Sweet Almond Green

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Almonds, Cornflower Petals, Green Tea, Marigold Flowers
Flavors
Almond, Cookie, Vegetal, Astringent, Artificial, Cherry, Green, Nutty, Sweet, Seaweed, Nuts, Marzipan, Flowers, Bitter, Floral, Grass, Medicinal, Sugar, Creamy, Walnut, Vanilla, Salt, Drying
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Kosher, Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by Perry Papadopoulos
Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec 3 g 22 oz / 662 ml

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Nutty and nice

Our favourite part of the holiday season? The treats, of course. And those little almond-scented cookies have an extra-special place in our hearts. Buttery and sweet, with the nutty crunch of an almond on top, they’re a dangerously delicious part of any festive cookie spread. But with a nutty kiss of almond and an organic base of green tea, this sweet and subtle tea is our guilt-free version of the classic treat. Because indulging yourself should have no strings attached.

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63 Tasting Notes

76
12 tasting notes

I really enjoy this tea but starts to get too repetitive after a while and for me it ended up as something hard to drink anymore. This is a problem for me because I drink too much tea, so I find very strong teas are not a fit for me. However, I strongly recommend!

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3932 tasting notes

Marzipan. Green tea and marzipan. Definitely not for me. Honestly, I have no clue why I bought it because it even smells strongly of marzipan which I just don’t love. This is going into the swap box…or the Sil bag unless she objects :P.

Lexie Aleah

Maybe it was really marked down?

VariaTEA

Nah. I probably just said to give me 10 g of the whole collection and didn’t pay attention

Sil

nope. i dislike marzipan…

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75
10 tasting notes

Smells really good. Not my favorite green tea for drinking unfortunately.

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141 tasting notes

So upfront I will admit that this sample is about a year old. There’s something about it that doesn’t quite work. The initial scent and taste is just like an almond cookie, but then the vegetal green tea is a jarring second note. There is nothing wrong with either flavor, but they just don’t blend together at all. I feel like there’s real potential here, but more tweaking is needed. I have cut back drastically on using additional sugar or sweeteners, but I suspect that might be helpful with this tea. I’d probably give it about a 60, but I won’t rate it officially since my sample is old and may not be representative.

Flavors: Almond, Cookie, Vegetal

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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46 tasting notes

Day 19 of the 2016 advent calendar! My boyfriend is a huge fan of this one but I never really drank it, probably because the smell was so strongly of artificial almond. I will say that it is a pretty tea to look at as well. After 9 months though, I have noticed that the smell of the almond has died down quite a bit (chances are it evaporated?). Sadly the tea smells a bit musty, but I’m going to brew it up anyways and see how it is.

Steeped, the tea is a nice light green tea color, and the aroma is much more almond-y than my sample of dry leaf which is a pleasant surprise. By itself, the tea isn’t really that sweet, but it does come off as a decent almond-y green tea. I did add a touch of sugar and it helped in my opinion, making this tea into a sweet and smooth treat.

Overall, I don’t know why this tea gets a bad rap. I thought the flavor was great and had no bitterness from the green tea base. I hope they bring it back this coming winter because I will buy more.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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6247 tasting notes

…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!

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

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49
8 tasting notes

The smell of the tea reminds of amaretti (Italian almond cookie), which I love. As for the tea, I do not love it. It isn’t bad, but it really has this artificial/chemical flavour to it. It really didn’t seem all that natural or tea like. It’s too bad because the idea and smell of it were so good!

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48
88 tasting notes

Hmm, okay, that almond taste is weirdly assertive and artificial…but it’s not so bad.

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69 tasting notes

I want so badly to love this one, but there the vegetal flavour of the green tea combined with almond extract and a slight astringency really doesn’t let that happen. While I can force myself into drinking a cup of it, I’d have a hard time recommending it or even seeing why people like it so much. The aftertaste that this tea leaves in my mouth is also terrible, it just tastes like really bitter, fake almond extract.

Flavors: Almond, Astringent

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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14 tasting notes

I’m not rating this tea because I see there is a good amount of people who do enjoy it but for me I’d be dragging that bar all the way down to zero. This tea for me is disgusting, one of the few that I’ve dumped down the drain rather than muscling through it. I find it to smell (and taste) like the restroom soap you find in malls, gas stations and chain restaurants.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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