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drank Easter Tea by Dammann Freres
358 tasting notes

I made cups of this for the boy and I this morning. I was excited to try it, since this was my first tea from Dammann Freres. I like the name of this tea, as Easter is by far my favorite holiday. There is nothing better than getting a colorful basket full of goodies on a sunny spring day! The dry leaves smell wonderful – extremely sweet and fruity with just a hint of champagne or white wine. Maybe the alcoholic smell that I’m noticing is from the maraschino? Whatever it is, it smells wonderful, although a little strong. The flavor is chocolatey and malty with a heavy fruity aftertaste. With a little milk and sweetener, this becomes a creamy cup with flavors of vanilla and maraschino. I am glad that this tea came out so nice, I was a little put off at first from all of the heady aromas from the dry leaves. A big thank you to Shelley_Lorraine for this wonderful sample! The fiancee is loving this tea also and already asking when we can get more – anyone know where to purchase Dammann Freres online or in the US??

-Dry blend has small black tea leaves and twigs with pink and yellow rose petals and small blue petals.
-Dry leaves smell overwhelmingly sweet and fruity with a hint of champagne or white wine. Tea liquor aroma is malty with sweet floral and fruit notes.
-Tea liquor is a cloudy dark brown color.
-Chocolate malty flavor and finish with a heavy fruity aftertaste.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Very good tea. A decadent and creamy cup with a light flavor of maraschino and chocolate vanilla.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
Ysaurella

another one I need to taste from Dammann Frères

Josie Jade

It was very good, Ysaurella! I need to try more from Dammann Freres :)

Nxtdoor

Sorry.. You tried online? http://www.dammann.fr/

Cavocorax

Oooh. I’ve never peeked at the site before. It’s so fancy looking! (Runs away and hides)

Nxtdoor

You only need a smidgeon of French. I think some have English words in there too, I can’t remember exactly.

Nxtdoor

Cavocorax, the shipping is over 20 bucks, that’s when I abandoned the cart. Maybe once you move here we can split an order.

Cavocorax

Haha. It’s not so much the french that scares me – more the chandeliers and fancy graphics and everything that screams THIS TEA IS TOO FANCY FOR YOU. :P

Nxtdoor

Love it.

Josie Jade

I found this website for the US – they have the option to buy loose tea in the tin, the muslin sachets, or a refill of the loose tea, which seems to be the best price! I don’t know what the shipping is, and they don’t have a ton of the flavors, but it’s in English and pretty reasonably priced! :)

http://www.markethallfoods.com/categories.php?category=Coffee-and-Tea/Mariage-Freres-Tea&gclid=CIWB29_p3rcCFYuf4AodPSQATA

Ysaurella

Dammann has an english version of their website, normally using a browser in English automatically drives you on the English version

Josie Jade

Oh good to know, Ysaurella. I will have to explore their site a little more! :)

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Ysaurella

another one I need to taste from Dammann Frères

Josie Jade

It was very good, Ysaurella! I need to try more from Dammann Freres :)

Nxtdoor

Sorry.. You tried online? http://www.dammann.fr/

Cavocorax

Oooh. I’ve never peeked at the site before. It’s so fancy looking! (Runs away and hides)

Nxtdoor

You only need a smidgeon of French. I think some have English words in there too, I can’t remember exactly.

Nxtdoor

Cavocorax, the shipping is over 20 bucks, that’s when I abandoned the cart. Maybe once you move here we can split an order.

Cavocorax

Haha. It’s not so much the french that scares me – more the chandeliers and fancy graphics and everything that screams THIS TEA IS TOO FANCY FOR YOU. :P

Nxtdoor

Love it.

Josie Jade

I found this website for the US – they have the option to buy loose tea in the tin, the muslin sachets, or a refill of the loose tea, which seems to be the best price! I don’t know what the shipping is, and they don’t have a ton of the flavors, but it’s in English and pretty reasonably priced! :)

http://www.markethallfoods.com/categories.php?category=Coffee-and-Tea/Mariage-Freres-Tea&gclid=CIWB29_p3rcCFYuf4AodPSQATA

Ysaurella

Dammann has an english version of their website, normally using a browser in English automatically drives you on the English version

Josie Jade

Oh good to know, Ysaurella. I will have to explore their site a little more! :)

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Just a Southern girl who loves sunshine, little dogs and all things tea!

I love animals and animal rescue. We have a rescued Chihuahua, Greyhound, Siamese and 2 Tabbies. We also foster kittens for the local humane society.

My favorite teas are sweet and malty black teas but I try to branch out and taste them all. :)

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