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SIPDOWN! Finished up the last of what TastyBrew sent my way.

This time I did add a bit of sugar, just to see how it compared. It made it a bit sweeter, while also enhancing the cookie aspect I picked up before. YUM! Still buttery, almondy, cinnamon-y goodness! The smell was also to die for. It reminds me of a sugar cookie my mom makes during the Christmas season – she adds almond extract to the frosting, and they are my absolute favorite. The black tea is nicely balanced, and adds a nice earthy note. Still loving this. In fact, I ordered more late last night!

Sugar or no sugar, this one is a keeper. Increasing the rating slightly.

Thanks again, TastyBrew!

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 45 sec
Charisma

Ah! I love this review. This is on my shopping list, and now I feel like I need to make an order from Butiki soon :D

Terri HarpLady

Sounds good! Maybe I should ask stacy to add a sample of this to my order…

Sil

terri – ask for a sample. The only reason i say that is because i purchased this, and ended up swapping it away because it reminded me too much of almond extract. It was good, but i couldn’t drink a lot of it. if that makes sense?

Emily M

We all have different tastes and taste buds, so I’d get a sample to test it out first, just like Sil suggests. I didn’t get a strong almond extract flavor (especially unsweetened – it was much more natural), but that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t.

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Charisma

Ah! I love this review. This is on my shopping list, and now I feel like I need to make an order from Butiki soon :D

Terri HarpLady

Sounds good! Maybe I should ask stacy to add a sample of this to my order…

Sil

terri – ask for a sample. The only reason i say that is because i purchased this, and ended up swapping it away because it reminded me too much of almond extract. It was good, but i couldn’t drink a lot of it. if that makes sense?

Emily M

We all have different tastes and taste buds, so I’d get a sample to test it out first, just like Sil suggests. I didn’t get a strong almond extract flavor (especially unsweetened – it was much more natural), but that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t.

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Started brewing loose leaf tea about two years ago, so I’m still relatively new to the scene. Excited to share my experiences and learn more from everyone on here!

I’ve found I Prefer:

Oolong Teas
White Teas
Smooth Black Teas
Flavored White Teas
Flavored Black Teas (depending on the base tea)
Flavored Oolong Teas
Pu-erh’s
Certain Herbals/Tisanes

I’ve found I Dislike:

Bitterness/Astringent Teas
Strong Floral Teas
Fruit Tisanes (at least hot)

Green Teas, Matcha, and Rooibos teas tend to be hit or miss with me. I guess it depends on the tea and my mood that day.

That being said, I’ll give anything a shot!

When I’m not brewing/sipping tea, I’m usually reading, listening to music, studying for classes, or in the summer, kayaking/camping/hiking! I also enjoy a good movie now and then. I’ve got quite the collection going. It almost rivals my tea collection! ;)

I’m currently searching for a nice, “non-grassy” tasting green tea that works well cold brewed. If you think you’ve found it, just send me the name/company and I’ll check it out.

Happy steeping!

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