Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Della Terra Teas
One of the best things about sitting around a fire are of course, the S’mores! We’ve captured all that is amazing about a melty gooey S’more in this black tea! You’ll taste the familiar tastes of marshmallow, graham cracker and chocolate. So, even when you aren’t outside by a crackling campire you can enjoy the delicious taste of a S’more anytime!
Learn more about this tea here.
S’mores are one of my guilty pleasures, but one I do not indulge in often mostly because it’s a rare occurrence when I have marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate bars in the house all at once. Someone from Della Terra Teas must feel my pain, because here is my guilty pleasure, in liquid form, piping hot in my teacup!
This stuff is amazing!
Dry, this tea smells like my favorite cereal. It smells like Count Chocula! Yes, I love that stuff. I only get one or two boxes a year, because they only hit the stores during the month or so before Halloween through the holiday. Somehow, mysteriously, the monster cereals disappear after Halloween. But they always return around the same time every year.
Anyway, that’s what the tea smells like in dry form. I was amazed, and I could feel my mouth starting to water at the smell. My taste buds were convinced they were about to get their favorite cereal! The brewed tea smells less like cereal, and more like a black tea with some chocolate notes and a hint of graham.
Wow! The chocolate is well defined in this cup, although that doesn’t really surprise me since I expected it to be a strong flavor given this company’s obvious love for chocolate. (See this review of Dubbele Chocolate for more details!) The marshmallow comes through nicely as well, and I’m happy about that as I didn’t see a whole lot of mini marshmallows in my particular sample package. The graham cracker taste is a little less obvious, but I find that I taste more of it when I slurp, allowing the tea to sort of vibrate along my palate … at that point, I really taste the graham.
So, chocolate … CHECK! Marshmallow … CHECK! Graham Cracker … CHECK! This tea definitely represents the flavors of S’mores very well. I think that the flavor could be enhanced – perhaps – a wee bit with the addition of a little Lapsang Souchong to the black tea base. Those who know me should KNOW that I don’t offer that advice lightly, as Lapsang Souchong is not my favorite tea. But I think that the Lapsang Souchong would add just a hint of smokiness to the cup, to give it that true, authentic, campfire taste.
And speaking of the tea base … yes, I can taste the tea amid these amazing S’mores flavors. It is a fairly mild base, but, a stronger base might prove to be a bit much especially for the delicate flavor of the graham. As it is, I am really, truly enjoying this blend. It is so yummy!