Not going out today means tending to my tea samples all day. West Edmonton Mall yesterday, on the last Saturday before Christmas, was utter madness as expected so now it’s time to balance that off with a day of hermitry.
The aroma of the steeped tea reminds me of almond cookies, specifically Voortman Almonette and Almond Krunch cookies. Soft almond that isn’t as strong as almond biscotti. I detect a hint of cranberry as well. This so seems like it’ll be up my alley.
And it basically is, however, the cranberry ends up tasting more like artificial raspberry. I know there are real dried cranberries in the blend, but I wonder if the natural flavouring in this includes something berry-ish. The artificial berry tone is fighting with the lovely almond note. The base is light and lovely, excellent pairing with berries and almonds. I don’t taste any obvious bready or baked confection notes in here but in my opinion, the almond takes care of that since it’s such a fluffy, sugary almond note.
Ultimately, I’d love this tea if it had a more genuine cranberry flavour.