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drank Almond Cookie by SpecialTeas
411 tasting notes

After reading everyone’s rave reviews, there was no way I could not order this tea when I put in an order with SpecialTeas.

But my first experience with the tea was not the most positive. I brewed up a cup last night, and while the scent of the tea was LOVELY, the cup itself? It was bitter. I could taste the nutty cinnamon cookie goodness that everyone raved about, but it was overshadowed with the bitter bite of overbrewed tea. I’d even timed it this time (I admit, I usually forget and just wing it on steeping times).

So, before coming out here and writing a meh review, I tried it again this morning. Much better. I steeped it a much shorter time (2.5 rather than 3 minutes) and added a little less tea to my brew.

Much better. I understand now the extreme NOM factor previously stated. I’m glad I went ahead and actually ordered a full 1/4 lb of this one rather than just a sample.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec
LENA

this is a good one to keep on standby. it’s a good comfort tea.

wombatgirl

As I’m on my third cup now, I can totally see that. :)

teaplz

This definitely doesn’t need a long time to steep, but man, is it absolutely delicious!

Ricky

I can’t wait to try it. It smells soooo delicious!

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LENA

this is a good one to keep on standby. it’s a good comfort tea.

wombatgirl

As I’m on my third cup now, I can totally see that. :)

teaplz

This definitely doesn’t need a long time to steep, but man, is it absolutely delicious!

Ricky

I can’t wait to try it. It smells soooo delicious!

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I’ve got a lot of interests: sushi, science fiction/fantasy, medieval recreation, cooking (specifically medieval cooking), reading, British science fiction (Doctor Who!), hand sewing and now TEA!!

My favorites tend to be oolongs and flavored black teas. I like highly flavored teas more than delicate ones. Rooibos tends to taste like dirt to me, and hibiscus is very sour to my palate. But I’m always up to try all sorts of things, and will often find things that I really like which I thought I’d hate.

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