58 Tasting Notes
Della Terra Teas makes the most incredible dessert teas and this one definitely lives up to that.
Pumpkin is one of my absolute favorite scents, almost every single candle in my home is pumpkin scented, as is my lotion and body wash and hand soap.. etc. That being said I have tried a good bit of pumpkin teas and best majorly disappointed in some. Not so with this tea!
Consistant with other Della Terra Teas that I have tried, the aroma of this blend is amazing! Immediately gets your taste buds ready and waiting to taste some of it’s pumpkin spice goodness.
Steep time was 2 minutes and I lightly flavored it with a few rocks of rock sugar.
Flavor was like that of a pumpkin spice cookie. (I have a confession to make, for all my love of pumpkin I do not at all like pumpkin pie, so I can’t compare to the taste of an actual pie). There is a mellow holiday type spice flavor that lingers on the tongue after each sip and the pumpkin flavor is very well rounded. Most of all, this tea is not too sweet or artificial tasting, which I find can be the problem with most holiday sweets type tea blends.
Another great one that has me eager to see what this company puts out this coming holiday season. Gingerbread perhaps…? (hint hint)
What a warm and tingly tea! I have to say this tea turned out much sweeter than I expected. Being a good ol’ southern girl I always add sugar to my tea (rock sugar) and this is one of the few teas I have tried that is sweet enough that I think could stand without any additions.
Brewed at 2 minutes like usual, though I am thinking a longer steep time might warrant a bit more of the spicy notes really being brought to the surface.
Taste-wise this tea comes across as a decadent chocolate black tea. The chili aspect doesn’t come into play for me until the after taste kicks in. Then the heat is noticeable. Each sip warms the mouth and throat and the flavor does build. Not too spicy like some of the chili teas that I have had.
Another great tea, though personally the other two dessert teas I have tried (Chocolate Covered Strawberry and Chocolate Almond Coconut) were much better when compared to this one.
Have you ever had a nice hot cup of divine black tea and paired it with a coconut filled dark chocolate? If so, then you know exactly what this tea tastes like. Della Terra Teas are masters of producing wonderfully fragrant flavored teas. If the gorgeous flaky visual of this tea doesn’t immediately captivate you, then the luscious scent of tropical coconut and sweet almond will.
I did the same steep time as I do most black teas, and the result was perfect. Not too weak and not at all bitter.
Flavor wise, I didn’t sense the almond as much as I thought I would, but if anything that was a good thing. The nutty notes were subtle enough to let the chocolate coconut mix shine.
When it comes to dessert teas, Della Terra does not disappoint. Another fantastic one.
I can’t believe this tea has not been reviewed before and feel completely honored to be the first! I ordered this in the recent “Sample Pack” promo that Della Terra Teas was offering.
Let me just say that this is one of the most intoxicating and deliciously scented teas. Right out of the bag it opens up a world of gourmet chocolate covered strawberry goodness. The quality of the tea is exceptional, and it is a pleasure to see real bits of dried strawberries in the mix. A good proportion of strawberry and chocolate “bits”.
The website recommends a “5 Min” steep time, but I find that to be too long for a black tea, so I went for a 2 minute steep instead. Once again I feel the need to mention just how lovely this tea smells!
Flavor-wise it is perfect for a dessert tea (which are my favorites). I did sweeten it slightly with a bit of rock sugar which really brought out the sweeter more chocolate like notes. The taste of strawberry is sweet and lingering and the blend is just mixed perfectly as to not be too strong flavor wise to hide the taste of a fine black tea.
Della Terra Teas, I feel like we are about to start the beginning of a very long friendship. I have a few more samples to try and have a feeling they are all going to be as fine of quality as this one.
What a beautifully fragrant tea! Right out of the gate you can smell the sweet floral scent on the leaves and upon starting the steep the scent only gets more intense and lovely. I was a bit surprised by how dark this tea brewed, since the flavors were so airy and light. If you have ever had the pleasure of tasting honey suckle on a fine summer’s day then you have an inkling to the relaxing and sweet floral flavors that this tea is all about. The second steep I found to be as strong as the first, though smoother in texture. With the third and fourth steeps the flavor is still there, though a bit weaker with each brewing. Really pleased with this tea.
This tea is another real gem. A delicious gem! I just received this in my Persimmon Tea order today and I have brewed 4 cups in a row of this. FOUR IN A ROW! The second my mug starts to get low I am up and preparing another batch. The guava really seems to bring out the subtle sweetness of the strawberry and the ginger is subtle enough to give you that warm and cozy feeling without spicing up the tea too much or being too over bearing on the white tea flavor. I cannot wait to try this iced, but it seems I have gotten too caught up in brewing cup after cup of it hot and delicious.
If you are thinking about ordering this, do it! Go on! It is 1,000% worth it. One of the best teas I have ever had.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for letting me try this tea! I was a bit nervous as a lot of cookie type teas I have been trying lately have been major let downs. This tea doesn’t have an obvious cookie scent like some other teas, but boy oh boy does it have the flavor! The sugary almond notes blend so well in this tea, and with a bit of rock sugar it tastes like I’ve frosted the top of the treat! Glad I was able to try it and can’t wait for my next cup. In fact.. I might make another right now!