Mother Of Pearl

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Fruit Pu'erh Blend
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 10 oz / 295 ml

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Pu-erh is a type of tea that has been fermented after the black tea leaves are dried and rolled, giving it a very unique, sweet and woodsy taste. Our Mother of Pearl Pu-erh is blended with strawberry and mango flavoring and pieces, along with rose hips and faux pearl pieces. The flavor you will have in your cup after brewing is a perfectly fruity and sweet tea with a slight smoky undertone.

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807 tasting notes

This is excellent!
Sorry purists – I added a little rock sugar – made all the flavors POP!
The aromas and flavors are woodsy pu with vanilla and strawberry – mango – floral – full succulent mouthfeel – and its SO pretty to look at!
Just placed an order with Della Terra because this and the Mellow Mango Peach are delicious!
Can’t wait to try more of their new blends coming out really soon as well!


This one is SO GOOD, I have a second cup cold brewing in the fridge already.


Oh let me know how it is cold brewed!


I’ve never added anything to my tea up untill recently, I agree that for some teas, adding just a little ( at least fo my taste) will bring out burst of flavors… I guess it’s good to experiment and just have fun sometimes!


I too prefer my teas straight – I never add to teas from teavivre or mandala, or verdant for example, but a lot of the teas that are mixes and blends like this one I will if I feel they would pop. It is good to have fun you are right. :)

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6106 tasting notes

Backlog. It’s sparkly, a la DavidsTea’s Glitter & Gold! Awesome :) There’s a bit of a fishy aroma once brewed (I seem to be quite sensitive to that with pu’erhs), but it also smells like sweet artificial strawberry. Delicious, haha.

This is actually quite a good flavoured pu’erh, in my opinion! A nice fruity strawberry flavor overlaying a mild but present pu’erh base. There’s a hint of fishiness, but it’s not really all that bothersome. As I mentioned about the aroma, I am finding the strawberry to be artificial, however I adore that candy strawberry flavor, so it’s not a negative for me in the slightest. This is the first fruity flavoured pu’erh (that’s not citrus) that I have had, and I’m really quite enjoying it. I definitely understand the rave reviews!

Second infusion in half the water for far too long was quite tasty as well.

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470 tasting notes

Having a tall iced glass of this. YUM! The strawberry is especially prominent this go around, scrumptious.

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200 tasting notes

This tea sounded so interesting, when I won a Della Terra Tea contest, I had to go for it. You just don’t see pu-erh blends like this everyday. As others have said, I thought the pearl balls were for show, but they actually melt in the tea itself. Very neat!!

This tea has a very nice taste and is a nice starter pu-erh or good for someone who doesn’t like straight pu-erh. I myself have a hard time drinking pure pu-erh (see what I did there?), and I find this very good. The pu-erh is not overpowered, you can definitely taste it, but it’s not so in your face either. A nice flavored tea.

Still have to try this iced since apparently it’s amazing, according to all the other steepter reviews..


This is a great one!

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1271 tasting notes

I know I’m totally weird, but I dreamt of drinking pu’reh all night last night. It was great. Must of been from randon tea videos I was watching on youtube yesterday. With that said, when I woke up and dying for some pu’reh!

DRY: Very pretty tea, colourful rose bits, fruit and adorable little pearly sugar balls. I hate those balls in cookies, always hurt my teeth, but I’m thinking that they would be better in tea!

STEEPED: Dark brown peachy coloured tea, smells almost chocolatey with a hint of peach.

TASTE: Smokey deep pu’reh hit first, with mango and peach flavors slowly spreading through. Slight sweetness at the end of my sip.
Sweetened, MOP peachy mango steps up with the pu’reh being an earthy smokey background. I prefer this tea sweetened.

COMMENTS: Hmmm, I’m thinking you really gotta like pu’reh for this tea, the smokeyness is quite strong unless you sweeten it.

I recently had Della Terra’s Mellow Mango Peach – very different tea because of the different bases. I like MOP a little more for its complexity.

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I’ve done that before!! dreamt of tea and had a craving when I woke up… I think it was pu-er as well


LOL .. you know you’re obsessed with tea when.. you start dreaming about it :)


LOL. I didn’t dream of tea last night but it was my 1st thought when I woke up.
The description of the tea sounds really mouth watering, guess I’ll add that to the ever growing list of teas I want to try.;)

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148 tasting notes

Another home run from Della Terra!

The first thing I noticed after I brewed this is that it SPARKLES. And I was so excited about it that I had to go over to Rayn and go “Rayn, Rayn! Look at this tea! It sparkles!!!” And he confirmed that yes, it was in fact sparkling. It looks like little glitter is just dancing around in the tea! So cool!

