Della Terra Teas

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96
drank S'mores by Della Terra Teas
62 tasting notes

Thanks so much Azzrain for this sample! Gosh this is good. I love the sweet graham cracker taste you get at the end. This would be perfect tea to warm yourself up while sitting near a camp fire .

Claire

This sounds so delicious but crushed graham crackers mean it’s not gluten free. So sad!

Cedes

Hasn’t made me sick yet, so far so good.

Claire

Let me know how it goes! I forgot you were gluten free too.

Cedes

Yup felt completley fine. Maybe cause its in such a low amount.

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78
drank Mayan Mist by Della Terra Teas
948 tasting notes

Sipdown for this one! Haha I got to use the word, never have before on here :) nice and orangey, nice spiciness today, very enjoyable, see previous notes on this one!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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78
drank Mayan Mist by Della Terra Teas
948 tasting notes

Happy early thanksgiving for the Canadians out there!! So this tea, the dry smell was not exactly what I was expecting..I’m not a huge fan of oranges, and this one was bursting with citrus scent! Couldn’t really smell anything but the oranges, but I thought hey, I won’t be too quick to judge this tea. Good thing, as this tea surprised me in a good way!

The wet smell was still orange, though not quite as potent. Also caught a whiff of cinnamon, which also isn’t really my favourite. But I held out..and the taste is quite enjoyable! The woodiness of the rooibos complements the citrus very well, and as for the chilis/peppercorns, they are there in the aftertaste! A nice warming at the back of the throat :) unfortunately didn’t get much coconut out of this cup, maybe a bit of the smoothness from it?

Overall, this tea was surprisingly tasty, after my initial worry due to the smell. I really want to drink this quite often this fall, the warming sensation along with the woody flavors just matches this time of year in my opinion! Another win for Della Terra in my books :D

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

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95

I am STILL steeping this tea! I am SHOCKED at how many re-steeps I have got from it! I lost track lol I think probably 6 steeps now! I have worked several hours on one project and this is the tea I keep resteeping! YUM still great flavor from it.

yappychappy

I LOVE this stuff but apparently have missed out on some extra steeps. Glad I have only had it once :)

Azzrian

Yeah I mean I had no idea either. Mainly the reason I was re-steeping at all was because I was too busy and tired to get more fresh tea out. But when I re-steeped the third time I was not expecting much from it lol but I was shocked to find this stuff re-steeps and re-steeps again!

Kittenna

Crazy! I find Della Terra teas generally don’t have enough flavour for re-steeps, although this one I did get one (and tbh, the leaves still had good aromas after that, but I threw them out). I’ll give more infusions a shot next time!

Vortegne

This one has been in my shopping list for a long time, want to try it so much! :D

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95

Morning cup …. still love it! VERY good flavored tea! Mmmmmm yes I needed this.

Vortegne

I love pineapple! Gotta get myself some too :D

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95

I was worried this may be TOO pineapple-y but its not. It has just enough of the pineapple flavor to taste it but this mostly takes like CAKE. This is THE cakey-ist flavor I have ever tasted in any tea.
I will have to savor more of this to give a better review.
What I can say is that I love Della Terra’s flavorings, never cloying, never artificial.
This is very good!

Azzrian

Three steeps in – the sweet cake flavor is still strong!
Pineapple is gone now but I am loving this sugary sweet cake bake-y goodness!

Cedes

Ordering some of this! yay sales and good tea :)

Azzrian

:) Indeed they do have awesome sales!

Ze_Teamaker

Pineapple upside down cake? YES!

Azzrian

indeed!!!!

Meg

No such thing as too pineapple-y! This sounds delicious!

Meowkattack

Ooh, I love cake teas and hadn’t tried this because I was worried that it WOULDNT taste at all like cake. I might have to go order some now…

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87

Sipdown – my second most logged tea! :( this is delicious, and will probably get re-ordered at some point..but I have Lime Chiffon and Lemon Lime Cream Tart to drink down first! A smooth cup of lemon cake right here, see previous notes on this awesome tea :)

Oh, and this is my 300th tasting note! One of my favorite teas for it too :D

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Sil

grats on 300!!!

Sweet Canadian

Ladies, should I get this, Lime, or Lemon Lime in my order this weekend?

MissLena

Haha to be honest, I can’t pick a favorite! This one is more cake like to me, the lime is more pie-like, and the Lemon Lime is a mix of both. I love them all! Haha, get them all :P

And thanks Sil!

Sweet Canadian

I’m leaning towards Lemon Lime as a happy medium.

