2806 Tasting Notes

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drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
2806 tasting notes

This is actually a resteep of earlier’s cup but since there is so much time between the two I count it as a new time having this tea and thus it gets a tasting note. However, the flavor hasn’t really changed and I don’t have much more to say about the tea itself. Instead, I will use this note to talk about my excitement.

Tomorrow, I am going to the American offices for Nina’s Paris again. YAY!!! I had such an amazing time the last time I went that I look forward to seeing them all again. Also, I get to stock up on Japon which is always something to be happy about. Plus, I plan on trying some new flavors and buying some other teas since my cupboard is shrinking fast and needs to be replenished.

Dexter

Have fun!!!

Lala

Say hi for all of us!

Josie Jade

Have fun! Where are their offices located?

Dustin

OMG, that sounds amazing! Do they normally take visitors or are you a special exception? You have to tell us how it goes!

VariaTEA

@Dexter3657 – thank you!!

@Lala – Will do!!

@Josie Jade – Thank you!! And their office is in North Miami Beach. A little bit of a drive from where I am but definitely worth it for their tasty teas :)

@Dustin – I am not sure how often they get visitors but when I was in Florida in December I emailed them looking for a store and they invited me to come to their offices to try some tea. I have kept in touch with them since then and since I am back in Florida I asked if I could drop by again to get some more tea. They agreed which I am so excited about. I will definitely post later on how it went :)

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Sipdown!! (91)

This tea is a touch weak but that is probably due to it being underleafed. Consequently, I am not getting as much blueberry as I usually do (though there is still a fair bit). Instead I am tasting mostly a buttery baked good quality that is still very nice. Now that this is gone, I doubt I will be restocking anytime soon but I certainly would not say no to another glass.

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98
drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
2806 tasting notes

When my Della Terra order first arrived, I was unsure of how I would get through 2 oz of this tea but now I am left wondering how to make the 2 oz last because that is the caffeine free tea I reach for most.

Fjellrev

Nice that this one turned around for you.

VariaTEA

Yeah. I am quite happy. Plus, it is available year round so I can always stock up if need be.

Sil

YAAAAY!!

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95

My friend messaged me this morning in search of a tea that tastes like DAVIDs Pumpkin Chai. I just sent mine off last week but I recommended Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie and keeping an eye on DAVIDs web specials. If anyone has any other recommendations, I would love to hear them!

As for this tea, I have never tried this without milk prior to this cup. Surprisingly, it is still very good. It is reminiscent of an instant hot chocolate made in water. It has some nice warming spices thanks to the cinnamon and nutmeg and there is almost a berry-esque quality that I am quite enjoying. Though I still prefer this as a latte, I now know it can still be enjoyable on its own.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Dexter

IMHO Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie is the correct answer.

OMGsrsly

I agree with dexter!

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95
drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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At first I was not in love with this but now it has grown on me and as my supply quickly dwindles, a restock is becoming more and more appealing.

Roswell Strange

I had this tonight too!

VariaTEA

haha of course you did :P

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95
drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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So long sample. Now to work on my tin of this tea.

Today’s cup is tastier than the last I had. It is sweet with a hint of orange. Very pleasant indeed.

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I swear every time I have this cup, it tastes different. Today it definitely tastes chocolatey but rather than a buttery and creamy white chocolate, it is more earthy and reminiscent of dark chocolate. The white base also has prominence in the cup which I think adds to the earthiness. Not bad, but not something I plan on keeping around after the sample is finished.

Flavors: Chocolate, Earth

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75

Today the flavor is spot on – blueberries at the start of the sip and baked goods by the end. Buttery and delicious.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Berries, Butter

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Plunkybug

Want this one, but I think it’s out of stock. :(

VariaTEA

I would offer to send what I have but I don’t even think there is enough for a normal sized cup left

Plunkybug

It’s ok. We may wait a little and see if it comes back in stock soon before we do our group order.

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This tea has a billion elements in it and yet I am finding it to be a watery, jumbled mess. There is nothing that stands out but rather all the flavors are muddled together. It is not horrible but really not great either. This is not something I plan on restocking once I finish the 50 g I got for free (thank god I didn’t pay for it) last Halloween.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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83
drank Pistachio Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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This is a tea with a pretty distinct flavor which means you really need to be in the mood for it to truly enjoy it. When I first went about brewing the cup, I was not really that excited but smelling the rich cream scent of the dry leaf made me happy that a cup was a mere 5 minutes away. Now I am happily sipping away at the nutty, creamy cup of sweetness :)

Fjellrev

I agree. As much as I love this one, you definitely need to be in the mood.

Plunkybug

I was excited about this but did not fall in love with it, sadly.

melanie_ann

One of my favourites right up there with Mulberry Magic – going to be sad when my supply is gone!

VariaTEA

At least Mulberry Magic is part of the permanent collection :)

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

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