drank Tiramisu Treviso by Teavana
210 tasting notes

Back when I used to be able to tolerate caffeine, I used to like coffee (I never got into decaf, dunno why). I never liked the bitterness of coffee, though, just its flavour, so I’d always add a ton of sugar to make it palatable (I can just feel the coffee purists cringing). What I especially loved doing was going to the supermarket and buying these tiny sampler packets of flavoured coffee, much as I now love buying sampler packs of tea. One of my favourite flavoured coffees used to be amaretto coffee. Today, I have found this same coffee in caffeine-free, tea form.

Wait, what? Yep, that’s what I said. If I hadn’t opened the packet and steeped the tea myself, if I’d only inhaled the fragrance and tasted the brew, I would’ve sworn that I was drinking the same amaretto coffee I used to love so much. This rooibos blend smells and tastes exactly like it, and it’s lovely.

This blend should just be called Amaretto Coffea (see what I did there?). It has a bunch of other ingredients that I’m sure somehow work together to give the tea a more full-bodied flavour, but I couldn’t tell you whether it’d make any difference at all if they were absent. It tastes nothing whatsoever like tiramisu, but if you like the idea of amaretto coffee, you’ll nevertheless enjoy this blend.

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2012.10.07: I hear people like to understand other people’s ratings, so here’s a loose guide:

01-29: Dear God, why.
30-49: I’ll finish this cup, I guess, but no more.
50-59: Meh.
60-69: Decent. Maybe I can blend it with something else and make it better.
70-79: Heeey, this is quite good!
80-89: I love it, but I’m not in love with it.
90-100: Permanently resident in my Happy Place.

Update: I have steeped, and it was good. =] Still a tea-ophyte, though.

This is a tea site, so I feel like “well, I’m Indian” should be enough of an introduction. Because, I mean, it’s kind of in my genes, right? But the fact of the matter is that I’m an absolute tea-ophyte.

I’ve just discovered a world beyond Celestial Seasonings. I’ve just discovered “sachets” instead of “normal” tea bags and bought my first loose tea sampler. I don’t get the whole water temperature and steep time thing yet, nor that if I want to get a yixiang tea pot, I’d need one for each type of tea. I have this infuser ball thing, but I haven’t used it yet.

Don’t cringe, but right now I’m still just boiling water and pouring it over a teabag, adding some sugar, and drinking a nice, hot cuppa. I’d like to learn more, I think, and I’d like to train my palate. I figure participating in this community is the best way to do that.

So ya. Hi!


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