MissLena

I also find that one a bit sweeter due to the vanilla, although it is more similar to the lime than lemon to me. The lime makes for a better citrus taste than lemon as well.

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87

Only one cup of this left, soo close to a sipdown! Creamy and tasty although there’s more rooibos taste with this one in the travel mug. See previous notes!

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87

I’m very close to a sipdown for this one! One, maybe 2 cups left :P I did a small boo boo with this cup, I rinsed my cups earlier with vinegar to try to remove some tea stains, must not have rinsed the one good enough, because after steeping this I smelled vinegar! I quickly transferred it to another cup and thankfully the flavor has not been affected and it smells normal again lol. This is still a smooth, sweet rooibos, but now that I’ve had Lime Chiffon and Lemon Lime Cream Tart, I can definitely taste the differences. This one is a lot sweeter and more like cake, not as much of a tangy citrus flavor. I’m still having a tough time deciding which one is my favorite of the three! This one might not be as flavorful because it’s at the bottom of a bag I’ve had for a while, but it’s still holding it’s own! Oh, and I decreased the rating a tad just so it’s on par with the Lime Chiffon becaues I’m not quite sure about which one I prefer now lol. I just love the citrus rooibos Della Terra makes I guess. I saw they made an Orange cream now too, haha definitely going to try that one too! Anyways, back onto this tea, still an awesome rooibos, and I will be sad when I finally finish this bag, but at least I have two other good ones to sip :) see previous notes on this tea!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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87

Making this to satisfy my sweet tooth tonight, and Huzzah! My bfs mom has been helping me finish my bag of this, so I’ll soon be able to reorder this and try the lime and cream tart teas from Della terra as well!! :D see previous notes on this yummy tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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87

Happy Valentines Day! I made this in the morning because I wanted something sweet, I should have made rooibos de Provence for today though, it is more valentine appropriate with all its flowers. But this one is still my favorite rooibos so it’s all good. Unfortunately I will be studying tonight and not doing anything on this sappy day haha but what can ya do lol, at least this tea is good :) see previous notes on this lovely tea!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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87

This came with me in the timolino earlier today, not too bad, I still think for my mug I like the Green and Fruity for a rooibos though! This is such a treat still though, I need to try out the Lime Chiffon soon!

Oh, on a sad note, albeit unrelated to this tea, I was going to order a bunch of the Dulce and Banana from DavidsTea before it sold out in the last chance tea thing, but it’s already gone. :( lol

CrowKettle

So bitter about the Dulce and Banana. It was my staple chamomile blend for so long :(

MissLena

I just tried a little bit that my friend gave me and really liked it, but now I can’t get anymore! I can’t believe how many teas are being discontinued!

yappychappy

the lime chiffon is amazing. Green and Fruity? whats that?

Cavocorax

I’m happy you like the lemon chiffon so much. I ordered the lime without trying either, but I expect to be pleased. I was just thinking there should be a lime tea.

It is crazy how much DavidsTea is discontinuing. Guess the sales just weren’t there? Too bad they couldn’t offer a clear-out price for the people who want to stalk up on those blends! (grumble gruble… no sales ever…. not really)

MissLena

@yappychappy – I saw your review on the lime one, I want to get it so bad! And Green & Fruity is a green rooibos tea by DAVIDsTEA that has mango and papaya pieces in it, but the flavoring makes it taste just like peaches :D I have some reviews on here about it if you want to check them out, it is quite tasty!

@Cavocorax – As soon as I can justify it, I think I will get an oz or 2 of the lime as well because it just has to be epic lol. Yeah I wish DAVIDsTEA had a darn sale on those ones! That was the thing preventing me from stocking up, the regular price and shipping…sigh, ah well just have to find a new banana tea to love.

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87

Yum, this does pretty good in a travel mug! Speaking of which, I might be needing a new one soon, my current timolino is getting tainted by different teas on the rubber seal and makes most of my teas taste a bit more off.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Cavocorax

Yeah I’ve had a bit of trouble with my timoline. Everything tastes off, but I don’t really want to give up and just use it for coffee. :|

Shmiracles

noooo i love my timolino! i don’t want there to be a problem :( maybe i’ll soak the lid parts in some natural cleanser on a regular basis? to help keep this from happening? humph.

ashmanra

Would baking soda help? Then airing it?

Cavocorax

That’s my next move!

