Backlog, but a very exciting backlog!
Not about this tea, but super exciting (to me)
So if you have been following me on Steepster for a bit, you will know that I have a severe peanut allergy, and thus avoid all nuts in a paranoid manner. You may also recall my excitement at trying Almond matcha, which doesn’t actually have almonds in it, but the concept was a huge step for me to actually try other nuts that I am not allergic to that I know of. Well, yesterday, I decided to go a huge step further. I went to DAVIDsTEA to get some apple teas to try for a co-worker, and I decided to get an ALMOND TEA. Real almonds, no simulated flavors. I was between Forever Nuts and Long Life oolong, and decided on Long Life oolong. So when I got home, it was with great apprehension that I took an almond out of the bag and first rubbed it on my wrist to see if there was a reaction. After 20 minutes, nothing. Good sign. So I pondered for an additional 15 minutes about whether to eat it, and had a small breakdown in the process lol. But finally, I went for it. I ate the piece of slivered almond! It tasted like peaches haha, but it was an almond, and it was in my stomach. The last time I had eaten an almond (which I’m not even sure I am recalling correctly) was when I was 4 or 5 in soccer and we sold those chocolate ones, but that could even be a flawed memory lol. Regardless, it was at least 15+ years ago! And GUESS WHAT! NO REACTION!! Woot! I got a bit worked up so I was worried I’d notice little things like my cat making me sneezy and attribute it to the almond, but it was fine! This opens up so many possibilities in the way of foods I can eat, and teas! So yes, I thought I’d share that with y’all in a long rambling note. Sorry about that, but it is a super big deal for me and I am very pleased with the results lol.
Tasting note about this tea
In my waiting to see if I was allergic to the almond (see above if you care), I made a cup of this, one I bought for it’s apple qualities. Mmmm, man this smelled like apple crisp and tasted spot on like apple crisp! Very filling too, a rich tasty treat. Happy I tried this!