Della Terra Teas

Recent Tasting Notes

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sip down!

This was good and totally a wintery tea. I like the light spice and creamyness. I made this as a nice latte for a post workout treat.

Good chance I’ll snag this again around the fall season. I got a Della Terra order coming – I can’t waiiiiit!

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85

I made this as an iced latte with boba. Freaking amazing!

I need to try it as a smoothie next time!

Preparation
Iced

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85

I bought a lot of stuff online for black friday and cyber monday (with me being the only one of my friends circle buying stuff, everyone was on the “no buy” bandwagon. I cannot resist deals, especially tea deals.)
My della terra order is the first thing that came out of all the stuff I bought! WOOOOOT!

DRY: strong, liquor like smell with a mix of spices scent. Very cute snow flake sprinkles!

STEEPED: similar to dry, liquoury spicy smell. Inviting and not smelling like ack rooibos!

TASTE: Warm, well rounded spices – lightly cinnamon and nutmeg? The spices are not overly strong or overpowering. Slightly sweet and creamy. Warming on the tongue from the spice. A touch watery, but very good considering I’ve had many watery rooibos blends. Not very red rooibosy tasting, in fact, I forgot I was drinking rooibos!

COMMENTS: I’m thinking this tea as a latte, this would be killer!
I quite enjoy this Winter nog – it’s a great evening, winter tea. The spice level is perfect, it’s kinda sweet. Yum. I don’t know if I’d order more after the sample is done as it’s not making me go crazy yet, but I’d highly recommend peeps to try this tea out if you are into a good winter themed tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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92
drank Lemon Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
2661 tasting notes

Travel-mugged this one as well. Definitely more creamy today, so I’ll really have to repeat my comparison, and add Lemon-Lime Cream Tart in there too. Quite tasty though. I think that keeping one of these delicious citrusy-cream teas in my cupboard may be a necessity. Luckily(?) it will be a long time before I run out….

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Pia M

Ooooo ooo ooo sounds so delish right now!

OMGsrsly

I’m looking forward to this one! Can hardly wait till my order arrives. Good to know it works well in a mug. :) Which reminds me. How do you brew your teas in your Contigo mugs? My strainers don’t fit the smaller opening of the locking style, so I’m having to use a pot, and transfer the tea into the mug. Easier to just line up mugs with strainers, really.

Kittenna

Honestly, I don’t bother brewing teas directly in-mug, even though I do have infusers that fit the Contigo mugs. I find that sometimes the flavour seems to be altered when the water doesn’t cool as the tea steeps, so I just brew in a normal mug and transfer. I am pretty sure, though, that my mom brews in-mug because she likes her tea to stay hotter. The DT perfect infuser fits into the opening of the locking Contigos (which are what I have), and I also have Finum baskets (medium size, I think), and IIRC they fit great as well.

OMGsrsly

Good to know! I’ll have to pick up a couple extra mugs or thrift store tea pots, as that’s definitely a cheaper option than the Finum baskets or perfect infusers.

Kittenna

Hahaha, yes, yes it is. I didn’t buy the infusers specifically for the mugs; they just happened to fit :)

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92
drank Lemon Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
2661 tasting notes

Yum. Still lemony and good, though not as creamy as last time. I actually prefer lime chiffon (but I prefer limes, so that’s hardly a surprise). These teas really are delicious :D

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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92
drank Lemon Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
2661 tasting notes

I swear I nearly died of anticipation while steeping this one. It just smells SO GOOD. With a taste to match. I think I like this even better than I did the first time. Delicious lemon, amazing creaminess. I can’t wait to try out the Lime Chiffon (although I haven’t yet ordered any…)

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Della Terra Teas

So happy you love this! We just released Lime Chiffon!

Thank you for the review!

Kittenna

Yeah, this tea is really amazing! I gambled and just bought 2 oz. of the Lime Chiffon in the hopes that it’s just as good, if not better! It would be so awesome if you made other citrus fruit cream teas…. :D

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92
drank Lemon Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
2661 tasting notes

Brewed this up in the Timolino at the boy’s house, and was quite pleased with it! A nice creamy rooibos with a hint of lemon. I seem to recall wishing for more lemon, but all the teas I drank in the last 24 hours are kind of blending together, so I’ll have to verify this later. It’s certainly not cleaner-like lemon though, which is always good!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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80

Sipdown! … 874. Yeah… my cupboard increased by 71 teas thanks to my swaps with Sil, Cavo, and all the tea I bought and sent via Sil. Yikes. I am dangerously close to 900 – better make some progress!

