Darn it!! I accidentely lightly tipped over glass perfect mug from DAVIDsTEA with the branch on it, it was empty, but it cracked. A very large crack right in the middle of the mug almost the whole way around. :( my favorite mug! So I will have to get a replacement at some point..maybe an elephant one, but it won’t be the same :( anyways, I had this tea after I broke my mug in a different one, it was tasty at least. See previous notes.
381 Tasting Notes
I had a cup of this last evening western style and it was awesome. So I saved the leaves for today and am having a cup right now. It is delicious and roasty and honey flavored…I will savor this cup because I have an announcement to make. It is with great pain and I can’t believe I’m going to do it.
I am giving up tea.
This is my final cup. It’s one of my favorites so I thought it was appropriate. I won’t say why I am giving up tea, but it is necessary for me to continue on with my life. :( I’m sorry steepsters, I will still look at your notes though!
APRIL FOOLS! :D
I don’t ever want to give up tea! Lol
I got this as a free sample in my last Della Terra order, I was very pleased I got this one, because it was almost in my order! I had a cup a few weeks ago but forgot to log it, so I will now, as this is most definitely an Eastery tea due to the name!
I was unsure of what to expect looking at the dry blend. There were a few peas, quite a bit of corn, some carrot bits, and the tea itself. The peas had me the most worried, because I really hate cooked peas (raw are delicious though, and pea pods are fine haha). But the dry smell is pleasantly peachy and very light. I steeped for 2 minutes. The steeped smell is peach once again, but with a different, full smell from the vegetables. I think it’s the corn that’s causing it. It smells quite mouthwatering and refreshing.
The taste is very light and quite delicious. First I get a wonderful mouthfeel, kind of thick yet light, from the vegetables. There’s a mild corn taste, and mid-sip the peach really shines. The tea base goes perfectly with this blend as well. The aftertaste tapers off and leaves a clean feeling in the mouth. I don’t get much lemongrass anywhere, but this tea is still pretty good!
Overall, an interesting tea, I wasn’t sure what I would get with so many vegetables in the blend. But they add more to the feel of the tea rather than any strong veggie flavors, and the peach brings it together nicely. Thanks for the sample Della Terra!
I am finally just about done this, it is getting pretty strong as it is fairly old. This morning I was wanting something sweet because it’s Easter and I don’t have any candy (insert sadface) so I mixed this with my caramel matcha, half tsp of each. I then added about a half tsp of sugar after whisking with hot water. The result is not too bad, but the blueberry is mostly overpowering the caramel and it is pretty strong. The caramel is mostly present in the later part of the sip. Not bad, and I am feeling the matcha energy! Perfect for working on my one paper of the term! (how I dislike papers lol) See previous notes on both of these matchas :)
Oh, and Hoppy Easter!
I should just drink this every day. I love it. A delicious tea. Will have to get a tin when my bag is done. See previous notes, and I highly recommend this one! Upping rating a bit too.
So I have just returned from the mall, and I am beat. Note to self: never go shopping on a long weekend Saturday. I have a lot of work to get done tonight too, so I thought I’d finally bust out my guayusa. This is my first experience with it, I have been a bit nervous about the caffeine buzz, especially because this is straight guayusa, not in a blend. But here we go!
The dry leaves are nice and grassy smelling. I didn’t really know how long to steep for, so I did the wimpy end of the scale at 4 minutes. The liquor brews up a murky green, reminds me of a river, maybe the Amazon! :P and yes I totally am getting that jungle feel, with the color and the smell. It is a very leafy, green, grassy smell, and there’s also a hint of sweet. I tried pouring this into my clear mug to fully see the color and sniffed the empty mug and there was a lovely sugary sweet scent to it!
As for the taste, it is very green tasting, definitely getting a grassy flavor out of this one. It is actually reminding me a bit of straight green rooibos! I think it’s the hint of sugar in the aftertaste. Oh, and this feels very refreshing to drink as well.
