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drank Amaretti Cookie by Todd & Holland
96 tasting notes

I tried this one again today with a lower temp (200 degrees) and a 3ish minute steep time (I say ish because my husband was using both the oven timer and the microwave so I had to estimate). The dryness is gone, however, there’s something in the finish that I just don’t care for – it’s almost chemically (yes, that’s a technical term). I wonder if, in addition to the almonds, they used some sort of artificial almond flavoring and that’s what I’m tasting? It’s not terrible, but it’s not good either.

I did discover earlier in the week, however, that it’s excellent when added to Matevana (I had two sets of leaves that needed to be resteeped or tossed so I steeped them together to avoid wasting one of them).

I do have a cold so I’ll hold off complete judgement until after trying this one more time on it’s own minus the post-nasal drip, but I might finish this one off in a matevana blend.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I’m Amanda, and I’m new to the world of tea. I got sucked in by a sample at Teavana and have been exploring ever since. I prefer loose tea but will slum it with the occasional, high quality bag.

I live just outside Chicago with my husband and our dog.

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