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

Day Eight finds us revisiting an old favorite.  When I contacted Della Terra Teas this year to inquire about their 12 Days of Christmas collection, my question for them was would it be a different box than last year.  As many of you know, I used to do another 12 Days of Christmas countdown, however, with that company, I subscribe to their teas, so, all of the teas that are in the box are teas that I would have tried.  I wanted something NEW which is why I changed to this box from Della Terra Teas.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the other company too (Hey, I subscribe to them so that I get every tea they offer, I must love them, right?), but for the Christmas countdown is something that I want to be somewhat new and fresh whenever possible.

So, when Della Terra Teas got back to me – promptly too, I might add, they have great customer service! – and told me that all the teas would be new teas except for this one, I was OK with that … for one reason and one reason only.  The tea that this “old” tea is.

Eight Candles

eightcandleseightcandlesTea 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!

Taster’s Review:

I LOVE this tea.  This is – by far – my favorite tea from Della Terra Teas.  And based upon the response on Steepster, I’d say that I’m not the only one who thinks that this is a pretty amazing tea.  So, needless to say, I didn’t mind it when I was informed that this would be the one “old” tea in the collection.  I didn’t mind it a bit.

Since this was in last year’s 12 Days of Christmas Teas box from Della Terra Teas, I have reviewed it, so I don’t guess I need to review it again, do I?

But I will say that this tea is every bit as good as I remember it being.  Sweet, gooey, marshmallow-y happiness in a teacup!  One thing I did note about brewing this cup … there was some “oily” spots that rose to the top of the cup which I must admit are never appetizing to see, but, I was able to look past them.  If I were to change anything about this tea at all, it would be the oil slick, but, if that means that the flavor of the tea is changed, then forget about it, I’d rather see spots and enjoy the caramelized marshmallow-y joy that is this tea.

Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of “Gramma” and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn’t drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn’t cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!

Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn’t cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!

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