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drank Almond Cookie by SpecialTeas
260 tasting notes

I got some mail today from Auggy and I did a dork-out dance by the mailbox. The first thing I did upon reaching my desk was find the almond cookie and get it started while I caught up on what I missed earlier today.

It’s raining again today, which has painted a gloomy background for the day’s activities. This is going to be a tea that begs me to be imbibed during any form of precipitation, because it is super comforting. But also, to be imbibed on most days.

I mean, let’s begin with the smell, shall we?

OM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM.

I think that pretty much sums it up, but in the interest of fairness to the tea, I’ll elaborate a bit more. It smells like almonds. And cookies. Almonds and cookies. Maybe even almond cookies? [I know, OF ALL THE COINCIDENCES!] But also, sometimes mint and chocolate. I’m not sure where I’m getting that from; maybe it’s the plastic bag. Or maybe it’s because I sat there smelling it for minutes while I waited for the water to heat and the tea to steep and for my internet to stop re-enacting Chariots of Fire’s slow motion sequence and function normally.

The tea. Again.

OM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM.

That’s like, three more noms.

The magic of this tea happens for me in the aftertaste. Letting it sit on the tongue brings out that dry spiciness that cinnamon gives you, and there’s not much else that I derive from it from the actual liquid taste itself. But after the first swallow, I was like, “Oooooh! There it is. COOKIES!”

The almond taste is there, and I get a little puff of the cinnamon. The base is reminiscent of a sugar cookie, but not quite as sweet. [Hah, clearly trying to avoid the now infamous “bake-y” here.] Sometimes I tasted almond croissant, too. All in all, there is no way that trying this isn’t going to result in an order.

Because, really, if a tea can trick me into thinking that I just ate a cookie, I’m all for it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I love almond teas, but I’m kinda scared to try it because all I think when I see this tea is “soggy cookie”. I’m hoping I’ll get this as a gift or tea swap cuz I’m not brave enough to risk money on this one.

Carolyn

It sounds glorious! I’m all for teas that replace candy or cookies in my life.

takgoti

I could see that if it tasted like cookie in the liquid itself, but because it’s in the aftertaste it didn’t really leave that kind of impression on me. Still, to each their own. Maybe it will find its way to you.

takgoti

@Carolyn Seriously. We should coin the Tea Diet and write one of those self-help books.

Carolyn

@takgoti Titles

“Better Living Through Tea”
“Drink Yourself Silly (and Thin)”
“The Tea Wrecks Diet” (Hmmm. That title may need work)

Seriously, I think there is a diet predicated on replacing sweets with teas. Dr. Tea does it and he looks very cute in his little lab coat with embroidered name tag.

teafiend

Haha, I’ve definitely skipped desert because my tea was enough to satisfy the urge. Too bad the holiday season is gonna ruin that, but oh well! The more cake and pies the better.

Cofftea

@Carolyn- I LOVE the Ultimate Tea Diet:)

takgoti

@Carolyn Hee! “Tea Wrecks Your Diet”? That doesn’t work either…

@teafiend For serious. If I ever find a tea that can replace homemade apple pie and whipped cream, THAT will truly be a miracle tea.

Auggy

Yay! Glad you liked! It’s seriously one of my favorites.
Now I’m in the mood for a dessert tea.

teaplz

This post is hilarious. The Chariots of Fire reference was classic, takgoti! And the tea sounds delicious. Too bad I need to gain weight, or else this tea diet would be ridiculously awesome.

I raise you a NOM: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/Kac9jxGkbe4/SWnxDThm6I/AAAAAAAAASw/aLapUNF-LU8/s400/nom-nom-nom.jpg

Auggy

@teaplz: SO. CUTE. I might seriously be going into sugar shock from that.

takgoti

@teaplz SQUEEEEeeeeEEEEEEE! That’s totally my new phone background. But still, I’m calling your bet.
http://laughingsquid.com/kitteh-om-nom-nom/

teafiend

@teaplz, I literally just squealed. Have you’ll seen the “nom song”?
http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1905730

teaplz

AHHH! Cuteness overload! Ohemgee, guys. These are adorable. I have to throw down my all-time favorite, then:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v601/SinderellaxD/cuteoverload.jpg

takgoti

@teafiend OH MY GOD.

@teaplz I’ve seen that on icanhascheezburger with the “I can has potayto chip?” caption! I LOVE THAT PICTURE.

BAM.
http://icanhascheezburger.com/2008/04/02/funny-pictures-ull-poop-rainbows-next-time/

AND BAM.
http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/01/11/you-make-bunny-cry/

That’s it. I’m done. This is getting ridiculous. And my head is already imploding.

Carolyn

I think this may be the first time I’ve seen a cuteness duel. How do we judge a winner? Is it the last one left standing before the diabetic coma induced by all that sweetness forces her to succumb?

teaplz

The nom nom song pretty much put me on a sugar high.

And takgoti’s one-two punch has me dazed! So I’ll exit on a high!

