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drank Tourbillon by Dammann Freres
754 tasting notes

Day 3 of Dammann Freres advent calendar. I am almost caught up :)

The dry tea smelled strongly of black licorice to me. I was a bit worried as that is not a good flavour for me. But I read the description of this tea and was a bit confused, becuase it still only smelled like black licorice.

The brewed tea smells like sweet toffee to me. It tastes like toffee. Maybe a bit like burnt caramel, I think that might have been what was giving me the licorice scent. I definitely get a short bread type biscuit or heavy pastry taste. To me there is a quick floral and candied fruit taste right at the beginning of the sip. As with some of the other reviews, I am not getting much orange blossom per se, but I do get a light floral flavour. Again this tea is thick and luxurious (stealing a note from Dinosara).

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Sil

i like this one :) though it’s not my fav DF

Ellyn

I liked this one as well. Not my fav. How much water are you using for these sachets? I keep wavering.

Lala

I am using around 10oz I think. It seems to be working for me. Steep times around 2 minutes so far.

JustJames

i glitch around toffee and caramel, can’t taste them at all unless it’s butiki. so this one did nothing for me =0(

Sil

justjames…sooo feel free to send me all your caramel and toffee teas that aren’t butiki lol

JustJames

….sure! it’s the weirdest thing. i can taste notes that other people never get. i can taste ingredient 22 in the chocolte chip cookies. but no caramel. nothing.

Sil

haha

JustJames

i have at least 3 i can send…..

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Sil

i like this one :) though it’s not my fav DF

Ellyn

I liked this one as well. Not my fav. How much water are you using for these sachets? I keep wavering.

Lala

I am using around 10oz I think. It seems to be working for me. Steep times around 2 minutes so far.

JustJames

i glitch around toffee and caramel, can’t taste them at all unless it’s butiki. so this one did nothing for me =0(

Sil

justjames…sooo feel free to send me all your caramel and toffee teas that aren’t butiki lol

JustJames

….sure! it’s the weirdest thing. i can taste notes that other people never get. i can taste ingredient 22 in the chocolte chip cookies. but no caramel. nothing.

Sil

haha

JustJames

i have at least 3 i can send…..

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.

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