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This is a really interesting flavored tea! I first tried an amaretto-flavored custom bend from Adagio, which has inspired me to hunt down other teas with almond flavor. I’d heard good things about this company, so thought I’d give this a shot.

The dry leaves smell like sweet, strong marzipan. I notice the previous reviewer mentioned seeing what look like coconut flakes mixed in with the leaves. I’m not 100% sure what they are – wish The Necessiteas mentioned them in their description – but I suspect they might actually be bits of dried marzipan.

At any rate, this tea does have a nice almond flavor. The aroma of the dry leaf was a bit too strong, but it calmed down once the tea was steeped. This is definitely a cream-and-sugar tea; without the sugar the bitterness of the black tea clashes a bit with the almond.

Worth a try if you like marzipan.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Cherie C Davidson

If you steep it at only about 3 minutes, the black tea is smooth and not bitter at all, and you can really enjoy the almond without sugar that way. I experiment with black tea brewing times (from any company) and the three minutes works really well to keep the boldness of the black from getting bitter or a bite to it. Hope this helps :-) It made this Sweet Almond one of my favorite teas!

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Cherie C Davidson

If you steep it at only about 3 minutes, the black tea is smooth and not bitter at all, and you can really enjoy the almond without sugar that way. I experiment with black tea brewing times (from any company) and the three minutes works really well to keep the boldness of the black from getting bitter or a bite to it. Hope this helps :-) It made this Sweet Almond one of my favorite teas!

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