30 Tasting Notes
Finally getting to one of my samples from EmilyGee. Thanks for sending this to me.
Sad to say I tried to make this at work and I a. dumped a bunch of the leaves on my desk and b. got distracted with customers and might have oversteeped….
Smells yummy in the bag… HOWEVER I took one sip of this and immediately regretted it. Maybe I don’t like raspberry flavouring (I hope not… just bought 50g of a raspberry vanilla from a local tea shop), but all I could taste was robitussin cough syrup. YUCK. I attempted a second sip and just couldn’t do it. Down the drain this goes!
I appreciate the sample Emily! However I just cant do this tea :(
One of my favourites from the winter collection this year! So delicious. Its fruity, sweet and such a good dessert tea. I actually cold steeped this in milk the other night… OH MY GOODNSS… AMAZING! I’m not a huge milk drinker, but with this tea steeped with milk I could drink milk all day. It was a sweet delicious milky treat!
Wishing I had bought more of this. I’m going to need to savour my 50g.
Flavors: Apple, Fruity, Sweet, Vanilla
Another one from my tea desire advent calender! I find these are easy to take to work as theyre already made into a tea bag, however this one is kinda yuck tasting to me. Don’t know how else to describe it… haha
The tea bag it self smelled nice and orange like. However upon steeping the orange turned into what I would consider an orange cleaner/medicine like smell and the taste was just odd. I mean it wasnt undrinkable but I would NOT drink it again. Also left a weird after tate in my mouth that I need to steep another tea to get rid of.
Flavors: Orange Zest
So sad this is no longer available at Starbucks. This has been my go to tea latte for years!! And of course being a tea newb back then it never occurred to me that instead of paying $4+ per drink, to just buy the tin and make them myself. The fact that Teavana took over Starbucks recently and swapped out the Tazo tea was the ‘kick in the butt’ I needed to purchase the tin. To be honest I have 3 tins of this at home… Whoops. It was hard to come by so I wanted to stock up!
I’m happy I stocked up as I love this tea! I tried it as just a straight plain tea tonight and it was still delicious (even though I’m used to the latte version). Its got sort of an apple=y taste. Not just straight vanilla but delicious none the less and will always be a favourite. Going to try it as a home made latte next time :)It tastes rather sweet and most of all like … Vanilla Rooibos Parfait: one of a kind!
Flavors: Apple, Rooibos, Vanilla
Found this in my tea desire advent calendar and its just straight up black tea. I steeped for the 3 to 5 mins, closer to 5 as I’m at work and easily get distracted. However I know it was no more than 5. Sad, this was bitter and gross, no vanilla what so ever. A definite tea fail. I couldn’t even finish the cup :(
So upon cleaning out my tea cupboard I found a Tea desire advent calendar tucked into the back. This advent calendar is from last year and I clearly forgot about it. Excited I opened it up and dumped all the packets into my ‘tea sample bowl’.
I didn’t fish too much as this one was on top and caught my eye. Baked apple. I immediately thought of baked apple pie and upon steeping this is exactly what it smelled like! Cinnamon and apple. Mmm so good!Simple but delicious. I feel like nothing over powered the other and this was a really enjoyable cup of tea.
I’m sure this is a holiday tea, and I highly doubt any is left at my local store, so looks like I’ll need to remember and purchase this for next winter.
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon
Found this in my cupboard today… no idea how old it is, but its bagged tea. Bagged tea cant go bad right… right?!
Anyways I took two tea bags to work and threw them both into a cup. This tea is so-so, no wonder its been hiding in my cupboard. This is a take it or leave it kinda tea. Its weak and I had to add both sugar and milk to make it drinkable. I really like teas that I can drink straight. I mean its fine for a bagged black tea and with milk and sugar, however I guess I’m a tea snob now and like my loose leaf. Loose leaf is just way more flavourful. Sorry bagged tea! I couldn’t taste any vanilla in this :(
Okay no rating for this yet. I want to try it at home (I’m at work at the moment) and possibly as a latte…
This tea smells AMAZING! And its so adorable. I love the little stars, shiny balls and marshmallows. However once I steeped this I got a coffee smell… weird! And uh oh cause I HATE coffee :( So disappointing. I’m not sure if I over steeped as I got distracted with a customer for a few mins, or if that’s just how this tea goes. Upon tasting it I got small hints of marshmallow and very little caramel and a whole lotta black tea. Boo!
I really wanted to love this because it smells amazing and its adorable! Upon reading some reviews It seems that others have noted it can be finicky. So maybe on the next steep It’ll be better.
Nevertheless thank you Ost for the sample!
Side Note: I’m starting to notice my taste buds aren’t too fond of black tea lately… I honestly thought black tea was a favourite, however with experimenting more and branching out, lately I’m finding myself enjoying rooibos and herbals much more and finding that blacks are all tasting the same… And by the same I mean over powering base, and somewhat bitter :(
Flavors: Caramel, Coffee, Marshmallow
I’m not an eggnog fan, and I’m glad I didn’t know this was supposed to be eggnog related because I might have shyed away (even though the name clearly has NOG in it… blonde moment for sure). MMM this is yummy! Thanks Ost for the sample, love being able to try these Della Terra Teas!
For taste, I am getting a slight woody taste, rooibos so understandable, and some cream and spices. Definitely a nice tea for the winter.
EDIT: Finished this sample up! I added some cream to my last cup and it made it so much more creamy and delicious!
Flavors: Creamy, Spices, Wood
OMG I forgot I had this one in the cupboard!! I got this tea almost exactly a year ago today! January 14th, 2014! Crazy!
Lets just say I was super excited when I found this the other day. Sipping on a cup at work and I just LOVE the glitter. I enjoy that my tea is sparkly! Makes the tea so fun. Its like a fairy in a cup… if that makes any sense at all. As for taste I’ve mentioned before I’m not a chai drinker and this reminds me of chai but not at the same time. To me its like a yummy chai! I really enjoy the clovey, orangey, vanilla taste. MMMM good!
However I wouldn’t drink this all the time, its a nice surprise to be in my cupboard and I will savour the last few cups randomly throughout this month and next.
Flavors: Clove, Orange, Vanilla