Anyhow, I pretty much maintain my position on this tea – it tastes much like DavidsTea’s Glitter & Gold – sweet, warm cinnamon – maybe with a bit of smoothness from the oatmeal. Tasty enough, but not super special for me, especially since I’ve recently gone off cinnamon-heavy teas.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Cavocorax

Hahah. You were doing so well! I thought maybe, just maybe, you could hit 800. :P

Fjellrev

What’s your record high? I can’t even imagine what 900 would even look like!

Kittenna

This is my record high, haha. I just keep hitting higher and higher. It’s terrible.
Also – I was soooooo close to hitting 800. 4 teas away. I think my Black Friday goal will have to be, like, 750. 750 would be admirable for me to reach, haha.

Cavocorax

We need to keep you away from your computer on Black Friday! That’ll probably help your cupboard the most!

Kittenna

Haha, for a second, I thought I might actually be in New Zealand on Black Friday! But alas, I will be back in Canada by then.

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80

Gonna be backlogging a bunch of teas from the weekend… sorry!

My first impression of this tea was that it reminded me of DavidsTeas Glitter & Gold. The cinnamon spicing is done similarly, in my opinion, which is ok by me as I quite like that tea!

I am not really getting “oatmeal cookie” here, although this is a reasonably tasty tea. The light spicing is similar to that which I use in my oatmeal cookies, but the base (i.e. cookie, oatmeal) is mostly absent. I see why people like this tea, but I’m likely to just stick to G&G, personally.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
PatchworkSheep

LOL, we totally did write the same note for this one! Too funny.

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85

After being held hostage by my post office, my Halloween order from Della Terra is finally here! Of course even thought it’s now the Christmas season I had to try the most Halloween-y of my new teas first.

Probably the best thing about this blend is the color. It’s green! A perfect witch’s brew. In the bag it smells candy-sweet and kind of overwhelmingly fruity, but once brewed up it’s much more mellower. It reminds me of a calmer Mother of Pearl, only a bit more tropical from the passion fruit. I’m only getting a hint of pineapple, with passion fruit/mango as the dominant flavors. The rooibos is wayyy in the background which I really like, no weird medicinal taste with a slight woodiness. A nice fruity tea, and probably a great one to serve to guests just to see how they react to dark green tea!

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73

I don’t know, this one is yummy but tastes absolutely nothing like any oatmeal raisin cookie I’ve ever had. It reminds me a LOT of DavidsTea Glitter and Gold, because they share the same cinnamon/spice flavour. They smell identical, and brewed the taste the same too except this tea tastes like Glitter and Gold but “more”. G&G is a little weak on flavour for me, but in this tea the flavour is nice and strong. Of course, this one doesn’t glitter, so G&G still has that going for it.
There’s definitely an orange note in here, which makes sense because there are orange peels floating around in the leaf. It’s like that spicy-Christmas-orange taste. Very delicious, but absolutely nothing like an oatmeal raisin cookie.

In sum: Good, but disappointing in that its nothing like you’d expect it should taste. And if you already have Glitter and Gold, don’t get this. However if you WANT Glitter and Gold, get this instead because the flavour is better (although you do lose out on the sparkles).

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Kittenna

Haha, we wrote practically the same tasting note for this tea!

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100
drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
207 tasting notes

Soon to be restocked thanks to Black Friday and Della Terra’s awesome deal!

In celebration of that fact, I’m enjoying a cup this morning. YUM!

Anna

I’m still thinking about that cup you shared with me at Christmas. Gonna have to get my own supply this year.

Em

I can share some with you. I have plenty :) I’ll bring some to you at Dad’s retirement!

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100
drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
207 tasting notes

This is by far my most logged tea. Reason: it is so HEAVENLY! Thinking I should have ordered more…

Cavocorax

I love it. I’ve only had 1 oz because every time I go to order it’s sold out. :P Luckily someone gave me some in a swap.

Della Terra Teas

Black Friday will be a GREAT time to pick more of this tea up :)

Cavocorax

Good to hear! I can’t wait! My fist tea purchase online was with Della Terra because of your awesome Black Friday sale last year. :D

Em

REALLY looking forward to the Black Friday sale :) Thank you for making awesome tea!

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100
drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
207 tasting notes

A practically magical tea while watching Practical Magic.

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100
drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
207 tasting notes

Drinking my favorite tea to celebrate 2012. A good year :)

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100
drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
207 tasting notes

Just made a foamy tea latte with this delicious tea. This is definitely my favorite dessert tea. PLEASE Della Terra keep this as a regular! I don’t think the 4 ounces I’ve purchased will last long enough and I’m too broke to buy more right now :)

Azzrian

I know!!! I NEED more but can’t purchase right now as I have too many other obligations – Holidays – Daughter’s bday and I owe one of my sororitea sisters for a tea membership we are splitting lol I can’t buy more tea right now BUT OMG I love this stuff it HAS to stay around!
Please Della Terra!

