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drank Place Saint Marc by THE O DOR
59 tasting notes

This tea smells better than it tastes.

The smell is marvellous. It reminds me of muffins and cakes.

The taste is somewhat lighter than I’d expected. The vanilla is noticeable, the strawberries not so much. Hence the first line.

Overall a good tea, but I’m not sure I’ll be buying it again. Bought four tins of Theodor recently (Place Saint Marc, Saigon, Milky Oolong and J.E. Yin Zhen [Silver Needles]) and this tin is still – by far – the fullest.

Edit: Unfortunately I feel compelled to lower the rate on this one. Every time I brew a cup of tea I’m disappointed by the very light taste (or should that be delicate?) in comparison to the great smell. Tin is still – by far – the fullest… Won’t be buying it again and am considering giving it away.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec
cteresa

If you do not want it, I would love to swap for some of it! (though not sure where you are). I got some of Theodor´s lembrança a flavoured mate which I got by mistake (seller´s mistake, grrrr), would you like to swap a bit? 20 or 30 grams like for like? I got other Theodor teas but they are getting close to finished (and considering rebuying 4 of them which is amazing though still wondering). Or maybe a bit of Harney´s Queen Catherine?

Barbara

I’d love to! I’ve sent you a private message.

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cteresa

If you do not want it, I would love to swap for some of it! (though not sure where you are). I got some of Theodor´s lembrança a flavoured mate which I got by mistake (seller´s mistake, grrrr), would you like to swap a bit? 20 or 30 grams like for like? I got other Theodor teas but they are getting close to finished (and considering rebuying 4 of them which is amazing though still wondering). Or maybe a bit of Harney´s Queen Catherine?

Barbara

I’d love to! I’ve sent you a private message.

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What to say about myself and my tea drinking habits? I’ve been staring at the screen, reading other’s bio’s and still can’t come up with something worthwile. I’ll just stick to the basics.

I generally prefer white, green and oolong teas to black teas. As I read a scientific report that stated that black teas lower the level of stress hormones in the blood, I try to add a few cups of black tea every day.

Overall I prefer black teas to be flavoured. The white, green and oolongs may be flavoured or straight.

I brew my teas per cup, mostly in my – much loved – Kati mug with Cha Cult strainer. I’m rather a stickler for brewing time and temperature, so I use a tea timer and watercooker with temperature indication.

I also love a good cup of coffee and especially cappuchino. As far as I’m concerned, a good cappuchino requires a real milk/foam topping, not something made with skimmed milk, powder or the like. Unfortunately a lot of cafes still haven’t caught on to that one and serve low quality coffee and tea (type vending machine and bagged fannings). I hate it when, on a cold winter day, the choice is restricted to bad coffee, bagged fannings or a cold softdrink… :-(

As for rating teas, I more or less make the following distinction:

100:
Nothing is perfect. Probably won’t be using it ever.

98 – 99:
Nearly too good to be true.

90 – 97:
Exceptional.

80 – 89:
Excellent.

70 – 79:
Good. May rebuy depending on price and availability.

60 – 69:
Ok I’ll finish the cup and maybe even have a second, but probably won’t finish the entire package as I have other – (far) better teas in my cupboard.

< 60:
I feel cheated. I won’t ever be buying this again.

< 50:
This really is no good.

< 30:
I hate this. I want my money back.

1:
Beyond horrible!

PS: Recalibrated my ratings according to this index on 23 feb 2013.

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The Netherlands

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