Smells amazing….my sample from OMGsrsly had about 2-ish teaspoons in it, so I figured I’d use a little less leaf than normal, and also because it is a lighter oolong base, my thought was that I could possibly resteep.

The picture is a pretty accurate portrayal of what was in my bag…dark green leaves with bits of orange peel. The leaves were big and long which is why I thought I’d possibly get more than one steeping, to get them to open up all the way.

The liquor brewed up pale and yellow, but as I didn’t steep too long, and I didn’t use as much water as I thought, so I poured more water in my steeper and then forgot about it for about 5 minutes, so when I added the extra bit, it darkened a bit.

The flavour is light and clean, with a sweet orange tone. I added a spoonful of sugar and that brought out the vanilla and caramel flavour a little more. I think this would make an amazing and refreshing iced tea also, but it is equally delicious hot. I’ll add that I am drinking this tea while having a buttery cheese scone, and it is a great match, though that is why I chose this tea. I thought it would go well.

Anyway, it’s a tasty tea, and my first from Della Terra. Thanks again to OMGsrsly for the sample. It’s quite lovely.

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I generally like a lot of tea. I do find I have a preference for flavored over unflavoured, but I do love a good straight tea as well.

Likes are too hard, since there are a lot. Dislikes are easier, so here they are…

Hibiscus. Blech. I can tolerate a little, depending on the brew, like Berry Good from Davids and Ruby Pie from Butiki…but in general, it’s too tart and too strong for me.

Licorice. Anything that remotely resembles licorice is out too, so that includes fennel and anise. Yuck, yuck, yuck.

Florals. I’m cool with petals in the tea to make them look pretty (except rose), and I’m cool with teas like oolongs having a floral note, but strong florals can give me migraines. Rose and jasmine are the biggest offenders. This is one where it can vary on the blend, as I can handle Teavivre’s Peach Jasmine Dragon Pearl tea because there is very little jasmine actually detectable in it.

Rooibos is hit or miss. I can do some, but not others. I handle green better than red, and honeybush better than rooibos.

My ratings don’t have a particular scale or method, and may on occasion contradict themselves, but I’m honestly not fussed about that. Sometimes I don’t even rate at all.

Um, I have an extensive wishlist. It is both a list of things I want to get again, and things I want to try. If you are sending me something, and you want to know which is which, I’ll tell you via PM.

Yes, I do trades…usually on request though. See something you want to try in my cupboard? Just shoot me a message and I’ll see what I can do!

Uh, guess that’s it.


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