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95

WHA? Thought I reviewed this a while back when I received some as a sample. Well I ended up buying 2oz of it when I did my black Friday order.

This is very appley, with an almost roasted over a fire flavour. It’s a delcious apple tea, but with that great roasty flavour to it. I’m tired of always have black tea, so this is a light refreshing & delicious change.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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83

I am starting to truly love this tea. I’m on my second teapot of this today and it’s perfect with a dash of milk and sprinkle of sugar. Very strong and very yummy, it’s such a shame I only have half a bag left. :(

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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83

I just looked at my previous notes for this and saw I listed it as bitter and a little unpleasant. Well it’s amazing what a spoon of 0 calorie sugar and a splash of milk can do. :D Now it’s almost perfect.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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83

I over indulged with lunch today at work and have not been in the mood to drink much of anything as I’m just not sure I can fit it in! Now hopefully enough time has passed and my stomach is less uncomfortable to try this citrus blend.

Loose the tea looks a phenomenal mixture of red, yellow and orange (almost fire like) with blue flower petals and large chunks of pale orange with a contrast of dark brown tea leaves. It also smells refreshingly citrus with both orange and bergamot being notable.

Once brewed it smells very much like an Earl Grey tea, meaning bergmot heavy which is just the way I like it. Also trying my first cup without sugar or sweetener so I can gather a true taste. Again it’s very Earl Grey, the black tea is slightly bitter, the orange slighty waxy and zesty and the bergamot sweet and balancing.

It’s a nice blend but not as strong as I was hoping for and for such a big fan of Earl Grey in particular I really don’t see anything special about this one other than it’s beautiful fire coloured raw mixture. My husband will love this one more than me which makes a change, he loves Earl Grey no matter how strong it is. :)

Next time the sugar and sweetener will help me to drink it, the bitterness was a little testing at times but I managed to drink it. I wish I could say more about this tea but I just have no idea what else to report.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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84

A relaxing cup of this before bed. Had a busy day with some other teas thrown in but I’ve been slacking with notes this weekend haha, oh well. Should be an exciting week, I am planning on making some big lifestyle changes in the way of diet and exercise, hopefully I can follow through with them for once lol. Anyways, this tea.. Pure comfort. Chamomile and lavender, added a touch of honey, perfect for before bed. Night steepster! See previous notes on this tea :)

keychange

Good luck with the health changes! My (admittedly unsolicited) advice is that you make sure they’re sustainable, because nothing’s more discouraging than burning out because you hit the ground running a little too hard.

MissLena

Thanks for the tip :) yes I’m mostly planning on getting a gym membership and going at least twice a week, for my back and shoulders and to start running again. And a bit healthier food choices lol not as much cheese :P my boyfriend is going to help motivate me to actually go to the gym and help with the healthy eating, it might be tough this month with Christmas events but in January it will be easier too :) my biggest issue is that I start and am good for about 2 months, then I stop and don’t go back..that I will work on though!

MissLena

Oh, and I started taking a multi vitamin! That’s the first major change :)

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84

I haven’t had a cup of this in ages! I knew I wanted something lavender tonight, and originally had taken out Jessie’s tea, but then I found this one and was like yes, for extra sleepiness, yes. I brewed up a cup for 5 minutes and added some honey..very relaxing and so good. I need to remember to drink this one more often. Now bedtime. See previous notes on this tea :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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84

In my travel mug today! My stomach has been a bit blah today with cramps, and this is helping a lot! Also only steeped 5 mins and this is holding up well in the mug :) tgif! Hoping to get all my school done today and tomorrow so I can actually do something for my bday Saturday night. See previous notes on this tea :)

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84

More ppl need to try this tea! It’s in my travel mug today, holding up quite well too, altho I think I oversteeped by 2 mins. Still tasty, although I kind of wish I made a summery tea today, +7 C out today!! I almost wish winter wouldn’t tease like this, pretending to be spring, but I definitely won’t complain!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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84

I’m alive again! Yesterday was very rough, whatever I had (flu or food poisoning) had me down all day in bed, achy and unable to move, plus upset stomach the night before. Blargh. Also couldn’t eat until the evening. But that’s over at least, and I am slowly regaining my appetite and getting back to having teas. This is soothing and not too harsh today, perfect for recovering from stomach sickness.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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84

Merry Christmas! So I found a tea my dad likes, Yay! This one :) he added a ton of honey, but it made it really quite tasty actually! Ooh and i got a brewt steeper today as a gift! So I had to try it out tonight with this, I love it! I’ve seen them used at davidstea, and i can’t wait to make iced tea with it!

