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On the Ninth Day of Christmas, Della Terra Teas Sent to Me …

December22

Day9-1 That big day is getting closer!  Are you ready for it?

For the first time in quite a few years, I can say that I am ready for it.  Usually, we are down to the wire and doing our shopping at the last minute.  But this year, we managed to get some of the major shopping (ie:  shopping for the kids!) done early, which has helped immensely!  I don’t feel stressed or rushed like I usually do this time of year!  Yay!

What a unique tea Della Terra Teas sent to me on this Ninth Day of Christmas!

Snow Fairy

Day9Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  White & Green Teas

Where to Buy:  Della Terra Teas

Tea Description:

On your eighth day you may not have ladies dancing, but you do have a Snow Fairy prancing around your tastebuds.

This magical tea will brighten your day, any time of day with it’s fruity flavors of pineapple & apple with creamy vanilla and white tea.  Oh, you are in for a treat today!

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

A quick glance at the ingredients of this tea, and I found myself wondering why Della Terra Teas chose this as a “holiday” tea … I don’t usually think of pineapple as a holiday flavor.  But, the flavor of this tea is so nice, that I don’t really care if it’s especially holidays-y!

The base of this tea is a blend of fluffy Bai Mu Dan white tea leaves and Chinese green tea.  By brewing this at a low temperature (170°F) for four minutes, I was able to get a nice balance of both the green and the white tea flavors.  I like that I can taste both here, a slightly buttery, vegetative taste from the green tea, and a light, sweet taste from the white tea, and they don’t seem to be competing with one another for the spotlight.  This two teas are working together very well in this blend.

snowfairyThe pineapple is sweet and soft … curbed slightly by the vanilla and the apple.  I am not trying to say that the flavor of the pineapple is obscured, really, it is just not quite as clear a flavor as it might be without the vanilla and the apple.  But I like how these two ingredients soften the flavor – it does give it a somewhat “snowy” kind of flavor … like pineapple ice cream.  I also do taste a hint of spice here from the pink peppercorns.  It isn’t a strong peppery note (pink peppercorns don’t deliver a strong peppery taste), but it is just enough contrast to the cup to keep the flavors from becoming dull.

Overall, the flavor is gentle and creamy … one of those types of teas you’d like to curl up to while reading a good book.

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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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