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drank Amandine Rose by Teavana
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This tea looked really good to me when I saw it in one of Teavana’s emails. I love marzipan teas and the rose petals and candied violets decided it for me. The ingredients list rose petals, but I didn’t see any in my bag, and the only candied violets were in one large, kind of strange-looking, clump. The tea liquor smells amazing – all warm marzipan with a really nice sweet floral note. The flavor is lightly of almond and it’s the strong floral finish that leaves the most impression. I really can’t detect any cinnamon at all. Adding sweetener alone seems to only bring out an artificial over-the-top floral-sugary taste, but adding milk and sweetener brings out a more toned down floral flavor and also creates a little creaminess for the almond marzipan base. I will admit that I am a little let down by this tea, I was hoping for a bolder flavor instead of all of the fake floral notes. I don’t dislike this tea, but for the rather expensive price I probably won’t be purchasing any more.

-Dry blend has small black tea leaves, orange petals, pieces of almonds and purple candied violet pieces.
-Dry blend smells nutty, sweet and slightly floral. Tea liquor aroma is of sweet marzipan with a floral hint.
-Tea liquor is a medium orange brown color.
-Faint almond flavor with a strong floral finish.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Good tea. Weak almond/marzipan flavor. Floral notes are slightly artificial.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

I bought some of this once, based on it’s aroma. I kind of liked it the first time I tried it, but after that it was meh…

Josie Jade

I know what you mean, Terri! It smells so good and the description makes it seem like it would be the perfect tea, but the flavor is just lacking unfortunately.

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Terri HarpLady

I bought some of this once, based on it’s aroma. I kind of liked it the first time I tried it, but after that it was meh…

Josie Jade

I know what you mean, Terri! It smells so good and the description makes it seem like it would be the perfect tea, but the flavor is just lacking unfortunately.

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Just a Southern girl who loves sunshine, little dogs and all things tea!

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My favorite teas are sweet and malty black teas but I try to branch out and taste them all. :)

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Rating Guide:
10 – Awful tea, wouldn’t purchase again
20 – Poor tea, wouldn’t purchase again
40 – Fair tea, might purchase again
60 – Good tea, likely to purchase again
80 – Very good tea, very likely to purchase again
100 – Excellent tea, will definitely purchase again

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