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On The Seventh Day of Christmas, Della Terra Teas Sent Me This Tea …

December20

Today is day seven.  I have some catching up to do, because, well, I had a bad case of food poisoning, so I’ve been out of commission for a couple of days.  I’m glad that I had a couple of posts already prepared and scheduled, so that you didn’t miss out on the countdown fun!

Almond Biscotti

almondbiscottiTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Della Terra Teas

Tea Description:  

Swimming like the swans did on the 7th day of Christmas sounds a little too cold for me.  But, if you must…

Warm up with this Almond Biscotti green tea.  Just like the name implies, a baked, deliciously almond green tea is what you will have on this magical day!

Taster’s Review:

This is my first cup of tea since my aforementioned bout with food poisoning.  I’m sure that my tummy could have handled the tea (and my caffeine withdrawal sure would have appreciated some) but I just didn’t have the wherewithal to prepare a cup of tea, or sit at the computer and write reviews … or to do much of anything else for that matter.

But that’s enough of that.  Let’s get on with this yummy tea.  This is the first green tea from this year’s Christmas box, most of the tea until now have been flavored black teas.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that.  It’s just an observation.  That’s part of what I do.  I observe things – particularly things that are tea related – and then I share my findings with you.

When I looked inside the pouch, I could see a lot of coconut, and the aroma was very coconut-y.  I might even say that it was more coconut than it was almond.  But once brewed, the aroma becomes a balance between coconut and almond.

The flavor is very much a balance between the two as well.  The flavor is sweet, nutty, creamy, and I do get some of that “biscotti,” baked cookie-like flavor.  This tea delivers just what it says it will with the name – the taste of Almond Biscotti!

I taste green tea flavor in there, too.  A slightly vegetal and slightly savory note that contrasts with the sweetness of the almond-y, coconut-y, cookie-esque flavors.

A very satisfying blend!

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