly – well balanced – everything comes through nicely.
Going to go for a re-steep! :)

Zoltar

Yay for me then ! :) than the one i choose from the facebook contest i win hope to get it next week since normally Della Terra Teas order are fast in Canada ( that a strange thing Canada post is so slow lol )

Azzrian

Haha Awesome!!!

Ysaurella

oh orange + caramel with oolong sounds fantastic. I saw very few blends with caramel + orange

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85

I forgot I had this tea! I was in a hurry to make some cold steeps before I went out to do grocery shopping.

I cold steeped this.. uhh.. a couple hours? I forgot which one was this one until I took a sip. Coconut? Walnut – ahh walnut brittle!

Preparation
Iced

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85

mmm I love walnuts in tea! I had to give this one a shot!

DRY: sweet, pineapple smell. I found I had a half a walnut in my tea! So tempted to eat it, but I left it in the bag.

STEEPED: nutty smell. Yellow tea.

TASTE: Sweet with a hit of nutty walnut. The tea is lightly creamy and green tea taste.

COMMENTS: I can’t help to think of DavidsTea “toasted walnut”. In comparison, WB is more sweet and the walnuts really pop out. However, TW is more creamy. Both good teas! I drank this one in record time – totally need this iced next time!

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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68

Tis the season for apple teas! This is one I get to sample from the sale Della Terra had. I don’t love this one as much as the Apple Cinnamon Yogurt. I love that there are two different kinds of apple here, but the flavor wasn’t as good as I hoped. There was some kind of flavor there I couldn’t place. The steep color actually looked like apple cider. I couldn’t taste much caramel either, except on the aftertaste. The black tea base was mild but I may have had most of the apples fall into my infuser. There was one chunk of apple that still had the skin on it! The first steep was for six minutes, the second steep had hardly any flavor. I like this one, but it could be better. I love the idea behind the blend though!

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85

Totally dragging my butt this morning and wanted something sweet. For some reason this tea tastes more over the top apple skin flavor than normal today.
Not getting the caramel, but digging the natural apple flavor.

Man, I want a candy apple! Or not, I should go workout.

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85

Mmmm, this tea looked really fun so I had to snag it during my last order! I love candy apples – especially the crazy ones with cheesecake, cookies, chocolate chunks and marshmallows on them!

DRY: very fun looking! Cubes of caramel and tiny sparkley red candy bits!
STEEPED: interestingly, I smell apple skin. The tea comes out a brown with a bit of cloudyness.

TASTE: Tastes like biting into a real apple (skin and all) with a hint of candy sweetness and caramel. The black tea is very light here.
With sweetener, this tastes more like candy apple and brighter caramel. No tartness or bitterness.

COMMENTS: Very well executed! I’m surprised how natural the apple tastes here. I’m a little torn as I do like this unsweetened, but sweetened it’s totally a candy apple!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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94

I bought this because I figured it would be like DTs Oh Canada!

It smells like mapley goodness. I only bought 1oz because it’s a Rooibos. I love the leaves in the tea, so cute.

This tea is deliciously maple. It’s like when you would go on a field trip to the sugar bush and they’d pour the fresh maple syrup on the snow, then you’d twirl Tue hardening syrop onto a popsicle stick. Ahhh memories. I wish I had some real maple syrup to add to this, this should he an indulgent treat.

You get a bit of a woodsy taste with the maple (that’s the part that reminds me the most of the twirling syrup on the popsicle stick.). And the best part… no yucky Rooibos.

I bet this would be delicious with milk and would probably taste like maple fudge. Another win from my Della Terra order.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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100

Everyone’s review were the main reason I bought this tea. Oatmeal raisin cookies are my favourite kind of cookies, but only if they’re chewy.

The dry notes smell like cinnamon, bakey and like raisins (do raisins have a smell?). Oh geez, goodness already.

On first sip I get the bakeyness of the cookie, the cinnamon and the raoisin. Oh the layers of perfection. This is so good. This may be the most layered tea I’ve had. I want to chug the whole lug down, and yet I just want to sip it and slowly enjoyt it. I’m so torn.

You have got to try this. This tea very well be my Kew fav. So scrumptipus.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Azzrian

This one is perfection!

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80

Another great della terra tea! I’m really liking this company. But this one is probably my least favorite.

The chocolate at first is quite pronounced and not overly “fake” as some chocolates have been but it is slightly there. The chili flavor is not strong enough for my likings but I’m a heat freak and live on spice. Unfortunately the after taste isn’t so great and is kind of bland with the fake choco lingering and the chili kick not being enough. Other chili teas have had a strong chili after taste which this one just lacks. Frankly della terra should add far more chili to this. People who order chili teas are likely fans of hot stuff and while this tea is good its not quite spicy enough.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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88

The pumpkin taste was minute but I did not miss it at all. As others have said the cinnamon was light but this was preferable. The spices really came through and while not over powerful (I tend to be a fan of very strongly flavored teas) they stuck in my mouth and danced around a bit.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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86

Lemon. Creamy. Goodness. This was my second Della Terra tea and I was definitely impressed. I couldn’t taste a hint of rooibos. A friend that I enjoyed this with was not a fan of rooibos but said this was one of his favorites. I drink a lot of tea and am short on decafs and this will definitely be a staple. The tea lasted a second infusion quite well too.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
yssah - Love is Tea (LIT)

liked the 2nd steep better actually

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81

Mmm. Unvelievable coconut scent, really creamy.
It has a sparkly kind of feel – first tea I’ve tried that really had that.
Running out the door so this is a short note, but this is a decent (if weirdly sparkly) black tea. I don’t taste the coconut I smell, which is fine I guess. I’m just going to add some milk.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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86

Yay!!
I made a cuppa for Dad yesterday, and he loooooved it!!!
When I ask him what something tastes like, he usually can’t pinpoint it beyond the basics of “fruity” or “green” etc or worse, as simply good, really good, or ok! So being that this is really his review I’ll just leave it at that. Still. Definitely a squee moment :D

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86

The first cuppa I had from this batch was terrible and weak. This time? It was spot on. There is hope yet!

