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drank Love In A Cup by Della Terra Teas
2527 tasting notes

Gotta say that I’m pretty sad to say that this is a sipdown. This was really a very, very tasty tea. Quite sweet and marshmallowy, and I really think it would be a great addition to my travel mug rotation (which it was in, twice). I am guessing that this tea has been at least temporarily discontinued as it was a holiday tea, but I’m hoping it’s back next year! Yum yum yum.

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Alphakitty

I have a 2 ounce pack of this that I haven’t tried yet, though almost every time I go in the kitchen I open it to sniff. I think this weekend I will do a side by side comparison of this, Eight Candles & S’mores!

Tealizzy

What? It’s being discontinued? I better savor every little bit I just got!

whatshesaid

I would love to read a review comparing this, Eight Candles and S’Mores! I was wondering about the differences.

Kittenna

Tealizzy – actually, I see that it’s still around! I figured since Professor Grey was discontinued, they had maybe discontinued all holiday teas.

whatshesaid – I no longer remember what s’mores tasted like (though I have some left), but in my opinion, Eight Candles was similarly flavoured but did not have a strong enough base tea. It tasted much too fluffy/sweet with nothing behind it. Love in a Cup was WAY better for me. I think I liked S’mores too, so I’ll try it again soon to see.

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Alphakitty

I have a 2 ounce pack of this that I haven’t tried yet, though almost every time I go in the kitchen I open it to sniff. I think this weekend I will do a side by side comparison of this, Eight Candles & S’mores!

Tealizzy

What? It’s being discontinued? I better savor every little bit I just got!

whatshesaid

I would love to read a review comparing this, Eight Candles and S’Mores! I was wondering about the differences.

Kittenna

Tealizzy – actually, I see that it’s still around! I figured since Professor Grey was discontinued, they had maybe discontinued all holiday teas.

whatshesaid – I no longer remember what s’mores tasted like (though I have some left), but in my opinion, Eight Candles was similarly flavoured but did not have a strong enough base tea. It tasted much too fluffy/sweet with nothing behind it. Love in a Cup was WAY better for me. I think I liked S’mores too, so I’ll try it again soon to see.

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I have always been a tea fan (primarily herbals and Japanese greens/oolongs) but in the last year or so, tea has become increasingly more appealing as not only a delicious, calming drink, but as a relatively cheap, healthy reward or treat to give myself when I deserve something. I should clarify that, however; the reward is expanding my tea cupboard, not drinking tea – I place no restrictions on myself in terms of drinking anything from my cupboard as that would defeat my many goals!

My DavidsTea addiction was born in late 2011, despite having spent nearly a year intentionally avoiding their local mall location (but apparently it was just avoiding the inevitable!). I seem to have some desire to try every tea they’ve ever had, so much of my stash is from there, although I’ve recently branched out and ordered from numerous other companies.

I like to try and drink all my teas unaltered, as one of the main reasons I’m drinking tea other than for the flavour is to be healthy and increase my water intake without adding too many calories! I’ve found that the trick in this regard is to be very careful about steeping time, as most teas are quite pleasant to drink straight as long as they haven’t been oversteeped. However, I tend to be forgetful (particularly at work) when I don’t set a timer, resulting in a few horrors (The Earl’s Garden is not so pleasant after, say, 7+ minutes of steeping).

I’m currently trying to figure out which types of teas are my favourites. Herbals are no longer at the top; oolongs have thoroughly taken over that spot, with greens a reasonably close second. My preference is for straight versions of both, but I do love a good flavoured oolong (flavoured greens are really hit or miss for me). Herbals I do love iced/cold-brewed, but I drink few routinely (Mulberry Magic from DavidsTea being a notable exception). I’m learning to like straight black teas thanks to the chocolatey, malty, delicious Laoshan Black from Verdant Tea, and malty, caramelly flavoured blacks work for me, but I’m pretty picky about anything with astringency. Lately I’ve found red rooibos to be rather medicinal, which I dislike, but green rooibos and honeybush blends are tolerable. I haven’t explored pu’erh, mate, or guayasa a great deal (although I have a few options in my cupboard).

I’ve decided to institute a rating system so my ratings will be more consistent. Following the smiley/frowny faces Steepster gives us:

100: This tea is amazing and I will go out of my way to keep it in stock.

85-99: My core collection (or a tea that would be, if I was allowing myself to restock everything!) Teas I get cravings for, and drink often.

75-84: Good but not amazing; I might keep these in stock sparingly depending on current preferences.

67-74: Not bad, I’ll happily finish what I have but probably won’t ever buy it again as there’s likely something rated more highly that I prefer.

51-66: Drinkable and maybe has some aspect that I like, but not really worth picking up again.

34-50: Not for me, but I can see why others might like it. I’ll make it through the cup and maybe experiment with the rest to get rid of it.

0-33: It’s a struggle to get through the cup, if I do at all. I will not willingly consume this one again, and will attempt to get rid of the rest of the tea if I have any left.

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