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I am craving for something sweet since… ehm few days. And I need to stay awake for little while as well. So, black tea with marzipan flavour; while I don’t like marzipan much at all.
A tea bag from Izzy, so again thanks goes to the UK. It’s her new favourite. Let’s see my thoughts.
Oh well, this is almond heavy marzipan aroma. There is no base in aroma. Only almonds. Brewed and rather went for shorter steep, but on recommended time. I don’t want to have super-sweet tea which I won’t be able to finish.
But wait! On first sip it’s not toothache sweet! The base isn’t noticeable in flavour as some malty base, or baked bread or anything; but it kills the sweet flavour of marzipan. Too bad there isn’t any in; but it’s maybe better?! Certainly in calories better. It is marzipan like for sure, but as I wrote, it’s not overly sweet.
I feel confused. Why it is like marzipan, with long aftertaste of almonds, but it isn’t overly sweet. Are there more almonds in Lübecker marzipan than I am used to?
Whoa. Would you recommend this tea? Ehhm, not sure? I think you need to have mood for it. Good for me today, but there are days I would hate it instead.
Flavors: Almond, Marzipan
I have a tea by the same company, only its a rooibos tea with almond.
It’s funny, the more tea I drink the less leaves I steep it on. Once (upon a time) I used to steep on a whole spoonfull tea, now its less than half of that amount. Maybe I am more sensitive?
The smell of this tea is deliciuos. It smells like a very sweet marzipan, yet taste like a bitter marzipan? Does it make sense to you? Hmm… I prefer the rooibos version of this, but I guess this is a fine backup to it. The color is brown/green, it’s sweet-bitter. Almost sour.
Bought some tea while I was away, so I am hoping to write about them soon – and in better detail as soon as I have the time <3
In a word? No. This tea is just godawful in my books. The first time I drank it, I finished the cup, because I’d just had my wisdom teeth out and couldn’t eat anything, so I was taking anything I could get. At the time, I distinctly remember thinking, “This is really excessive on the almond flavour.” When I first drank it those weeks ago though, I didn’t have any soy milk, and I think it’s a flavour that wants milkiness. I tried it again this morning with it. Took some sips, had some pauses to think about what I was tasting, and decided the tea is going to have to be passed on to someone else. The marzipan flavour is like almond extract on steroids. It’s so in-you-face. With a more subtle or nutty almond taste, this could have been a good tea (especially because I think rooibos’ flavour seems conducive to nut mixtures), but as it is, it’s way too much. It’s all marzipan and no rooibos and it’s kind of sickly.
I felt like this was one tea that really made me take to heart those ideas about tea being bastardised into a dessert-y item that waters down tea traditions. Normally, I don’t think much about that idea, but nothing about this felt very tea-like. I think I’m going to have to stop these flirtations with rooibos, as well. Even slightly better rooibos teas just can’t measure up to the richness and flavour complexity of black tea.
This tea actually caused me to claim to be somewhat of a ‘tea’ lover. This is a tea I tasted in Germany and brought some home. All of my tea-loving friends helped deplete me of my stock so this year I brought home six boxes from Germany! The fragrance and flavor are delightful and there is no bitter taste!
The thing about rooibos is… it’s not tea.
Not in many peoples eyes, anyway. And I do see their point; it’s not a camilla.
I hated rooibos at first because my first rooibos tea was disgusting. A dear friend of mine had me try it, and I just couldn’t finish this little cup of rooibos. That’s very impolite in Greenland, and while she was out of the kitchen I threw the 80 % of the tea out in the zink and drank the rest of it with a smile when she came back.
Yes, I am 100% evil
Another friend of mine kind of forced me to drink rooibos. His was just better.
It wasn’t a clean rooibos either – but something with vanilla or almond.
I still can’t drink a clean rooibos just like I can’t drink a clean pu-erh without forcing myself.
This is one of my fave’s. Everyone I served this for says: “This smells like christmas!”
It does. And it soo easy! The teabag can be in the mug forever and it just taste better and better. Well… I do like malty teas, so maybe that’s just me.
Tired. Had to clean up the house in seconds, because of a unforseen visit from my boyfriends family. Grapping a teabag that my teafriend recommended. I don’t usually drink rooibos, but why not.
It’s orange, it smells heavently like almond, and it taste good.
I don’t usually add sugar, but this one almost begging for it. Here’s for doing thing I don’t usually do: Cheers!