Chocolate Almond Allure

Tea type
Black Tea
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Flavors
Chocolate, Cinnamon, Nutty, Almond, Nuts, Roasted nuts, Caramel
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Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 14 oz / 425 ml

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  • “Today is a lot cooler than it was forecasted to be, and a bit rainy, so I am hanging out at home, catching up on all the tasting notes I missed during the time period where I couldn't "see more"...” Read full tasting note
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  • “OMG! I think I'm in LOVE...or at least great 'like'!!! This smells totally wonderful! The taste is great too! Its perfectly advertised chocolate almond scent continues being the rock star it...” Read full tasting note
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    teaequalsbliss 6770 tasting notes
  • “sipdown! (191) I'm not focusing on sipdowns during the week but i am happy to take advantage of wanting a particular flavour and being near a sipdown :) This is a pretty tasty tea, although it's...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Tea of the afternoon..... Another long one. If you just want to read about the tea, you are more than welcomed to skip to the end......... In reading reviews of this tea, I knew it was one I...” Read full tasting note
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From Talbott Teas

Product Description: Bit by almond bit, you let the rich flavor overwhelm you. Pieces of cocoa and caramel envelop your senses, and black tea, as you know it, is changed forever.

All natural premium ingredients: Full-leaf black tea, almond pieces, cacao nibs, natural caramel, chocolate and almond flavors.

Price: $12.00

Satisfaction- Guilt Free

Who doesn’t love chocolate? We all love chocolate so much that forecasters predict that the chocolate business in the US will reach 18 billion in sales by the year 2011. So, obviously no one needs convincing to dip into some sort of tasty chocolate treat. No matter how full I am, I can always fit in some chocolate every day. In fact, pairing chocolate with just about anything is gratifying to me.

But, combining tea with chocolate? I wasn’t a believer until I tasted black tea blended with cocoa, and infused with strawberry, almonds, or caramel pieces… WOW! It was the perfect taste without any calories. "That’s what I call “Satisfaction- Guilt Free!”

-Dr. Steven Nakisher

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37 Tasting Notes

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2036 tasting notes

Today is a lot cooler than it was forecasted to be, and a bit rainy, so I am hanging out at home, catching up on all the tasting notes I missed during the time period where I couldn’t “see more” notes. I rarely drink tea on the weekends for some reason, and certianly it is rare in the warm weather because I don’t have air conditioning.

But today I got home from birding this morning and I just really felt like having a pot of tea. I have two tins of this so I keep one at home and one with the rest of my stash. I really haven’t been drinking a lot of flavored tea lately. I had a disappointing cup of rose black tea yesterday that I didn’t even log because I’m not quite sure why it was so disappointing… possibly it was just old, possibly some of my tastes are changing and I just wasn’t as impressed with the base tea anymore.

I am glad to say that this one is still a favorite. I think the base tea on this is very well done, with perfect complimentary chocolate, caramel and almond flavors. Delicious and comforting.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

Have you read the book, “The Verb, To Bird”? Hysterical.

Dinosara

I haven’t, but I’m going to look it up now!

Bonnie

Maybe you can answer a question for me! I am used to seeing bald eagles and snow geese here but pelicans in Colorado?! Whats with that?!

Dinosara

The American White Pelican actually migrates through there to their breeding grounds in Canada, and there are even some breeding grounds in Colorado itself!

Scott B

What interesting birds did you see?

teawade

Not a big chocolate fan with tea but the almond and caramel flavors do sound tempting.

Dinosara

Scott B – yesterday I saw some nice warblers and orioles, but my favorite of the day was a Northern Bobwhite, which I hadn’t seen before!

Scott B

That’s great-always nice to see a new bird!

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6770 tasting notes

OMG! I think I’m in LOVE…or at least great ‘like’!!!

This smells totally wonderful! The taste is great too! Its perfectly advertised chocolate almond scent continues being the rock star it is in taste as well! It’s a flavored black tea so you can still taste the black tea with the chocolate and almond notes added in. I think the almond is more noticeable but it’s still a wonderful treat. Too bad I only had 1 sample…I’m going to have to purchase this at some point!

