1072 Tasting Notes
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 :)
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!
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 :)
Woot first one to review! I received this tea in my Try Me Sampler and it’s now a sunny day and I feel like having it! The dry smell is very tropical and sunshine-y, with a lot of flower petals around the top of the bag. And the little sample pouch is certainly stuffed full of tea! I like full samples :D I steeped this for 2 minutes with 175 degree water.
The tea is a pale golden yellow color, and man, the petals really expanded and they are full petals! I took out a sunflower petal and showed it to my boyfriend, who though it was pretty weird that I was drinking a tea with THAT in it haha. I will have to steep this in my glass gravity infuser next time to watch it unfurl! The smell is again very tropical, with mango and peach at the forefront.
The taste is pretty darn good! Very light, fresh, and fruity. The main flavor is mango, with some peach in there and something a bit more tropical, I again want to say lychee, but I don’t think it’s that. Anyways, this makes me think of Mexico and hot weather, so it is definitely doing the job! And it is very aptly named!
Overall, this is a delicious green tea! I am very pleased with the fruitiness, and it’s all a very natural fruit flavor to me as well. I am definitely going to put the leaves in the fridge for some cold brewing, and I can see myself ordering more of this for summer, it seems like a perfect iced tea candidate. I like it!
Sunday Sipdown! A lot of bits in the bottom of the bag, but this was quite a tasty cup. A very good vanilla oolong, but I don’t think I will restock just because there are a lot of other teas out there to try! It was very creamy and yummy while it lasted though. Oh actually, I might get a little bit more because this is a favorite of lots of my friends. See previous notes!
Squeezed in a sipdown tonight! I accidentally made this with boiling water, my bad, hoping it doesn’t destroy the flavor too much. It smells amazing at least! I will miss this blend, but now I can stock up on the summer blend, which I liked a little bit better. This is still awesome though! See previous notes :)
ETA – It still tastes ok even with steeping with a higher temperature, it’s maybe not as flavorful but still quite tasty, maybe a bit more tart for some reason lol.