Adagio Teas : Almond Tea Review
A Pleasant Tasting Almond Tea That
is a Bit on the Weak Side
Summary : This almond flavored black tea does
taste good. It isn't bitter. The strong taste of black tea is nowhere
to be found, either. Yet, the almond flavor is pretty weak, and as such,
this tea was a bit of a disappointment.
Review : I really have the makeup of a potential boozer.
The only thing that holds me back is that I'm too poor to buy good alcohol.
You see, I love Amaretto. Mix up Amaretto in anything and I'll likely
fall in love with it. And what is Amaretto? Almonds! And so, lacking
the pocketbook to drink myself to death via Amaretto, I do the next best
thing to get my Amaretto fix - try any and all almond flavored teas that
I happen to come across.
And so, it was without no little anticipation, that I ordered
almond flavored black tea. I was truly hoping that this tea might have
the potential to be a Amaretto and Seven-Up replacement, thereby keeping
me sober, wealthier and in a better frame of mind.
This almond tea from Adagio is a black tea that is then flavored with
pieces of almond. Like all samplers from
Adagio Teas , this one arrived in one of their cute little aluminum tins which have
multiple uses around the house once the tea is gone.
Straight out of the tin I was just a bit disappointed. The fragrance
did indeed smell of almond, but it definitely was not "overpowering"
or, more sadly, as strong of a smell as I was hoping for. Still, there
was a hint of almond in the fragrance, so I wasn't too disappointed.
Let's just say I was now a bit "uneasy."
The tea, once brewed, has an absolutely beautiful color to it - sort
of a medium brown/orange color. So be sure to brew this tea in a clear
The taste of the tea, however, was disappointing, at least to me.
The tea tasted fine, that really wasn't the problem. It is just that
it didn't taste like what I was hoping for - a strong taste of almond.
Instead, this tea is quite light with just a moderate (at best) flavor
of almond. You can taste the almond, but this tea is by no means a
substitute for amaretto. And perhaps more oddly, I've found some bagged
supermarket brand almond
herbal teas to actually have a stronger taste
of almonds than this one did. And that to me was disappointing.
Yet, I can't rip this tea too much. The taste was light, pleasant
and had absolutely no bitterness. It's just that...well...it wasn't
as strong as I wanted! So I was disappointed.
Recommendation : Yes and No. Pure almond lovers will
be disappointed by the teas light and rather weak taste of almonds. On
the other hand, if you do prefer a "lighter taste", and don't crave Amaretto
like I do, I suspect you'll enjoy this tea more than I did.
Tea Information and Brewing Instructions
- Tea Reviewed : Almond Tea
- Manufacturer :
- Available from :
- Type of Tea : Flavored Tea
- Leaf Type : Loose Leaf Tea
- Date of Review : November 30th, 2006
- Tea Rating :
- Brewing Instructions : Place 1 teaspoon of
loose leaf tea in an infuser. Boil 1 cup (5.5 ounces) of water.
Pour water over the tea and wait 5 minutes.
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