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Mmm this is tasty. Sweet, lime and cream, all quite light but discernible. Citrus without the tartness. Slight woody note from the rooibos but it’s pretty mild. I’m not sure I like it enough to restock now that I’m done this sample, but I’m glad I got to try it. Thanks Janelle for the swap.
Flavors: Cream, Lime, Sweet, Wood
This a very attractive tea. Cute little Star of David marshmallows and little gold balls. What fun!
The tea is a nice caramel/burnt sugar flavor with vanilla and a touch of marshmallow with a nice black tea. I added a bit of stevia just like usual.
The temp is -3 F and a snowstorm is coming.
Yummy tea to pass the evening with a good book.
Flavors: Caramel, Marshmallow, Vanilla
Looking for a cup of tea to warm me up on this cold cold southern Californian afternoon I immediately reached for my bag of Christmas Tradition… Is it wrong that I didnt manage to sip this during the Christmas period and am only now opening it up on New Years Eve?? Too many teas, not enough time!! Anyways, this reminds me of David’s Tea Santa’s Secret only a little less pepperminty and a little more vanillary…. The popcorn and silver balls are a nice touch but don’t add a lot of flavor… They do however make this tea super pretty to look at! I’ll enjoy sipping this down over the next few days of what passes as winter here!
Thank you so much to OST for sending me this sample, Im a newb on steepster and have no idea how to tag or bold your name! But thank you so much for this tea sample. Ive had about 2 cups now and finishing up the last of the sample tonight. This is DELICIOUS! Reminds me so much of Davids red velvet and birthday cake tea. I doubt I will purchase this as I can get something similar from DT, but I loved being able to try this. Yumm.
Flavors: Cake, Sweet
Mmmmm Crumble! with just a hint of bluberry. The crazy intense sweetness is overpowering the berriness I think.
Whatever, I did enjoy it. A nice change from the straight teas I’ve been enjoying this week!
One thing I’m noticing is that not only do I find this tasty, but its satisfying too. I haven’t figured out why, but sometimes those two factors aren’t both present. One or the other, but not both…
Also, my rating here would be much higher if there was more blueberry without sacrificing the crumble aspect – though I admit it could be an uneven distribution of flavouring, will see what happens with the next cuppa!
I shared a pot of this with my daughter when she came home from school today. It was nice with a good, basic vanilla flavor. I honestly can’t say that I paid a lot of attention to it while we were talking. However, my daughter asked for me to make it for her tomorrow morning, so it must have made a good impression on her.
This is a fun tea. There’s plenty of strawberry flavor and enough vanilla and chocolate to give it a “sundae” feel. Since it’s a dessert tea I added sugar, and then after drinking about a quarter of the cup I added cream, too. If I were going to keep this tea around I’d definitely do the cream and sugar thing. It really adds to the dessert aspect of the tea. However, I already have Strawberry Cream from Zen Tea, and since I’m already hooked on that tea I’m putting this one back in the box. Look at me showing restraint. :)
Perfect Christmas morning tea. Minty vanilla cream meets smooth black tea with a hint of malt. Now I’m trying to decide which tea to make an eggnog latte with this afternoon or if I should just dive in with a spiced rum-nog. I hope everyone is having a lovely holiday season!
Flavors: Cream, Malt, Mint, Smooth, Vanilla
On first smell of this, I was worried about how it was going to taste – it smelled very medicinal. Fortunately, the medicinal note didn’t arise in the cup.
A pleasant but not stand out rooibos. There’s a distinct note of orange peel and some fruity sweetness that I wouldn’t really pin down as persimmon.
Nice and easy to drink, but it didn’t grab me.
Flavors: Fruity, Orange Zest, Sweet, Wood
Tasty for what it is and very pretty with the blue and white stars, gold candy bits, and mini marshmallows, but I prefer S’mores from DT if I get to chose a dessert tea. I enjoy this from time to time and it does have a caramel echo, but next time I order I hope to get a GINORMOUS bag of S’mores instead.
Flavors: Caramel, Smooth, Sugar, Sweet
Steepster was being fussy when I tried to post the review of this, so this is from memory. I will be more comprehensive when I am sipping it next time.
I’d heard a lot about Eight Candles and the primary reason I wanted to order from Della Terra was to try this out. While it is a nice dessert tea, it reminds me vaguely of David’s Salted Caramel in that I wasn’t able to coax as much flavor out as I would like. Faintly caramel and sweet overall, it isn’t anything I would write home about so far. I will play around with the parameters and see what I can come up with next time around. :)
Flavors: Caramel, Sweet
Hello everyone. It’s been a while. Hope you’re all well, getting ready for the holidays.
