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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.

Almond Tea Leaves

And so, it was without no little anticipation, that I ordered Adagio Teas 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 cup.

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 : Adagio Teas
  • Available from : Adagio Teas
  • 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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