1248 Tasting Notes
This tea is like a chameleon. Some sips it’s a mildly spicy Mexican cacao, others it’s a mildly spicy ginger with a smooth fennel/anise, yet other times I get the coolness of mint, and it always ends with the sweet smooth fennel/anise. Chili? Not to me, not at all, but I can see how this might be “spicy” for some.
Flavors: Anise, Cacao, Ginger, Mint, Spicy, Sweet
I know this tea is blended somewhere else in France, just can’t figure out where – so it stands with where I bought it. The aroma is lovely – like walking through violets jn the spring, on your way to pick ripe raspberries. It’s light, it’s floral, it’s sweet, almost like a floral honey (yet much lighter and delicate). Not a first love here; I could see this doing well at a little girls’ tea party, and it reminds me of the Queens’ chocolates (the rose cream in particular) that I had in London. It’s a good tea, just not my personal favorite.
Flavors: Honey, Raspberry, Violet
Pineapple curry tea? Seriously? Okay, had to try it. Smallest amount I could get was 50g, which actually costs less than drinking it in store. Smells strongly of pineapple and tastes sweetly, lightly of it as well… light as a feather, not light as in lightly sweetened. I get the curry, but it’s oh-so-faint, and only popped when the tea was hot and with sweetener. Nice, glad I tried it, but time to share with others.
Flavors: Pineapple, Spices
Great smelling tea! Light, creamy gingerbread is what I get from the bag, but then drinking it, it’s more of a sweet cotton candy with a hint of gingerbread (and definitely gingerbread, not just ginger) at the end of the sip. Needed some sweetener to make the flavors pop. Really, really tasty. Gent I’ve started dating also loved it, asked if I had more. Sadly, nope…
Flavors: Baked Bread, Cotton Candy, Ginger
Loving the herbal options here in France, which have surprised me at every turn, in every health food store (what’s called “Bio” here, or organic). I had no idea what any of the ingredients were in English, but the fact that it’s also called “Minceur” (thinner) made me think of Stephen King, and had to get it.
Odd flavor combination here that’s hard to describe. I smell a hay-like Thai curry in the leaves, with the flavor more medicinal than anything. It’s not bad or anything, it’s just… very medicinal.
Having a bit of translation issues with one item on this ingredient list (tilleul is lime, aubier is normally wood or trees, depending… but together they translate to linden leaves/sapwood, whereas I think they mean lime leaves. Anyone willing to help welcome.. I’ve asked a French friend for help with this).
Flavors: Creamy, Medicinal
I had high hopes for this tea, being only able to buy it in a three-pack online or in person as a box to itself. I mean c’mon, it’s Harrods! Sadly however, this is only an okay tea. I smell chocolate, but I get little of it in the sip except maybe at the very end. I get more of a burnt chocolate, almost barley-like flavor to it than anything else. Sent a bunch to Sil, so perhaps she’ll figure out a better way to make it right.
Flavors: Burnt, Chocolate, Roasted Barley