The Black Cat

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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec 5 oz / 150 ml

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Don’t worry, you won’t get bad luck for drinking this tea! You’ll get a mouthful of spooky goodness! This tea has mangos and passionfruit, pineapple and black cat candies oh and orange sprinkles! Surely Halloween is on its way!

Ingredients: rooibos, mango, passionfruit, pineapple, pineapple flavor with black cats, orange sprinkles and magic. Caffeine-free.

Suggested brewing tips:
- Serving Size: 1 level tsp./6oz serving
- Water Temp: 210°F
- Steep Time: 2-5 minutes

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1280 tasting notes

I have been a little quiet on here in the last couple of days and may be for a while longer. On Thursday night my beautiful baby boy Ebony passed away, he was only 1 year 3 months old. He came to me for fuss so I stroked him and then he clawed the carpet and within a few seconds he fell down onto his side and he was gone. The vet said it sounds like he was born with a heart defect that wasn’t caught in his examinations.

He leaves behind his brother who needs extra love and support as he has never been on his own before. Both me and my husband have taken some time off, for us this death is personal…I am unable to have children so my cats literally are treated like my own babies. To lose one so young and without warning is beyond shocking.

I post this message on this tea because the first post I made for this tea was me mentioning that I bought it because I had a beautiful black cat called Ebony. This was the first thing my husband could get me to drink after his death. He will always be missed and was taken much too early.

I may be on, I may not be… I just don’t know. So just to let people know I’m here from afar but just not ready to review yet. I don’t know when I will be.


I am so sorry for your loss. No words can truly offer comfort, but I want you to know that I am with you. He was a beautiful kitty and sounded like a sweetie.

looseTman Delete26 minutes ago

I’m sorry Kayleigh. :( It’s never easy loosing a family member especially at only 15-months! You sound like a great Kitty Mommy! Now I understand why – KittyLovesTea –

We lost our two cats (16 yr calico, 8 yr Maine Coon) only about a year apart. It took us a while before we were ready for a new cat. Early this year we found a beautiful 1 yr old Maine Coon female and she has brought so much joy & life back into our childless home. We wish the same for you & your husband.


I am so sorry for your loss kitty. I echo mercuryhime’s sentiments. Thoughts and sympathies from afar.


I am so sorry for your loss. You gave Ebony all the love in a short time that most fur friends only get in a long lifetime. And he gave it back!


Sorry to hear about the loss of your kitty and family member. Please know that we are all here for you.


:| I’m so sorry to hear that. Take your time to grieve. We’ll be hear when you come back.


So sorry to hear. For such little beasts, they leave a big hole when they go. :(


I am so sorry! He looks just like my little Aggie (boy), who is almost the same age. We don’t have kids yet, and I definitely treat him like my baby. Hugs!

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I’m so sorry to hear of your heartbreak, kitty.


i’mso sorry for your loss.


So sorry to hear about your beautiful boy xx


I’m so sorry. You obviously loved him very much, and he sounds like he was wonderful.


Oh, so sorry! That is way too early to lose him.


So so sorry to hear that!


I am so sorry for you KittyLovesTea. I have a cat and I can understand how you feel.


I’m so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.


I am so very sorry for your loss. It is difficult to lose someone so close to your heart.


Thank you everyone for your kind comments. My boys funeral was yesterday and I have been keeping his brother Ivory company while he’s getting used to being alone. My cold steeping mugs arrived so to keep me I have been using up a lot of tea samples to save me writing new reviews. Earl Black – 52 Teas and Rhubarb + Custard – Bluebird Teas were both exceptionally delicious!

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356 tasting notes

I used almost twice the amount of leaf I usually use with rooibos/honeybush blends – I was finishing off the remainder of this sample from my Fall Try me pack. It seems less flavourful than I remember. Maybe it’s because it’s springtime, but there’s a faint part of the sip that reminds me of the smell of freshly cut grass, but sweeter. I’m glad I got to sample this, but it’s not one I’d likely repurchase.

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1212 tasting notes

I was a little apprehensive about this one, because it sounds a lot like Swampwater. So I just got it in a try me pack with a couple other things I wanted to try before buying an ounce maybe.

This seemed like the perfect time to try it! Also, although he is a white cat, I finally saw the friendly cat I named Cat (he responds to it, I can’t not call him Cat) today and he required a lot of pets and scratches. He’ll wander off for a second then come back over to me, and just headbutt my leg before he rubs up against it. He also had to rub his head on my purse. He once tried it to my keys also, but his favorite remains my shoes.

This does taste a lot like Swampwater…but it’s actually drinkable, very drinkable at that. It’s a thinner tea, so the color isn’t as bold, but I think that makes it actually taste good and not like oatmeal or anything weird. Perhaps though it is just the magic listed in the ingredients.

It’s just a nice, mango-pineapple rooibos. I’m surprised how much I like it given it looks to be a red rooibos blend. But definitely, if the fruit flavors of Swampwater are what drove you to try it, and it was disappointing, this one is worth trying.


Hmmm sounds decent :)


Funny you post this because I just tried the swampwater you sent me today. It was ehhhh…. I definitely won’t be ordering any. I’m glad you sent it my way otherwise I may have bought some with my next order – it sounded so interesting. Thanks again!