Cofftea

Free shipping on chocolate tea- gotta love it:)

TeaEqualsBliss

LOL – I just sent you a note on FB about Talbott Teas…lol…

silvermage2000

Nice review was it really have a strong chocolate taste? I really love chocolate and some chocolate teas just don’t wow me .

Peggie Bennett

Chocolate, almond, and tea, three of my favorites. I’m going to have to try this!

JacquelineM

I checked out their web page and WOW – all of their flavored teas look fabulous! They are on my to-order list! Thanks for bringing them onto my radar :)

TeaEqualsBliss

@silvermage2000 – The chocolate scent is more powerful than the taste of chocolate but it’s still present and pleasant

Andrea in New Mexico

I love peoples’ ratings… I’m dying to know what it would take for this tea to get a perfect score from you—what’s costing it those two points?

TeaEqualsBliss

LOL @ Andrea…it may change…you never know…I upped the Candy Cane Lane after a fashion!

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sipdown! (191) I’m not focusing on sipdowns during the week but i am happy to take advantage of wanting a particular flavour and being near a sipdown :) This is a pretty tasty tea, although it’s not something i need in my cupboard all the time. I like the blend of the chocolate and almond in this one, smoothed out by the caramel taste. thanks dinosara!

Terri HarpLady

I’m jealous of all your sipdowns!

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974 tasting notes

Tea of the afternoon…..

Another long one. If you just want to read about the tea, you are more than welcomed to skip to the end………

In reading reviews of this tea, I knew it was one I wanted to try. I perused Talbott Teas website, and saw this was $12 a 2.25 oz tin. I was not shocked, yet, until shipping calculated out to be about $9 to get to me. Then I started looking for places that sold Talbott’s Teas near me. And I was in luck because Dillard’s (a local-ish department store) sells them. I knew I would be heading to the mall in about a month from that time to help set up for a Girl Scout Mall Overnight, and figured I would check then. (And I need a good perk to get me through this scout activity…the girls love it, but I don’t like the mall much on a normal day….)

I was really lucky! It turns out that this is sold at Dillard’s in a gift set containing a tea spoon, honey sticks, 35 fillable paper filters, and three chocolate teas. Chocolate Almond Allure, Caramel Sundae Escape, and Chocolate Strawberry Temptation are the teas. The retail cost of the set is $40, but it is on clearance. I scored it for $16 and some change. So, being the weakling that I am, I bought 2 sets. (I also scored three awesome LeCreuset Stoneware baking dishes at near 75% off…so incredibly thrilled about them…..almost more than the tea, if that is possible!)

This is really good! Dark chocolate notes with a touch of almond. Really worth what I paid for it, and I can’t wait to try the others! Such a happy tea day!

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Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

I really hate these places that have such outrageous shipping costs.

SimplyJenW

I hate spending tons of money on shipping, too. I’d rather get more tea…..

Cheryl

Temptress… but no Dillards down this way. Does make me wonder what brands other department stores carry though. Hadn’t thought of that route yet :)

TeaBrat

Our Bloomingdales in San Francisco has Kusmi tea – but only a few varieties. :)

Cheryl

Don’t think they’re close enough either (checks) …nope, they ignore all of Ohio (unlike Dillard who only ignores Columbus, boo to them), but thanks! Kusmi is one with ridiculous shipping too. Nordstrom, Saks, Macys, Penneys/Sears and hmmm oh Von Maur are choices, off top of head, but I’m the weirdo non-mall-loving female, so may be more.

SimplyJenW

I was at the Dillard’s in Strongsville. How far is that from you, Cheryl? They still had some left!

SimplyJenW

Ack, it looks like it is still a haul for you. And you are not the only ‘weirdo-non-mall-loving female’ out there. Count me in that club!

Cheryl

Oh! well, just looked it up, and looks like few hour trip. Remind me to ask you for places to stop, next time I come up by that way (71 to 271 to 90 in route to Rochester NY few times a year or so…probably in Spring next time). For now, will squash the urge but thanks for trying : ) With shopping, I tend to be so task driven, that “browsing” is foreign to me: go in, get what looking for, on to next “task”. Malls are inefficient for that way of shopping … not to mention crowds of slow moving browsers : )

Cheryl

Talbott’s site says that their teas are sold at Von Maur. Never been in there, but was on the fence about making a jaunt down to Columbus tomorrow…hmmm.

