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Oh, another pastry tea…this one smells delightfully tropical in the bag and picks up interesting aromatic notes post-steeping. It smells nothing like I remember pineapple upside down cake being – but I was a terrible baker, so that says more about my cakes than this tea.
Upon tasting I’m mainly picking up hints of candied pineapple layered over that yeasty-pastry black tea note that Della Terra does so very well. It’s a delicious dessert-ish tea that would go equally well first thing in the morning or as a comfort cuppa after a long day…
Tasty tea and one that I really appreciate. I’m less-likely to buy this one since I’m quite smitten by Blueberry Crumble…but it’s a good tea nontheless and I’d happily have another cup in the future.
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This smelled delightful in the bag…all christmas-y spice notes and happy things. It’s a shame it didn’t brew up anything like that, though.
My first impression post-steep is that it tastes like potpourri smells. I mean, it SHOULD be delicious, but instead my tastebuds feel like they took a wrong turn into a craft shop…there’s a nice background black tea note that’s pleasant and some cloves or other baking-sort-of-spice that’s tasty, but overall it’s not a particularly memorable tea.
Solidly meh, this one. Not painful to drink, but I wouldn’t seek it out in the future.
This tea sparkles! I love sparkly teas! However, I think I will be keeping Glitter & Gold around to appease my sparkle love as it is more consistent. I find this to be a huge hit sometimes and not so much others. This particular cup is alright but not the best I have had. I am working my way to a sipdown in the near future so hopefully the other few cups are better.
I am applying to schools for next year and that means supplemental application questions which suck. However, I was not too stressed as I have one application left to worry about and I thought I had already written 2/3 of the questions. Except, when I opened my computer to find the question, it has gone missing as in no where to be found as in I need to completely redo it! And since I worked on it weeks ago, I really don’t remember what I wrote. So I am sad and just want to be done.
At least I have finished something and that is this tea. It was okay but really nothing special so I am not sad to see it go. It has a nice pumpkin spice flavor but the combination of spice, caramel, and marshmallow is a little much for one blend. Plus, it can taste really off when not brewed properly. So, so long Caramel Pumpkin Marshmallow, it was fun while it lasted but we won’t be meeting again.
Sipdown! If I didn’t have so much bloody tea I might restock this. As it is, I have too much similar teas in my cupboard. I was going through a chocolate and caramel phase and overstocked those to the point that 80% of my cupboard is black teas with caramel, chocolate or coffee flavours.
It is tasty, I do get caramel (maybe not so much salt and chocolate) and I am a little sad to see it go but I have so much more tea to go through… If I keep restocking favourites I will never drink the not-so-favourite ones. My goal is to almost empty out the cupboard and then restock with favourites. No more random buying. I don’t have the patience and motivation to do swaps and then the tea I don’t like either ends up in the garbage or I drink it because I have to. Neither of those is how I want my tea experiences to be.
So by now I have enough favourites that I can just buy those. For now anyway.
This one has been really, REALLY good lately. I don’t know why but I have been loving it :).
Anyways, I am not sure how I stumbled onto their website but Teavana released their Spring Teas and I saw they has a Marshmallow Macaroon Herbal Tea. Any other company and I would be dying to go pick some up but Teavana has burned me too many times for me to want to buy 50 g of it. With that said, has anyone tried it before?
Birthday Cupcake is another tea that’s true to it’s name. Fresh steeped, it tastes like vanilla cake but after adding a little sugar, it tastes like vanilla cake with frosting! I should note that this reminds me of store bought cupcakes and has the same slight bitterness that their icing has (which makes the flavors much more realistic). I imagine that adding cream would really bring out the frosting flavors and turn this into a liquid dessert. Being a sweet-tooth, I’m a big fan of this one!
Another tea by Della Terra to add to the “keep stocked” pile.
Sipdown! Despite spending… A year?! In a single-serving sample baggie, this tasted pretty darn good. I was too lazy to compare it with the other two, but I enjoy them all, and that’s good enough. This wasn’t fresh enough for it to be a valid comparison though. Yummy, creamy citrus. Mmmmmmm.
My love for this has dwindled. It’s still way better than the Coffee Cake and Red Velvet Cake teas from DAVIDs, but there is still an artificial eh taste to it…so I am dropping my rating on this one, though I do still like it, so it will still be high-ish, but not as high.
All I’m really tasting is the cherry artificial taste right now. I might see if that changes with a cold steep…which reminds me, I have a cold steep in the fridge steeping and it is probably ready by now.
Thank you Janelle for a sample of this! Sometimes Della Terra’s apple teas are hit or miss. This one is a HIT. I think they got rid of the apple flavor or whatever I really didn’t like. I’m glad they didn’t get rid of any that I DO like, since they are some of my favorite apple teas! This is a buttery sencha with a nice apple & cinnamon taste. For some reason it was tasting like strawberry to me though, especially as it cooled. I like this one, but there are a couple other companies who have a better version of this blend.
Yum. One of my favourites from Della Terra. This tea seriously tastes like liquified dessert. So delicious. Caramelly, chocolatey, and no odd flavours. The black base is definitely not the star here, but it would be weak without it. This will probably be a repurchase (if it’s still around), although I should really try it next to the DavidsTea version beforehand.
Oh dear, this was a sipdown and my previous note is gone!!
That’s fine. Today has been a very mixed day. On one hand, I got some stuff done, that really needed to be done, but then it’s also been a no good icky bad frustrating day.
So I’m not too bothered by the sipdown sans note. Actually, I seem to recall that this was a sample I either shared or inherited, but now I have no idea who to thank! Though it’s probably Sil since I see ya did review it awhile back. Or maybe Kittenna?
The tea itself was quite lovely. The puerh mixed quite nicely with the spices, and lent a nice hint of cocoa to pair with the spices. I had it without sugar or milk.
No one spice stood out too much, and it was not overly spicy. For me to not have any complaints, well that is rare! where chai is concerned heh.
In fact, this is one that I would consider ordering again. I bet it would travel well in a tumbler.
Late afternoon tea with R before he heads back out for a PTA meeting. This smelled promising but then lacked flavor as DTs are sometimes wont to do. Prefer Florence on one of its good days (is that tea moody as heck for anybody else BTW?). As husband noted, still better than cat pee, ha.