So, it’s been three weeks now of the flu. It started off with head cold symptoms which quickly changed into a very high fever and all that comes with it. I thought I was on the mend as it faded back into cold symptoms, however it did settle on my chest, which I have to take an inhaler for. Unfortunately it appears that this jerk of a virus isn’t done with me yet as I woke up today with major sinus issues, glass in my throat, nauseated etc… not fun at all. So I’m sick, tired, and frustrated of not feeling well for three weeks now. I called in sick to work, hubby is gone to his work and now I’m at home trying my darndest to still be productive and studying advanced accounting theory… with flu symptoms that make it ridiculously difficult to concentrate… fun fun (not).

So all this leads to the tea rating. I need a pick-me-up desperately as well as some caffeine so I don’t fall asleep atop this dreadful book, and the most comforting thing in the world for me (as I suspect is the case with many of my female friends out there) is CHOCOLATE. So I start searching through my substantial tea stash in search of the perfect chocolate tea…. one is too minty, the other too malty, the other made with mate, and so on and so forth. Then I light up with a grin as I remember the samples jessiwrites was so kind to send me! A lovely Della Terra tea will hit the spot perfectly, or so I suspect… I quickly kiss the small bag with delight, blow my snotty nose and put the kettle on.

This stuff smells delightful dry, folks. And the white tea looks darker than I’m accustomed to, but still beautiful and delicate. I resist the urge to eat the little chocolate bits and instead put them into the infuser where they belong… I let it steep for a little longer as I like my tea strong. The smell of the liquor doesn’t disappoint… however there is a little oily residue floating atop the peach-coloured liquid…. not sure how I feel about that…

This is just what the doctor ordered. Light on the tummy, absolutely scrumptious, chocolatey goodness. reminds me a lot of the white chocolate rabbits I used to get as a child at Easter. It is rich and creamy and the residue doesn’t phase me at all after all. Comfort in a cup. What a lovely surprise. Thanks so much jessiwrites. You’ve made this sick little girl feel just a little better today! :)

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Yay! I’m glad I could help you through a rough day with some yummy tea. <3

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Self-professed foodie, wino, and tea-aholic. I love good food and good company, and along with that goes good times shared over a pot of tea.

When it comes to tea, I don’t discriminate. I like it all. Straight, flavoured, white, black, like it all. That being said, quality does matter and I’ve got to be in the mood. When it comes to flavoured teas, I like them BIG and BOLD. I’m particularly fond of vanilla, both scent and flavours so I’m still on a mission to find the best vanilla-flavoured tea. So far vanilla orchid by DAVIDs is winning, but I have a ways to go before I declare a winner!

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