Day 19 of the 2016 advent calendar! My boyfriend is a huge fan of this one but I never really drank it, probably because the smell was so strongly of artificial almond. I will say that it is a pretty tea to look at as well. After 9 months though, I have noticed that the smell of the almond has died down quite a bit (chances are it evaporated?). Sadly the tea smells a bit musty, but I’m going to brew it up anyways and see how it is.
Steeped, the tea is a nice light green tea color, and the aroma is much more almond-y than my sample of dry leaf which is a pleasant surprise. By itself, the tea isn’t really that sweet, but it does come off as a decent almond-y green tea. I did add a touch of sugar and it helped in my opinion, making this tea into a sweet and smooth treat.
Overall, I don’t know why this tea gets a bad rap. I thought the flavor was great and had no bitterness from the green tea base. I hope they bring it back this coming winter because I will buy more.