Della Terra Teas

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85

This was a free sample with my order! This one is so smooth it might be TOO smooth somehow. I’m not sure how to explain it. The flavors go so well together, it seems like it turns into ONE flavor. Make sense? Probably not. There is a definite chocolate with that great roasted mate flavor that is kind of earthy. I also tasted a hint of coconut and that was lovely in this blend too. The flowers were a bit of color! A yummy blend from Della Terra, but the flavors work so well together, they need something more to really pop. But maybe I’m just getting spoiled with all these ridiculous blends lately.

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75

This tisane is BEAUTIFUL. Have you ever had those gummy candies that are shaped like oranges? This is EXACTLY what this tea reminds me of! I’m sipping on my second cup of it now. (Well soon to be second cup as soon as it cools!) This is a tasty tisane that titillates your taste buds. (See what I did there?! :P) The orange flavor really POPS and a slight sour-y (good sour not bad!) sweet taste pops in your mouth and makes for a fantastic drink. Definitely re-order worthy for me!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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86

Another great della terra tea. First almond tea I have had and agree with others it smells and tastes more like amaretto (which is similar anyway). This is likely due to the almond flavoring (almond extract?) that always gives this flavor. That said I really liked the tea as did my tea tasting buddy. Definitely recommend brewing time longer than the 2-3 minute stated on bag and to stick to 1.5 tsp/6-8 ounce. As others have said, this tea is good but lacks some in strength of flavor – but you can often compensate with combo of more tea/longer steep.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
yappychappy

I’ve come to love this tea after first steeping wasn’t quite strong enough. Oh how I adore coconut.

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91
drank Winter Nog by Della Terra Teas
38 tasting notes

This is the first if the teas that I ordered from Della Terra on black Friday. I’ve never tried Della Terra or rooibos tea before. I’m on my second cup of this delicious tea. I’m glad the cinnamon isn’t overpowering. It’s creamy & has just the right amount of spice in it. I’m really enjoying it!

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65

Both dry and brewed the smells of the coconut, malt, and barely are at the forefront. Not sure how much chocolate flavor I’m getting from the scent at least. This kind of combine and remind of a licorice type scent, but that could just be my weird nose.
I went for a lower water temp than was suggested, mostly because that’s how I’ve done mate before, I also steeped it for a bit less. Taste wise, it’s interesting. Not sure how much mate I’m picking up, seems to be more spice type flavors. It’s sweet, but I’m having such trouble putting a descriptive phrase to the flavor because it reminds me of something, but it’s right there and I can’t figure out what it is. There is a light cocoa note, but I wouldn’t have named this Chocolate Mate, it doesn’t quite have enough chocolate in it for that. Just looked up that it had rooibos in it, didn’t realize. I think that’s the more dominant flavor, the sweet kind of woody caramel note.

Tea: 1 tsp
Water: 8 oz
Additives: none
Brewing method: My lovely forest teapot

Preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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82

I made my first order with Della Terra on black friday and I was very excited that my order showed up at my apartment yesterday. I had a stressful night last night and I couldn’t sleep very well. We started rattie introductions and the first meeting was stressful. Hadley is definitely a little high strung compared to my other furkids. I know a little agression is normal, but I’m a total worrier and intros are just so stressful for me. So naturally I stayed up all night wondering what might happen. How things might turn out. If they would ever be friends.

Tonight we’re going to add a little rescue remedy to the mix to relax everyone a bit. And if that doesn’t work then I’ll schedule her for a spay next friday. I wanted to wait until after the holidays, but maybe a spay will straighten her hormones out. We’ll see…

Eight candles looks so fun. The little candies and gold pieces are so cute! This tea is yummy. Caramel marshmallows? Yes please! I am loving the sweetness. This is a good pick me up. I wish I could be more descriptive, but I’ve barely slept and I couldn’t stay in bed past 3 am. I’m running on empty here. I’ll have to review this again when I’m more clear headed.

On a positive note I got the Christmas cage set up! Of course I have to show off some pictures of my Christmas decorating madness…

http://flic.kr/p/dx8yvx -— The whole cage
http://flic.kr/p/dxe2uJ -— Top half
http://flic.kr/p/dxe2GY -— Bottom half

I wonder what santa will leave in their stockings this year?!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

OMG! That’s INTENSELY Awesome! Lucky Rats!

Ninavampi

Wow, spectacular! I would want to live in there!

Mrnixonpants

Thank you guys! They are a little bit spoiled…just a little…

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78

This was a free sample included in my recent DT order! I thought it was really generous of them, since I only ordered 2 teas and it was during their 50% off Halloween sale to boot. The timing happened to be perfect though—I had a rather rough day and needed something comforting and dessert-y that wouldn’t keep me up all night. Well, it’s 4 in the morning, so I guess I mean won’t keep me up until morning!

While I’m not the biggest fan of rooibos, I don’t mind it in fruity blends (for example, it doesn’t bother me at all DT’s their Black Cat or Blueberry Cream!), and with dessert teas I can handle it with milk and sugar. Though this time, I actually added dulce de leche instead, which will give the desired sweet/creamy effect while also amping up the caramel notes.

This is pretty much just what you’d expect—nice, warming cappuccino and espresso notes with a backing sweet caramel. I found the coffee element to be a lot stronger than the caramel when I tasted it sans dulce, though after it was obviously a lot stronger. It’s got a very light quality, almost foamy. The rooibos is present but not enough to make me put down the cup thankfully. Just what I needed tonight!

Ysaurella

I’d never have the idea to add Dulce de Leche in a tea. that’s sounds really a greedy tip.

Alphakitty

I add all sorts of weird stuff to my tea depending on my mood! It’s always fun to experiment.

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85

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
2756 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
2756 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
2756 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
2756 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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