This is another sample I bought when I went to The Whistling Kettle for afternoon tea. The black tea leaves are quite small and dark, and there are teensy pieces of crushed almond and coconut mixed in. Dry, it mostly smells strongly of almond extract, which does not make me unhappy. :)
The steeped tea smells a bit… odd. I can still smell the almond extract and I get coconut, but there’s also a weird soap-like aroma that’s making my nose crinkle. Luckily for me, it doesn’t taste like soap. Sil was right in her note, it’s almost like there is no base tea here… It just tastes like mild almond extract and coconut flavored water. Very strange! There’s maybe a hint of wood taste. And I lied, there is a tiny bit of soap flavor here (probably because I’m looking for it, lol). Not a winner for me.
Flavors: Almond, Coconut, Marzipan, Soap, Wood