Mmm… coconut. It smells nicely like coconut. The almond/ vanilla flavour is more subtle. (This would be good to warm up in winter).
Overall, very nice.
The “almond” flavor is more of a sweet/slightly cherry/amaretto flavoring, not a natural nutty almond flavor. The scent of the tea in the bag is strongly dominated by this sweet component.
The steeped tea is not as intensely flavored as expected, given the strong scent. The coconut seemed to dominate, followed by the almond/amaretto, and vanilla was a distant third. But it has a really nice black tea base that never got bitter, and never overwhelmed the other flavors.
The second steep had even less almond/coconut flavoring, and the black tea base came through more. Still very nice cup due to the quality of the black tea.
Thanks to Dinosara for this generous sample!
I steeped a heaping teaspoon and all I could taste is black tea with some kind of flavoring behind it. I don’t know if it was vanilla-y or nutty…but it wasn’t very good. Taste was ok but the smell was just like playdoh. I don’t know if the tea was just old or from a bad batch but it just wasn’t what I was expecting since it got some many awesome reviews. Oh well…better luck next time!
Pretty much perfect in every way! The almond flavor comes across as strong, sweet amaretto. The coconut and vanilla flavors are not as strong as the almond, but are still very noticeable. Even brewed strong, I don’t get any bitterness with this tea. This one definitely helped perk me up this morning. Prepared with almond milk and stevia.