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Out of the whole box, this is the tea that jumped out at me the most. Yes! I want this one. I’m not even entirely sure why.. I really do like almonds and cream…but with so many other marvelous teas, why this one? I forced myself to wait a bit try this one as much as I yearned to reach for it earlier in my tasting bonanza. Luckily, it didn’t let me down. It’s delicious and almondy. I’m not getting too much of a creamy flavor, but this tea is so smooth, it doesn’t make too much of a difference. Yum. It kind of reminds me of Cheerios… hahaha, this is the second tea to evokes images of Cheerios in my brain. All that I need is the milk oolong from Teavivre and this tea, and it would be just like Cheerios and milk. Also, I’m enjoying the slight sweet apple note near the end of the sip. mm. It really is breakfast!
Flavors: Almond, Cream
I love oolongs, but generally straight without any added flavours. This is a nice one for the morning as it has a nice sweet, grassy flavour… I wouldn’t say pancake flavour, but it was definitely maple flavoured and delicious still.
Flavors: Caramel, Grass, Maple, Nutty, Sweet
Another one from carol!
I can’t believe I waited this long to try this tea. It called to me from the first time I looked in the box. Unfortunately I messed it up by putting in too much honey, but what I could taste around the honey was amazing. It smells exactly like candied nuts from the mall or a fair. And it brews kinda pinkish which I was surprised about. I am really excited to try this one again!
Flavors: Cinnamon, Nutty
My favorite Tiesta blend… I think I reached for it today because it’s full of apples, and because it’s the fall, I have apples on the brain.
I know kiwi is supposed to be a summer fruit, but this tea is good any time of the year. It’s got the same natural sweetness that fruit has, and the green base is superb.
I will be honest: I detest kiwifruit. I will not touch it, smell it, look at it, or ever eat it. I only purchased this tin because:
• It was $2.25
• It was the last one, so I figured that it had to be good
It is. This. Is. An. Amazing. Tea.
It’s smooth, it’s fragrant, it has just the right bite of tartness from the lemon peel, and it sweetens as it cools. The kiwi is like an overarching note throughout, but it only helps the other notes come forth- it doesn’t overpower at all, which is a pleasant surprise. The apple gives it a creamy mouthfeel, too. Fantastic. A-plus. This is the BEST green tea I have had in a long, long, long time.
Cuddling on the couch with my dog, watching Big Bang Theory reruns, and drinking a nice mug of this tea. Absolutely perfect way to end a hectic day.
It’s creamy, apple-y, and has a nice cinnamon finish, which is rounded out by the almond slivers. It’s weird, because there is no actual tea in this tisane. But I can’t help loving it anyway.
I made this one again, this time with my electric kettle, so the water was boiling. It was PRIME!
The apple flavor came out very prominently, and it proves to be an outstanding base for this blend! The almond added a nutty backdrop and a richness to the flavor, while the cinnamon added a spicy edge and the beetroot pieces added color and texture. You can’t oversteep this one.
I was fortunate enough to snag a 4 oz tin of this blend by Tiesta for dirt, dirt cheap yesterday at my local grocery store. I’ve been wanting to try it for a long time, but have been unwilling to make the $9 commitment, owing to the fact that there is not actually any tea in this tisane. However, for $2.25, I was much more willing to take the chance on it. Plus, it got rave reviews on here, so how bad could it be?
Dry, it smells heavenly, like baked apple pie. After I steeped it, it tasted like hot water with a hint of cinnamon in the finish. I used a Keurig to heat my water, and I think that was the problem. Keurigs do not produce boiling water; my cup was probably somewhere between 180 and 190 ° F. Too low for this blend. I think the dry tisane needs to be “cooked” in order to get the dried apple, cinnamon, and almond to release more flavor.
Lots of potential here. Just needs to be experimented with a little more to get it just right. For that reason, I am going to hold off on rating it for now.
I made this as a dessert tea tonight and was really impressed by the flavor. Unsweetened, this was very good. The scent is excellent and I felt like I was in a bakery when brewing this tea.
I added a little rock sugar, maybe a tsp or so, and then the flavors really came alive. This tasted very much like a cinnamon bun, but with almondy overtones.
I used 208 degree water for about 6 minutes. The tea is a light reddish pink color. Very pretty, and very delicious!
