Almond Sugar Cookie

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Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 11 oz / 331 ml

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  • “This is a really nice afternoon/dessert kinda tea. I gave some to my boyfriend who normally doesn't like flavored teas and he said "This really does taste like a cookie!" Definitely almondy, a...” Read full tasting note
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    amyoh2 2400 tasting notes
  • “Finally getting around to trying this one from our order with S&V. I have to say this is also a pretty damn good dessert tea. I'm not overly fond of almond baked goods but i do love me some sugar...” Read full tasting note
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    Silaena 4942 tasting notes
  • “Put some of this in a travel mug earlier this week as well, since I wanted to try it again after having had ATR's fancy schmancy tea that I don't remember the name of... oh, Brioche. Right. I think...” Read full tasting note
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    kittenna 2246 tasting notes
  • “I get mostly the black base flavor, tempered with a nutty almond flavor. Not what I was hoping for, when I bought this tea. Oh well, thats the way it goes with tea, isnt it? There are worse things,...” Read full tasting note
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    Rosehips 903 tasting notes

From Simpson & Vail

Heavenly! That’s the best word to describe this black tea blend. You’ll think you’re in a bakery when you open the bag and the aroma of nutty goodness wafts out. The brewed tea is divine – with no calories!

Ingredients: Black teas, almonds, flavoring and safflower blossoms.

Brew tea at 212ºF – steep for 3 minutes.

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2400 tasting notes

This is a really nice afternoon/dessert kinda tea. I gave some to my boyfriend who normally doesn’t like flavored teas and he said “This really does taste like a cookie!”

Definitely almondy, a bit sweetish and rich. I enjoyed mine with a splash of soymilk. I would get this again if I placed another order with Simpson & Vail. See previous notes for more info…

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

Ear is better?

TeaBrat

Meh, I don’t know. Might need to go to the doctor on Monday.

Azzrian

This sounds YUM!

ScottTeaMan

Feel better soon, Amy!

Scott B

Nice. A healthier idea than buying almond cookies for dessert at a Chinese Restaurant.

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4942 tasting notes

Finally getting around to trying this one from our order with S&V. I have to say this is also a pretty damn good dessert tea. I’m not overly fond of almond baked goods but i do love me some sugar cookies. The scent of this tea reminds me completly of cookies…sweet and delicious.

Drinking this one is a delicious sweet cookie tea. It tastes like almonds but not, as Kittenna put it, Marzipan. Which is good because i really don’t like marzipan. I think this one is higher up on my list than the cinnamon chocolate brownie but I still prefer the uh other baked good tea whose name i can’t recall from S&V that we picked up. I find this tea sweet, without sweetner, but not so over the top that you want to find something less sweet to eat with it. Another good dessert tea from S&V encouraging me to order a bunch more :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
tattooed_tea

I’ve had 2 mugs of this now. Both samples from different people & although good, I find it has an old/stale taste. :(

Sil

hmmm i don’t get that, but maybe that’s the almond mixing with the base

tattooed_tea

That’s what I was thinking this morning. It is a really great tea & really fills the house with the aroma of baking cookies.

TeaBrat

I like this and don’t really get the stale taste but I’ve been keeping mine in a tin.

Hesper June

Oh, yes! This tea is tasty, but best of all, I like standing with a mug full of it somewhere and the people around me commenting on how something smells so good, like fresh baked cookies.
I like teas that surround me with a cone of delicious-ness:)

Sil

haha cone of deliciousness. i like that :)

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2246 tasting notes

Put some of this in a travel mug earlier this week as well, since I wanted to try it again after having had ATR’s fancy schmancy tea that I don’t remember the name of… oh, Brioche. Right. I think I preferred ATR’s, but this one is pretty tasty, and neither would make it onto the “must have” list, so in my mind they’d end up being more or less comparable. Which is fine by me! A side by side comparison might be interesting, but that’s not likely to happen for me anytime soon (or ever, truthfully).

Oh, and in case you were wondering, this tea does taste like almond sugar cookies. Or perhaps almond biscotti. Definitely almond, but not leaning too far towards amaretto.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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I get mostly the black base flavor, tempered with a nutty almond flavor. Not what I was hoping for, when I bought this tea. Oh well, thats the way it goes with tea, isnt it? There are worse things, than an only ok tea.

Kat_Maria

“There are worse things, than an only ok tea.” – it’s one of these things to put on your wall, or a corkboard or something.

MissB

Heh. I found a short steep for this one (two minutes) made it taste infinitely better.

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Sipdown!! (although a very sad one)

Okay so basically I think my next tea order is going to be from S&V. I have only had two of their teas so far but both have definitely lived up to their names. This one is like indulging in a fresh baked cookie. There is a nice bit of almond and a hint of vanilla that is found and delicious home made treats. I am actually really impressed right now. Thanks to the generosity on steepster, I have a few more of their teas to try but if they are all as good as the others I have had, I will 100% be stocking up! Thank you MissB for sending me this one :)

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
jeweledthumb

One of these days I need to make a Simpson & Vail order, but the teas are so cheap that it is going to take Herculean efforts to get to free shipping. So in the meantime, I’m making sure my shopping list is worthy of an order. =)

VariaTEA

I just checked prices and 3.75 for 2 oz is amazing, especially for such tasty teas. I was going to offer working together to reach the goal because I thought I was after you in the tea box (I would obviously share shipping costs with you to send it to me). Alas I am not.

jeweledthumb

We could split an order? Though I have to warn you that my husband has made an unofficial “no more tea boxes” traveling into the house rule so it wouldn’t be for a couple more months if you can wait that long!