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86

Four days without internet. Now that was no fun at all! Phew, glad that’s over. Anyhow… Thank you Azzrian!! this was SO good. Really captured the essence of a raisin cookie. A little spicy to, which I was not expecting.
At work now so don’t have the time to write the review this tea deserves :)

TeaBrat

Yeah my computer broke a few months ago and it wasn’t fuN!

Azzrian

Welcome back!! Glad you liked it! :) Its one of my favs from Della Terra!

Indigobloom

Amy: what a nightmare! I need to figure out a back up solution one of these days
Azzrian: Thanks again!! and now I know why you love it so much. YUM!!!

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81

That one was good taste mostly chocolate a subtle strawberry taste appear as the tea get colder as i began to taste more black tea i start a tradition for myself to add a little honey just enough to cut the possible bitterness without adding a sweet taste that exacly what i did with that one with just one little mistake from my part it’s was a new honey jar ( the bear plastic one that you have to make a hole it it the first time ) i kinda forgot that … so the top and 1/3 of the jar ended up in my tea .

Whatever drink it says my brain to me it’s just gonna be really really sweet but you like honey so that don’t matter (stupid brain ) preparing myself psychologically for a extreme sweet sip what a big surprise when no honey taste at all ! just the normal tea taste where is all the honey ? but all in the bottom of the mug naturally as i have discovered when i drank the last sip :S and nearly die strangle by 1/3 cup of honey don’t know why it didn’t dissolve but NEVER again i will use honey directly from the jar like that .

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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93

This was the other free ounce I requested with my Della Terra order. This and the S’mores was really what made the decision for me to order from them. I really wanted a chocolate peppery tea, and I even started a thread in the forums a while ago asking if anyone knew about some good ones. This isn’t bad! It doesn’t have too much flavor either in the chocolate or chili department. But maybe I’m just being picky. Maybe I just except ridiculous amounts of flavor from every tea. That was my main problem with the S’mores tea also, that the flavors were GOOD, there just wasn’t a ton of flavor. But for some reason this seems like a mild coffee taste to me. The chocolate reminds me of a low key hot chocolate, and not many chocolatey teas do remind me of hot chocolate. You can taste the peppercorns, which seem sweeter than they are spicey. And I really don’t find too much of the actual pepper. I like this, but I wish there was more flavor! I once went to a Mexican restaurant and ordered a hot chocolate, thinking it would be a nice spicey hot chocolate I’ve heard the country has, but of course they just gave me a packet of hot chocolate. This tea is much much better.

Azzrian

Ah man yeah authentic mexican hot chocolate is good!

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74
drank Swiss Mountain by Della Terra Teas
38 tasting notes

Ahh! All the chocolate bits in mine melted on their voyage through the mail. Still managed to get the melted bits into the teapot though.

I’m still feeling sick, so I wanted to try this one first of my newest try-me pack from Della Terra. The smell was really alluring – like a perfect balance of minty and chocolate – and the dry tea itself is very pretty (I love green and black together). Tasting it, it’s definitely a sweeter tea – the initial taste is more of a lightly chocolate-flavored black tea, but then the aftercool from the mint hits at the same time as the richer chocolate taste does, and it’s perfect. Definitely a refreshing sort of tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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95
drank S'mores by Della Terra Teas
1384 tasting notes

Additional notes: This one was haunting me, so I had to have another cup today. It’s rare I drink the same tea twice in two months! I decided to follow the 2-3 minute steep instructions this time. I don’t think I did last time. I think the flavor ended up the same. There are slight marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker flavors here, but they are LIGHT. I’ve tried a bunch of Della Terra teas since I first tried this one… and I could be wrong, but it seems like this black tea blend has a stronger black tea than their others. It still isn’t a very strong black tea, but I think it’s just noticeable enough. I think Della Terra would have the perfect S’mores blend, if only the flavor was stronger!

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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95
drank S'mores by Della Terra Teas
1384 tasting notes

This was one of two teas I chose for my free ounces. I really wanted to try a S’mores tea. I LOVE S’mores. This one and Della Terra’s spicy chocolate tea were the reasons I had to order from Della Terra. All of the elements to S’mores are here! Chocolate, tiny marshmallows and even graham cracker! The fragrance of the leaves is divine. After steeping, the color is a medium brown. Sadly, the flavor isn’t very strong. The black tea base is good, but it might be overpowering the flavor, even though the black base isn’t very strong either. My infuser was loaded with mini marshmallows too. The black tea doesn’t get bitter at all though! I would really like to see a campfire like smokey black tea! Keemun or russian caravan… I really wish this had more flavor, but as it is, it’s very good anyway!

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