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On the Eighth Day of Christmas, Della Terra Teas Sent To Me…

December21

Day8-1Usually, I like to start these 12 Days of Christmas Teas reviews with a little bit of chatter.  However, today’s tea is really something I’ve been waiting for since I started in on the box.  I kept hoping that this tea would be in this box, and now that it’s here, I can’t wait any longer … so enough of the chit-chat!

On the Eighth Day of Christmas, Della Terra Teas sent me this tea:

Eight Candles

Day8Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Della Terra Teas

Tea Description:

On this, your eighth day you will have Eight Candles, lit brightly in your cup.  The eight maids a’milking will be a bit jealous with this one.

Caramel and marshmallow flavors abound in this perfectly blended black tea.  Sip after sip the magic of this season is tasted within!

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This is it!  This is the tea I was HOPING would be in this box.  It was taking almost every ounce of willpower I had to keep from ordering this tea, because it was receiving such high praise on Steepster, I really wanted to see if it was as good as everyone was making it out to be.  And as I don’t have a lot of willpower as it is when it comes to tea, let me just say that it was extraordinarily difficult to NOT order this tea and be patient and wait to see if it was in my box.

eightcandlesAnd here it is, Yay!

And Oh.My.Gawd!  It is good!  Yummy yum yum!

I’ve tried a few teas with marshmallows in them, and I’ve enjoyed most if not all that I’ve tried.  I can’t think of one that I didn’t like … but, this one … this one is the BEST one yet.  This really tastes like marshmallow.  While sipping this, I experience that joyful feeling that as a kid I would have experienced when eating marshmallows.

My favorite marshmallow maker is 240Sweet (and trust me, you should try their marshmallows, they are heavenly), and this cup of tea is a bit like 240Sweet in my teacup … except, this doesn’t have some of those really exotic flavors.  This doesn’t taste like Avocado and Lime.  Or like Sweet Potato and Ginger.   This just tastes like sweet, fluffy marshmallows with a drizzle of caramel … these would be more like the Salted Caramel Swirl Marshmallow from 240Sweet, minus the salt.

The black tea can also be tasted here, but, I also have to admit that I didn’t even think about the black tea until I was nearly finished with the cup.  I was too wrapped up in marshmallow bliss.  The black tea is delicious, and melds together with the flavors of marshmallow and caramel very seamlessly.

What I’m liking best about this cup, and this is something I only just thought of as I sit here considering the flavors that are dancing in my mouth … the burnt-sugar taste of the caramel gives the marshmallow-y notes a sort of toasted taste.  This tastes like liquified roasted marshmallows!

If you don’t like sweet tasting teas, this tea is not for you.  But if you love the flavor of roasted marshmallows … then, you’re going to love this tea.

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Our mutual love for tea and writing about it inspired us to start this blog so that we could better share this love with others.

One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

We try to be as impartial as we can.  We do have our favorites.  We are human.  But we do our very best to be as fair and as honest about a tea as we can be.

You might not agree with my assessment – or with Jennifer’s assessment – of a tea.  But that’s OK… if we all liked the same exact tea – we’d only need ONE kind of tea and … wow… that sounds really boring, indeed!

What a beautiful world it is that we have so many teas to suit so many tea enthusiasts!

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