Another THANK YOU to MandyB for this blend in the mail today! YAY! MandyB has been talking about Almond Cookies lately and I haven’t tried any of them so she sent me some! :) The Dry Leaf and Steeped Leaf both smell about the same which rarely seems to happen in my opinion…they tend to morph in some way…but not this one! I can certainly taste the almond but it blends REALLY well with the black tea. I can also taste – what seems to resemble – a pinch of ‘cookie’…it’s truly amazing! I usually don’t go ga-ga over nutty type teas but I have found lately that I like the majority of the ones I have tried. This one has been moved to the top of the list. In addition…I love the way this blend looks…black tea leaves with sliced almonds with orange and red slivers for extra color and uniqueness. What a FUN, delicious, creative, and guilty-pleasure type tea! Thanks again, Mandy!