Tea type
Black Tea
Black Tea, Ceylon Black Tea, Natural Almond Flavor
Almond, Marzipan, Nutty
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Edit tea info Last updated by Michelle Szetela
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 11 oz / 320 ml

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  • “Sipdown! Thanks to gracebtlb for this share. Super excited to try the new teas she sent me! I opted to try a giant mug of this one because I want to save the puerh for when I can really sit and...” Read full tasting note
  • “I agree with previous reviewers that this definitely has more of a bitter almond rather than a sweet almond taste, which is fine by me. I am a big almond junkie, so this was one of the first teas I...” Read full tasting note
  • “This is an ok tea. I think that I’ve had so many marzipan teas at this point that are amazing that it makes this one seem a little blah by comparison. It’s definitely not the best almond tea that...” Read full tasting note
  • “As others have mentioned, I found this tea to be a tad bitter although I did not oversteep it. I think next time I’ll give it 3 mins. instead of four. It’s pure almond and I have had better...” Read full tasting note

From Adagio Teas

The tangy, bright and perfectly balanced flavors of Ceylon black tea are a great canvas for many flavor expressions. The very best Ceylons blend easily with flavors giving them excellent depth and complexity. Take our Almond Black, for example. Touch of raw almond aroma, plush mouthfeel reminiscent of creamy marzipan, with nutty sweetness upfront and a balanced, clean astringency.

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Adagio Teas has become one of the most popular destinations for tea online. Its products are available online at www.adagio.com and in many gourmet and health food stores.

40 Tasting Notes

136 tasting notes

Thought I would test some almond flavored teas tonight, starting with this one. I have to admit that I don’t have high expectations. I find Adagio’s flavored black teas (the ones I’ve tried, which includes ones before joining Steepster) to be bitter.

Well, this one smells nice…. love the scent of almonds! Oh gosh, there is that slightly bitter black tea taste again (sigh), but it’s not toooo bad this time. Could be the tbs. of honey that is helping. The almond sits back and blends well, if I could only get past that bitter black tea … oh well. For the record, I hate (hate hate) coffee, and am very sensitive to bitterness. This tea will not be my friend.

p.s. my tea does not have any almond pieces that are in that picture… doublechecked… nope.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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29 tasting notes

The smell of this tea reminds me of almond cookies: sweet and inviting. What makes it even more interesting is that it tastes like it smells. It has a very smooth feel, no bitterness at all.

I left this one unopened for a very long time because I thought I wouldn’t like it. I made a cup while cooking dinner. As I stirred the pasta, I reached for the tea. It literally caught me by surprise. A pleasant surprise. This tea would be amazing with a pastry! Huh, maybe that is what I will make for dessert.

Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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58 tasting notes

This is my second favorite of the Adagio flavors I tried. (Strawberry was tops.) We really enjoyed this tea and the pot was dry in a lot less time than usual. I tried it plain, with sugar, and with milk and sugar. Milked and sugared, it is delicious, reminiscent of the amaretto cookies I like so much. This is one I’ll probably order again, or it will at least push me to try the almond offerings from some other companies.

Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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82 tasting notes

I’m not entirely sure how to feel about this one.

The tea itself is pretty solid. It’s not as sweet as I expected — more of a raw almond flavor than toasted almond — but I actually appreciate that. It blends pretty well with the tea to make a nicely flavored but sort of unexciting cup. Overall, it’s not bad, though.

BUT my problem comes from the scent. It smells like almond extract, but in an artificial way that is pretty off-putting. Steeping it mellowed the smell, but not nearly enough. It’s kind of ruining my enjoyment of the tea.

Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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911 tasting notes

I think I would like this tea more if I hadn’t just burned my tongue on it.

Boo Boo Rocks Out

They have the water temp really high for blacks, don’t you think? I usually boil water then wait 30 seconds before adding it to my black tea.

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237 tasting notes

Definitely almond flavor, leaning to amaretto, but this didn’t overwhelm the actual tea. Not intrinsically sweet, which I appreciated. A little sugar brought out the almond flavor. Nice with milk.

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8 tasting notes

The bitterness is very noticeable. I like to add some sugar and cream (and some amaretto if I’m feeling adventurous!). The almond taste is not that strong, I was hoping for more of a sweet marzipan type flavor. Sweet almond is my favorite flavor and the search for a delicious almond tea is still on!

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54 tasting notes

I enjoyed this tea- it has a solid almond flavor, which is not at all sweet. For those who want a bit of sweetness in a nutty tea, try the chestnut. Here you’ll get a very dry almond flavor, that works at pretty much any time of day.


I have to be careful not to overbrew it…it tends to go bitter on me. But pretty good with milk.

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47 tasting notes

Brewed this up this morning and added a drop of bitter almond oil to bring out the almond flavor (I’d found it to be weak previously). It helped and next time I might add some almond slivers as well. Still not a favorite though.

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36 tasting notes

This tea has a high bar to clear, simply because I already have and love Adagio’s “Chestnut” and “Almond Oolong” teas. This one was sent as a free sample, so I’ve been looking forward to it, but I’m wary if it will live up to the other two “nutty” teas that I already have in my cupboard and am so attached to. And…it doesn’t. Don’t get me wrong, this is fine. The almond/marzipan flavor is present, it’s nicely fragrant, and delivers exactly what was expected. Nice, almondy, but nothing more. I can’t see ever reaching for it instead of the Chestnut or Almond Oolong.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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