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.