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drank pear vanilla by La Tisaniere
111 tasting notes

I really loved the taste of this herbal tea : the pear and vanilla mix being absolutely perfect. I bought it regularly, despite my knowing that the ingredients within the bags were definitely not a great quality and that the aromas were most probably artificial.
One day, I put a bag in a big water bottle in which I had put filtered water with a sterilizing tablet, which gave it a very strong and unpleasant chlorine taste. Wow, the taste was really light but absolutely delightful and moreover it gave the impression that the water was actually cooler than it really was.
Unfortunately shortly after that La Tisanière stopped this product for another one called Poire caramélisée (Caramelized Pear), in which the caramel tastes fake, the pear not so natural either and the whole mix did not work at all for me. I stopped buying this range of product then.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Ysaurella

Mon Dieu, La Tisanière ! j’avais oublié l’existence de cette marque. Thanks for the reminding. It makes me think about long winter evenings at my grand parents home …it was always a moment when Grandma was saying ’do you want a tisane ?" (“est-ce que tu veux une tisane ?” plus exactement…my grandma never spoke a word in English)" meaning…prepare yourself to go to bed …soon !

LaFleurBleue

Not sure but I believe if the answer to that question was no, the following would be “Are you really sure you do not want a tisane?” I share kind of common experience, especially with this brand and the Fruit or Herbal tisanes, as well as the Lipton Saveurs du Soir. I’m not really willing to try them again now that I’ve tasted something else…

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Ysaurella

Mon Dieu, La Tisanière ! j’avais oublié l’existence de cette marque. Thanks for the reminding. It makes me think about long winter evenings at my grand parents home …it was always a moment when Grandma was saying ’do you want a tisane ?" (“est-ce que tu veux une tisane ?” plus exactement…my grandma never spoke a word in English)" meaning…prepare yourself to go to bed …soon !

LaFleurBleue

Not sure but I believe if the answer to that question was no, the following would be “Are you really sure you do not want a tisane?” I share kind of common experience, especially with this brand and the Fruit or Herbal tisanes, as well as the Lipton Saveurs du Soir. I’m not really willing to try them again now that I’ve tasted something else…

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I’ve started drinking much more tea quite recently, almost completely quitting espresso for it!
I’ve been introduced to high quality tea by one of my best friend, MF Marco Polo addict since more than 20 years. I’ve only rarely bought tea-bags since then, preferring the quality-price ratio of loose leaves.
I drink my tea natural, without any milk, sugar or sweetener. I only add honey when a sore-throat is coming along.
I usually either brew a large pot at home or resteep my leaves at the office. I cannot seem to learn to master the use of a gaiwan in an elegant and not clumsy way…
My tea preferences :
- I really like flavored black teas, with a preference for fruity flavors, from a tangy Earl Grey to a real fruit smoothie-like tea. I’m trying some single origin unflavored blacks from time to time but always end up having trouble to finish them. I usually do not really enjoy the strong breakfast teas.
- I do not like chai or teas with strong spice flavors. Strange considering I really like spicy food, but not what I drink.
- I am quite afraid of pu-erh and lapsang souchong, though I probably have never drunk any real good ones and I’m quite sure it can make a huge difference… A few years ago, I had been introduced to scotch whisky and can definitely attest that you cannot say you don’t like whisky, if you’ve only drunk blended stuff and not tasted yet single malts. I hope to get the same happy discovery for those teas.
- I discovered very good oolong, without going through the step of drinking bad-one first, and really enjoy it, especially with a meal. I’ll definitely try some flavored oolongs in a near future.
- I’ve just started discovering white teas, which feels very delicate. The only problem is that those can be awfully expensive…
- I also really like rooibos which I discovered a few years ago while searching for low-theine/caffeine teas that I could drink at night without suffering from insomnia.
- As with green tea, we’ve had a long-standing difficult relationship. I’ve occasionally had some that were real smooth, refreshing and so very many that turned bitter very quickly. And I cannot stand a bitter tea.
- As for jasmine tea, I used to like it but have indeed drunk too much of some bad quality bitter brew, and now I even have problem finishing the high-quality pearls I bought in Beijing.
- Yerba Mate: I’ve had some in one blend and am quite convinced that I would never like that as bitterness is one of its main characteristics. I’ll try to avoid it like the plague.
- Herbal tea: I used to drink more or those before discovering rooibos; finding good ones is unfortunately really difficult – even in organic shops, the herbs sold are far from great.
I loathe artificial flavoring of any kind in any beverage or food.

I’m quite opiniated and try to leave room for further improvement and better discoveries, which explain why I haven’t rated any tea in the 95 and above range.
Teas above 80 are among my favorites
Between 60-80, I could or could not give them a second chance or recognize that they are made with high-quality ingredients though their taste does not please my buds.
Around 50, it starts to be rather bad and a not so pleasant experience to drink.
25 to 40+ cover low quality products that I manage to drink when nothing else is available.
Below that, it’s really vile and basically almost undrinkable IMHO.

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