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Brewed this up for a travel mug as well. I remember to be cautious with the infusion time, as last time I think it ended up rather bitter, but for whatever reason, I don’t think I particularly like this one hot/warm. Room temp though? The white chocolate really comes out and it’s pretty tasty!
Ahhh, this one’s so good! I think it reminds me a bit of DavidsTea’s Checkmate, although the two teas really aren’t super similar. Either way, I travel mugged this one today and drank it cool after my post-surgery nap (yeah, getting a mole removed totally counts as surgery!! It hurts and I got stitches and everything.)
At some point, I’m definitely getting 2 oz. of this one. Yummers. But for now, I just have a sample pack left (because oh yeah, this was a sipdown of the sample pack I got a few months back!)
Wooaaahhh. Not sure what I’ve done here, but this is crazy bitter/astringent too. I think this one was oversteeped… maybe I’ll see if adding some water helps, because this one’s usually pretty tasty :(
ETA: I drank the first infusion anyway, and then proceeded to have two more fabulous ones. I am really, really liking this tea. White tea blends where you can actually taste the tea (e.g. Butiki’s Cantaloupe & Cream, DT’s Strawberry White) are really quite delicious. This has certainly made my list to order 1-2 ounces of in my next Della Terra order. This and Winter Nog. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Backlog. I really enjoyed this one! Brewed in my Timolino for maybe 3 minutes, at a bit less than boiling, it definitely made me think white chocolate when I drank it. I really seem to be enjoying white tea blends where the natural flavours of the tea are prominently featured. Unfortunately, I can’t remember a great deal more about this one, therefore will have to write a proper tasting note in the future. Glad I picked it up though!
This perhaps tastes a bit more like gingerbread now, but I think there’s cardamom in it and that’s why I’m thinking it tastes like that delicious Indian rice pudding thinger. Nom nom nom. Just had to have one more teensy cup before sending off the rest!
Backlog. Strangely, I got zero ginger out of this one, but it tasted almost exactly to me like the spicing of an Indian rice pudding that I really like! Green cardamom pods and nutmeg, primarily, are what I was picking out. So, gingerbread tea it definitely was not, but it is quite tasty regardless!
On the Fifth Day of Christmas … Della Terra Teas Sent me this tea!
This tea is oh so good! Sweet, creamy and decadent. Exactly what one would expect from a Creme Brulee dessert … in tea form. I was so very happy to discover this tea in my 12 Days of Christmas sampler box. I loved it!
On the Fourth Day of Christmas, Della Terra Teas sent me this tea!
Backlogging on this one a bit, because like the other 12 Days of Christmas teas from DTerra Teas – thanks Azzrian! :) – I wanted to write up the review in time to have it publish this morning. (or afternoon if you’re on the east coast).
I really like this tea. Delicious chocolate-y, raspberry-ish flavor. Sweet, tangy, and really yummy. Here is my full-length review of it: http://sororiteasisters.com/2012/12/17/on-the-fourth-day-of-christmas-della-terra-teas-sent-to-me/
On the First Day of Christmas … Della Terra Teas sent to me … THIS tea!
what a wonderful tea so many flavor all rolled into one Della Terra made a wonderful tea that I Will be enjoying far after this holiday! there is something in this tea that I smell and taste and can’t put my finger on but even though I love it wonderful first tea!!!!! have I said wonderful enough lol
There’s a thread on the discussion board about dessert teas which made me think about this tea. Then I realized it’s been quite a long time since I’ve had it, so tonight while the rest of my family had their snacks I made a mug of this. After adding cream and sugar I had a smooth, sweet treat that tasted a lot like a praline minus the nuts. Good stuff.
While there is caramel in this tea, and while it does have a creamy flavor, the star of this tea is the tea itself. It’s toasty and has a subtle kick to it. The caramel adds sweetness – sort of a dark molasses flavor, but then the cream flavor keeps everything from being too dark. It’s a great dessert tea, or in my case, rainy day tea.
