drank Almond Biscotti by Teavana
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I am not gonna lie, the various notes/discussions/etc of the almond teas has intrigued me greatly. I am not a HUGE fan of almond, but I consider it to be an excellent addition to all manner of confectionary. Almond slivers on strawberry napoleons, for example, are what is referred to in technical circles as “the bomb.” So I was definitely interested. Then of course there’s the fact that Almond Cookie is one of the best rated teas on the site.

So today I was at Teavana looking for a matcha whisk, and I saw the almond biscotti and I basically couldn’t resist. I’m not a huge Teavana fan because one, I think they’re overpriced and two, the amount of sugar they shove into their samples completely kills the taste for me. BUT, I saw the almond biscotti sitting there and I asked to see it, and once I smelled it, I knew I was going home with it.

Needless to say, at this point I am just completely giving up on the whole “no caffeinated drinks” thing.

This tea smells like almond and I don’t even know, some sort of baked good and cinnamon and I don’t even know what else. It tastes pretty much identical, which is GREAT. Despite all the flavors though, it doesn’t feel over flavored, it works well with the tea and makes me want to actually try to ease off on the tea – possibly by adding some milk.

In any case, I dub this a HUGE success. Anyone know how it compares to the Almond Cookie?

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I’m a Pole who grew up in Texas, is currently a graduate student in California studying Japan. How’s THAT for random?

Being Polish, my family has always drunk a lot of tea, and I am no different. I may drink more tea than water. On the other hand, I can’t say that I’m very particular about it; I’m generally pretty careless with steeping times and water temperature and I don’t even have a proper teapot (mostly because the lid broke during the move to California ;_;).

I always drink my tea unsweetened and I only add milk in the case of the most egregiously chai-ish of chais. (not really a big fan of milk in general)

Given that so many of my entries seem to be about my morning tea, I felt I should add something here about me and mornings: I fail at mornings. I fail at them a LOT. Therefore I often also fail at proper tea making in the mornings.


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