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drank S'mores by Della Terra Teas
619 tasting notes

I’ve never had s’mores, being from the UK, and I don’t totally know what they are, though I have an idea. I definitely have no idea what a graham cracker is supposed to taste like! Not that it really matters, because all I taste in this tea is marshmallow (and tea). Don’t get me wrong, it’s an impressively accurate marshmallow flavour that I’ve only experienced one or two times in tea form, but there’s no chocolate that I can taste, or anything else which might be ‘graham cracker’. That being said I’ve really enjoyed it each time I’ve had it, and I’ve had it a few times now, from both Janelle and VariaTEA. Thank you, ladies! It’s a good sweet treat, and it always amazes me how accurate the marshmallow is, even though I wish there were more of the other elements noticeable in the sip. The tea is robust enough to add a maltiness to the cup, without adding any astringency, which I appreciate.

Though Della Terra has gone out of business now, I know their supplier is still around and several other companies sell the same blends. So, eventually, I will probably try to find this from another vendor. For now it’s a sipdown (202/399).

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
gmathis

If you can’t get your hands on graham crackers, you might be able to pull off a smore-alike with plain sugar or shortbread cookies. In lieu of a campfire, I’ve been known to roast marshmallows on a fork over a candle!

Nattie

I might be the only person on Earth that doesn’t like shortbread! Is that what graham crackers are like? I just had to google sugar cookies because I don’t think we have them either, but they look easy enough to make! Lol, I love toasted marshmallows so I might have to try the candle trick. (:

Shae

You can make Graham crackers yourself, if you enjoy baking!

EDIT – This recipe looks better than the first one I posted.

https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/graham-crackers-recipe

Nattie

OOOH! They look like giant cinnamon squares! (A cereal). Thanks @shae! (:

Shae

You’ll have to let us know what you think if you try them!

ashmanra

Graham crackers are more like Rich Tea Biscuits to me.

ashmanra

I also am not a shortbread fan except for Walker’s at times. Graham are sweeter and here we can get plain, or honey grahams, or cinnamon grahams. I bet they are a lot like the cereal you mention!

ashmanra

Oh, and if you have Ritz crackers there, they make really awesome S’mores in lieu of graham crackers, cuz you get the salty and sweet mix! And you can use Rolo’s which are chocolate and caramel in place of plain chocolate. AND you really can make them in a microwave! Sacrilege, I know, but it works!

Shae

You just blew my mind with the Ritz cracker sub. That sounds amazing.

Nattie

I will certainly be trying some of these options, and I’ll keep you guys posted! Thanks for all the suggestions @ashmanra! I love Ritz crackers (: and Rolos! Microwave s’mores might be happening in the near future…

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gmathis

If you can’t get your hands on graham crackers, you might be able to pull off a smore-alike with plain sugar or shortbread cookies. In lieu of a campfire, I’ve been known to roast marshmallows on a fork over a candle!

Nattie

I might be the only person on Earth that doesn’t like shortbread! Is that what graham crackers are like? I just had to google sugar cookies because I don’t think we have them either, but they look easy enough to make! Lol, I love toasted marshmallows so I might have to try the candle trick. (:

Shae

You can make Graham crackers yourself, if you enjoy baking!

EDIT – This recipe looks better than the first one I posted.

https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/graham-crackers-recipe

Nattie

OOOH! They look like giant cinnamon squares! (A cereal). Thanks @shae! (:

Shae

You’ll have to let us know what you think if you try them!

ashmanra

Graham crackers are more like Rich Tea Biscuits to me.

ashmanra

I also am not a shortbread fan except for Walker’s at times. Graham are sweeter and here we can get plain, or honey grahams, or cinnamon grahams. I bet they are a lot like the cereal you mention!

ashmanra

Oh, and if you have Ritz crackers there, they make really awesome S’mores in lieu of graham crackers, cuz you get the salty and sweet mix! And you can use Rolo’s which are chocolate and caramel in place of plain chocolate. AND you really can make them in a microwave! Sacrilege, I know, but it works!

Shae

You just blew my mind with the Ritz cracker sub. That sounds amazing.

Nattie

I will certainly be trying some of these options, and I’ll keep you guys posted! Thanks for all the suggestions @ashmanra! I love Ritz crackers (: and Rolos! Microwave s’mores might be happening in the near future…

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I first got into loose leaf teas when a friend of mine showed me Cara McGee’s Sherlock fandom blends on Adagio a good few years back, but they weren’t on sale in the UK so I started trying other kinds instead and have been hooked for almost three years (and have purchased several fandom tea sets including the Sherlock one I lusted over for so long).

Flavoured teas make up the majority of my collection, but I’m growing increasingly fond of unflavoured teas too. I usually reach for a black, oolong or white tea base over a pu’erh or green tea, though I do have my exceptions. I will update my likes and dislikes as I discover more about my palate, but for now:

Tea-likes: I’m generally easily pleased and will enjoy most flavours, but my absolute favourites are maple, caramel, chestnut, pecan, raspberry, coconut, blueberry, lemon, pumpkin, rose, hazelnut and peach

Tea-dislikes: vanilla (on its own), ginger, coriander/cilantro, cardamom, liquorice, pineapple and chocolate

I am a 25 year old bartender, English Literature sort-of-graduate and current student working towards finishing my degree. I am hoping to one day complete a masters degree in Mental Health Social Work and get a job working in care. Other than drinking, hoarding and reviewing tea, my hobbies include reading, doing quizzes and puzzles, TV watching, football/soccer (Sunderland AFC supporter and employee of my local football club), music, artsy weird makeup, and learning new things (currently British Sign Language).

I should probably also mention my tea-rating system, which seems to be much harsher than others I’ve seen on here. It’s not always concrete, but I’ll try to define it:

• 50 is the base-line which all teas start at. A normal, nothing-special industrial-type black teabag of regular old fannings would be a 50.

• 0 – 49 is bad, and varying degrees of bad. This is probably the least concrete as I hardly ever find something I don’t like.

• I have never given below a 20, and will not unless that tea is SO bad that I have to wash my mouth out after one sip. Any teas rated as such are unquestionably awful.

• This means most teas I don’t enjoy will be in the 30 – 50 range. This might just mean the tea is not to my own personal taste.

• 51+ are teas I enjoy. A good cup of tea will be in the 50 – 70 range.

• If I rate a tea at 70+, it means I really, really like it. Here’s where the system gets a little more concrete, and I can probably define this part, as it’s rarer for a tea to get there.

• 71- 80: I really enjoyed this tea, enough to tell somebody about, and will probably hang onto it for a little longer than I perhaps should because I don’t want to lose it.

• 81 – 90: I will power through this tea before I even know it’s gone, and will re-order the next time the mood takes me.

• 91 – 100: This is one of the best teas I’ve ever tasted, and I will re-order while I still have a good few cups left, so that I never have to run out. This is the crème de la crème, the Ivy League of teas.

I never rate a tea down, and my ratings are always based on my best experience of a tea if I drink it multiple times. I feel that this is fairest as many factors could affect the experience of one particular cup.

I am always happy to trade and share my teas with others, so feel free to look through my cupboard and message me if you’re interested in doing a swap. I keep it up-to-date, although this doesn’t mean I will definitely have enough to swap, as I also include my small samples.
Currently unable to swap as I’ve returned after a long hiatus to a cupboard of mostly-stale teas I’m trying to work through before I let myself purchase anything fresh

I also tend to ramble on a bit.

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