129 Tasting Notes
I already have a favourite blueberry black tea in my cupboard, so I don’t know why I decided to order this. So, so glad I did though because I need to have this at all times now too! They are both different but equally delicious. So apparently I really love blueberries with black tea!
This is sweet, creamy, custardy, and rich. I love the addition of rooibos, it really brings out all the flavours and works perfectly with them. It doesn’t noticeably taste like rooibos..this is really well blended.
I haven’t tried it iced yet, but I imagine it would be amazing! I need to order more of this soon, almost finished my pouch. Darn it, I keep finding more and more teas that I always want to have on hand.
I’ve had this for a long time, and I’ve just started drinking it again. I drank it quite often when I first got it, but got sick of it quickly. I brought it to work with me in hopes of getting it finished quickly, but so far I’ve even been avoiding it there.
It’s…weird. Kind of interesting, and definitely not common, but decidedly weird. I like the ginger and the bit of mint, but I think the cardamom’s throwing me off. It tastes healthy, almost like a tonic. Which I’m sure would appeal to some people, but not a selling point for me.
Oddly enough though, I never have trouble finishing a cup. It’s pretty smooth, all things considered, and the ginger is what really makes it drinkable for me. It’s nice to have after lunch. Maybe if I start thinking of it as my after lunch tea I can convince myself to finish my 25g pouch.
This is good, just not particularly exciting. There’s apple, there’s cinnamon. Ho hum. I generally like apple cinnamon herbals in the colder months because of the cider association, but this one doesn’t have all that much flavour. It’s pretty decent when mixed with Teaopia’s white pear though. But not something I’ll miss when it’s gone. If it’s ever gone!
Just restocked on a favourite! I love getting a new pouch of this tea, and drinking it while it’s still fresh and vibrant and full-flavoured. It’s always delicious, but nothing beats a fresh pouch!
This is a staple tea for the girlfriend and I. It’s our favourite to brew up a big pot of on a lazy morning and just take our time enjoying it. I love that it’s a totally different animal sweetened vs. unsweetened. With sugar it is light and fruity and candy like, but plain the floral bergamot and darker cassis-like notes really come out. I love it both ways!
Although I’m really into a variety of teas and always have something new I want to try, this is one of the few that my girlfriend really, truly enjoys. And for that, I love it even more! Tea is always better when shared with someone you love :D
This is pretty tasty! I’m not loving it quite as much as everyone else seems to, but it’s good and definitely pulls through on the bakey cookie vibes.
I’m one of those folks who feels horribly deceived to find raisins in an oatmeal cookie rather than chocolate chips, so thankfully the raisin note isn’t too prominent.
I get cinnamon sweetness with vanilla and brown sugar, and a light fruitiness which I’m guessing is where the raisin comes in. I’ve found it to be a bit watery and lacking in boldness though, which is what stops it from becoming a favourite for me.
Still enjoyable, and I’ve almost finished my packet already. This is a good one to bring along in a travel mug to sip on.
It’s funny, when I took my first big sniff of this glorious aroma in store and ordered a cup to go, my girlfriend looked at me with that knowing look of hers and told me I should get a packet of it to bring home. I should mention that she doesn’t like vanilla or coconut in tea, but she knows me and my tea tastes pretty darn well.
I scoffed at her and said I just wanted to try it, so we left with just my cup to go. After I had my first sip, I let out a big sigh. Yep, she was right. I LOVE this. How could I not? It has several of my favourite tea flavours all combined into one warm, creamy, sweet, comforting cup.
It’s very rich, in that chocolatey coconut way, and has a smooth nuttiness to it too. Yum! These flavours just work so well together. It just begs to be made like a chai, on the stove with milk. I think that would really make the flavours pop.
This tea is somehow familiar, in the best way. Something about the way the flavours all meld together really reminds me of something happy and delicious from my childhood.
