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I came to the conclusion several chocolate teas back that I’m just not a fan of Della Terra’s chocolate flavoring. I started out with ten samples to try and this week I’m trying to finish sampling the remaining three that I have before the travelling tea box comes to me. Hopefully someone along the way will enjoy these more than I have.

I actually had to dump out my first cup of this because there just wasn’t any flavor to it. I thought it may have been operator error at first, since this steep turned out super light. However, my second cup turned out the same way, despite a 5 minute steep time. You can smell the chocolate and almond flavorings, but you only taste the barest hint of either. This produces a somewhat watery tasting brew that lacks any real body.

I took the rest of my 1/2oz sample and steeped it 10oz of water. The color is finally resembling what I expected out of it in the first place, but due to my unorthodox steeping method it turned out to be a very cloudy brew. In hindsight, I probably should have tried to make a latte out of this before I wasted the whole package, but I am a bit aggravated at this tea. This cup still has no depth to it, just a bit of sweetness from the coconut, so down the sink it goes.

This was my most disappointing Della Terra purchase yet.

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Lariel of Lórien

I thought it taste like Almond Joy.

Short Sorceress

That was exactly what flavor I was looking for when I picked it. Maybe I got a bad batch, because it turned out flavorless and watery.

Lariel of Lórien

That’s too bad. If I hadn’t already drank all mine, I would send you some.

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Lariel of Lórien

I thought it taste like Almond Joy.

Short Sorceress

That was exactly what flavor I was looking for when I picked it. Maybe I got a bad batch, because it turned out flavorless and watery.

Lariel of Lórien

That’s too bad. If I hadn’t already drank all mine, I would send you some.

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I am always interested in swapping so if you see anything in my cupboard that you want to try just send me a message. Please keep in mind that I order most of my teas in sample sizes and may not have a lot to swap. I’m also trying to keep my swaps limited to one a month so I don’t break the bank.

My favorite tea companies to order from are American Tea Room, Butiki, Della Terra, Rishi, TeaVivre, and Verdant, however I am constantly lured away from my favorites by a good sale.

Ingredients I love in tea
rose, peach, oolong, osmanthus, vanilla, marshmallow root and peppermint

Ingredients I dislike in tea:
spearmint, chocolate, orange, hibiscus, sage and for the most part lemon.

Ingredients I’m on the fence about:
Pu-erh

I am a firm believer that sage only belongs in my thanksgiving stuffing/dressing and absolutely not in my tea.

Allergies
Cinnamon, Chocolate, Burdock Root, and Goji Berries

Teawares:
FORLIFE Curve Teapot, 24oz
Adagio ingenuiTEA, 16oz
Adagio Iced ingenuiTEA, 32oz
Zojirushi Water Pot, 4L
Libbey Country Fair drinking jars for ice tea
TeaVivre Travel Gaiwan

Rating Guidelines:

100 – 90: Pantry essential and some of my all time favorites that I can’t live without.

89 – 80: You’ll have a pretty good chance of finding this is my pantry on a regular basis, but it isn’t the end of the world if I run out.

79 – 70: I might consider restocking this at some point if the price was right.

69 – 40: Not undrinkable, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again.

39 – 20: What in the world were they thinking? Probably still finished this just because I hate to waste anything.

19 – 0: Wow, that’s so terrible chances are pretty good I dumped it out and gave away the rest.

My current top five favorite teas:

China Black – Rishi Tea
Earl Grey Cream – Zen Tea
Lemoncello – American Tea Room
Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong – TeaVivre
White Tea Rose Mélange – Rishi Tea

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Oregon, WI

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