Overall, it’s not bad at all. I would really like to try some blends with this as well! Not bad, although I’m not sure if I would get more than my sample of it, that remains to be decided. So far it is pretty tasty though!
ETA – I can feel myself slowly regaining energy, which I like! This also becomes very smooth and easy to drink once it cools, and the feeling of refreshment grows. Very nice, and happy I tried this tea!
Second cup of the day, heading to the mall once I can pull my boyfriend away from working on our design project lol. I only have one cup left of this one, I was going to put it all in and do a sipdown, but it would be a lot all at once haha. So an almost sipdown lol. Light and sweet, I will probably miss this one more than I think once it’s gone. See previous notes :)
Had a cup of this in the morning for energy. Going to try to get to the mall today to get some new clothes, as I desperately need some new work-like attire! So this was my choice for some thirst quenching energy, sans caffeine. I didn’t even add honey today and it was awesome. I love ginger teas, especially this one! See previous notes :)
Another tea I haven’t had in ages! This is so tasty and I am definitely getting sugar snap pea flavor tonight. The mouthfeel is also super silky. I did the first steep for 20 seconds in my little glass walled teacup with a brew basket, probably 4 g of tea. Absolutely delicious! Going to have a few more tonight. See previous notes on this tea!
Sipdown – my second most logged tea! :( this is delicious, and will probably get re-ordered at some point..but I have Lime Chiffon and Lemon Lime Cream Tart to drink down first! A smooth cup of lemon cake right here, see previous notes on this awesome tea :)
Oh, and this is my 300th tasting note! One of my favorite teas for it too :D
I was going to open a new Verdant oolong today, but I looked at my Yixing and realized, man, I haven’t used you in forever! So I had to have a session :) I did two rinses for my Yixing pot to soak up as much tea as it could! This is divine. Still my favorite oolong ever I think. So much honey sweetness, burst of fruit, just lovely. I remember why I like Mi Lan Dancong black now as well, the flavor profile has similarities to this one, particularly the bursting honey flavor. I will continue steeping this for a while, and continue debugging code with the boy. Happy Good Friday as well everyone! :) See previous notes on this tea too.
I’m getting close to a sipdown of this, about 2 cups left! This one is nice and light and fresh, a good contrast to the sweet carmamel banana tea I had before it. It’s actually quite thirst quenching to me as well, but I think I would prefer a bit more mint and jasmine than green tea for flavor, it still has that grassiness that is ok, but not my favorite. But it’s still yummy, and I will gladly finish my cup. See previous notes on this tea :)
ETA – this gets much tastier as it cools, the mint and jasmine become more pronounced. I like it :)
Second cup of the day, I think I might try altering caffeinated cups and non caffeinated today lol. I love this tea and have been hoarding it, but I need to drink it down eventually, so I am having a cup. Lovely caramel banana, I might try adding some honey partway through the cup, I wish DavidsTea didn’t discontinue this :( but at least it’s still good! :D see previous notes!
ETA – I forgot, instead of adding honey, this tea was amazing with brown sugar. So I added some. Mmmmmmmmm.
I just needed a cup of this this morning. My headache is still slightly persisting, so hoping a bit of caffeine will do it good. And this is just so creamy vanilla and delicious, I had to have it. I’m debating if I should do sipdowns today or try new samples…hmmm…will have to think about it more haha. See previous notes on this tea :)
I could vent about how horribly our final project is going, but I will spare all you steepsterites from my misery. Sigh. I needed this tonight because a) it’s been another trying day b) this is sweet and soothing and delicious c) I had too much salt at dinner and need a sweet balance. The smell itself is wonderfully comforting in this tea, it’s still too hot to drink. Toying with the idea of using the DT Easter code and getting a bit more of this, but ehh, I already placed a tea order tonight (I like to order tea to make myself happy when I’m down hehe). Maybe later this weekend. Anyways, see previous notes on this tea :)
This is in my mug today. Love it!! So fruity and fresh and tasty and i just really like green rooibos lol. I currently have a nice full shopping cart including 2 oz of this tea sitting, waiting for me to break down. Sigh. Della terra has such good deals! Must. Resist. Lol, see previous notes on this tea :)
I’m a cup away from a sipdown on my Lemon Chiffon, but this one was yelling out to me tonight. Maybe because it’s a bit fresher and a bit different flavor than the lemon. Anyways, having a delicious cup right now. Della Terra rooibos’ rock my socks off!! See previous notes on this delicious tea!
