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This is a nice, smooth non-fussy almond tea. Its a little lighter in flavor than I like, so I might play around with it a bit to see if more leaf will bring out more almond flavor. The dry leaf smells sweeter than it brews up. I find I like this a bit better with a tad of simple syrup, not because its bitter. I think I just like my nutty teas with a bit of sweetness.

This being the second black tea that I ordered, I really like that the tea base Stacy uses doesn’t get bitter when steeped longer than recommended. So far, I’ve used much less sugar than I have with other teas. I think that’s a testament to how well her teas are blended!

This cup was prepared with 1 1/2 tsp. in 6 oz. of water at the below preparation details.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec
ScottTeaMan

Looks really good!

Butiki Teas

Hi! So glad you are enjoying this tea! This is a re-blend of our almond cookie so its not really heavy on the almond but I will be working on another black tea that has a strong almond flavor with nothing else added. I’m glad you are enjoying the base tea. For the base of this tea we use our Organic Kundaly which has a lighter natural sweetness with some walnut notes. We also make our Raspberry Truffle with that base too.

Will Work For Tea

Good to know – I was eyeing the Raspberry Truffle, but it’ll make it into the next order! :)

Kittenna

Raspberry Truffle is yummy :D

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ScottTeaMan

Looks really good!

Butiki Teas

Hi! So glad you are enjoying this tea! This is a re-blend of our almond cookie so its not really heavy on the almond but I will be working on another black tea that has a strong almond flavor with nothing else added. I’m glad you are enjoying the base tea. For the base of this tea we use our Organic Kundaly which has a lighter natural sweetness with some walnut notes. We also make our Raspberry Truffle with that base too.

Will Work For Tea

Good to know – I was eyeing the Raspberry Truffle, but it’ll make it into the next order! :)

Kittenna

Raspberry Truffle is yummy :D

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I’m a native Midwesterner (Iowa, specifically) who was happily uprooted to California twice. SoCal is what I consider home, even though I currently don’t live there. I hope to return home again!

Tea has really come to fill the void of my current displacement. My husband & I (with our two tiny weenies) moved to Indiana hardly knowing a soul. It’s been a tougher transition for me than I’d thought it would be. I have amassed a cupboard of teas to keep me company until I feel more familiar in my newer surroundings.

I will refrain from giving numerical values to teas because I am a faddist. My likes and dislikes are constantly changing. Flavored blacks are what I gravitate to the most. Having said that, I do enjoy a wide variety of teas – you name it, I’ll try it. I may not like it today, but I might revisit it later and love it.

Flavor note: I prefer my teas to be bold in flavor. I am starting to come around to drinking tea without additives. But I do like to dirty my tea with rock sugar/simple syrup and sometimes with half-n-half/milk. Unflavored greens are unsweetened, but flavored greens I usually add rock sugar. Lately I have been favoring flavored guayusa and matés.

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