Oh and I don’t know if I mentioned, a few days ago I got my present from the boy, a breville variable temp :D i should have brought it to my parents over Christmas but i thought it’d take up too much space, love it too tho! Especially the hold temp :)

So I hope everyone had a spectacular, tea filled Christmas with family and friends!

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84

Had a cup of this with mom before bed, this tea is a hit for my whole family! Love it so much, I’m starting to like this tea even more, if that is possible.

Now, not really related to the tasting note, but tea related nonetheless..

Before I wander off to sleep, just had to make a quick update about other teas. So I gave my aunty and cousin matcha for Christmas today, and they were pleased with it! I gave them directions on how to brew it, so I hope they enjoy it! Made me feel good to give them something unique that they liked :) oh and my aunty served DavidsTea Cream of Earl Grey tonight with dinner! I would make a tasting note on it, but it wouldn’t be too accurate because I don’t know how much leaf she used and my cup was the last one of the pot, so it definitely was the most potent. It was pretty tasty though. So yay! Successful tea day all around! And introducing my family to matcha was pretty awesome!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

Sounds like you had some fun!

MissLena

Yeah it was a pretty good day! Got to see a lot of family, and the FOOD…mmmmm, I’ve never had such a good figgy pudding (I didn’t know good ones could exist LOL) so yes, quite a successful Christmas :)

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84

Mmm this is my tea of tonight, made a cup for myself and my dad, as I let him smell mine and he said it smelled good! Hopefully he likes the taste!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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84

I have been drinking this tea (tisane) all week, so I decided to add it to the site. So first to review, yay! This is another win from Della Terra :)

I should first mention that as soon as I saw that this blend was made, I didn’t even bother with a sample – I added 2 oz to my cart immediately, as I love chamomile herbal blends. The bag I received is plum full of tea! It is stuffed with the stuff! I love it!

Dry, it is entirely chamomile flowers and lavender. As the description states haha. It smells like a perfect blend of the two as well, I get a bit stronger chamomile, but the lavender is still there, that slightly soapy floral scent.

I steeped it for around 5 minutes with boiling water. Wet, the lavender smell comes out a bit more. The liquor is a lovely light yellow color.

The taste is so soothing – mostly chamomile, but the lavender shows up in the aftertaste. I find that this tea is relaxing yet helps me focus as well, maybe because it’s so calming. I’m tempted to add a bit of honey one of these times just to see what it does to the flavor, but it is so good on its own that I haven’t yet haha.

Overall, I like this tea a lot. Bear in mind, I do enjoy herbal teas, so if you are not a fan of pure herbals, this probably isn’t the tea for you. However, it is an awesome caffeine-free tea for before bed. Also, this is the third tea I own with lavender in the ingredients. I guess I like lavender? Haha :) Due to personal taste, I am rating this tea pretty high.

ETA: The lavender becomes a bit more pronounced as the tea cools, I’m noticing the soapiness a bit more tonight. Might be because it steeped for 5 minutes, it doesn’t seem as noticeable at shorter steep times. Still really good though!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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76

Hmmm…so this is one of those weird teas that I really have to be in the mood for. If I’m feelin’ a lemon dessert tea then this would be an obvious choice, but the reality is, lemon dessert is never my first choice of flavors. In a previous tealog I said that I’d reorder this one, but I’ve since found other caffeine free options that I prefer for my flavor preferences. If you enjoy the taste and smell of lemon cake, lemon essence, or lemon extract, then you will likely enjoy this tea much more than I did.

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76

Tastes like a lemon dessert, which really isn’t my favorite flavor, but this tea somehow still impresses me. It’s not something I’d drink regularly, but it’s a nice treat on occasion.

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76

I’ve been busy enjoying Christmas festivities so I haven’t had much chance to write many tealogs lately. But when my Della Terra teas order arrived in a festive red box, I just had to log in and write at least a few lines. Besides, I miss checking in with my Steepster friends :)

Lemon is one of those flavors that I enjoy, but it isn’t necessarily my absolute favorite, so I didn’t have high expectations for me liking this tea. It’s pure lemony goodness, not so much the sour natural lemon taste, but more like a lemon extract, but creamier. Even when I first caught a whiff of this tea it immediately made me think of lemon cake, which is remarkable because I actually didn’t even know that lemon chiffon was a cake until after I tasted this tea and then I decided to look it up.

I only have a couple of samples of this tea from my try me packs, but it is definitely something I would reorder.

