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This is part of my Upton flavored tea sampler from twiggles! I love almonds, almond tea—heck, almond flavored anything—so I was excited that one of the teas was an almond green, which I’ve never had before. The dried leaves smell almondy and vegetal, and when brewed the almond aroma takes over with a hint of the underlying green. It smells cinnamony too, which somehow ads to the idea of baked goods.

The flavor is definitely a green tea with almonds. I think I taste the green tea first with a very vegetal note, then the almond with a hit of cinnamon. The almond comes out a bit more as it cools; its a nutty almondy flavor, but not quite the flavor of almond extract or marzipan (I’ve yet to find a tea that really tastes like that to me, but that’s ok). I also get a hint of bright citrusy flavors I don’t taste initially but that linger in my mouth.

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KeenTeaThyme

I am allergic to almonds (and pinenuts) but I love almond flavoring too… The allergy is something I developed later in life, so I know what I’m missing. This seems like a yummy alternative!

Dinosara

This actually has almond pieces in it, so if you’re allergic I’m afraid it might not work unfortunately! Sorry to hear about your late-onset allergy, that really sucks.

KeenTeaThyme

Darn! But thanks for letting me know before I bought it. :) Enjoy – for me, please! :D

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KeenTeaThyme

I am allergic to almonds (and pinenuts) but I love almond flavoring too… The allergy is something I developed later in life, so I know what I’m missing. This seems like a yummy alternative!

Dinosara

This actually has almond pieces in it, so if you’re allergic I’m afraid it might not work unfortunately! Sorry to hear about your late-onset allergy, that really sucks.

KeenTeaThyme

Darn! But thanks for letting me know before I bought it. :) Enjoy – for me, please! :D

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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