…So apparently I’ve never written a review on this one before.
I’ve probably had it like a dozen times; I tried it when it originally came out as a winter tea and then this Christmas it was CONSTANTLY around because it was one of the winter teas when I first started at DT as a seasonal. I think this must be a case of “I always assumed I’d tried it and written about it, so I never did again”.
So I guess to quickly recap the last dozen or so times I’ve had it in the past:
I don’t generally like it; the almond is WAY too intense to the point where it’s both cloying, artificial, and chemical tasting all at once with a weird underlying alcohol kind of quality. Like basically, it’s bad amaretto. With a stupid green tea base.
So, why am I drinking it now? Well, curiosity really. I found a single cup worth of it in my mom’s tea stash from when it was originally released. That was like three years ago? Or something like that. Maybe two? Anyway – it’s OLD. So I asked if I could steep it because I wanted to see how the age had effected it.
Honestly? I think it’s better. I mean, still gross but the intensity of the almond and that gross alcoholic kind of quality has faded substantially which makes it smoother/more tolerable to me. Downside? Less almond flavour covering up the base means it’s especially grassy tasting. So that’s a bit of a trade off.
Eh; still not a fan. Interesting experiment though!
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