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drank Almond Green Tea by Kusmi Tea
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I found this tea as part of a loose-tea selection on a gourmet food website that had much more reasonable shipping fees than Kusmi’s website (score!)

As I open the tin I’m struck with the mouth-watering odor of marzipan and I’m surprised when I don’t see any almond slivers mixed in with the tea. As the tea steeps, the scent of green tea slowly creeps back in. When I take a sip I can clearly taste the nuttiness of the tea base which meshes very nicely with the almond. It’s a very sweet almond flavour too, and not artifical at all, in my opinion. As I drink more of the tea it seems to build up in the mouth, becoming more prominent.

I’m in love with sweet almond and marzipan so I seems only natural that I love this tea. It’s clearly not powerful, robust breakfast fare, but I think It would be a wonderful dessert tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Bethany

Mmm, what’s the website you found this on? I LOVE marzipan, so I might be interested in this.

Suzi

Sounds intriguing. Ever since Teavana discontinued their Rose Marzipan flavor I’ve been on the lookout for a good replacement.

Jillian

@Bethany: It’s a Canadian website so I have no idea what their international shipping fees are like, but they have a really neat selection of specialty food items you can order (I want to try their Marinated Cattail Hearts).
https://www.ogourmet.com/home.php

@Suzi: I never tried any of Teavana’s teas so I’m not sure how it might compare but IMO this tastes pretty damn, good! ;)

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Bethany

Mmm, what’s the website you found this on? I LOVE marzipan, so I might be interested in this.

Suzi

Sounds intriguing. Ever since Teavana discontinued their Rose Marzipan flavor I’ve been on the lookout for a good replacement.

Jillian

@Bethany: It’s a Canadian website so I have no idea what their international shipping fees are like, but they have a really neat selection of specialty food items you can order (I want to try their Marinated Cattail Hearts).
https://www.ogourmet.com/home.php

@Suzi: I never tried any of Teavana’s teas so I’m not sure how it might compare but IMO this tastes pretty damn, good! ;)

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