PEW PEW:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v601/SinderellaxD/cute-1.jpg

KABLAM:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v601/SinderellaxD/loveit.jpg

Auggy

My brain has been killed with cuteness. LOVE the little feet in teaplz’s ‘pew pew’ sound effect linky.

ru06

LOL takgoti I would be willing to send you a sample of the keemun mao fang treasure. Send me a PM. By the way it is amazing and I am crazing some right now!!!

Jillian

LOL, this thread is epic!

(Plus I really NEED to buy some of that tea drools on Takgoti) XD

http://icanhascheezburger.com/2009/11/26/funny-pictures-stuff-with-noms/

spohkh

I bought this because your review made my mouth water, it’s supposed to arrive today and I can’t wait!!!!

laurenpressley

Takogti really needs to make commission off of all the teas she makes us buy through her tasting notes. :)

hongkongmilktea

what is a nom? and why is it being repeated so many times?

Cofftea

hongkongmilktea- it’s a word to simulate very happy chewing. Yummy, Yummy, Yummy is the same thing:)

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Cofftea

I love almond teas, but I’m kinda scared to try it because all I think when I see this tea is “soggy cookie”. I’m hoping I’ll get this as a gift or tea swap cuz I’m not brave enough to risk money on this one.

Carolyn

It sounds glorious! I’m all for teas that replace candy or cookies in my life.

takgoti

I could see that if it tasted like cookie in the liquid itself, but because it’s in the aftertaste it didn’t really leave that kind of impression on me. Still, to each their own. Maybe it will find its way to you.

takgoti

@Carolyn Seriously. We should coin the Tea Diet and write one of those self-help books.

Carolyn

@takgoti Titles

“Better Living Through Tea”
“Drink Yourself Silly (and Thin)”
“The Tea Wrecks Diet” (Hmmm. That title may need work)

Seriously, I think there is a diet predicated on replacing sweets with teas. Dr. Tea does it and he looks very cute in his little lab coat with embroidered name tag.

teafiend

Haha, I’ve definitely skipped desert because my tea was enough to satisfy the urge. Too bad the holiday season is gonna ruin that, but oh well! The more cake and pies the better.

Cofftea

@Carolyn- I LOVE the Ultimate Tea Diet:)

takgoti

@Carolyn Hee! “Tea Wrecks Your Diet”? That doesn’t work either…

@teafiend For serious. If I ever find a tea that can replace homemade apple pie and whipped cream, THAT will truly be a miracle tea.

Auggy

Yay! Glad you liked! It’s seriously one of my favorites.
Now I’m in the mood for a dessert tea.

teaplz

This post is hilarious. The Chariots of Fire reference was classic, takgoti! And the tea sounds delicious. Too bad I need to gain weight, or else this tea diet would be ridiculously awesome.

I raise you a NOM: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/Kac9jxGkbe4/SWnxDThm6I/AAAAAAAAASw/aLapUNF-LU8/s400/nom-nom-nom.jpg

Auggy

@teaplz: SO. CUTE. I might seriously be going into sugar shock from that.

takgoti

@teaplz SQUEEEEeeeeEEEEEEE! That’s totally my new phone background. But still, I’m calling your bet.
http://laughingsquid.com/kitteh-om-nom-nom/

teafiend

@teaplz, I literally just squealed. Have you’ll seen the “nom song”?
http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1905730

teaplz

AHHH! Cuteness overload! Ohemgee, guys. These are adorable. I have to throw down my all-time favorite, then:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v601/SinderellaxD/cuteoverload.jpg

takgoti

@teafiend OH MY GOD.

@teaplz I’ve seen that on icanhascheezburger with the “I can has potayto chip?” caption! I LOVE THAT PICTURE.

BAM.
http://icanhascheezburger.com/2008/04/02/funny-pictures-ull-poop-rainbows-next-time/

AND BAM.
http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/01/11/you-make-bunny-cry/

That’s it. I’m done. This is getting ridiculous. And my head is already imploding.

Carolyn

I think this may be the first time I’ve seen a cuteness duel. How do we judge a winner? Is it the last one left standing before the diabetic coma induced by all that sweetness forces her to succumb?

teaplz

The nom nom song pretty much put me on a sugar high.

And takgoti’s one-two punch has me dazed! So I’ll exit on a high!

PEW PEW:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v601/SinderellaxD/cute-1.jpg

KABLAM:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v601/SinderellaxD/loveit.jpg

Auggy

My brain has been killed with cuteness. LOVE the little feet in teaplz’s ‘pew pew’ sound effect linky.

ru06

LOL takgoti I would be willing to send you a sample of the keemun mao fang treasure. Send me a PM. By the way it is amazing and I am crazing some right now!!!

Jillian

LOL, this thread is epic!

(Plus I really NEED to buy some of that tea drools on Takgoti) XD

http://icanhascheezburger.com/2009/11/26/funny-pictures-stuff-with-noms/

spohkh

I bought this because your review made my mouth water, it’s supposed to arrive today and I can’t wait!!!!

laurenpressley

Takogti really needs to make commission off of all the teas she makes us buy through her tasting notes. :)

hongkongmilktea

what is a nom? and why is it being repeated so many times?

Cofftea

hongkongmilktea- it’s a word to simulate very happy chewing. Yummy, Yummy, Yummy is the same thing:)

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