Almond Indulgence (Formerly Almond Cookie)

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Almond, Citrus, Marzipan, Pastries, Spices, Baked Bread, Cinnamon, Cookie, Smooth, Sweet, Orange Zest, Vanilla
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 11 oz / 317 ml

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From Butiki Teas

Almond Indulgence combines our Organic Kundaly black tea with cinnamon, amaranth, and almond pieces together for a flavor that resembles an almond cookie. This tea has notes of citrus and earth and finishes with a sweet almond and warm cinnamon flavor. We recommend adding a little brown crystal sugar for a wonderful dessert drink.

Ingredients: Organic Kundaly Indian Black Tea, Blanched Almond Slices, Cinnamon, Amaranth, Natural Flavor (vegan)

Recommended Brew Time: 4 minutes
Recommended Amount: 1 1/2 teaspoons of tea for 8oz of water
Recommended Temperature: 212 F

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123 Tasting Notes

127 tasting notes

SIPDOWN! Finished up the last of what TastyBrew sent my way.

This time I did add a bit of sugar, just to see how it compared. It made it a bit sweeter, while also enhancing the cookie aspect I picked up before. YUM! Still buttery, almondy, cinnamon-y goodness! The smell was also to die for. It reminds me of a sugar cookie my mom makes during the Christmas season – she adds almond extract to the frosting, and they are my absolute favorite. The black tea is nicely balanced, and adds a nice earthy note. Still loving this. In fact, I ordered more late last night!

Sugar or no sugar, this one is a keeper. Increasing the rating slightly.

Thanks again, TastyBrew!

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Ah! I love this review. This is on my shopping list, and now I feel like I need to make an order from Butiki soon :D

Terri HarpLady

Sounds good! Maybe I should ask stacy to add a sample of this to my order…


terri – ask for a sample. The only reason i say that is because i purchased this, and ended up swapping it away because it reminded me too much of almond extract. It was good, but i couldn’t drink a lot of it. if that makes sense?

Emily M

We all have different tastes and taste buds, so I’d get a sample to test it out first, just like Sil suggests. I didn’t get a strong almond extract flavor (especially unsweetened – it was much more natural), but that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t.

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206 tasting notes

Yet another from my BF order. This was my morning tea yesterday.
Wow this is a close call with roasted almond cookie from utopia. I will have to do a side by side taste test. Definitely both delicious as lattes. This made me crave amaretti cookies ha ha!
Definitely another creamy and nutty tea to add to me list of deliciousness.
Butiki always does a great job with their blends:)


How does this compare to Della Terra’s Almond Biscotti?

BrewTEAlly Sweet

I’ll have to try and biscotti again and get back to you. Last time (which was my first time) I tried it I over steeped it bad! :(


Awww :( It’s definitely worth another shot!

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408 tasting notes

This is a sample lovely Azzrian shared with me.
Well I am surprised because the tea description mentions a brewing time of 2 min and I have 4 minutes on the Butiki teas little bag…I did it 4 minutes so not sure what is the correct time finally.

This is not my favorite Butiki teas, for a black tea I found it a little too weak even if the delicate flavour of almond is very pleasant.The cinnamon is really a second role here.

My almond tea reference is Pleine Lune from Mariage Frères – the almond flavour is a totally different one with Almond Indulgence,a sweeter almond.

This is a nice tea but this one won’t go in my shopping list (thanks god because on 3 Butiki teas tasted I already added 2 on my shopping list !)

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1813 tasting notes

Another Butiki sample I’ve been saving for a day when I’d have time to appreciate it. Today is still that day, apparently! While brewing, this one smells deliciously like an almond sugar cookie, or a biscotti. It’s sweet, biscuitty, with the mild, nutty, marzipan scent of almonds. It’s also another of those rare dessert teas that actually taste like they smell. On first sip, I can taste almonds. They’re reasonably delicate, but definitely there. A sweetness slowly develops, making me think of a biscuit or a cookie — something bakey, anyway. It’s possible to taste the black tea base at the end of the sip, but this is something I like. It is tea, after all, and it’s a nice counterpoint to the flavouring. It’s like drinking a cup of fine black tea and eating a sugar cookie alongside, only without the calories. Another one I’d definitely consider repurchasing — fantastic flavouring and a great choice for drinking without milk or sugar.

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i love this one….. very nostalgic. =0)

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3739 tasting notes

I think I might be crazy because following Stacy’s steeping instructions, all I am getting is base. No almond, no vanilla, no cookie, just base. Where did I go wrong?! This smells so amazing but I am not getting anything from it.

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Roswell Strange

I didn’t like this one much either :/


I had such high hopes for it but I was less than impressed. Maybe I need to tweak steeping parameters.

