Cranberry Almond Christmas Cookie Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
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Flavors
Almond, Cranberry, Fruity, Astringent, Brisk, Cookie, Malt, Marzipan, Nutty, Smooth, Sweet
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Caffeine
High
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “AJRimmer Advent Day 24 I really enjoyed the cranberry flavor in this tea! I feel like most cranberry blends I’ve tried use hibiscus to capture that tart, red flavor and I usually find myself...” Read full tasting note
  • “I taste the cranberry, but not the almond and not really any cookie. It’s pleasant with milk, but it sort of feels like it’s missing something. I’ve also never had a cookie like this, so maybe...” Read full tasting note
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  • “2023 sipdown no. 51 This one has a perfume-y quality, though it doesn’t translate fully to the taste. Otherwise, the almond is hidden a bit but can be picked up. I appreciate the variation in a...” Read full tasting note
  • “12th Tea of Christmas 2022 Woops! I never wrote notes for my last day of advents so let’s fix that (and now I must gather my fuzzy memory of a tea I drank over a month ago). I recall enjoying this...” Read full tasting note
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AJRimmer Advent Day 24

I really enjoyed the cranberry flavor in this tea! I feel like most cranberry blends I’ve tried use hibiscus to capture that tart, red flavor and I usually find myself disappointed. But this one had a very natural sweet/tart cranberry flavor with no hibiscus that I could detect. I wouldn’t have minded a bit more almond, but it was a lovely, refreshing tea for Christmas Eve to balance out all the sweets!

Flavors: Almond, Cranberry, Fruity

52Teas

Generally speaking, I dislike hibiscus. When it’s steeped too long, it will become too syrupy in texture & too tart in flavor, neither of which is something I appreciate in a tea. I have used hibiscus in the past in a few of my teas, but only in very limited amounts to avoid the tartness and/or syrupy texture, but that was years ago.

I have since learned that hibiscus is often grown alongside peanuts (aka intercropping – hibiscus likes to grow alongside legumes.) and because I have pledged to have only allergen-friendly teas, I no longer will use hibiscus in any of my teas to avoid potential cross-contamination due to these intercropping practices.

So, you can buy any berry tea with me with the confidence of knowing there is no hibiscus in it – and on the rare chance that you happen to find a 52Teas with hibiscus in it, it’s one blended prior to 2020, as I believe the last blend I crafted with hibiscus in it was in 2019.

Inkling

That’s good to know and probably explains why I enjoy your fruity teas so much more than many others I’ve tried! :)

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I taste the cranberry, but not the almond and not really any cookie. It’s pleasant with milk, but it sort of feels like it’s missing something. I’ve also never had a cookie like this, so maybe there’s a flavor profile there that I’m not catching. The second time I had this, it did taste different than just a pure fruity black tea…but it still doesn’t capture the cookie flavor profile exactly.

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2023 sipdown no. 51

This one has a perfume-y quality, though it doesn’t translate fully to the taste. Otherwise, the almond is hidden a bit but can be picked up. I appreciate the variation in a holiday tea.

Thanks for sharing Kelmishka!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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12th Tea of Christmas 2022

Woops! I never wrote notes for my last day of advents so let’s fix that (and now I must gather my fuzzy memory of a tea I drank over a month ago).

I recall enjoying this but also finding it a tad tricky. Sometimes the chemistry was spot on with the almond cookie bliss, while other times I steeped it a couple seconds too long – resulting in an astringent cuppa (confounded by cranberry antics). That was ok because then I happily added milk and had a decent brisk (for me) mug.

Anyways, I enjoyed my 12 Teas of Christmas a lot this year (as usual) even if not all the blends matched my preferences exactly (majority votes and I get out of my comfort zone lol). Looking forward to next Christmas 2023! :)

Flavors: Almond, Astringent, Brisk, Cookie, Cranberry, Malt, Marzipan, Nutty

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Sipdown 6

Liked this, but didn’t love it. I wish there was a bit more of both the almond and cranberry.

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Mastress Alita’s Monthly Sipdown Challenge
December 2022 → A winter holiday tea

This is much lighter in taste than I expected based on the strong aroma inside the pouch. I can smell the bright sweet-tart cranberry most of all, but the flavor tastes primarily of almond.

Flavors: Almond, Cranberry, Nutty

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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12 Teas of Christmas: Day 12

I had a feeling I didn’t give this one due credit or attention when I brewed it up on Christmas, so I waited to review it till I could try it again. I’m drinking it on this second morning of the new year and really enjoying it! There’s a nice brisk cranberry note at the front of the sip, followed by the mellow, smooth sweetness of marzipan from the almond. Those flavors are layered on an equally smooth black base with very little astringency. It smells really, really lovely — very comforting and sweet.

I appreciate this one being the final tea of the box — sometimes all the traditional holiday/winter flavors can get a little overwhelming, so this more subtle approach is a welcome one.

Flavors: Brisk, Cranberry, Marzipan, Smooth, Sweet

Maddy Barone

That sounded so good I had to go out and order a taster right now!

Kelmishka

Ooh, I hope you enjoy it!

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Adventaggedon Day Twenty Five – 3/3

To be honest, I found this flavour a bit anticlimactic for the last in the advent – I would have expected something a bit more… classically festive!? But that’s a small criticism, and the bottom line is that the tea was delicious. My favourite of the day. It’s got the perfect balance of brisk, bold black tea with malty and baked good notes combined with the marzipan-like sweetness of almond and that sweet cranberry jam kind of flavour. Made me think a little bit of the thumbprint cookies that sometimes my mom or grandma would make for the holidays but with cranberry instead of raspberry.

Thank you Anne for a fantastic advent, yet again! Looking forward to next year’s already.

Today’s Advent Photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cmm1_S6uW2y/

Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n9qtBhwR_Q

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