305 Tasting Notes
So it looks like every company has a version of this type of tea: Tiesta’s Nutty Almond Cream, Davidstea Forever Nuts. I think most of them have a version. I didn’t buy a bag of this but two of the sachets came in a sample set I bought and I brought the set into work. While loose tea is great, bagged is definitely easier at work. This is a nice apple-based tea with creamy almond notes. I add sweetener because I have a major sweet tooth but I’m sure many would enjoy this plain.
I got the Tiesta version for a ridiculously good price during Black Friday and I hope it lasts till this year’s holiday because I think it’s the cheapest I’ve seen this type of blend. Though if Davidstea had this on sale for any reason, I’d certainly stock up (doubtful given it’s popularity).
Thanks to Dexter3657 for this sample!
I’ve been on a new medication that makes me nauseated so I’ve been really boring in my tea drinking, but since this is a rooibos, I thought I’d try it out. All the extra bits in it make it really pretty to look at and it reminds me of Davidstea Alpine Punch. There’s a lot of almond flavor and a nice creamy taste at the end of the sip. I added a bit of sweetener to mine even with the sprinkles.
If I decide to make an order from Georgia Tea Company when this tea is available, I’d likely add it to my cart.
This one is very interesting. So, like all Teavana “teas”, this is more fruit chunks than actual tea, which is absolutely fine for me since it means that it’s not extra caffeinated.
This is probably the closest thing I have tasted to Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. Yes, I realize that this doesn’t have coffee in it, nor does it have any milk, but the taste profile is very similar. I bet this would be really excellent as a latte. If I manage to get my butt to IKEA (planned for today) and buy a milk frother (they are only $1.99 there!!).
Anyway, I really like this. I used 2 teavana “perfect” teaspoons (I think they are more like 1.5 teaspoons) and added sweetener in my 16oz steeping mug.
I succumbed to the Teavana sales.
Also, we just got back from a trip to Long Island, where we celebrated my great-aunts 100th birthday, pretty crazy. I’m happy to be back, especially since it was so dry. Both my sinus passages and I are happy to be back near my tea stash.
This one I was a bit worried about, but it’s actually pretty nice. I’ve been into teas with almond and this is a light fruity one. I’m curious how it will fair with the addition of some rooibos. It definitely needs sweetener, it’s a little sour without and it’s not as creamy as say, Tiesta Teas Nutty Almond Cream but definitely drinkable!
Right out of the bag, this smells really alcoholic, but it’s a sweet type. My first thought was, Manischewitz – super sweet, kosher wine. Not like I’d reject a glass of it, but I was really really hoping this wouldn’t taste like it!
I really like figs. I didn’t care much for them growing up, but as an adult, I’ve eaten dried figs as a tasty super sweet snack. Oh my goodness, the deliciousness.
Anyway, my mug is cooling right now, but I took a small taste right before I took out the ""leaves"". It’s quite good and it’s sweet on its own so I didn’t add sweetener, though as it cools it’s getting a little bitter so I think I might add some next time.
I used 2 perfect teaspoons in my 16oz steeping mug
Sad sipdown today. I finished the last of this one. Although I never thought I would finish 250 grams of this tea, I managed to in less than 6 months. Granted, I portioned off a fair bit of it for swaps, but I think I probably drank 90% of the 250 grams. I’m bummed that this appears to be discontinued but maybe it will show up on the Davidstea sales page sometime in the future.
I’ve been drinking this all week and I finished the 2oz (semi-sipdown since I have more). I don’t think I’ve ever finished that amount of tea in such a short amount of time – though this is rather heavy! I’ve been loving this mixed with pretty much any kind of vanilla or nutty rooibos. It’s great on its own, but when you add a teaspoon of a creamy rooibos, you get the cream taste at the end of the sip which is lovely.
At the rate I’m going, I’m going to finish the 8oz in less than a month… so I might have ordered more. Oops.
Given the general success with Teavana Spiced Apple Cider and random rooibos blends, I’ve been using it as a way to use up some of the vanilla rooibos that I really dislike on their own.
Yesterday I used the Adagio Vanilla Rooibos which tastes the same as the Tealux version (yucky). It mutes the cider just a bit but it still tastes like apple cider. I’ve been using 1 level teaspoon of the rooibos and 2 perfect teaspoons of the Spiced Apple Cider. You can barely taste the rooibos (or what smells and tastes to me like fake vanilla) and it imparts a nice creaminess at the end of the sip.
I’ve almost managed to get through my first 2oz of the Spiced Apple Cider. I have a feeling I’ll be drinking this combo all winter long. Maybe, eventually, I’ll use up the vanilla rooibos bags!
So I took the last bit of my Almond Rooibos by Cuppa’T Specialty Teas (sipdown!) and the Teavana Spiced Apple Cider. Together, they are a really pleasant cup! If you have the Teavana Spiced Apple Cider, and it’s a bit too much for you, I highly recommend mixing with another rooibos blend. I didn’t have quite enough of the Almond Rooibos for its own cup and it’s not really a favorite of mine, but mixed together! Perfect.
I think I finally figured this tea out. I had this yesterday for the record.
In my previous steeps, I didn’t find it flavorful and I was missing the cream cheese frosting bit that everyone raved about. Well, it turns out that whatever Della Terra uses as the “cream flavor and bits” had attached itself in such a way in transit, that it wasn’t allowing it to really detach from the leaves (or something). Because, once I took a spoon and almost roughly swirled the leaves in my steeping mug, lo-and-behold, cream bits suddenly appeared (and dissolved) and I was left with a much more flavorful cup!
I don’t know if it’s worth the effort to make this creamy and so I don’t know if I’ll repurchase, but I’m happy to say that I finally figured out a way to drink this and really enjoy it.