576 Tasting Notes
I’m surprised I’m the first to review this one!
This is a true gem for minty and spicy tea fans – as I am. I purchased this recently while obtaining the Sleepy Bear tea (which has a koala on it, so I had to get it). I wanted to round out my order so I got a few teas to sample but put my faith in my love of mint and spice (and green tea) for this one. I wasn’t disappointed!
This has a light taste – thanks to the green tea – but the mint and spice combo is out-of-this-world! It’s unique but refreshing. I taste anise and cinnamon, two of my fave spices. The blend of peppermint is sweetened with spearmint, which is light but there.
This is a great after dinner tea, and I’m sure it’s amazing iced! Will try that out soon as spring/summer are approaching (YAY – finally)! :)
I purchased a tin of this in sachet-form from The Red Bird Tea Shoppe in Brockport, NY, while on vacay. (Review of the tea house to follow soon.) My grandmother and I enjoyed a cuppa or two.
This is a great marriage of flavors: chocolate and mint. (Aptly named, then.) Not much more to say about it, although I did leave the bag in the cup for the length of the cuppa, and the flavor stayed throughout. I couldn’t reinfuse but that wasn’t expected with a tea sachet, after all.
I love lifting off the tin top and breathing in the rich aroma of the bags, though. Delish!
I can’t remember enjoying this in recent times. It’s possible I haven’t had it. Maybe I didn’t want to buy the whole box. At any rate, I enjoyed this recently from a fresh box my grandmother stashed from the last holiday.
We enjoyed several cups of this tea together while I was on vacay.
The taste is light but pronounced – and it’s cookie dough to the full extreme! I enjoyed it because of the lack of caffeine (as did Oma). While it’s brewing, the aroma is just like freshly baked cookies. This is so delish, I wish it was available year round! Oma hooked me up with the rest of a box, so I’ll dole it out when I want a special no-caff treat.
I know where there are a few boxes locally—-I was pathetically poor at the time I saw them (who am I kidding? I’m pathetically poor still :) but I would like to nab one or two before they’re gone till fall. Maybe I should have hid them on the shelf till I could get back…..
KS – remind me in the fall/winter, if you want a box. I can always grab one for you and send it along.
Thanks. There is a store about 30 miles from here that I know would order it for me in the fall if I ask. Just hate having to go up there twice in a row. I would also like to get some Twinings Winter spice and that is where I get most of my Ahmad tea… so come to think of it, I need to make a fall list :)
OK, this really does taste like melted strawberry ice cream…or what I remember of my childhood treat, considering I can’t eat ice cream anymore.
The strawberry is a terrific punch of flavor, and I enjoy the ice cream flavoring. There is a funny aftertaste, which reminds me of freezer burn – you know, that sticky stuff that forms on older-freezed goods? Apropos, but kind of icky.
The ingredients list chocolate but I don’t really taste it. Maybe that’s the after taste? IDK…
I’d love to try this iced, especially with these infused ice-cubes. I did that once for Swampwater, and once for Strawberry Lemonade (Teavana) and it rocked!
The 52 Teas blend? I’ve shied away from those blends because of the funny taste of recent blends, and the use of red rooibos (my foe). I would be curious to see what others think though!
LOL while i want my order NAAAO…i also kinda hope it’s not coming up with her this weekend..more time to catch up to dinosara!
I’m not sure if they’re planning on doing it occasionally or if it’s totally off the table but Della used to have free shipping to canada at a certain threshold.
I’m a nut for anything gunpowder (tea or otherwise…), and I’m a huge fan of the Game of Thrones TV show. I’m working through the Song of Fire and Ice books…slowly.
Anyway, my fave House is Targaryen. I’d pick Stark for Arya, but they’re so nasty to Jon Snow and I hate Catelyn – both in the books and show – so I side with the dragons.
Oh, the tea. Right. This has a fragrant and spicy flavor, mixed with the slight smoky flavor of Adagio’s gunpowder green. Their gunpowder green isn’t my fave, but it’s decent enough. The spices of this mix well with it. Overall, it’s a decent cuppa.
It’s definitely worth a try – the tea is. Game of Thrones rocks, although I definitely miss Mark Addy and Sean Bean.
Hello one of my faves, Miss Cinna Crackle! I really do enjoy this tea and hope it returns in the fall. In the meantime, I think I might need to stock up… and it’s my bday next week so I should treat myself anyway!
This really is an Aries tea too – spicy and feisty!
Please see other notes; this is one of my cupboard essentials.
I just ordered it since it’s 40% off! I can’t wait to try it. (You know it’s being discontinued for awhile, right?) Time to stock up!
It’s sold out. Boo. I’ll have to wait until the fall again…but I have plenty of other teas to keep me company.
Shoot! I just ordered mine yesterday. Just in time too. I was going to wait (I’ve never had it before) but the price and fear of never getting to try forced my hand. I LOVE hot tamales, cinnamon bears, redhots and of course pop rocks so I can’t wait to try it :-)
I’m surprised I’m the first to log this one. The pressure’s on! ;)
First off, before I say anything else, I should confess: I’m a grapefruit fanatic. I love them far more than a human being should love fruit. Before you’re ready to commit me, let me explain. (Bear with me, the review is below)
I grew up in San Diego, CA, but thanks to my dad’s job, we moved to the East Coast. One thing I miss most about CA (besides the weather and palm trees in my front yard, and I mean the happy palm trees, not the barely breathing cotton-swab-looking ones of FL and Los Angeles) – is the fresh fruit. Fresh pineapple, strawberries. And fresh grapefruit. I still remember the first grapefruit my mother and I shared when we landed – reluctantly – in Maryland – it was horrid. Bitter, tear-inducing. We both threw tantrums and demanded Dad to move us back. It didn’t work.
Now I’m used to the East Coast grapefruit – I had to be. I still love it, and the one time I revisited San Diego I loaded up on my fresh fruit. Like fresh pineapple on pizza – how delish!
Anyway, I’m very biased about grapefruit, so I may have rated this lower than it deserves.
On to the review: I’m not in favor of the flavor. The grapefruit taste is far too light, and the citrus fusion is…lacking. I’ve loved most teas from Della Terra Teas, so one dud out of the bunch isn’t bad.
This was from the custom try-me pack, and I’m glad I just bought that small amount. It won’t go to waste and my wallet is happier without this purchase.
Time to enjoy some Blueberry Crumble or Rabbit’s Garden or quite frankly anything else from Della Terra.
But even Della Terra’s worst tea (IMO) isn’t as bad as some offerings from Adagio and David’s Tea, among others. That says something, right?