1264 Tasting Notes

An amazingly delicate and sweet cup, with only a touch of sweetener added to get the fruits to pop. I get a juicy pineapple mango tea, don’t quite get mango or passionfruit except maybe in the aftertaste. Was given this as a (large, resealable) free sample with my first visit, at the strong urging of the staff member to try it. Yep, I’m finding this staff dude again for more recommendations.

Flavors: Mango, Pineapple

OMGsrsly

I like the name!

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drank Je T'Aime by THE O DOR
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I know this is Je T’aime, even though I bought it from a supplier… all the bags/boxes/tins were Thé O Dor. The tea also looks exactly like the picture. Yet, this tea, the tea that I’m drinking, is melted milk chocolate amazingness. I kinda sorta get the marzipan macaroon, but more so that it’s a CHOCOLATE macaroon with marzipan in it. It’s delicious, it’s definitely fantastic at slightly less than boiling, and I want this as a permanent fixture in my cupboard just as I’ve managed to brew it today.

Also thought it was a fitting tea as I head out to a silent walk in Grenoble, France, to honor those who died in the recent atrocities in Paris, and to stand united. It’s been a somber time here the past few days, I’ve run into military with machine guns, and so this is my way of injecting a tiny bit of love into the sadness.

I also seem to have just jumped over my 1200th review (funny, because I’ve likely drank double than during my time on Steepster, but for a while there forgot to log things). So, because it’s so fitting (for me and my line of work) I dub this my 1200th tea! :)

Flavors: Chocolate

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Veronica

Congrats on 1200! :)

Sil

yay!!

Fjellrev

Congratulations, MissB!

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drank Gin Fizz by Jardin du Thé
1264 tasting notes

Forgot to review this! Slight ginger spice/bite to this tea, but not enough (for me). I understand why it was called this – a very subtle tea, that I can see being made into a cocktail or fizzy drink quite easily. A bit more complex than your basic lemon ginger tea, but only slightly.

Flavors: Ginger, Hay, Lemon

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Nuit à Versailles by Jardin du Thé
1264 tasting notes

I’m positive this is Dammann Frères, but bought it from Jardin du Thé so I’ll just leave it here. Too floral for me, little tiny bit of kiwi, but it’s all floral and bergamot-y, just a yuck on so many levels for me. Tried it, pretty sure I grabbed it for someone else, and will ship off the rest to the Canadian contingent for enjoying. Not a BAD tea, just not a tea for me.

Flavors: Bergamot, Flowers, Tropical

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Suziqzer

Love seeing all the names of the teas you are getting a chance to try. If only I could understand the language to know what they are :)

MissB

Well, where it makes sense I translate the name (in this case it would only be sold as this name, but it’s “Night in Versailles”). The description I always translate, so you’ll get an idea as to what’s in it, etc. I often drink teas from different countries, with allergies I’ve found that Google Translate is my best friend. :)

Suziqzer

I guess I hadn’t noticed that in your descriptions It was getting pretty late last night when I looked through some of the notes, probably just missed them.

Smart idea to use google, especially when you are traveling. I didn’t know they had a translate option, guess that’s probably normal for someone who lives in the Midwest and doesn’t travel much. Looks pretty cool. I’ll have to remember it when my son takes a language class in school.

Enjoy your travels and tea tasting and all the while.. Stay safe! Have fun!

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drank Pêché Mignon by THE O DOR
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This tea smells ridiculously sweet, and vaguely familiar. I’m excited… I brew it… it smells even better… and once I taste it (needed mild sweetening to make the flavors pop) I recognize it. It’s that amazeballs cantaloupe green rooibos from San Francisco’s Lupicia store (only available in the SF store)! I could easily drink, smell this all day. Perfection.

Flavors: Cantaloupe, Peach, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Cameron B.

Cute peach?! :D

Flyawaybirdie

Golden Honeydew? It’s available on the Lupicia website now too. =)

OMGsrsly

Cameron B., only if you translate filet mignon as cute steak! :D

OMGsrsly

(I keep laughing. That’s adorable. Cute steak it is!)

Cameron B.

It’s such a cute little steak! ;)

Cameron B.

It’s such a cute little steak! ;)

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drank Pause Goûter by Jardin du Thé
1264 tasting notes

Liquid nutella, minus the thickness of the actual product. Ummm… yes… yes!

Flavors: Chocolate, Hazelnut

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Cameron B.

This note sounds like an Herbal Essences commercial. ;)

MissB

I didn’t quite go that far, I think I needed another yes in there! ;)

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drank Thé des Riads by Jardin du Thé
1264 tasting notes

Somehow missed this is a green and steeped it as a black. Now that it’s cold, all I’m getting is floral, drying notes, whereas the sweetness in the sip that I got while it was hot, has been relegated to the end of the gulp. Too bad, so sad.

Flavors: Drying, Flowers, Grapefruit, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sil

what’s really weird about some of these is that they’re greens and recommended temp is near boiling… eep! can’t do it!

OMGsrsly

Try it for a minute. I’ve been experimenting with some of my non-black teas, and 195 (my standard) for 1 minute or 45 seconds is doing really well. I should post some notes. :)

Sil

i did it at 1.5 min…

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Gosh I like this tea. It’s a simple bagged tea, tastes strongly of sweet green apples. Hell, if it helps me reduce some water weight too, I’m quite happy. I’ll still drink it whether it does or not though. Upping the rating because I’m drinking it quite often.

Flavors: Green Apple

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Bien Sûr by Jardin du Thé
1264 tasting notes

Guava, ginger, lemon, peach, lavender? Okay, I’ll try it. Thankfully I get zero lavender. The peach is by far the most present, and it’s a wonderful, juicy, almost like a sour peach candy. Yes! Me likely, bien sûr.

Flavors: Peach, Pleasantly Sour

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Lèvres Épicées by Jardin du Thé
1264 tasting notes

Made this as a chai, and not sure what to think of it still. A bit floral, a bit spicy from the cardamom (but zero hot spicy), it’s a much milder tea than I was expecting. Perhaps need to have it as a straight tea before rating it.

Flavors: Cardamon, Fruit Tree Flowers

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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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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