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361 tasting notes

Funny, the first time I had this tea I was sort of underwhelmed, but now I’m actually crazy for it. I’m going through a straight tea phase and have been trying all different varieties, but wanted something with just a tad bit of added flavor tonight. This fit the bill perfectly. I love the subtle cinnamon, which makes this remind me a bit of a snickerdoodle. I love it when I pick the perfect tea for my mood.

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133 tasting notes

This is a nice, smooth non-fussy almond tea. Its a little lighter in flavor than I like, so I might play around with it a bit to see if more leaf will bring out more almond flavor. The dry leaf smells sweeter than it brews up. I find I like this a bit better with a tad of simple syrup, not because its bitter. I think I just like my nutty teas with a bit of sweetness.

This being the second black tea that I ordered, I really like that the tea base Stacy uses doesn’t get bitter when steeped longer than recommended. So far, I’ve used much less sugar than I have with other teas. I think that’s a testament to how well her teas are blended!

This cup was prepared with 1 1/2 tsp. in 6 oz. of water at the below preparation details.

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Looks really good!

Butiki Teas

Hi! So glad you are enjoying this tea! This is a re-blend of our almond cookie so its not really heavy on the almond but I will be working on another black tea that has a strong almond flavor with nothing else added. I’m glad you are enjoying the base tea. For the base of this tea we use our Organic Kundaly which has a lighter natural sweetness with some walnut notes. We also make our Raspberry Truffle with that base too.

Will Work For Tea

Good to know – I was eyeing the Raspberry Truffle, but it’ll make it into the next order! :)


Raspberry Truffle is yummy :D

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648 tasting notes

I had wanted to try this one for awhile, and finally thanks to Sil I was able to!

I think I’m probably just crazy but something about this vaguely reminds me of Laoshan Black. Not sure if it’s the tea base or maybe the flavoring which is serving to sort of mimic the LB. It’s nowhere near as roasty though!

Anyhow, it’s a lot paler brewed up than I expect for a black tea. Like many of Butiki’s teas it is very subtle. I definitely notice the almond and cinnamon, and I get how those flavors together would be sort of cookie like.

I am enjoying my cup of this with breakfast, but I don’t think I would buy it, as I prefer a bit less subtlety with my flavoured black teas. I wonder if I’d have liked it better as a dark oolong or maybe even a creamy green?

I am glad I got to try it so I can cross it off my list, so thanks Sil!

(two steeps, first was 210f for 2 min, the second about 4-5 min)


yay for being able to cross teas off a list haha

Butiki Teas

Just wanted to mention that the first steep should be 4 minutes. There has been a lot of confusion on this one, since we changed base teas. The first base tea only required a 2 min steep, this one needs 4 minutes. I hear you about this tea. I don’t know that I love it like I used to. We may be phasing it out for a different almond tea.

ohfancythat (whatshesaid)

Oh good to know, thank you Stacy! I will try it again at 4 min :)
And if getting rid of this means another new tea to try I can’t see how that’d be bad! :) (except maybe for my wallet, haha)

Butiki Teas

whatshesaid-There has been quite a confusion. I noticed that someone changed the brewing recommendations on here back to the 2 minutes. That’s happened a few times with this tea even though I updated it to 4 minutes. I always think about phasing this one out but there are a few customers that I know would break their heart to see this one leave. Still, I think I can do better. :)

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55 tasting notes

And again, Butiki Teas hits it out of the park.

I have been on an almond and caramel kick lately. I just purchased about a bushel of Almond Oolong from Adagio. I love it.

This is nothing like the Adagio oolong. This is a good thing since I now have another delightful almond option.

There is no doubt this is an almond tea when you open the bag or when you steep it. It’s pleasantly sweet and smooth.

As was mentioned in another post, steeped, the flavor is fairly mild. I will brew this stronger the next time around.

Frankly, this smells so good I’d like to take a bath in it. Profoundly yummy.

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757 tasting notes

Another hit for me from Butiki…this one was a sample with the recent co-op order I participated in.

I made this up this morning, along with With Open Eyes which was a cold steep for later at work (I bring two tumblers to work since the water is sketchy in our building). I opted to try this black, with just a touch of raw sugar.

First starters, can I just say that this tea is seriously beautiful? Really, really, a sight to behold. With the taste, it was not what I expected an almond tea to taste like, but that said, seeing that it was formerly Almond Cookie, I totally got that taste. It was cinnamon, and almond, but not like marzipan almond…more just nutty almond. So I really got a sense I was drinking an almond (and cinnamon) cookie. There was almond a cocoa/coffee note from the steeped leaves too.

It was delightful! I am curious to see how this would hold up with milk. I think the delicate flavours would drown, but I don’t know. This is going on my list for the future, as I do want to try more than this one serving sample.


i do like this tea… it gives me a very clear remembrance of someone dear that died last year.

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