I love, love, love this tea. It has a wonderful nuttiness that is missing in some of the other nut teas I’ve had lately (Teavana, Teavana,Teavana). Although it has cinnamon, it doesn’t overwhelm the nut flavor. There is a creaminess that mellows out the cinnamon. This a great cuppa and is giving me a nice contented, relaxing evening :)
Flavors: Cinnamon, Creamy, Nutty
I can’t believe I forgot to review this tea! I got it last week at the grocery store which makes it very accessible (instead of having to go out of my way to get Forever Nuts). The grocery stores near me have really upped their quality lately. In the last 2 months I have found three places near me that carry loose leaf or quality tea sachets.
The dry mix is a lovely mixture of large pieces of fruits and nuts. Yummy looking. Honestly, it looks like trail mix and there is nothing wrong wit that ;-) Scent is nutty (not a real surprise). Taste is primarily nuts with a bit of sweetness from the apples. Lovely tea that I will keep in the cupboard. Very soothing.
Flavors: Almond, Cream, Nuts
Green tea, all the way! It’s fuel for my creativity and a huge help when it comes to resisting the urge to snack. I don’t drink this one for the “anti-aging properties,” but rather for the taste. Tiesta is a great company when it comes to commercial loose-leaf tea. Affordable and abundant, and it’s also really great quality.
I suspect the base of this one is dragonwell, because it’s buttery and tastes really good with the tangy lemongrass. I’m only getting the merest suggestion of fruitiness today, but I think that’s because I only got one berry in my scoop of leaves. Still good!
The first tea with pomegranate that I legitimately enjoyed! Oooo, this is a tasty tea. The green base gives it a bite of earth, and the lemongrass and fruit make it walk the line between sweet and tart without being cloying. Usually pomegranate takes over, but not in this blend! It tastes almost like cranberry. Very very good!
Eeck! The computer ate my tasting note!! Well if it ever re-appears from the magic realm where the computer puts things, you’ll see a really great note. In the meantime, you’ll have to put up with this half-assed note.
Not like the cereal!
Good fruity taste!
Buy again and keep in stock!
My local grocery store is finally carrying some loose leaf tea.. Yay!
Last month I noticed they were clearancing out a bunch of the Lipton pyramid blends. I was hoping that meant they were making space for something loose leaf… You might imagine my excitement when I found I they had a few Tiesta Tea blends when I went back a few weeks later looking to see what they had put in their place. The Tiesta blends are on the top shelf and you have to look for them to find them, but hey, at least we have something now.
I grabbed this one to try first. On my Birthday trip to Teavana I got a hot cup of their Caramel Almond Amaretti. For some reason, I imagined this one to be a similar blend. I was right.. It’s similar.
Tastes of creamy sweet almond nuttiness, with a bit of cinnamon. I also got a bit of tartness with this blend I wish wasn’t there, but disappears a bit as it cools. Makes a pretty pink cup, but quite the sediment slipped through my filter making it less pretty.
I think I like Teavanas version a bit more as it was more like the roasted candied nuts you smell in the mall, w/o the tart… but I’m also sure she overleafed and over sugared my cup making the blends not entirely comparable.
This is still an enjoyable cup, if I am patient enough to let it cool some, & I’m so happy to be able to grab it locally.
A sad goodbye to this tasty, tasty tea. I just stocked up on Peppermint Patty so I don’t think I need another mint chocolate caffeine free option but if I did, this would be first on my list. It really and truly is DAVIDs White Chocolate Frost minus the oil. Delicious! Thank you Kat_Maria for sharing this with me. It was fun while it lasted.
I impulse-bought this the other day, mostly because I had never seen loose leaf at the grocery store. I’m glad I did, because this is way better than I would have guessed. It’s not as sweet as I expected, and the pineapple and rose both come through well. There’s just a touch of strawberry. The tea itself is the main flavor but it’s a great green-white mix so I don’t mind at all.
When my local grocery store started selling this, I couldn’t help but shout.
I picked this tea up.
Nice taste. I love Hibiscus, and berry flavors. The pieces where nice and big, still a little moist. I added a dap of homey, which complimented it well.
Over all, I am going back and getting more of these guys tea.
It’s been a little bumpy over here on the personal front, the kind that has you white knuckling things. And as I try to hold on I think to myself… When you don’t know what to do it is best to do nothing at all. (Or is it?). So I’m job hunting, looking at properties, pondering which to ditch first, the job or the house… But of course have done neither.
I want a lot more than tea but tea I shall have. I’m feeling so bloody idle.
Finished off this pack sent to me by the generous Dexter3657. I remembered it being quite tasty and minty and although I was not in the mood for mint, I can’t say I was in the mood for anything so I decided I might as well drink this to polish it off.