Almond Cookie from The NecessiTeas . . .

Despite the eventual turn of the season towards something warm, there are still plenty of cold, grey days.  On those days, it’s time to brew up something comforting and sweet like Almond Cookie tea from the NecessiTeas.  Opening up the bag of tea, the blend has a very forward amaretto-like scent, sweet and fragrant and strong, like baked goods with almond extract.  This smooth and silky flavor carries over into the smell of the brewed tea and its taste.

Just beneath all the sweet marzipan is something more creamy and buttery, clearly the “cookie” part of this Almond Cookie blend.  This butteriness almost reminds me of coconut, though it’s not so tropical. NecessiTeas had a great idea combining almond and cookie together.  A marzipan-driven tea can be a but too overwhelming on its own, so the nutty, butter-cookie taste is the perfect pairing against the almond flavors.

Writing this review I almost thought I had talked about this tea before.  Last time I reviewed Coconut Almond Macaroon from the NecessiTeas, which is similar though it has a green tea base and stronger coconut tones.  If you liked that blend, definitely try this Almond Cookie blend as well. My mug is almost empty and there are still clouds in the sky, so it’s time to brew another cup!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: The NecessiTeas
Description: This bakery-style blend of black tea, sweet almond and creamy coconut is sure to satisfy your inner “cookie monster”.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

It is Macaroon Season: Try Coconut Almond Macaroon from the NecessiTeas

I feel like I’ve see a lot of macaroon-themed teas popping up this spring so it felt like time to try a tea I was saving in my collection, Coconut Almond Macaroon from the NecessiTeas.

It’s a little known fact that I like coconut in my baked goods and sweets.  Almond Joy bars or Coconut Cluster Girl Scout cookies are the way to go!  And don’t even get me started on Hostess Sno-Balls…

The dry leaf of this blend smelled strongly of almond, almost like amaretto liqueur or almond extract.  Almond was definitely the dominant tone, but there was some coconut cream hiding beneath the marzipan fragrance.  This tea has a green tea base, so I kept the water temperatures a little lower and let it steep.  I could hardly keep my nose out of the mug while I waited.  The brew smelled so delicious, sweet and nutty, with much more coconut coming forward as time went on.

This tea is true to its name: coconut macaroon.  There’s the smooth, almond-cookie, sweet chocolate, and plenty of buttery coconut.  Using green tea beneath all these flavors was a great choice by The Necessiteas.  The coconut is toasted and warm, and almost makes the green tea taste like a roasted hojicha.  The green tea also makes this blend light enough that the coconut and chocolate don’t need to compete for prominence, and it allows the cookie flavors to really shine.  After a long day, this was the perfect dessert tea to brew up as a treat!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: The NecessiTeas

The perfect blend for Macaroon lovers. The aroma of slightly toasted almonds will greet you at first sip followed by the creamy, sweetness of coconut. This is our guilt-free version of the bake sale classic.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Coconut Macaroon Black Tea Blend from Compass Teas


Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Compass Teas

Tea Description:

Enjoy the scent of coconut, macadamia nut, and cookies in this tea!  We suggest sweetening it with Amber Sugar Gems. 

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Yummy!  With my first couple of sips of this Coconut Macaroon Black Tea Blend from Compass Teas, I could definitely taste the coconut, but I wasn’t so sure that it was a Coconut Macaroon cookie that I was tasting, and with a name like “Coconut Macaroon” that’s what I expected to taste!

But after allowing the tea to cool slightly – it’s still hot, just not freshly poured from the teapot hot – I notice the flavors of Coconut Macaroon Cookie begin to emerge.

The coconut is definitely the star of this show, and since I love the taste of coconut, I certainly don’t have a problem with that.  The flavor is sweet and creamy … and coconut-y!  Beneath the prominent coconut flavor, I notice a sweet, nutty flavor that I attribute to the macadamia nut, although I can’t really say that it tastes distinctly macadamia nut-ish.  It tastes nutty, toasty, and sweet … but, it doesn’t stand out and say to me “I am Macadamia Nut!”

Then there is also a lovely bake-y kind of taste to this that ties this tea all together – truly making it taste a bit like a liquefied coconut macaroon cookie!  I think that this comes from not just the combination of flavorings used to create this blend but also the black tea base itself – which is pleasant tasting, with a certain robustness to it.  It is what I’d classify as a medium-strength tea … not overwhelmingly bold, but this is not a wimpy tea either.  It’s got a lot of flavor to it, and it holds its own in the midst of the strong coconut and sweet nut flavors.

Compass Teas has themselves a real winner on their hands with this tea!  I love it!