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drank Apricot Amaretto by Tea Forte
20 tasting notes

When I first opened the package, the aroma seemed really boozy to me – though I love amaretto, I usually like it mixed in with things, so I was apprehensive about trying this tea. Edited to add: In all fairness, I haven’t been drinking the last nine months, so it smelling especially boozy to me may be because of that.

After brewing, aroma was still pretty boozy, but luckily, upon tasting the “amaretto” flavour wasn’t overpowering. I would have liked a bit more of an apricot flavour, but overall this is an enjoyable tea.

On a whim, I ended up trying it over ice and I have to say, I enjoy it MUCH more iced. It wasn’t really up my alley hot and I also think this tea would probably be lovely sweetened if you like your iced tea that way (though I’d probably stick with sugar, not honey). I think I’ll probably end up buying this tea again to have it iced, but I doubt it will be in my usual rotation. Thanks for the sample Tea Forte!

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TeaNerdette

I really wish I’d tried this iced instead of drinking the whole thing warm. I might have to get it again just to try it cold. I didn’t find there to be a lot of fruitiness, but maybe it was just me.

Megs

No, I’m definitely with you on there’s not a whole lot of fruitiness with this tea. I wish there was more of an apricot flavor! I just think that with it iced, it has less boozy amaretto flavor and more almond (though I realize that amaretto is almondy).

TeaNerdette

Hmmm! Amaretto…I like to blend it with Sprite as a cocktail. The almond/limey flavor is pretty badA.

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TeaNerdette

I really wish I’d tried this iced instead of drinking the whole thing warm. I might have to get it again just to try it cold. I didn’t find there to be a lot of fruitiness, but maybe it was just me.

Megs

No, I’m definitely with you on there’s not a whole lot of fruitiness with this tea. I wish there was more of an apricot flavor! I just think that with it iced, it has less boozy amaretto flavor and more almond (though I realize that amaretto is almondy).

TeaNerdette

Hmmm! Amaretto…I like to blend it with Sprite as a cocktail. The almond/limey flavor is pretty badA.

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I’m Meg, I’ve been a tea drinker most of my life, but for the last 5 years it’s become a hobby and bit of an obsession. I’m a stay-at-home mom with a degree in Anthropological Archaeology and love to cook, bake, read and watch classic movies. I have converted my husband from coffee to tea, though we do have very different tastes.

My tastes in tea tend to be similar to my tastes in books and music – all over the place. I love the classics, like a beautiful darjeeling, but I also love playful, more flavourful teas as well. I drink pretty much anything black, green, rooibos, herbal, plain, flavoured, loose leaf, bagged tea, iced or hot. I’m a new mom, so my ratings tend to be whenever I can get the time to post.

Favourite tea of the moment: Peche Mignon, THE O DOR (beautiful iced or hot)

My rating system (first attempt, so there may be later revisions):


0-25:
 Horrible. Won’t be drinking this again – ever. Dumped out the rest of the cup/pot.

26-50: Definitely not something I’d buy again, but I might finish the stash (unless it’s a large amount or particularly bad). A one or couple of redeeming factors, but overall not a great tea.

51-75:
 A drinkable tea, but unfortunately has one (or more) large flaws that will keep it from being a tea that stays in my cupboard. May need doctoring with (gasp) sugar, lemon or cream. I will finish the amount I have, but not purchase again.

76-85:
 A great everyday tea and will probably stock it in my cupboard for daily drinking if it’s not too expensive.

86-90: Teas that I really enjoy, stock in my cupboard and drink often.

91-100: These are the ones that remind me why I love tea and am proud to be a tea drinker. Reserved for my favourite teas that I always keep stocked and/or teas that I save for special occasions.

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