So my friend came over tonight and I made her her favorite cup, Strawberries & Cream by Della Terra, and I asked her what I should have. She said matcha! Haha so I took out my matcha stash and told her to pick which ones, and told her I can also mix them. She originally wanted me to mix almond, black cherry AND french vanilla, but I am hoarding my almond haha, so I just mixed black cherry and vanilla. And yum it was delicious as usual. Made just with hot water, no sugar added, lovely! See previous notes on these matchas and this combo!
Backlog from earlier today – made this for my travel mug as the weather is finally smartening up and getting warmer out! It felt like spring, so I made a spring tea :) this was nice and juicy and refreshing, very good to help me get through the day, it was a long one, trying to debug code for our final project and it was not working at all. Sigh, anyways, this tea got me through missing lunch and having a later dinner. Thank you tea! See previous notes :)
So I had lots of tea today, a few epic ones, but I just am tired and didn’t log..maybe tomorrow haha. Anyways this is my bedtime cuppa, as I continue to do my homework lol, hopefully it will make me sleepy afterwards. See previous notes :)
This oolong is still ridiculously awesome. On my oolong kick, so I decided to gongfu some of this tonight. Yes, it’s a bit late for caffeine, but I realized I haven’t drank this in ages and it’s already about 6 months old :( and I’ve also been crazy tired today even with caffeine so I doubt I’ll have trouble falling asleep. This tea is perfection. Tonight its silky smooth, cream, delicious, soothing. It’s helping my headache a bit too, and im currently lounging in the recliner with a pillow surrounding me and my tea and my boyfriend watching my bf work diligently on our lab. Night steepster! Oh, and see previous notes on this perfect tea. :)
Mmm I haven’t had a cup of this in ages! I think I’m getting on an oolong kick, I seem to be craving rich, fresh flavors that oolongs are pretty good at, also that buttery yuminess. This one still smells and tastes heavenly, except for that odd sweet aftertaste. But today I’m not minding it. In fact, today it is adding nicely to the cup. Hmm, must have just been in the mood for this :) see previous notes on this tea!
It’s a Monday, and lots to do, and i didn’t want to get out of bed. I nearly tried my guayusa, but this one is just so good. Hope it does the job! In my travel mug again, see previous notes on this delicious tea :)
So I am on the hunt for the perfect pear tea, and when I saw that Della Terra had this one in their spring collection, I had to get some. I only got an oz to see what it was like before ordering more.
The dry smell is very pear-like! I do get a bit of a floral scent as others have mentioned, but it is predominantly pear, which I quite like :) oh, and the dry mix is so pretty, little sparkly balls and white pear bits contrasting with the black leaves. Quite beautiful in my opinion! I steeped between 2 and 3 minutes. The steeped aroma is a bit less pear, but it is still there!
As for the flavor, this one is the best pear tea I have had, but I have only had one other one haha. It is very juicy and nice, I would like a bit more punch to it maybe, but it is not bad at all! In this cup, the black tea is also present, making for a warmer taste than just crispiness. I am curious as to how this would be cold brewed, but my one large vessel I use for cold brewing (a giant tea mug) is already in the fridge with Sunshine in it, so it will have to wait until another day.
Overall, this is a nice little tea, it is the closest to pear flavor yet, just a bit perfumed and not quite as sharp of a flavor as I would like. But I will gladly finish off this bag, and maybe even order another! Oh, and the other day, I was going to try this with pear vodka…that may be on the agenda again haha just to see what it tastes like! Happy to have a bag of this tea :)