Definitely doesn’t taste like Chestnut. More like a bitter medicinal almond. Or maybe Walnuts, but nothing close to chestnut.
“Definitely doesn’t taste like Chestnut. More like a bitter medicinal almond. Or maybe Walnuts, but nothing close to chestnut.” Read full tasting note
“It’s not really what I expected. Solid tea, but the overwhelming, almost artificial, almond/coconut flavor tends to drown out the others. It’s not bad but I feel like that lowers the rating overall...” Read full tasting note
“I received this tea as a loose-leaf sample in a subscription box. I was very excited when I opened it and found that it smells like an Almond Joy! I love Almond Joy. I didn’t see coconut listed as...” Read full tasting note
“Home – 6:30 PM Another of my randomly purchased teas from TeaSource. I think I may have ordered because I got a sample I liked in my Sips By box? Unsure. I didn’t realize that this also has...” Read full tasting note
This is a deep, dark, rich black tea blend with a delicious aroma. It has a roasty nut flavor with a little sweet silkiness. This is a perfect cooler weather black tea blend. Voted 2016 Customer Favorite Tea.
This has proved to be one of two TeaSource teas that coffee drinkers tend to love. The other is Puer Tuo Cha.
Suggested Steeping Instructions: Use 1 rounded tsp (3 grams) per 8 oz cup boiling water. Steep 2-4 min.
Ingredients: China black tea, roasted yerba mate, Houjicha, flavor, and sliced almonds.
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It’s not really what I expected.
Solid tea, but the overwhelming, almost artificial, almond/coconut flavor tends to drown out the others. It’s not bad but I feel like that lowers the rating overall for me.
Smooth, but a blast of almonds and coconuts. Underneath there’s some chocolate, caramel and vanilla. Hard to taste anything else.
I would turn down the almond/coconut – from 10 to like 4? – and I think this tea would be better. I’ll be drinking it through the cold months, but not sure I’d order again.
Flavors: Almond, Caramel, Chocolate, Coconut, Vanilla
I received this tea as a loose-leaf sample in a subscription box. I was very excited when I opened it and found that it smells like an Almond Joy! I love Almond Joy. I didn’t see coconut listed as an ingredient on the package, so this intrigued me. I could still faintly smell it after steeping. The taste of this tea has a nice mellow nuttiness. It seems to linger for just the right amount of time, keeping me sipping, but not making me feel like the tea is lacking.
Home – 6:30 PM
Another of my randomly purchased teas from TeaSource. I think I may have ordered because I got a sample I liked in my Sips By box? Unsure.
I didn’t realize that this also has hojicha and maté in it, so I steeped it as a black tea. Luckily it turned out fine.
I can definitely taste the hojicha, it has mellow roasted and autumn leaf notes. Otherwise, this tea seems more almond than chestnut to me. But not in a marzipan way, which is nice. It brings to mind more of an almond-vanilla custard sort of flavor. And I feel like there’s some coconut here as well?
Unfortunately, it just can’t compete with Simpson & Vail’s Almond Sugar Cookie black tea.
Which reminds me, I need to drink that one again… ❤
ETA: The more I drink this, the more it reminds me of coconut macaroons. Which is odd as coconut isn’t even mentioned in the flavor description…
Flavors: Almond, Autumn Leaf Pile, Coconut, Cream, Roasted, Roasted Nuts, Vanilla
I first sampled this tea on a very snowy day last winter at my favorite lunch haunt in town, Twin Beans, which sources a small selection of TeaSource teas. The very kind owner there recommended this to me as just the sort of thing to warm me up during the blizzard we were having that day, knowing that (especially at the time) I was a fan of flavored blends. It was an impeccable choice; I ended up adding that tea onto my order the next time I made an order from TeaSource!
What I enjoy about this tea is that it is a full-bodied, dark tea with a very roasted, nutty flavor that doesn’t take a sweet, dessert route with a bunch of marzipan flavoring. It isn’t that I don’t like those teas, but they seem to be the norm when it comes to nutty-flavored teas, and it’s much harder to find something with a nutty appeal that is more savory and robust. This tea mixes the China black with roasted yerba mate and houjicha, teas which have a very natural “roasted” or “nutty” flavor to them, which gives the base that sort of a roasted nut flavor. There is a slight natural sweetness to the cup, which to me is a bit like dark chocolate or maple, and blends well with the overall flavor. For being such a dark tea, it is surprisingly smooth and free of astringency, and one of my favorite breakfast teas.
Flavors: Dark Bittersweet, Maple, Nutty, Roasted Nuts, Smooth, Toasty
As stated by someone previous I’m really surprised that this tea is rated so low. It makes a great alternative to coffee in the morning for really waking you up and the flavor and aroma is amazing. I agree that it smells more of almonds than of chestnuts, but for an early morning tea it’s really hard to beat. My wife also loves this tea so this is one of very, very few teas that I buy by the pound. If nothing else try a sample.
Flavors: Almond, Caramel, Chocolate, Cocoa
Not sure why this one has had such low ratings from others. I find it to be absolutely delicious and the perfect holiday tea! The black/oolong base is perfectly balanced: deep and rich but with a nice silky mouth feel and the flavor is spot-on chestnut. I find myself reaching for this one on those days when I’m not in the mood for a straight black tea but I also don’t want the sweet/heavy flavor of the many dessert teas I have in my collection. I gave my roommate 2oz of this one for Christmas and she has already finished it and gone back for another 4oz bag!
Flavors: Chestnut, Nutty, Smooth
i’m skeptical of blends that combine green, black, oolong, white, etc. this one has mate, oolong, and black tea in it, and my first thought is, “sounds like a year-end blend trying to get rid of all the tea that didn’t sell” i wish they had named this almond instead of chestnut. it smells like almond, and it tastes like almond. not as strong of almond as i would like, however. if i drink a flavored tea, i really want the flavor to stand out, and here, it’s really just ho-hum. it’s nothing better than what you could go buy at the grocery store in tea bags, it’s a perfectly okay, but mundane, cup of tea. so there you go.