Ozli

Heee, I went to put this on my shopping list after you said the magic words “lemon cake” and it was ALREADY THERE :D :D

canadianadia

If lemon cake is your magic word, then you will definitely enjoy this tea :)

Cavocorax

I hope I get my order soon!!!! I didn’t get this one but am making a mental note here.

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85

Sip down!

I didn’t know I had like 2teaspoons left! So much for my hot cup of apple pie latte with whipped cream, I just made this as a regular cup of tea!
Booo! might have to buy this one again!

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85

Mmm, I added sugar and a cinnamon stick to a pot of this apple pie tea, very good! So nice to have tea, I only had 1 pot yesterday since the power was out most of the day.

I got a serving left of this tea – I really need to make that latte with caramel with the last of it!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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85

i had this love hate relationship with DavidsTea’s Apple Pie tea – I had one cup out of a 50g bag that tasted right. After that.. not so great. I’m hoping this Della Terra Teas Apple pie will work!

DRY LEAF: lots of chunks of apple! My kitchen smells like coffee, there was a huge incident last night involving an exploding french press. Finally my roommates disgusting coffee making skills caught up to them (they use 50% coffee, and top the press up with hot water to make this pure black sludge)

STEEPED: Nice apple pie smell, crust and spices in all!

TASTE: The spices in this are spot on – I finally noticed a trend in Della Terra doing really good in the spice department. Natural apple flavor comes out, but more of a fresh apple on some sips to me. Pie crust after taste. The black tea is present and adds some good depth. The black tea also is not bitter.
I think this tea could use a bit of rock sugar, but I’m too lazy to go downstairs to get some, plus my legs are sore from brazilian jiu jitsu. Aww screw it, I need to take out my laundry anyways..
Sweetened, the apple comes out more and I think I like both ways. So if you are the type who adds sweetener, this tea is good!

COMMENTS: Much better than DavidsTeas! The spices are perfect and the tea is yummy pushing me to drink more.
I’ve had Della Terra’s Candy Apple tea and this Apple Pie tea is much better with the flavoring and lack of apple skin taste.

evil plans? I’m thinking back to I think Starbucks had an apple cider that was caramel sauce and whipped cream on it. Apple Pie tea latte with whipped cream and caramel? MUUUAHAHHAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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89

Yay, my Black Friday order is here! Hearts.

Since falling in love with a peach tea blend I got once from a little middle-of-nowhere cafe, I’ve been looking all over for a peachy tea capable of kicking me in the face with flavor. This is not that tea, but that doesn’t mean it’s not lovely. It’s really balanced and nice, with the flavor swooping into delicious fruitiness just when I think the black tea is getting strong. It leaves a hint of mango on the back of my tongue after the sip—yummy!

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97

OH MY! My Black Friday order finally arrived. YAY! I tore into the box like a crazy person & smelt all my delicious new teas!

This smells very good, marshmallow, caramely goodness. It changes scent a little once steeping, kind of a funny smell :/

This is so amazingly spectacular. I don’t know if I like it more than Oatmeal Raisin Cookie or Chili Chocolate Truffle, but it is soooooooooooooo good.

It’s very marshmallow like, way better than any of the marshmallow or s’mores teas I’ve tried. And so caramel tasting. Wow just fantastic. Glad I ended up with 4oz of this. I even ended up over steeping it & it was still fabulous!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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82

There is a run in my new tights and the vending machine ate my dollar. It must be a Monday…hopefully this tea helps.

Ellyn

I hope today turns around!

Tealizzy

Wow, that’s a bad start! Hope your day gets better!

Sandy'sCuppa

You could make a country song out of that statement ! Lol ! I hope your day improves! Blessings ; )

Starfevre

It can only get better from here!

whatshesaid

I had a rotten day too! Made better by receiving some tea in the mail and also by my Davidstea Vanilla Orchid which got me through the afternoon :) Hoping things look up for us tomorrow!

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82

Yum yum yum! Finally at my desk, I rushed here from an 8:00 appointment to make a 9:30 who cancelled and now I get to focus on making my TO DO LIST and planning my week (reserving meeting rooms, setting up businesses to meet with, seeing how many more clients I can meet with). I would usually hate doing this, but I had an AWESOME bath last night and I’m feeling refreshed. We also have an all day retreat tomorrow and losing that one day is making me work harder. We should lose one day every week.

Anyway, so this was originally one of my favorites from Della Terra but after trying so many other teas, I would say this is in my top 5 from Della Terra but not overall. I get the pumpkin and I get a little chocolate, but not quite as flavorful as I’d like.

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