506 Tasting Notes
Things I am learning about this tea… Hot steeped the poured over ice, the fruit is the superstar. It shines through in every sip. Cold steeped overnight, hello rooibos base notes, there you are! This tea turned almost vegetal with the longer steep time. First sip I was not impressed in the slightest, but, with a little time (and me waking up), I really, really began to enjoy the flavours the tea was offering. Honestly, I am a bit surprised. I would not have thought this would have appealed to me, but I loved it. I will be taking this to work more often!!
I have a bit of a sinus cold and that is throwing off my taste just a little, so I tried a cup of this after work. Just what I was looking for, straightforward, uncomplicated berry goodness. I really love the tartness the berries achieve without actually being overly sour. I enjoyed my cup and need to try this one hot more often!
I brewed up a cup of this for crochet and knitting afternoon with the girls today. I could not believe how decadent it was!! Sure, it smelled amazing in the bag (and looked like tons of fun too with the caramel and the marshmallows and the sprinkles), but I did not expect that to translate to the cup. The brewed tea was thick, chocolaty, and sweet. Honestly, it tasted like liquid s’mores to me. I adored my cup but, having jumped the gun and brewed another cup as soon as I got home, I learned the hard way that, with a tea this rich, one cup a day is enough for me! Super enjoyable though and I look forward to trying it again!
This was a nice choice to start the morning off with! It is officially below zero here in the mornings, frost on the ground and everything. So I find myself gravitating to spicier, warmer teas to start the day off. This one was light on the raisins (much to my relief), but heavy on the vanilla and cinnamon. I drank it with a touch of sugar to help bring out the sweeter base notes. To me, it was comparable to some of my other spice blends but without the cloves a lot of the them tend to focus on. I could see myself drinking this more often when I am looking for something soothing and cinnamon focused. Another solid tea from Della Terra!
This was just delightful on the chilly fall evening I am experiencing! It is a chocolate raspberry tea, but a really stunning dark chocolate raspberry blend. Even with a bit of sugar, the tea was not super sweet but the raspberry notes burst and the chocolate was a nice, bitter (but in the good way super dark chocolate can be) undertone. There was a hint of the base tea showing through, which blended well with the chocolate and raspberry notes. I must admit, I was concerned that I might be one of the apparently few people on Steepster who wasn’t crazy about the chocolate in Della Terra’s teas, but this one has restored my faith immensely. It is not overly sweet, but it has a really nice mature dessert flavour to it. I loved my cup of this and can see myself returning frequently!
Umm, yum? I was honestly not expecting to love this. I had ordered some a while back and not gotten around to trying it. I brewed some strong today, chilled it, and drank it iced. Amazing!! I am getting a little of the sweetness from the rooibos and tons of amazing fruit flavour. Strange though, I swear I am tasting apricot, but that may be just because the fruit chunks looked like apricot. Either way, not sure how much I would like this hot, but it is a winner cold in my book!
This one I was less sure about (to be really fair, Love Tea #7 and I have our issues too). I found the chocolate strawberry notes similar in both teas. I didn’t dislike the flavour, but I found the strawberry just a little bit jarring against the chocolate. I think it is a well blended tea, the flavours were strong and the base tea was pleasant, but maybe I am not the biggest fan of chocolate strawberries in my tea?