Then I smelled the tea: ripe strawberries and a little bit of rose. No pu-erh smell. After a few seconds, it was time to taste. I taste earthy pu-erh with no hint of fishyness. Then the juicy strawberry flavor, like strawberry candies. I taste just a hint of mango.

I’ll be honest, I was expecting this not to work. At all. But it totally does! And seriously, tea that sparkles? Della Terra just keeps impressing me.

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This one is so tasty! The little pearls make it extra-special.


I’ve been having so much fun going through my DT Try Me packs! Moving this one up on the to-try list. =)

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A couple I’ve yet to write tasting notes for in my awesome Della Terra order. The little candies here certainly look like pearls! I think they add a bit of sugar sweetness that really helps the fruit flavors in their deliciousness. Because the strawberry and mango here are scrumtious (though the sweet strawberry is more present than the mango). It might just be me, but I think pu-erh has a much subtler flavor than black teas, which really help other flavors in the blend shine. The rose hips add even more refinement, but I’m not sure they added much flavor (I thought they usually taste more like hibiscus, but I might be wrong). They might have helped the fruits taste even better. Not sure. There is no bitterness at all as it cools. Only one of the 16 teas I’ve tried so far from Della Terra is something I wouldn’t care to drink again. Getting so many samples was a BAD idea… now I’ll be dreaming of getting full size pouches of everything! I’ve heard that pu-erh has more caffiene than black teas (and every other sort of tea). Anyone know if this is true?

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So this came with my sample of S’mores I won on the facebook contest, and I just got around to trying it. It’s really pretty, not sure if the colors are as vibrant as the picture, but still, attractive. I totally get strawberry mango in the dry leaves. With a bit of sugar, those fruity flavors really developed. Yet, I only finished half of my cup. The more I drank, the more I noticed something weird underneath, something rich, unidentifiable to me, and…somewhat unpleasant. I think this is just what pu’erh is. I feel bad not liking it. Maybe I need to try more. And suggestions on a mild pu’erh for a beginner?


I like Mengku Palace Golden Buds from Teavivre, but then, I like puerh!


Kally has a white tropical pu-erh blend, Whispering Pines has a mini Menghai Toucha that’s good and and Verdant has a few alchemy blends with pu-erh in them. I like Butiki Tea’s little coin shaped Ancient Phoenix Puerh (kind of bread tasting). Whatever you do, rinse them first for 30 seconds. Steep 30 seconds (or read the directions).

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Thanks guys! I do like the taste of bread and it has always intrigued me when you said there is tea that tastes like it.


I tried Golden Moon’s Pu-erh and Pu-erh Chai before I knew there was such a thing as pu-erh, and liked them both. Given my aversion to some of the adjectives frequently used to describe some pu-erh’s flavour (fishy, mushroomy…), I consider myself fortunate that I didn’t detect any of that in those two samples. =)

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1379 tasting notes

What an attractive looking tea this is, all the better to drink you for my dear.

I would usually be at work at this time but because it’s been snowing fairly heavily in the last couple of hours I have been told to stay at home. Having my mother as my boss works out some times. :)

The raw teas smell reminded me of strawberry gummy sweets I used to buy as a kid. It smells very sweet and fruity. Yum.

After steeping for 4 minutes with boiling water the tea soup is now dark brown with a sweet yet slightly astringent strawberry smell (due to the pu erh I believe).

The raw smell was stronger than the steeped smell and the taste is also a weaker version. The pu erh is nice and earthy and the strawberry adds a little sweetness and fruitiness, enough to blend very well together. There are other fruity tones in there too but not as strong as the strawberry and I thankfully cannot taste the rosehip at all.

I think their own description of “perfectly fruity and sweet tea with a slight smoky undertone” is spot on.

What do we want? Flavoured Pu Erh
When do we want it? NOW!!!
Yum yum yum.

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Mm, I love this one!

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Now that I’m on my next to last cup of this from the Try Me Pack, I may as well make a tasting note!

The smell on this one is absolutely luscious, in the way Mellow Mango Peach is – floral, fruity, sweet, but not cloying or artificial. And this one has the added smokey/woodsiness (and a slight fishiness) to it from the pu-erh! The feeling left in my mouth after having a sip of it is always cooling – like an all over floral sweetness. It’s also very beautiful, with the rose petals, fruit pieces and cute pearl candies. I’ve had it iced with a little sugar and it’s exceptionally lovely and refreshing that way, though having it hot seems to let me appreciate the pu-erh bits more. And as this was my first taste of pu-erh in any form, it makes me excited to explore more!

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