I went into teavana yesterday, hoping to try the almond biscotti. I walked right up to the counter and asked for it, as I was advised by fellow steepsterites, in order to avoid any hassling salespeople. It worked wonders! When I asked for the Almond Biscotti the sales lady told me that they it was now Amandine Rose, since it was still a Ceylon Almond tea I didn’t mind. (I had a scrumptious tea from a little boutique in Spa that was a Ceylon black tea with almonds. However, I finished it off before I found this website, and so thinking I could never have it again I threw away the packaging without writing down what it was.)
Anyway, they brewed it up for me and allowed me to smell the dry leaf. YUMMM! The smell was exactly what I was looking for, a rich Ceylon with comforting almond tones. Once I got my cup I was pretty stoked to try it. Like some other reviewers I got no rose out of it whatsoever, but I did enjoy the almond flavors. It’s a very comforting tea, but I’m glad I only bought a cup, and not any loose leaf to bring home. On a side note, I was pleasantly surprised by the price, she didn’t give me a receipt, and along with what I’ve heard of them I was a bit concerned. When I looked at my credit card statement it was only $3.18 or so, considering they gave me a very large cup I was pretty content especially when that’s a pretty normal price for something at starbucks.