Almond Rose
Black floral blend with spices, vanilla and rosebuds

Floral black blend
almonds and spices
Vanilla hint

Price: $17.65


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Almond Rose is an unusual blend of black tea, spices, nuts, rosebuds and vanilla flavoring that gives a complex floral spicy cream flavor. If you like the taste and aroma of marzipan this is a must for you to try. -

About Almonds and Roses:

Almonds are generally considered to be a nut but they are actually an edible seed (drupe) of the almond tree. Studies claim many health benefits including cholesterol reduction as well as almonds being packed with vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. Almonds can be eaten many ways, on their own in a raw condition or toasted, sliced or flaked, in flour, oil, butter or as a replacement for dairy milk. Marzipan, which is used in cakes and chocolate fillings, is made from sugar, honey and ground almonds.

Almonds go back to biblical times and are believed to originate from the Middle East before spreading to India, North Africa and the Mediterranean, especially Italy and Spain. They were used in bread that was served to the Pharaohs in Egypt.

The almond tree was brought to California in the 18th century by the Spanish Franciscans and the weather of the inland valleys was found to be ideal for growing. Today the Sacramento and San Joaquin areas of California’s Central Valley produce 70% of the world’s output. Almonds are exported to many countries with Germany being the biggest consumer. One of the production issues is the lack of indigenous water. Californian agriculture consumes around 80% of the state’s water, with supplies coming from other states such as Colorado, and almonds are a very thirsty crop.

Roses have that amazing fragrant aroma and are available in many colors with red being the favorite on Valentine’s Day. Not many males will have failed to give a bunch of red roses to their sweetheart in their courting or married life. The famous line from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is when she said “That which we call a rose by any other name would be just as sweet”. Apart from the aroma when it is added to tea blends it also contributes to the visual appearance.

The classic saying “take time to smell the roses” is for everyone in the hectic bustle of the 21st century, but what are the origins. From our research it is not clear but the best derivation seems to be the joining of two sayings and ironically one relates to coffee. “stop and smell the roses” and "wake up and smell the coffee” in the 1940’s.

Roses originate from around 32 million years ago according to fossils discovered in the Northern Hemisphere, Europe, America, the Middle East and the Orient. There are now 150 species that are sold for landscaping.

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