Day 6 of the advent calendar.
Dry, the tea smells citrusy, like an Earl Grey. What is with all these DM teas having citrus in them?! The taste is silky smooth and doesn’t have that unbalanced bite that some teas with orange have. It is good, but not amazing. It is just a smooth black tea with orange.
I love the presentation of this company. I love the black tins, the design they use to frame the name of the teas and that they put out an advent calendar, but I’m still waiting to fall in love with the tea.

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Tuscanteal

Perhaps your palette is more bold? French teas in general tend to be more refined, gentle, complex but light. I think that’s why I have the opposite feeling towards other companies with their teas. I find the flavours aren’t as developed. I feel like with tea, I’m a judge on Chopped and I’m critiquing the harmony of the flavours working together (LOL.)

Dustin

It may be more bold, but I have enjoyed many other teas from French companies which is why I expected to enjoy these more. I found them very smooth and well blended, but with more pronounced flavors and more interesting mixes than the DM teas. Still hoping to find some winners in this mix!

Tuscanteal

Ah okay, DM is more subtle I guess. I’ve never had their teas, I just know I prefer French teas generally and have been shying away from other companies lately. For example DT. I use to like them a lot more, and can’t help but be suckered into their marketing, however I am not enjoying their teas that much anymore.

Dinosara

Just had a thought… how much water are you using for the sachets? They are somewhat smaller than typical pyramid sachets and I find that they turn out best with only 8oz of water.

Dustin

In the past 6 months or so I have tried teas from The O Dor, Nina’s, Marriage Freres and Les Palias De Thes (I’m probably butchering the spelling here) and they were all a bit more flavorful than DM. There are a couple of DT’s teas that I like, but I found a large portion of them to be ho hum to my taste too.

I’m brewing them in a full David’s mug, which is probably more like 16oz. I’ll try less water next time. Thanks!

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Tuscanteal

Perhaps your palette is more bold? French teas in general tend to be more refined, gentle, complex but light. I think that’s why I have the opposite feeling towards other companies with their teas. I find the flavours aren’t as developed. I feel like with tea, I’m a judge on Chopped and I’m critiquing the harmony of the flavours working together (LOL.)

Dustin

It may be more bold, but I have enjoyed many other teas from French companies which is why I expected to enjoy these more. I found them very smooth and well blended, but with more pronounced flavors and more interesting mixes than the DM teas. Still hoping to find some winners in this mix!

Tuscanteal

Ah okay, DM is more subtle I guess. I’ve never had their teas, I just know I prefer French teas generally and have been shying away from other companies lately. For example DT. I use to like them a lot more, and can’t help but be suckered into their marketing, however I am not enjoying their teas that much anymore.

Dinosara

Just had a thought… how much water are you using for the sachets? They are somewhat smaller than typical pyramid sachets and I find that they turn out best with only 8oz of water.

Dustin

In the past 6 months or so I have tried teas from The O Dor, Nina’s, Marriage Freres and Les Palias De Thes (I’m probably butchering the spelling here) and they were all a bit more flavorful than DM. There are a couple of DT’s teas that I like, but I found a large portion of them to be ho hum to my taste too.

I’m brewing them in a full David’s mug, which is probably more like 16oz. I’ll try less water next time. Thanks!

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My name is Dustin and I like tea.

I’m an added flavor kind of tea fan. I want my tea to remind me of cookies and cakes with coconut and almond slices with a hint of chocolate drizzled on top. I want dancing ponies and flying monkeys shooting off fireworks! I like a little sugar in my tea. I love caffeinated tea, but since I limit myself to one cup a day, I have been exploring more rooibos and honeybush teas. Rooibos now = meh and I have upped my caffeine tolerance. BRING ME CAFFEINE!!!!

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