My only real gripe is that it has the dreaded signature DT sludge. Why they couldn’t have just used chocolate flavouring and those mini chocolate chips rather than big chunks of oily, messy milk chocolate is beyond me. I really hate the oily scum! But I look past it, because this tea is all kinds of wonderful.
So next time my girl tells me to buy a tea, I’m just going to get the damn tea! She knows best, as I’ve now got a 50g pouch of this that will likely be replaced when it’s gone. This is the first new tea from David’s that I’ve really loved since blueberry jam.
I’ve been drinking this at work in the afternoons. I always find it chilly in the office and this warms me right up. The scent is pretty intriguing. I get a well balanced blend of pungent guayusa herbal goodness and sweet, comforting apple spice.
I usually add a bit of brown sugar as suggested, which really brings everything together. The flavours are subtle and really nicely done. I also enjoy the thick, creamy feel that it has too. I love that about guayusa.
I am absolutely loving this chocolate and pumpkin combination. It’s sweet and spicy and rich, and the flavours are perfectly balanced.
A nice change from your usual pumpkin chai, this one is a little quirky and different, but they’ve pulled it off wonderfully. I find myself craving it more and more often. It all melds together into this creamy-sweet concoction with just a touch of spice.
I love all these twists on pumpkin tea that I’ve been trying lately. There are evidently many different ways to create a pumpkin blend, whether it be sweet and subtle or packing a spicy punch.
Hmm..not quite sure what to think of this one. Definitely not what I was expecting. It’s strange for sure. I’ve been holding off on trying this one since reading Amanda’s note about it. Thai curry flavoured caramel apple tea? No thanks.
After trying it, I can def. get a hint of the curry association. Although I can’t say I’ve had Thai curry very many times anyway. But mostly I just find it perfumey, in a weird way.
I made the mistake of eating one of the caramel chunks from the bag. I couldn’t help it – they looked so yum! But no, they taste like crumbly perfumed caramel ick. Blech. That’ll teach me to pick through my tea for bits :P
Once steeped, it is absolutely gorgeous! It has the same sparkly quality as Glitter & Gold from David’s. I love watching the shimmers swirl around my cup. Ooh and they’re also in some Lush bubble bars! I’m thinking Sunny Side off the top of my head and maybe a Christmas one from last year. Anyway, love the shimmers. They’re mesmerizing!
Unfortunately, this tastes a whole lot like it smells. I’m not really getting a lot of apple, but if I really try I can taste it in the background. I mostly just taste perfumey sweetness, with a hint of that curry-reminiscent something. I don’t hate it, but as a caramel apple tea it’s a bit disappointing. As it cools though, I find myself enjoying it more and more. There’s some odd addictive quality that just won’t let me stop sipping. I can see it maybe growing on me.
Delicious, subtle, marshmallowey s’mores! I knew I’d love this one after seeing so many positive reviews pop up on my dashboard. S’mores flavoured things can be a little iffy to me. In general I have found them to be so heavy on the chocolate that it just completely overwhelms everything else. I’m left craving the sweet, toasty goodness of marshmallow and graham. Not so with this one!
The first scent and flavour I get is sweet & fluffy marshmallows. I think it helps that this tea contains both mini marshmallows and marshmallow flavouring. The flavouring really amps things up. And the graham cracker crumbs are just such a lovely touch. I don’t know how much they contribute, but they are fun and I definitely get some sort of toasted graham taste in the background, which is nice. The chocolate is nice and creamy, more like an afterthought. Just perfect.
I think the stronger marshmallow and graham with the subtle chocolate is what really makes this blend taste authentically ’s’mores’. Cause when you think about it, there’s really not that much chocolate in them.
My only wish is that it would brew up a little sturdier – I find it very slightly watered down. Maybe a stronger black tea base would help? But it’s still lovely as it is, if a little light. Some people might even appreciate that about it.
This one is not an instant favourite like Cafe Vanilla was, but it is most certainly a tasty, memorable, and intriguing cup. Falling in love with Della Terra’s flavoured blends, & especially the desserty ones, just like so many of my steepster friends.