553 Tasting Notes
I got a sample of this from Dinosara, thanks x a million!
I have been eyeing all the tasting notes and buzz about Fauchon teas and this will be the first I have tried, so I’m extra excited about that aside from the fact that I love almond teas! I’m slightly stuffed up this morning, likely due to a fun allergy we call Cedar Fever here in Texas, so I’m sure this tea is a little more complex and bold that what I can pick out right now, but I can’t wait to try it.
First thing that I taste is a tiny bit of jasmine followed by an almond biscotti taste. I think I can pick out the rose and that mingles in the aftertaste a bit too. When the cup has cooled a little I get a blend of rose, jasmine and almond in the sip with almond showing most in the aftertaste. I’m finding the flavor present, but not super strong. I tried using less water on the resteep, but the flavor wasn’t any more intense. The second steep has more almond in the sip and reminds me of the powdered almond drink I’d find at Asian markets. I do love that stuff! Overall this is a really smooth tasting almond tea that I’m quite enjoying and it is leaving a good impression of the Fauchon brand!
Thank you goes to Mercuryhime for this sample!
Pancake breakfast, what a strange and intriguing flavor for a tea! I can taste the maple and the butter, but I’m not able to pick out the pancake part. I’m not sure if I’m supposed to let the other flavors let my imagination fill in the pancake part or it there is a component that I am missing. Either way, I like it and am glad I got to try it.
I got this in a very generous swap from Chuckieroy!
It has been a long time since I have had pineapple (and I have never had pineapple upside down cake), but I think I can identify the taste and I’m not tasting any in this tea. What I do taste is caramel, which is lovely, but not pineappley as I’d expect based on the name. The tea is nice, but not grabbing me like it has so many others.
Thank you Mercuryhime for this sample!
At first, I didn’t get this tea. It just tasted like green tea with a little bit of flavor that I couldn’t put my finger on. As it started to cool, I could pick up on the chestnut taste. The more it cooled, the more I tasted. I do love chestnuts and the flavor seems pretty dead on with this tea. This might have to go on my shopping list to try some more!
This stuff smells like a frosted lemon cookie! The first sip I took was a little too citrusy for me, but it mellowed out quickly. The taste isn’t as potent as a frosted lemon cookie, but the tea still holds some of that flavor I could smell when I opened the packet. It’s good and it is light, but it doesn’t quite captivate me. I like it, I’m not in love and I’d drink it again!
This tea isn’t really doing much for me. It smells pretty good in the bag, but I’m not getting much flavor which is disappointing. I put a bit of sugar in it and that brought out some taste, but not enough for my preferences. I’m finding I favor DT’s rooibos blends much more than the blacks.
Wow, did someone put out a campfire in my mouth?! Sat down with my tea at breakfast this morning and my husband said he smelled a fire. I casually told him it was my tea and he had to sniff it to believe me. Then I had to hear how it’s probably filled with carcinogens which is bad for you. I’ll just pretend he didn’t say that part. It’s so smokey! I like it!
This tea is very similar to the Mudslide tea from Teaopia and later Teavana. It has a good balance of chocolate and banana (a little less artificial than the Mudslide tea) and without the yummy nutty flavor. I really like banana flavoring and I think this is a bagged tea worth my restocking.