Em

I think we should start a campaign to save Eight Candles :)

Azzrian

Im in! :)

Em

Just made a discussion topic about it :) What else should we do with this campaign??

Azzrian

Going to check it out now :)

Azzrian

We should also write them :) Or facebook comment on it!

Em

I just sent them a message and commented on facebook. I’m totally serious about making this happen!!

Em

We are giving some serious Della Terra love tonight ;)

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100
drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
207 tasting notes

Enjoying a cup of Eight Candles in honor of first night of the Festival of Lights. A divine way to celebrate :)

Azzrian

I can’t find my Eight Candles lol I love this stuff – probably hid it from myself!

Em

It’s thanks to you that I am obsessed with this tea :) Your review sold me. I hope you find it!

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100
drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
207 tasting notes

I love this tea!!! I could drink it every day!

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100
drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
207 tasting notes

One word for this tea: AMAZING!! This tea is soooo yummy. I purchased it thanks to Azzrian’s review. So glad I did. Marshmallowy goodness. I was so happy that Della Terra restocked yesterday. Picked up 2oz of this and the Candy Cane! My bank account has really suffered this season, but somethings are worth it ;)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

I wish Della Terra used Vegan Marshmallows…tear, tear…

Em

I wish they would for you too. Just give up your vegan powers and take a sip :) You get three strikes. (Scott Pilgrim reference, if you’re wondering)

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71

Oops, I did it again. I opened the new packet and stuck my nose in. Really bad idea with this blend, the fragrance of which immediately reminded me of cough syrup. Yuck. Undeterred, I doled out a bit into my infuser.

The dry leaf in the infuser smells less like cough syrup than it does when you inhale the entire packet at once, but there’s still a pretty strong chemical component which I found pretty unpleasant. Thankfully, it’s mostly absent from the brew’s fragrance.

I’m pretty sure this is my first blueberry tea. Its flavour redeems it greatly, as the chemical nature of the fragrance is absent from the flavour and you’re left with a creamy tasting blueberry tea. The one thing that I learned is that I quite like this flavour, so I’m looking forward to trying other blueberry blends. But this one? Well, even if it were the only one, it still wouldn’t be my favourite, but it’s a pleasant enough introduction to the flavour profile.

My resolve to drink a full, unsweetened/unadulterated cup of any tea of which I have more than just a cup or two has already broken down and I’m back to taking just a few unsweetened sips before adding whatever I want to make it yummier. While I’ll probably still try to give it a go with straight tea, it doesn’t make sense with flavoured blends. Why fully enjoy five of six cups when I can fully enjoy six of six, amirite? =)

So. Blueberry Afternoon is fine unsweetened. Contrary to my expectations, I didn’t detect any tartness at all. I mean, I figured the “creamy” bit would offset most of the natural blueberry tartness, but I still expected a little, and I was happy to be wrong. And then I sweetened it and was even happier. =)

Tea amount: 1 tsp/~4.75g
Water amount: 6oz/~175mL
Additives: ¾ tsp/~3.5g Demerara sugar

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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73

As I was brewing this up last night, I could smell the rooibos quite heavily. Medicinal and icky, which resulted in me avoiding drinking it until now, when I drank cold tea out of a mug by my bed. I actually couldn’t figure out which tea I was drinking at first, but process of elimination clearly identified it as this one. Thankfully, the rooibos has been tamed, and the result is a reasonably pleasant cup of tea that mostly tastes like a variant of Creme Caramel Rooibos. I really can’t pick up on any cappuccino flavour whatosever.

Overall, not as bad as I expected, but not Della Terra’s finest tea. Winter Nog is a far superior rooibos, in my opinion!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Sil

Weird….I totally taste the cappuccino in this :)

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93
drank Candy Cane by Della Terra Teas
207 tasting notes

I received a sample of this with an order I placed. Since I don’t usually enjoy peppermint, I would never have chosen it myself. With that said, I am pleasantly surprised at this delicious winter treat. The peppermint flavor is subtle, blended deliciously with cocoa. This is so yummy, it may replace hot cocoa for me. Need a little peppermint pick-me-up this morning.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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91

I haven’t logged lately because I’m not trying new things lately because all my money has gone to Christmas presents!! But I am sipping a delicious cup of this at my desk awaiting the 2 Christmas parties of the day to begin…also going crazy with excitement about my Nook Color that my lovely boyfriend gave my for Christmas and waiting impatiently to go pick out a cover!!

Rich smooth chocolate, spicy warm chili, an incredibly indulgent and uniquely flavored tea.

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91

Just logging that I’m drinking it…at the bottom of the cup right now and I definitely feel the spice!! Warming, especially good for Vermont winters :)

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