Review: The Necessiteas Sweet Almond

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Thumbs up!"This, for me, is a quintessential dessert tea. Rich, sweet, nutty, delicious!"
Vanessa’s Teaview: 8.5/10
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The Necessiteas has a fairly solid lineup of wonderfully flavored teas. Today's sample which I reviewed is the Sweet Almond Black Tea, which is a Ceylon tea flavored with almonds and coconut. The dry blend has generous amounts of both almond and coconut pieces sprinkled in among the short and wiry black tea leaves. The aroma of this tea is pretty enchanting. It is a wonderfully sweet nutty flavor (think marzipan or any other almond-flavored candy). Despite the coconut being rather prominent by volume, it is not a major contributor to the scent of the dry tea.
I infused the leaves in boiling water for three minutes, producing a rather opaque, dark brown tea. It only took one sip of this tea to win me over. If you like almonds, you'll love this tea. This, for me, is a quintessential dessert tea. Rich, sweet, nutty, delicious! It does not need anything added to it, as it stands up on its own just fine. However, because it is a sturdy brew, you can add milk and/or sweetener to it without masking the tea's flavor. The almond flavor is very natural and I did not get a sense of artificial or cloyingly sweet fake flavors. As with the aroma notes, the coconut doesn't stand out on its own. From what I could tell, the coconut does blend with the almond flavor to help make a smooth and satisfying cup. This is the kind of tea that would be oh-so-satisfying on a cold and rainy day, or even the perfect tea to sip while curled up in bed with a book. I did try this tea as an iced tea as well, but because this tea has a rather heavy body, I found it did not work well as refreshing thirst-quencher. Still, I highly recommend this tea to anyone looking for their next go-to dessert tea.

— To purchase The Necessiteas Sweet Almond, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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