199 Tasting Notes
Holy nuts! This did not scream Nutella to me as I’ve heard others suggest ( and as I might have expected from cocoa and hazelnut), but it most certainly screamed NUTS!!! This is probably the nuttiest tea I’ve tried so far. And don’t get me wrong…I did get cocoa flavor in there. It even stuck around through a second steeping. It was lovely. I’m so glad Beorhthraefn set me such a generous sample of this! Thanks! I will enjoy every bit of it!
Flavors: Cocoa, Nutty
This might sound strange but….while this is a tea I would definitely consider reordering if it ever shows up on their site again, this didn’t pack the peanut butter punch I had hoped for. This is my first Della Terra Tea. I purchased it from somebody’s sale here on Steepster…but I must confess that I went kind of nuts buying from a bunch of people’s stash sales all at once and now can’t exactly remember who I got what from. Sorry, friends :(
I’m beginning to wonder if buying and then consuming a huge Costco-sized pumpkin pie might just alleviate all of the pumpkin tea problems I’ve been having. Do I just not know what pumpkin tastes like? Seriously…I don’t taste it here. There’s some sweet and some spicy and some fall….because fall is, in fact, a flavor…right? Maybe I’m mistaking pumpkin for fall. I don’t know. All I know for sure is that I have yet to find pie in any cup of pumpkin tea I’ve drunk so far….
Having said that, the mix of spices in this tastes pretty good. But it’s not pie.
Thanks to Ost for sending another sample that’s been added to my wishlist! I oversteeped this a bit (and probably should have used cooler water), being too used to the blacks I’ve been having lately. But, it smelled wonderful and tasted good. This confirms yet again that I am in love with floral teas, which I didn’t necessarily expect this to be based on the name alone (I didn’t look up what was in this until after I’d already started drinking it). I could taste some sort of sweet fruit in this as well, but I was honestly so surprised by the flavor overall that I didn’t pay too much attention to specifics. I actually ended up not really noticing the little bit of bitterness either.
I bought a sample of this with the intent to try blending it with other things to give a milky quality so that I don’t actually have to remember milk. After tasting, I’d say it surely has a creamy mouthfeel that would be lovely mixed with other black teas. I’ll save this for either flavored black teas or lower quality black teas so I don’t end up missing any of the nuances of plain, good quality blacks. I might not drink this just by itself, but I wouldn’t be unhappy to drink it alone if it was what I had available.
I drink this one quite often but don’t usually log it. I’m having it again tonight. I think what I like most is the light spearmint. I’m really finding that peppermint is not my thing, but I really like spearmint as long as there are other things to balance it so it isn’t too strong.
Here we go with another one I didn’t expect to like and then totally did. I thought this was going to taste like a 50/50 bar….which would have made me sad since I’ve never liked those. But, it is my mission now to try anything and everything I can at this point because I am continually surprised by really liking things I would never have chosen on my own. With that being said, I think this really ended up tasting more like a brighter vanilla. Not something I necessarily would have said “OH! OH! THAT’S ORANGEY!!!” So, for me, that’s good. I could definitely see myself ordering this. As it is, I am so grateful for the sample I received from Ost. Hey, Ost…it appears you know the tea-me better than I do!
It is a tad bit concerning when I open a bag of tea at work and the next 5 people to pass my room ask me what air freshener I am using because they can smell it down the freaking hall. Yeah. That’s this tea. Blueberries everywhere. I only open my cabinet door when I absolutely must because when I do, I know that I will unless the blueberry fury.
Now, the taste? You’d never guess by the smell but this tastes exactly like…..oh yeah, blueberries. Like so many of them. Stuffed in your mouth. And quite possible up your nose.
I promise this tastes better than I’m making it sound. I’ve had it hot and iced and I’m not sure which I prefer. There is just a slight hint of something I’m not completely fond of…maybe something that tastes too close to artificial? Or maybe it’s just the rooibos sneaking into what might otherwise taste like juice.
I don’t know….I don’t even know what to do with this air freshener tea except keep saying thank you when people comment on my new perfume….