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I’ve only ever SMELT amaretto, never tasted it, but there is somewhat of a vague comparison in the scent. I don’t know, I haven’t sniffed it RECENTLY (not that I make it a habit or anything), but I’ve found it to have a syrupy sweet scent that I rather dislike. This, however, is a sweet, nutty, and fruity smell.
Sipping it, I get rooibos, and the SMELL of amaretto in taste-form. What. A sort of pungent, soursweet numbingly alcoholic taste. I’m not sure if I like it, but I know my mother rather enjoys amaretto, and I’m considering offering some to her next time I see her.
This tea reminds me of my dad! With that being said it’s hard to get past that older man, after shave smell that I’m getting lol. This tea doesn’t taste as strong as strong as it smells though and does seem to be calming… I can get that from this, but every time I try to pick out the flavors “old man after shave” keeps popping up in my head over and over again. Hmmm it’s a bit woodsy, a bit spicy, a bit musky… Brute tea? Hehe, with that being said I’m not going to rate this because I’m sure it’s a good herbal tea, I just associate it so strongly with my dad that it throws me off a bit ;-)
I’m not really sure what to make of this. Mostly because I’m not really sure how to describe it. Lol.
I keep sipping at it to see if I can figure it out, but my mind draws blank. I guess it’s got a strong malty-ness to it, if I’m figuring what that even means out right. Maybe a bit of woodiness. A strong something taste. Lol.
Strong astringency, especially as it cools.
Bah. I give up! /throws hands in air/ What I do know is that, while it was nice to try, it’s just not for me. I’m just more into fruity/sweet teas in general. Into the swap bin it goes. Lol.
Thanks so much Momo for that sale you had! I was able to buy a few teas I wanted to try and a few I already knew were favorites that I was running out of. This one sounded nice! I like the sprinkles. I wonder if one day I’ll just be drinking no-frills teas but these are just too fun anyway. I love the idea that there is “fruit” in here but they don’t say what kind. I see orange cubes. A taste test after infused makes me think it’s apricot unless there is more than one type of fruit here. I love the marzipan flavor and the real almonds here. The rooibos is nice too. This might be my favorite from Georgia. Yeah, it’s not winter but I’m loving this tea anyway.
This has been cold steeped in my fridge with ice cold filtered water for 3-4 hours now. It’s produced a dark red colour so I’m going to risk serving it. Usually for fruit teas I would steep them over night but it’s a hot day and I require iced tea. Now not later.
So yes it’s a dark red colour and has a slight fruity and spicy scent.
Alright it does taste synthetically strawberry, like gummy sweets, but with a spicy undercurrent (like cardamom pod) with a citrus kick. Not as tart as I was expecting thankfully.
Strawberry, cardamom, orange, cinnamon and sugar. That pretty much does the whole taste sensations that I experience with this iced tea, but even after all of those it’s still missing something. Real depth and fresh flavour could be it. Plus wtf is egg protein doing in this tea? A preservative of the fruit?
Overall it beats having a dry throat but is certainly not something I would buy again. Another tea I can tick off my list to try. :)
I find that I like this a lot less than I initially did 6 months ago so I’m lowering the rating. I still really enjoy the combination of vanilla, coconut and almond, but it seems to be lacking something. I doubt I’ll reorder this next year as one of my holiday teas and I’ll be finishing off what little I have left over the next few days.
This tea reminds me of some of the Christmas cookies that I bake every year. I like the slivers of almond and coconut that have been added, it gives the tea some color, but I’m not sure that it adds to the flavor. When brewed it has a great balance of almond, coconut and vanilla and is very sweet on its own, so I wouldn’t recommend adding a sweetener. This will definately going in my holiday rotation of teas, it makes my house smell wonderful while steeping.
I didn’t hate this … but I didn’t love it either. It was kind of just “meh” for me … I liked the notes of cardamom and licorice … but I found myself actually wishing that it would have something like rooibos or something to it … more of a base note that would support the spices and floral tones. And that’s not something I say often about a tisane … that I wish it had rooibos!
Overall – it was tasty, not bad … but it wasn’t something I’d jump up and down over either.
This is so good cold steeped.
It’s really fruity and light. I still don’t taste much in the way of black tea, but I can definitely find the slight pineappleness in this. I still get apricot and papaya first, though I’m starting to think the apricot notes are a result of the strawberry and papaya melding in my mouth. It leaves a fantastic tropical aftertaste too.
I don’t know why I waited until now to try it this way. Bring on the humidity, I’m ready!
Man. I know it’s supposed to be pineapple, papaya, and strawberry but this really really tastes like apricot with a mild dose of papaya to me. I smell strawberry too, which makes it weirder. This brewed up more green tea-esque, even as a green/black blend, at the temperature I used, with really faint veggie notes coming through and a lovely golden liquor. The black tea doesn’t add much for flavor, but does lend itself to smoothing the whole cup out. The fruit flavors here are really vibrant and the star of this cup, though.
It reminds me a lot of Della Terra’s Sunshine, though smoother and maybe a little less artificial. If I didn’t have so much tea right now, this would be an awesome addition to a summer iced tea repetoire.
Sipdown! 819. A big thanks to momo for this one :)
Although I caught a hint of soapiness from a couple teas I brewed up tonight, by the time I got to this one, at least, it was gone, and what was left was a fairly pleasant coconut black with a hint of nuttiness. It was rather weak, however, but I think that the cause of that was either tea age, or perhaps understeeping, as I only steeped for 2 min, as I’ve tended to do with most “unknown” black teas lately (e.g. flavoured blacks where I don’t have reliable other recommendations, such as Butiki/Verdant).
Anyhow, I’d happily drink this in the future! Not a bad tea at all. It would probably be one to compare to Della Terra’s Chocolate Almond Coconut (which I also found to be weak, hmmm), or possibly H&S’s SoHo Blend… which is also kind of weak. Maybe it’s just the flavour combo! I think SoHo had the most chocolate flavouring… but come to think of it, I’m pretty sure that chocolate wasn’t an ingredient in here. Oops :D
Bleh, this one smelled/tastes a little bit soapy. I think we can blame coconut age here, as is irritatingly typical. The soapiness did go away a bit as the tea cooled, but I think this tea may be a bit of a write-off. Sigh. I shall try it again another day though!
Thanks momo for sending me some of this :D And sorry for the short tasting note… gotta run!
Was drinking this tea with my boyfriend today while we were packing to move. What a wonderful tea! Tried it both iced and hot, each was delicious! I took advantage of the $30 for $15 sale and bought 5 different teas, but I haven’t even tried the others yet, because this one is so amazing!
So I open this sample, and there’s almonds mixed in….Almonds! There wasn’t any sort of indication that there’d be almonds in this tea. Unfortunately I’m mildly allergic to almonds (among other nuts), so I spent a bit of time sifting through and picking out all the almonds from the tea. I probably should’ve waited until after I had tasted it, but to me, a straight vanilla tea shouldn’t have almonds in it. /shrug/
It especially should’ve been listed as an ingredient in the tea on the website! I wouldn’t’ve ordered it if I had know. But I have it here so I figure I’d try it.
So after all that, I think I’ve decided that I’m not a fan of straight rooibos. Lol. It’s alright in a blend in small amounts I guess, but straight out it’s got a…strange taste to me. Kinda minty-ish in a medicinal way. In this tea, you can smell the vanilla, and taste it in the brew, but I just couldn’t get past that faint mint-ish taste to it.
Definitely not for me.