So I stopped into Teaopia to get a new strainer as I suspect the cats have appropriated mine for some scheme, and ended up picking up some of this tea.
Honestly, wow almonds. The scent is nearly overpowering. I get a bit of the cherry undernote but I think it’s because i’m looking for it, the boyfriend says it just smells like almond to him. It comes through as slightly cough drop in the dry tea, but seems to mellow out after steeping.
First sip was slightly disappointing I will admit, I expected an almond style kick in the pants and found… black tea. The scent was still very much almond so I did a lot of deep inhaling while sipping to get the flavour to come through more. However, as my first cup cooled the cherry started to come forward, as well as the almond, causing the tea to balance quite wonderfully.
I’m wishing I had a larger bag of this now, as it’s really a treat to drink. The heavy scent mellows into a lovely cup of tea that’s not too sweet. I find I can enjoy this all day without it feeling too dessertish.