Monday, February 9, 2015

Tea Review: Caramel Almond Amarettti

Caramel Almond Amaretti

Reviewed by: Rebekkah
Type of tea

Herbal, loose-leaf
Flavor aspects

Nutty, spicy, fruity
Where I got it


$7.98/ 2oz
How I brewed it

3 tsp in a 32 oz teapot, brewed with boiling water for 5 minutes. Drunk with a tsp of milk and a drop of honey.
Rebrewing notes

Few herbals make a good rebrew. Didn't rebrew this one, though I don't see this one holding up well.

I enjoy this one. It's got a rich nutty scent, and tastes nutty, too. A bit reminiscent of hazelnut, despite not actually containing any. It's one of those teas that I do prefer with milk and lightly sweetened, but it's also tasty plain, just a bit more tart. Rich, with the sweetness of caramel. Although it's vaguely fruity, and has apple in it, I don't really taste a distinct flavor of apple. More like a hint of a subtle, generic fruit flavor. I also don't taste the coconut; it disappears the moment you add milk, and is subtle anyway. Really the coconut just brings out more of the nutty flavor, probably why I think I taste hazelnut in addition to almond.

It's made with beetroot, which is part of what makes it sweet-tasting, so it brews to a bright red (or pink with milk). You don't taste beets, I promise. It just makes for a nice natural sweetener. So if you want some tea for Valentines, it'd be a cute choice.

Because it's herbal and doesn't have yerba root, no caffeine, which makes it a good tea for drinking in the evening. The sweetness makes it a good dessert tea if you want something sweet but don't want to ruin your diet.

The price point isn't unreasonable for a nice tea, even one that only gets brewed once. I like this herbal enough that I'd buy it despite the single use (though it came as part of the holiday set, I've bought it on its own before). What can I say? It smells fantastic, tastes good, won't keep me up at night. When I want to sleep, it's an easy win.

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