Aw nice kitty :) I loved the name of this one!

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After being held hostage by my post office, my Halloween order from Della Terra is finally here! Of course even thought it’s now the Christmas season I had to try the most Halloween-y of my new teas first.

Probably the best thing about this blend is the color. It’s green! A perfect witch’s brew. In the bag it smells candy-sweet and kind of overwhelmingly fruity, but once brewed up it’s much more mellower. It reminds me of a calmer Mother of Pearl, only a bit more tropical from the passion fruit. I’m only getting a hint of pineapple, with passion fruit/mango as the dominant flavors. The rooibos is wayyy in the background which I really like, no weird medicinal taste with a slight woodiness. A nice fruity tea, and probably a great one to serve to guests just to see how they react to dark green tea!

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1446 tasting notes

Thanks Sil for this sample! and my apologies everyone, I know I’m filling up your dashboards. Just one more after this I swear :)
Bog town! Green swampy water, yup this is a very Halloweeny blend.
Is this green rooibos? I’m not sure, but it certainly reminds me of it. There is that particular sour note, but then that could be from the pineapple. The overall fruit flavour seems to be dominated by pineapple, with barely an edge of mango peeking out.
Overall, my cup was pleasant enough to drink down, but I won’t be buying any for myself. It just doesn’t strike me as anything overly special.
I had fun with it, so perhaps it’d be good to have around for kids during the dress up season!


I like hearing from you my friend!


I told you it was weird…. Ill likely have some other less weird ones for youto try later as well. Sould help arrow down your choices when you place an order


Awww Bonnie you make me smile!
Sil, it IS seriously odd. Def won’t be forgetting that one anytime soon heh


Can’t wait to try the other D’Terra ones, I’m on a serious new tea bender today!!!

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750 tasting notes

i’m kinda over rooibos teas. at least for this month.
so let me tell you about some food i ate today for lunch.

i am usually vegan, but my roommates and i have part of a “cow share”, which means that we all own a part of a cow along with other local people and then we all get to drink the cow’s milk, raw with no pasteurization. so though i don’t drink milk in general cuz i just don’t really like it, i DO enjoy raw yogurt yum.

so here, if you take half a cup of plain yogurt and put like one whole chopped up gala apple in it, and then maybe a banana chopped up if you’re in the mood, and maybe even a tad of granola or cereal or something if you want texture. THEN add 1 tablespoon of peanut butter to it and mix it all up. it basically tastes like you are eating a peanut butter milkshake. or like, a bowl of peanut butter. or something.

basically i’m saying that it turns one tablespoon of peanut butter into a whole bowl of peanut butter and it is delicious.
you can also add raisins or cinnamon and nutmeg or whatever. forever.


That sounds freaking awesome. I support the eating of extended bowls of peanut butter!


I take a container of Greek yogurt and mix in a tablespoon of peanut butter, a half-tablespoon of raw honey, a few drops of vanilla, and a ton of cinnamon, and use it as a dip for slices of Gala apples. GAH, best thing ever.


That sounds good…

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561 tasting notes

1.1 tablespoons for 375 ml

Reminds me of “Swampwater” by David’s Tea but seems to have a better balance of flavour. Overall tastes like a pineapple-y rooibos tea with a sharp note of sweetness (maple syrup-like sweetness). Slight unpleasant immediate aftertaste which I think is associated with the sugar candies in this tisane.

Thanks to Sil for passing some of this on to me!

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lol i warned out… ick. :)


I’m glad I didn’t have a chance to order this if it has a strong pineapple flavor. I don’t like pineapple even though I have tried it so many times.

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358 tasting notes

Another rooibos blend that I was surprised to find I like. Except this one really made me laugh! I’ve been struggling with math homework all day and thought I was seeing things. Green tea?!! Wayyy too many quadratic equations = me going crazy, haha! Once I checked some other reviews and realized that yes, this tea is in fact supposed to be green I calmed down. I like that this tea doesn’t taste like rooibos at all. I’m not getting any of that funny aftertaste at all, just a perfect, light fruitiness. I added a little milk and sweetener and it’s so nice and creamy. The main fruit flavor that I can taste is pineapple, but there’s an overall tropical fruitiness that is making me happy. Thanks KittyLovesTea for a sample of this fun tea!

-Dry blend has small pieces of brown, green and yellow rooibos with orange and black cat sprinkles.
-Dry blend smells sweet and fruity. Tea liquor aroma is tropical and fruity.
-Tea liquor is a thick dark green color with an oily sheen on top.
-Light rooibos and fruit flavor with a pineapple finish.
-Best with sweetener. Milk optional.
-Very good tea. A creamy and lightly fruity cup. No rooibos aftertaste.

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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6464 tasting notes

I’m not sure i can get over the colour of this tea…greeny, black “swampwater.” It tastes decent enough but the colur is a little much for me i think. This is a fruity tea, and nice enough though it doesn’t knock my socks off.

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530 tasting notes

I haven’t got anything new to say since my last tasting note, but I do want to memorialize that this is a sipdown. Thanks Short Sorceress!

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