1249 Tasting Notes

Bought this at a Nature et Découvertes store, I think, in Poitiers, France. They have a surprisingly large tea selection, including steepers, pots, books, and looseleaf tea.

Trying to figure out if I like this or not. It’s quite a strong apricot with a bit of sweetener, but then there’s something I think I’m allergic to in it as well. Strawberries? My lips are burning. There’s also a creaminess to this tea, surprisingly thick for a green, zero trace (that I can tell) of the pistachio.

I like it, quite a bit, but this prickly burning has to stop.

Flavors: Apricot, Creamy, Thick

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Second time I’ve had this (first was yesterday), and I’ll say it’s decidedly different today. Not as chocolately? Mind you, yesterday was another of those hard water situations, whereas today the kettle in the hotel seems clean and fresh with zero buildup. So, who knows.

Regardless, this had a bigger punch of flavor yesterday. Today it’s mild at best, if pleasant. However I’m not so much a fan of pear in tea to be – YES!! Perhaps someone who really loves this type of flavoring would appreciate it more. Plus, the chocolate is completely out of sight today. Boo. Too subtle for me.

Flavors: Pear

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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It smells better than it tastes, but it still tastes really, authentically like a lemon tart! So delicious, I can’t quite figure it out.

Flavors: Custard, Lemon, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Pomme d'Amour by Dammann Freres
1249 tasting notes

Was given this as an afterthought in a café in Lyon, where I’d purchase a set meal (the only thing available on a Saturday or Sunday) that included an additional pot of tea. I think because they were busy and I was the “demanding Amercian”, I was given this. It’s been a few days now (feels like a lifetime ago! it’s been four days) so I tried it.

Uh….

Well, it’s nice. Nice for someone else. (All I got was a faint apple thang, maybe something like a Shirley Temple. Is there grenadine in here?)

Flavors: Apple, Grenadine

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
yyz

Sundays in France can be interesting. When I spent over a month in Montpellier your choices were two Restaurants, McDonalda or the Kebab places everything else was closed. I loved the time I spent in Lyon. I hope you enjoyed/are enjoying it.

MissB

I was only there for the weekend, so it was tricky to really explore. I did however find the Gaul which used to house 10,000 people from around the world — more than 2000 years ago! Amazing.

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drank Prince of Wales by Twinings of London
1249 tasting notes

There is absolutely zip about this tea that is memorable, interesting, or unique. The name perhaps? I grabbed it somewhere along my travels, just one bag… so that’s another off my list to try. It’s really just a super mild, straight black.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Sigh. I swear I’ve seen Sil review this. Boo. Regardless, having this this afternoon and it’s still lovely. Not amazing, but I’m sure that’s just the limescale-filled kettle.

whatshesaid

is it like, if Sil hasn’t reviewed it, it doesn’t exist??

lol

whatshesaid

(if a tea is drank in the forest…..)

Sil

hahahaha

MissB

Ha! It’s more that Steepster is losing reviews again… but I love both of your interpretations so much more!

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Well, I’m hoping that this is just the hard water issue (again), because this just wasn’t that good this morning. I’ve loved it a few times… Off to descale yet another kettle.

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drank Melange Laduree by Ladurée
1249 tasting notes

Weird. I know I’ve had this at least twice before, yet there’s no record of me even adding this to my cupboard. Huh?

Is a lovely tea though, one to savour. Creamy, sweet, lightly perfumed, nothing really stands out. Delicious.

Flavors: Bergamot, Creamy, Sweet

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drank Pêché Mignon by THE O DOR
1249 tasting notes

Still loving this, yet it always strikes me as the Lupicia melon flavor instead of peach. Still really really tasty, but…

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drank Christmas Tea by Dammann Freres
1249 tasting notes

I swear I have some of this at home… Yet haven’t reviewed it? Odd. Regardless, must have it in excess here (Café J’adore in Lyon, France) as it’s the only tea option on their brunch menu. Lots of other DF teas to order separately though. Reminds me of an orange Chai.

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Teaholic! Currently loving flavored blacks, greens, whites, green rooibos blends, straight blacks and greens, and have a long-standing adoration for herbals/medicinals. Dessert teas top my list along with anything cocoa-y.

I own an obscene amount of tea, and am always happy to share. Having said that, I’m traveling indefinitely (currently in France, was in Ireland and England prior, next up Belgium) so my stash will sit and wait for me, as I send back tea to explore more when I get home again.

In addition to loving tea, I’m a dating columnist, single mom, nerd, and avid knitter. I read way too much, type even more, and spend my ‘free’ time exploring, playing board games, reading, hiking, hanging with friends.

Allergies: Strawberries and all grains. I’m having a mild allergic reaction to both lavender and some roses in tea, and thus I’m avoiding these for now as well. I also avoid sugar and Splenda where possible.

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