I’ve been busy cooking, welcoming someone new into the family (brother-in-law got engaged Finally!) and … cooking. :)
In between all that I’ve Been drinking old favourites and up until this Black Friday I haven’t bought much “new” tea. This was one of the teas I picked up from Della Terra. Can’t beat their Black Friday prices, really. Assuming you like their teas, of course.
The taste of this to me is identical to DAVIDs “love tea #7” which I quite enjoy. I get the berries and the chocolate all together with black base when the tea is hot. As it cools, not so much base anymore.
Those of you not on my Instagram (which is all of you, really, save for mrmopar and one other), here’s what I’ve been up to.
Until next time…
I’m up early today, as I’m an emergency fill for one of my fellow staff. I’m happy to help out, even if it is early on a Saturday morning!
I’ve been ignoring this one, which is not fair. Its a decent tea! Its problem is not within itself, but the fact that I’ve had better versions of this blend elsewhere. I’ve got better vanilla mint-y blends in my cupboard.
Its not you, Peppermint Bark, its me.
Only holiday teas this week, I think. I had Figgy Pudding yesterday (the Della Terra tea), but Steepster ate that note. Oh well.
Peppermint Bark! I keep saying it, and its still true. This is not as good as Santa’s Secret or Christmas Tradition, my two favorite of the mint-vanilla-black combinations.
However, thats not to say it is bad! Oh no, not at all. Its well blended, and the flavors are quite pleasant. However, you really don’t need this and, say, Christmas tradition, if you like this flavor profile.
I’ll have no trouble drinking this down, but I won’t go out of my way for it again next year.
My internet was down this morning, which was highly annoying, but the rest of the day went well.
But the kettle still worked, so I brewed up tea.
I probably did not need both this and Christmas Tradition but…. well….. I can’t pass up a peppermint black, I guess. Even though they look, at a quick glance, very similar (minus popcorn). Would there be a difference?
So! Nice, minty, smooth, and with a delicate touch of vanilla, but not as good as Christmas tradition, in my mind. I can’t quite suss out why Tradition is better than Bark, but who cares!
I still enjoy this, and won’t have a problem drinking it down. Yay, peppermint black teas!
This tea smells amazing. Like buttery batter, creamy frosting, and all manner of sweet and cakey things. I liked it right from first sniff out of the bag. It is easy on the eyes with the tightly curled cut black leaf, dried pineapple pieces, and flower petals. I remember this tea had quite a reputation for being one of the must-try Della Terra teas and I can see why people enjoy it.
The steeped tea also smells like a moist and buttery cake and the liquor is clear and dark brown. The taste is very pleasant and sweet. Smooth and faintly malty black tea blend with sugar, vanilla, and a flavor I can only describe as yellow cake. I’m not really getting any pineapple or fruitiness, but that is just as well because I am a vanilla buttercream cake addict. This is a very nice way to treat the sweet tooth without stuffing my face with cake. I’m really glad I bought 2oz of this. I just brewed a second pot and the hubby is enjoying it as well. Most Della dessert teas I’ve tried have gone over well in this household. Without being overly cloying or artificial, they have a good flavor to my palate and I think the base is a decent black.
Flavors: Butter, Cake, Frosting, Malt, Smooth, Sugar, Vanilla
I’ve decided I really need to be more on top of trying all of the samples you lovely people have sent me. Since most of the tea drinking I do happens at work while all of my samples sit at home, I didn’t realize how many I have. I also forgot how excited I was about some of them. I’ve been drinking my favorites so much lately that it’s time for a change anyway.
So, this. Courtesy of Ost.
First, let me say that I don’t actually like traditional s’mores all that much. When I make mine, I always use cinnamon graham crackers and skip the Hershey’s in favor of a piece of Chunky bar (if anyone actually knows what that is…brownie points for you because I am apparently the only person that knows what they are and enjoys them)……(okay, fine, I’ll tell you what they are—a not-so-high-quality chocolate bar with peanuts and raisins throughout)…….(I promise they’re delicious)……..(really)………(alright, now back to your regularly televised programming)
Sometimes I’m extra rebellious and spread a schmear of peanut butter on the graham cracker first, skip the chocolate all together, and just lay the extra melty/extra burny/extra fantastical marshmallow on the peanut butter. Oh man.
Anyway, the point I’m trying to make is that I’m not a huge fan of this tea because it tastes like normal s’mores. Seeing as how this would be a plus for most people, I won’t rate it. But, you know you’re totally gonna try s’mores my way next time!
Flavors: Chocolate, Graham Cracker