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drank Almond Cookie by Joy's Teaspoon
1851 tasting notes

Another free sample from Joy’s Teaspoon was this tisane, which I had to try because I love all thing almond. The instructions for this brew called for a lot of tea per water (2 tsp/6oz), so I ended up using the whole sample for my 12oz Kati cup. During the long steep of 10 minutes, my office started smelling like a bakerie. Wow does this tea smell mind blowingly good. Like a cinnamon bun, or a snickerdoodle, or those sugar encrusted almonds they sell at fairs, or just a bunch of sugary, cinnamony goodness. Yum. The brewed liquor is bright red, which was surprising, although I guess that’s the beetroot.

So what does it taste like? Sweet, and a little fruity-tart, like a cinnamon-covered dehydrated apple ring. Yeah, I’m getting a lot of apple out of it. It’s certainly delicious, and the aroma of roasted sugar-covered almonds is present, but it doesn’t seem like the main event for me. Would I order it? There’s a good chance of that, but as delicious sweet apple cinnamon baked good tisane, not so much as an almond tea.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
ifjuly

Yeah, exactly! I just tried it for the first time and this was pretty much exactly how I felt word for word about it, at least at first.

(Sorry this is a zillion years later. I’m new. Just have a hard time keeping me vigorous head nodding to myself when I react to a tea in a way none of the first reviews here I read seem to, then find the one that does, ha.)

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ifjuly

Yeah, exactly! I just tried it for the first time and this was pretty much exactly how I felt word for word about it, at least at first.

(Sorry this is a zillion years later. I’m new. Just have a hard time keeping me vigorous head nodding to myself when I react to a tea in a way none of the first reviews here I read seem to, then find the one that does, ha.)

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