VariaTEA

haha. my stash is pretty huge now and there is at least 10 more packages on their way. I can most definitely wait a few months! That will give me time to taste more of their teas :)

Dexter

(I mailed more of this to you today….you’ll get another taste to tide you over…)

VariaTEA

Oh yay! Thanks Dexter :)

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777 tasting notes

Yes, I’m alive! Hope everyone’s been having a wonderful holiday thus far.

One of the first things I did when I got to my mom’s was sniff my S&V teas. One criticism off the bat is the packaging, though. Paper bags? I swear almost everything smells the same because of it. I’ve been reaching way down into the bag with a spoon to take some and smell it more up close, and even then, they’re quite delicately-scented, save for the Root Beer one. That one is potent. And here these teas are known to be very potent in general. Hmm.

I went for this one this morning because it’s their most popular. I don’t seem to get much flavour from it? The base is quite strong. Adding a bit of 2% milk wakes up the nuttiness a bit but I’m having a hard time bringing this to life.

I need to figure out a way of transferring these teas to different bags or something. I don’t have enough tins, nor do I have foiled baggies. I’m concerned they’ll all taste like paper after a while.

For now, I’ll reserve rating. I’m tempted to put them in ziploc bags but I know that would only be a temporary solution.

JustJames

ohhhhhhhhhhhh. paper bags? really? c’mon people!!!

Rosehips

Yes! I agree with everything you’ve said here. The paper bags have me worried, and I am not finding these blends very strong….

TeaBrat

I don’t mind the paper bags because they’re recyclable — I usually end up transferring mine to tins but I’ve kept a few in paper for a while and it doesn’t seem to influence the taste.

Fjellrev

I do appreciate that these bags are more environmentally friendly, but I’m glad that you’re also not finding the blends that strong, Rosehips. I wonder if we happened to get slightly older batches, or some were reformulated…

Good to know that you don’t find that the bags influence the taste, TeaBrat!

OMGsrsly

The paper bags are terrible, for sure. I luckily had a couple tins I could use for them.

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Jackie T gave me some good steeping advice for the S&V teas so I tried this one again. Man am I glad I did. This tea is ridiculous. So yummy. The cookie is spot on. No additions necessary this time around. I used about 1.5tsp per cup and steeped at 180 for 3 minutes. Resteeped for about 5 or 6 and still tasted great. Definite keeper. And the first time I made this I really didn’t like it much!

Sil

glad you got this to work in your favour!

Jackie T

Yayy!! I’m so glad this worked for you!!

whatshesaid

Oh good!!

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This was one of the ones I bought from MissB! I’ve heard so much about S&V teas but haven’t made the jump to an order because I was afraid of the shipping costs (which are actually cheaper than listed to Canada if you just email and ask, or phone to place your order!)

Anyway, I was slightly disappointed with this, as I steeped it for 4.5 minutes and it was a little bitter. So perhaps I just need to steep it less. I’ll try it again tomorrow! (I’m not that disappointed. It smells really good and I fell it just needs a little tweaking to pop!)

Sil

…I miss tea….

Cavocorax

Awww. You couldn’t bring any with you?

Fjellrev

Yeah, I was an ignoramus and absorbed the $33+ shipping they threw at me at checkout.

Poor Sil. :(

Cavocorax

I know it’s been a while, but maybe if you email them and mention that the catalog says shipping to Canada is $9 there, they would refund the difference? Can’t hurt to ask!

MissB

Oh, yes… I found steeping this 2-3 minutes is what works best. I would email them, they’ve been great with me about shipping. Wait… pam at svtea dot com is who I spoke with just the other day.

Sil

the hotel i was in had no kettle. the office? no kettle…. my pass? didn’t work so i didn’t want to beg someone to take me out for tea…

Cavocorax

Oh, that makes sense! I hope you’re better set up for your next city!

OMGsrsly

Sil, that’s terrible! :( (And I’m being serious here.)

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okay, i figured out the trick to this one!

add some agave syrup… spot of cream…. 4 minute steep….. h2o at oolong temp and eat salted moana loa macadamia nuts on the side!

NOW i get almond sugar cookie!!!!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

Well why didn’t S&V say so on the package?!

JustJames

i agree HEARTILY!!!

MissB

Heh, sounds lovely! I find this perfect with an even shorter steep myself. So glad you found your sweet spot!

boychik

You made me crave some almond sugar cookie

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Finally! A satisfying tea today!
Thank you Amanda!!!
This is a well flavored tea – you can still taste the base in it – its not cloyingly sweet but it is sweet – taste like what it is supposed to – without a scummy oily layer on the top of the liquid!
Whew!
I like this one!

Marcel Duchamp

Azzrian, I was going to suggest this one to you but you’ve obviously already tried it!! What tea have you not tried yet?? haha.

Azzrian

LOL Thats the problem! Each time I think “Okay Im good, I never need to order tea again” something else catches my eye! Is there NO END to all the tea??

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