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5 Indulgent Almond Teas For A Perfect Dessert Complement

Almond tea: flavor highlights

A sophisticated beverage crafted for the refined palate, almond tea comes in countless forms and flavors. These range from herbal blends of almonds, apples, cherries, and cinnamon, to light Taiwanese oolongs or rooibos with a savory almond edge, to strong black teas sweetened with almond extract. Almond adds a subtle, savory sweetness to the tea base it is added to, without interfering with the latter’s natural flavor. As such, it works with all tea bases (black, green tea, oolong, or rooibos). Almond teas are generally prepared using almond pieces, almond oil, and extracts.

A little history

While the exact origins of almond tea are unknown, records suggest that it was a popular beverage among royal families in China.

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Owing to its subtle, “delicate” flavor, almond tea is a popular “all-around” beverage. Almond rooibos blends, generally laced with vanilla, make a red liquor with a “delightful earthy scent” and a natural sweetness that makes them “really easy to drink,” especially “iced, and with a little honey.” Similarly, almond-flavored oolongs are considered “desserty and pleasant,” thus serving as good “after-dinner teas.” Almond oolongs also “blend well with milk/cream.” When edged with almond extract, even black teas become “lightly sweet and full-bodied at the same time,” ending with a “sweet finish.”

Tea tips

Opt for almond tea if you prefer light, subtle tea flavors. This is a naturally sweet tea, so you may or may not need to add sweeteners, depending on the specific blend you’ve purchased. If you do need to sweeten the tea, add sugar or stevia. Milk or cream pairs well with hot almond-flavored tea. Some almond teas, especially those with a rooibos base, make refreshing iced brews. Almond oolongs can also be used to make iced tea, with some honey added in.

Can almond milk be used for tea?

Though almond tea generally refers to blends containing tea leaves and almond pieces or extracts, you can also brew yourself a cuppa using almond milk. In fact, almond milk pairs quite well with spiced black teas. Its natural sweetness and nutty undertones perfectly complement the warming spices in chai tea, for instance. Making your tea with almond milk doesn’t involve any additional steps. Just bear in mind that almond milk is thinner than soy or cow milk, and it won’t give your tea the same color. On the plus side, it’s low on fat and will reinforce your tea with antioxidants and vitamins.

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