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drank 7 Parfums by Dammann Freres
1112 tasting notes

It is so humid out – I was craving something light and fruity after I waded through the swamp, I mean walked to work from the train :) The French teas that Dinosara sent were calling to me from my tea drawer with their intoxicating fruity and flowery fragrances! I picked this one because I thought the ingredients included in the blend mixed with the Ceylon and China teas would really hit the spot. I took it with a half teaspoon of sugar – I seem to like these French teas with un peu! ;)

I’m getting good tea, then the sweet, slightly pithy, slightly powdered sugary citrus hits, and then I taste a sweet and delightful fig flavor. I was so afraid that this would be another tea that sent me on a reverie of nostalgia – figs are another flavor I associate with being a child. We always had dried figs for the Winter Holidays, and our neighbor directly in back had a fig tree that reached into our yard. Summers were for fresh milky delicate figs. Thankfully, with this tea, the citrus mitigates the figgy flavor enough so that I am smiling and remembering, and not shot through the heart!

Dinosara, thank you! This is a sultry summer day in a cup. I love it.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

I never would eat figs. My mom loved them, and I even made fig preserves for her from my mother-in-law’s figs. Then I had fig in French tea and ooo la la! I am planning to scoop up all of Mima’s figs as soon as they are ready since she doesn’t eat them at all.

JacquelineM

Oooooh how lucky! My mouth is watering!!

Dinosara

I LOVE figs in all their forms. You wouldn’t believe how many teas with fig in them I had on my list for Dammann Freres before I narrowed it down to this one!

Brittany

I’ve never had French tea before, but all your tasting notes are getting me curious. And I agree about the nostalgia. I hate it when certain things (especially food I find) force me into a state of the past. Nostalgia is at first comforting and then rattling and troubling- reminding you of what once was and what now isn’t.

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ashmanra

I never would eat figs. My mom loved them, and I even made fig preserves for her from my mother-in-law’s figs. Then I had fig in French tea and ooo la la! I am planning to scoop up all of Mima’s figs as soon as they are ready since she doesn’t eat them at all.

JacquelineM

Oooooh how lucky! My mouth is watering!!

Dinosara

I LOVE figs in all their forms. You wouldn’t believe how many teas with fig in them I had on my list for Dammann Freres before I narrowed it down to this one!

Brittany

I’ve never had French tea before, but all your tasting notes are getting me curious. And I agree about the nostalgia. I hate it when certain things (especially food I find) force me into a state of the past. Nostalgia is at first comforting and then rattling and troubling- reminding you of what once was and what now isn’t.

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

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Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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