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 campfire you can enjoy the delicious taste of a S'more anytime!
Ingredients: Black tea, chocolate bits, chocolate flavor, mini marshmallows, marshmallow and graham flavoring, finely crushed graham crackers*
Allergens: contains dairy, soy
Leaf Type: Black (flavored)
Where to Purchase: Della Terra
Suggested Brewing Tips:
Serving Size: 1 level teaspoon per 6oz serving
Water Temp: 210°F
Steep Time: 2-5 minutes
For most people s'mores bring back wonderful memories of childhood. For me, it brings back memories of bonfires down by the pond at my Grandparent's farm where we would have weenie roasts, toast marshmallows, and eat s'more until we were nearly sick. As I got older the location of our bonfires changed frequently, but one thing remained the same, we always had s'mores.
This tea really was the deciding factor for me picking up Della Terra's Chocolate Sampler Pack, the idea of a s'mores tea really piqued my interest. Rather than relying solely on flavoring agents for this blend they included real chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and graham crackers. I think this was a wise move on their part, I don't think I would have enjoyed this nearly as much if they had only used flavorings.
One thing that I will suggest is that you shake your package up a bit after opening it. I noticed that most of the chocolate and graham cracker had settled to the bottom of mine, which would have left me with a lot less flavor in my first few cups.
For this review I used 1 Tablespoon per 16oz (slightly more than suggested) and prepared 1 steep at 3m. I do not generally resteep chocolate teas because all of the chocolate melts in the first cup, leaving nothing for later steeps.
The first thing that struck me about this blend was how spot on it smelled upon opening the package. I'm not sure I want to admit to you just how long I stood there sniffing it, it just smelled that good. It also did not disappoint once steeped like many chocolate teas have done for me. While the flavors of the chocolate, marshmallow, and graham cracker were very subtle I thought that they were balanced perfectly. No one flavor took the spotlight and I was still able to taste the black base.
This tea ended up being nearly everything that I could possibly want in a chocolate tea. If you're contemplating an order from Della Terra and love chocolate then I suggest you add this one to your order, you won't be disappointed.
My Rating: 89/100
Would I order this again? Absolutely. I have tried quite a few chocolate teas and this is by far my favorite.