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drank Almond Biscotti by Teavana
356 tasting notes

I was uber-excited to receive the swap package that Jessica had sent to me. I’d only requested one tea and wanted to be surprised by the rest. When I saw this particular tea this was my reaction:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeqZpbuZlqI

Only I’m nowhere as awesome or talented as Simon Pegg. Why was I so excited? Well, it’s one of Ewa’s favorites and I’ve also never had a Teavana tea before. Double-curiosity killed two cats?

It’s really quite nummy! I’d probably rate it a lot higher and put it on my shopping list if I hadn’t had Leland Tea Co’s Bogart. This is like an almost-realized version of Bogart. This is still super-almondy-cinnamony-yummy, but without the snickerdoodle oomph. I’m thoroughly enjoying my first cup and can’t wait for the second. Ultimately it gets two thumbs up from me, but I won’t be purchasing more. Thank you so much Jessica for letting me try this! NE

ETA: bumped up the rating by 2 points due to super-yummy aftertaste.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
mpierce87

Sounds like I’ll have to add Bogart to my shopping list!

Ewa

Yep, same for me. Like Almond Biscotti only more? sounds YUM.

Rabs

Bogart’s sooo yummy. I looked Bogart up again and was surprised to see that it’s hazelnuts and not almonds since I’m typically a bigger almond fan than hazelnut fan. Both are NOM! but yeah, I think that Bogart’s more aggressive with the nom-factor. :)

-Jessica-

Glad you liked it! ;-)

Rabs

Me too! I’m looking forward to having another pot :) I’m also looking forward to having more of your samples — I’ve been a little less adventurous as of late, but that’s gotta change!

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mpierce87

Sounds like I’ll have to add Bogart to my shopping list!

Ewa

Yep, same for me. Like Almond Biscotti only more? sounds YUM.

Rabs

Bogart’s sooo yummy. I looked Bogart up again and was surprised to see that it’s hazelnuts and not almonds since I’m typically a bigger almond fan than hazelnut fan. Both are NOM! but yeah, I think that Bogart’s more aggressive with the nom-factor. :)

-Jessica-

Glad you liked it! ;-)

Rabs

Me too! I’m looking forward to having another pot :) I’m also looking forward to having more of your samples — I’ve been a little less adventurous as of late, but that’s gotta change!

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Proud all-around nerd, crafter, and brand-new Assistant Library Director. Give me an engrossing book and a wonderful cup of tea and I’m in heaven.

After being a barista for almost a decade it wasn’t until 2010 that I discovered loose leaf tea. Now I’m hooked.

How I use Steepster has been evolving since I joined. Yes, I use it for my personal “to buy or not to buy” info, but I’m enough of a goofball that I hope it can amuse others more often than not.

I’ve also started to become anal about my tea (times and temps). That’s surprised me. I finally realized that I should respect the leaves like I used to respect the beans. I also take my tea plain unless otherwise noted.

There’s really nothing remarkable or noteworthy of how I rate teas. I do take it a tiny further step to help clarify the muddled middle grounds for myself. TG is a definite repurchase. Anything below that is less and less likely.

TG=Teagasm
NE=Nice Enough
M=Meh
GA=Gods-Awful

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