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I must have been a Parisian in another life. I wish desperately to have been born of French parents instead of Eastern European ones. As a chef, I am trained in classical French cuisine and it is still my favourite cuisine, although the Indian and Mexican are closing the gap.

I don’t think of tea being a French thing and it would take some tea to steal me away from coffee on Saturday morning. With my warm baguette (yes, I went to the bakery at 6 am and got that) and my triple-creme Brie, croissants and the truffled eggs I made this morning, you just have to have coffee. This morning was no exception. What does this have to do with tea you ask? Well, tea is all about the senses, as is food. I’m sure you didn’t need to know my breakfast habits but I’m also sure you’ll think of it when you’re having your cereal or toast.

But since this is a tea review, I’ll tell you that I did manage to squeeze in a cup of this before I went to the bakery. I like it, a lot. There’s no mistaking the lemon peel flavour, even the uninitiated one can attest to this. I grew up with lemon in tea — every cup of tea I ever had growing up had a slice of lemon in it — so this tastes very familiar. I was 2 for 2 with butiki teas and so I had to try this one, my third. It is not a breakfast tea for me but an afternoon patio drink. Kinda like this:
http://instagram.com/p/Y3VEarnqRb/

Thank you to dexter3657. Gawd, I think I need to buy some tea of my own! But now I am getting to know my likes and dislikes somewhat.

Ysaurella

well as a French I would say tea is a French thing too with Mariage Frères, Dammann Frères,Betjeman & Barton, Kusmi teas, Palais des thés…sure you’ll find a pleasant blend to go well with your baguette pour un bon petit déjeuner :)

Nxtdoor

Thank you, Ysaurella! I know there are a lot of french tea companies but sadly i have not tried any yet. I’ll have to educate myself further of course, but I always thought tea was first Chinese and that drinking tea became popular with the British first.
I’m going to Europe for Christmas and New Year so I’m hoping to score some French tea then (if not sooner)

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Ysaurella

well as a French I would say tea is a French thing too with Mariage Frères, Dammann Frères,Betjeman & Barton, Kusmi teas, Palais des thés…sure you’ll find a pleasant blend to go well with your baguette pour un bon petit déjeuner :)

Nxtdoor

Thank you, Ysaurella! I know there are a lot of french tea companies but sadly i have not tried any yet. I’ll have to educate myself further of course, but I always thought tea was first Chinese and that drinking tea became popular with the British first.
I’m going to Europe for Christmas and New Year so I’m hoping to score some French tea then (if not sooner)

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Im a fairly recent follower of the loose leaf tea drinking cult. March 2013 to be exact. Never been much into tea before. Growing up in Romania, tea was something mom made for you when you were sick. As an adult, my hot beverage of choice has been coffee, both flavoured and regular. I’ve recently stumbled upon Teavana and DAVIDs TEA and quickly got addicted to the latter. Then came steepster and all else followed.

Formerly a mathematician and insurance adjuster, I gave up the corporate world and am now a professional chef. I drink wine and sometimes cheat on it with tea.

I prefer flavoured teas. It’s probably the newbie in me. I just don’t get cravings for a straight black tea. If I end up having one, I drop in a slice of lemon and artificial rum flavouring (ugh, what moron admits to this?). A black tea fixed this way reminds me of skating at an outdoor rink as a young one, with a thermos full of tea made just as I described..

Im learning so I drink them all. everything! Am even introducing myself to pu’erh. So far I can do fine with the sheng cause frankly, they don’t taste like pu’erh to me. The shou is another story.

NOTE: The virtual cupboard does NOT contain any of the samples I hold since most of them are one-cup quantity. Home improvements, mortgage, travel, wine and food have budget priority over tea.

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