SimplyJenW

You could always call first! Van Maur has such great service. I used to shop at one in IL.

Cheryl

I’m trying to act as if it is not the tea that is prompting me to make 2 hour round trip (whispers)..but yea, great idea : )
Rain tomorrow may squash whole plan, but they aren’t going anywhere. Have to vow to find out where fragrance counter is, so I can enter from opposite side (lol). But I know better than to buy fragrance in dept store.

Oh gosh, I hijacked another of your tealogs, but thanks for being a great helper (enabler) heh.

JacquelineM

Cheryl – I’m terrified of the mall! There are a few of us out there :)

ashmanra

I am not terrified of it, I just strongly dislike going there!

TeaBrat

I hate the mall…

Dinosara

Awesome score! I’m also very jealous of your Le Creuset score as well. :D

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1112 tasting notes

I used a teaspoon of this, and a teaspoon of Vanilla Comoro to make a “half-caf” type evening tea. It was absolutely delicious – nutty vanilla chocolate! – but oof. I was tossing and turning and tossing some more! When will I EVER learn?

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Kristin

Thanks for that. It’s 7:30 at night and I got a new tea order in the mail this evening and I was contemplating some caffeinated tea, which I never do after about 4.

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Thanks Rachel (iHeartTeas) for the sample. I smell the chocolate in this one and it is nice, but the almond in showing through as the big player in this cup. It certainly is a mini alluring moment in my work day.

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This is superb. Cocoa and almonds aside, the tea itself is very excellent, now add in the perfect amount of cocoa and almonds. The cocoa is extremely mild and smooth- this doesn’t really taste like chocolate as much as you’d think. The almonds are very subtle and are merely there for miniscule nuances as a high note- nothing more, nothing less.

All in all, the tea leaves are ultra superb, the cocoa and almonds are in excellent ratio- what more can I possibly ask for? Nothing. Instant 100.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

One of my all time faves as well!

Wonks

Yeah I’m by no means a chocolate fan at all, but I really do love this stuff. The only reason I got it was because a three pack of the 2.25oz tins were on sale at Dillards for like $4. Needless to say, I wasn’t expecting much at all, so this was beyond a wonderful surprise!

I do have one complaint though… I always want to drink it at after dinner, but black tea that late is bad news. :[

TeaEqualsBliss

Steve & Shane over at Talbott Teas are AWESOME!!! :)
Super nice guys! Talbott Teas was featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things this past year and they have some of the neatest marketing brochures! :) Neat company!

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573 tasting notes

I got up this morning thinking I wanted something chocolatey, something almondy, but what? What almond tea do I have that would blend well with a chocolate tea? I started looking though my teas and remembered the sample of Chocolate Almond Allure that Dinosara sent me. YES, that will do wonderfully!

I was reading over my notes for the chocolate strawberry by Talbot and decided to try steeping this tea at a lower temp and for a shorter period with a little more tea than I normally would because I want it iced. The result was pretty wow! I’m getting a really deep chocolate flavor, like dark chocolate with that bitter edge to it. There is definitely almond flavoring in there, but I can’t pin down exactly what kind. Not roasted. Maybe raw? I don’t know, but I’m spending way too much brain power on trying to suss that out when I should just be enjoying this cup!

I’m thinking it is going to be mandatory to have a chocolate almond tea kept in stock in my cupboard from now on and am hoping my local grocery store will start carrying this flavor!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp

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Pass the stash ttb. What a delightful tea! It smells wonderful and the flavors balance so nicely. This one is better hot.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp

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487 tasting notes

I got a sample of this tea from mj and after having some brownie I decided that I would have this tea.

It’s really deep, dark chocolate in flavor. Not quite enough almondy goodness for me. Ah well. I wonder how this would be with milk, but I don’t have any here at work. I will take the rest of this sample back home and try with milk.

mj

It’s good with milk! Not enough almond for me either though.

Cheri

It’s another one that smells outstanding. Maybe with a little bit of almond extract and milk. Hmmm……………

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