MissLena

I’ve tried baking soda a bit but might not have left it on long enough, I’ll have to try it again sometime. I absolutely love this mug haha it has lasted over a year with heavy use, so I might just buy a new one, the investment is definitely worth it. It’s super annoying that it’s just the rubber pieces that retain the smells of different teas, I’d definitely try soaking it regularly Shmiracles, try to prevent it if possible! :)

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87

Take that flu, or whatever was making my stomach quesy. It seems to have gone away a fair amount, i’ll watch what I eat still to not aggravate it. We are up at our cabin for new years, and i brought my box of teas of course. This is my second cup of this today, made mom a cup tonight too. Mmm i just love this rooibos, definitely my favorite. See previous notes on this lemony goodness!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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87

Last exam tomorrow!! Woot! Then I can focus on tea for a bit, and finish Christmas shopping and go see the Hobbit :) so I will crack down to studying after this tasting note. Yummy creamy lemon, I saw a big chunk of lemon in here today! Mmmm :) Please see previous notes on this tea.

Oh, and my brick of pu (lol) from Verdant has arrived! I am not sure how to deal with it really, so I am going to let it sit until I figure out how to break into it and how to go about aging it. Oh, and my boyfriend’s Christmas presents came today as well! Thought I’d post pics as they are sooo cute, and I want them for me. He loves them, he is drinking tea out of the mug right now until we figure out how to brew in the teapot, it is too small for the brew baskets, so might have to use a t-sac.
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https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-E1UQ7bpzyrU/UM-pLaKtOVI/AAAAAAAAB0s/QHvzZ7GYdqg/s621/20121217_151214.jpg

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Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Cavocorax

Awww. I LOVE that teapot. Hope you get through your last exam all right and are able to actually enjoy your winter break! I’m hoping to see the Hobbit too! I’m nervous about it, but hope it’s good. (But seriously… WHY 3 MOVIES? It’s the frakking Hobbit!)

MissLena

I love the teapot too! Might have to get one for me :) I’m hoping the last one goes ok, have had a few rougher ones so this one could even those out haha. I don’t understand the 3 movie thing..seriously, the one book is shorter than all the other LOTR books! I’ve heard good things about the movie at least, I’m hoping it’s good, been waiting a while for it!

Sil

Omg I want that mug!

MissLena

Hehe its so cute, I custom made it on Zazzle for him :)

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87

So many people drinking lemon teas today, and I am one of them :) this is my study buddy this morning. Nice and creamy, but I must say, I’m starting to miss my caffeine this week. I am not allowing myself any until my finals are over (next Tues) as it makes my anxiety a lot worse. Sigh. At least I have delicious caffeine free teas like this one to get me through! See previous notes on this tea :)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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87

Backlog – had a cup of this in the morning, been too busy studying all day to log. It was delicious, please see previous notes.

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87

YAY my Della Terra order came yesterday, as did my teacups from Verdant! Will try to put some pics up later :) oh and I also tried the Papa Bear’s Hibernation Blend from DT but I couldn’t find it in the database! Might have to try to add a new tea lol.

So I have this tea again! Hurrah! It’s still excellent, lemony and sweet and caffeine free, which I need for my barrage of finals in the coming weeks (caffeine will just increase my anxiety too much, however, going to have a Yixing session later today anyways haha). The lemon is light and sugary today, maybe because I only steeped it for 4 mins, and usually I steep rooibos for 5. Still delicious though!

So happy I have this back in stock! Probably my favorite or second favorite rooibos tea! Oh, and upping rating due to that fact!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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87

Had my last cup of my sample of this tonight :( I have grown to loveee this tea! The lemon cream flavor is just so delicious! Will have to order more once I whittle down my tea stash a bit more! Also upping rating since I have been enjoying this immensely!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
CHAroma

Boy do I need to whittle down my tea stash too. I might just have to do a giant giveaway or something so I can buy more new stuff. ;)

MissLena

I know what you mean!! But I think i’m going to my local Davids today anyways… Ahh the tea addiction lol

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87

Backlog from yesterday – so my stomach has finally hit the breaking point for caffeine for a while :( so onto rooibos and herbal! Luckily my Della terra order came this week!

Mmmm this tea smells heavenly! I love lemon and cream, not much smell of rooibos either! I steeped for 5 mins, almost boiling water, wet smell was pretty delicious too.

As for taste, the rooibos seemed pretty strong at first to me, maybe because I haven’t had it in a while! But the creamy aftertaste was delectable, and the lemon was also there. I quite liked it! I added a little sugar just for an experiment halfway through, meh, I still prefer my teas plain, but the rooibos did tone down a bit with it.

Overall, a pretty nice rooibos! Made me warm and a bit sleepy, which was perfect for before bed. Delicious!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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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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