My third and final tea that I sent out to the participants of the 12 Days of Christmas Swap. Mmm… this is so deliciously rich and creamy. A really good representation of a vanilla tea … and I’m really glad I chose this as one of the three teas. For me, it was between this and the French Vanilla Assam from 52Teas, and ultimately, I chose this one because I had already tasted the French Vanilla Assam but not this, and I wanted the teas to be an adventure for me as well as the other participants … and since I was already definitely sure I wanted the maple tea, I wanted the other two to be teas I hadn’t yet tried.
And I’m really glad I’m trying this today. Sweet, creamy, decadent vanilla flavor. Rich, smooth, and yummy.
Another 12 Days of Christmas tea from LiberTeas she shared three great teas with us for her day – day 3.
This is a wonderful vanilla through and through – from Della Terra Teas of course.
I am a huge Della Terra fan – they have some of the best flavored teas!
Thank you LiberTeas for sharing not one but three yummy teas with us!
On the Third Day of Christmas … Della Terra Teas sent me this tea!
This is a bit of a backlog, as I did enjoy the tea a day or two ago so that I could write this full-length review and schedule it for publication today: http://sororiteasisters.com/2012/12/16/on-the-third-day-of-christmas-della-terra-teas-sent-to-me/
This tea isn’t as “gingerbread-y” as I would have expected from a tea called “The Gingerbread Man,” instead, it had a really delicious creamy element to it. I really enjoyed this, creaminess, and the sweetness of the cup overall, but, I did find myself wanting a bit more of a snappy gingerbread taste.
Got this as a free sample for my Della Terra order.
I was pretty worried about hibiscus being in this. It’s such a tart, overpowering flavor. The scent of the tea itself seemed off to me, too. It was trying to be a chai, but also seemed to be trying to be fruity, too. Fruity and chai just aren’t flavors I’d put together, you know?
So anyway, I steeped this for right at three minutes, because hibiscus can be bad news if you let it go too long. Fruity flavors and milk don’t go together, so I just kept it plain.
Surprisingly, this blend worked! The deep red color of the liquor was gorgeous – my favorite part of hibiscus is the color it adds to the resulting steeped tea. The spiciness of the cinnamon/ginger/cloves did a good job of balancing the hibiscus, too – in fact, the spices and orange peel really could fool you into thinking the hibiscus was more cranberry like, since both are so tart and astringent anyway. Or – maybe the actual cranberry in the blend helped give it a cranberry like taste. Wow. My brain really isn’t operating at 100% today.
Anyway, in a nutshell- this was good. Tart, spicy, good with or without additives. My mom and I drank it last night on a dark porch under the glow of christmas lights, and this really added to the holiday feel. I’m super glad I got to try it!
What is the deal with me and texture and Della Terra Teas lately? This did just what Eight Candles did and was unpleasantly thin, even with milk (WHOLE milk) added in. Sigh. This one only has a few cups left though so I’ll just wait a bit and see if I’m just in a funk taste-wise. I really liked this at one time..
2 tsp. of this with 1 cup milk and 1 cup water. No sweetener.
Initially this was just a slightly sweet (cocoa-sweet more than fruity-sweet) creamy latte but as it cooled the cherry turned a touch medicinal. I guess that’s a good reason for me to just drink it faster next time, right?
Also, there is an actual mug with my favorite tea quote on it…and since I broke my DAVID’sTea mug a few days ago I might actually be able to justify getting one.
Lookit! and SQUEE:
I like this one so much – I mean, the flavor is SO dead on for a chocolate covered cherry!
And I only got an ounce of it, so next time Della Terra has a sale I will be getting this. And more of the S’mores. And probably some other ones just because I’ve had such good luck with their teas so far.
Sigh – at least I’ll be coming into Christmas money soon – my wallet can’t mourn what it never had, right?
Backlog from yesterday morning.
Steep notes: 2 tsp. leaf, 14 oz. water, a splash of milk.
This smells and tastes like chocolate covered cherries! That awesome part of the chocolate taste that I did like from Dubbele Chocolade is present here, without the aftertaste that I didn’t like so much. The cherry flavor is perfect, too – it blends perfectly with the chocolate.
As far as the mouthfeel – the milk really gives this a thicker, chewy texture that takes this from good to decadent. Sigh – I wish I had more than an ounce of this!