It is going to be a tea heavy week on the blog. I have been trying out the 10th anniversary teas and DAVIDsTEA launched even more Thrive Collection yesterday! I thought they were slowing down on the collections, not releasing new stuff weekly? Anyway, on to DAVIDsTEA Chocolate Covered Almond Tea. This one is a more recent tea compared to Cookie Dough. They seem to have reformulated this since the last time it released as sugar is now the first ingredient (at least on my mini tin) when it was carob previously. Maybe that is why I enjoyed it more than the previous release?
DAVIDsTEA Chocolate Covered Almond Tea Ingredients and Steeping Instructions
Ingredients: Sugar, roasted carob, black tea, almonds, yerba mate, cocoa, natural and artificial flavouring.
As mentioned, this is a little different than the original release which had sugar lower down the ingredient list.
Steeping Instructions: 1-2 Perfect Spoons per 16oz 95℃/200℉ (almost boiling) water. Steep for 3-5 minutes. I do around 3mins if drinking it straight and 5mins if making a latte.
Price: $8.98 for 50g (Canadian 2018 pricing but 20% discount given on Anniversary teas so $7.18 per bag)
DAVIDsTEA Chocolate Covered Almond Tea Review
Apart from the fact that the “sweetheart throwbacks” are an excuse for the yummiest of props, I enjoyed DAVIDsTEA Chocolate Covered Almond more than I remember liking the original. A shoutout to Hershey’s, I don’t remember the last time I had a Hershey bar and it was delicious! Chocolate Covered Almond tea is sweet but not Forever Nuts sweet. It is more like a chocolate tea with almond extract rather than a nutty tea with chocolate. The black tea is not overly astringent even at 5 minutes. Definitely a nice dessert tea and great for those new to tea.
DAVIDsTEA Chocolate Covered Almond Tea Latte Review & Instructions
Use 2-3 Perfect Spoons of Chocolate Covered Almond in 10oz almost boiling water. Steep for 5 minutes. Add foamed milk to make up the other 6oz of a Nordic mug. My cup is 12 oz so I did 1.5 PS in 8 ounces of water and added milk.
Like the rest of the dessert teas in the 10th Anniversary collection, Chocolate Covered Almond makes a great latte. The milk brings out the creaminess in the chocolate flavours. I probably would drink this as a latte rather than a straight tea. It has a fair amount of sweetness so I didn’t add any agave.
Overall, I definitely prefer DAVIDsTEA Cookie Dough but this was still very enjoyable.