100
drank Nuit à Versailles by Dammann Freres
357 tasting notes

Oh. My. Lordy.

I want to marry this tea company. I want to marry someone who works at this tea company. I would seriously consider dropping everything and moving to France in order to have easier access to this tea. This is the best floral green tea that I’ve ever had!!!!!

How can a tea be so complex, delicate, and beyond yummy? Dammann Freres? They really must be fairies masquerading as tea blenders creating rare, precious, and joyful nectar.

Violets? I never really gave much thought to this flower. Violets in this tea are a revelation! Bergamot? I didn’t even realize that there was bergamot in this until I looked at this tea’s description (on my 3rd yummy steep). This is the most delicate and lovely unassuming bergamot!

Okay, I’ll stop rambling. But this is an awesome floral green tea! Thank you so very very very very very very very very much JacquelineM for the sample of this tea!!!!!

ETA: Ummm…TG

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec
S

Sounds lovely!

Kristin

You guys are making me jealous with the Dammann Freres teas.

Rabs

I only have enough DF from both generous Doulton and generous JacquelineM to have one more experience of each :( I shall mourn their passing. I shall also be putting aside some money specifically for the next time there’s a group order.

-Jessica-

This sounds simply amazing!

malomorgen

you made me explore their website. very tempting. specialy the Noel Provanse one. love the combo in that one. shall oder some but not very soon hopefully…

MelissaC

Not sure if any of you know, but Dammann Freres is part of Gruppo illy (the coffee company). I work on the US eshop and we carry Dammann Freres teas. I love reading these reviews because I am not a coffee person but rather a tea lover and I find Dammann to be fantastic. This tea and the Charlotte au Chocolat sound divine! I will try to get them on our site. http://www.illyusa.com/tea

JacquelineM

MelissaC – I love illy coffee too. I would love to be able to order illy coffee, a wider variety of DF tea (and the amazing limited edition cups you have designed for you!) all in one place.

You guys should do a limited edition tea pot! Do you think Julian Schnabel will do one like his cups!?! (not kidding!!)

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S

Sounds lovely!

Kristin

You guys are making me jealous with the Dammann Freres teas.

Rabs

I only have enough DF from both generous Doulton and generous JacquelineM to have one more experience of each :( I shall mourn their passing. I shall also be putting aside some money specifically for the next time there’s a group order.

-Jessica-

This sounds simply amazing!

malomorgen

you made me explore their website. very tempting. specialy the Noel Provanse one. love the combo in that one. shall oder some but not very soon hopefully…

MelissaC

Not sure if any of you know, but Dammann Freres is part of Gruppo illy (the coffee company). I work on the US eshop and we carry Dammann Freres teas. I love reading these reviews because I am not a coffee person but rather a tea lover and I find Dammann to be fantastic. This tea and the Charlotte au Chocolat sound divine! I will try to get them on our site. http://www.illyusa.com/tea

JacquelineM

MelissaC – I love illy coffee too. I would love to be able to order illy coffee, a wider variety of DF tea (and the amazing limited edition cups you have designed for you!) all in one place.

You guys should do a limited edition tea pot! Do you think Julian Schnabel will do one like his cups!?! (not kidding!!)

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Proud all-around nerd, crafter, and brand-new Assistant Library Director. Give me an engrossing book and a wonderful cup of tea and I’m in heaven.

After being a barista for almost a decade it wasn’t until 2010 that I discovered loose leaf tea. Now I’m hooked.

How I use Steepster has been evolving since I joined. Yes, I use it for my personal “to buy or not to buy” info, but I’m enough of a goofball that I hope it can amuse others more often than not.

I’ve also started to become anal about my tea (times and temps). That’s surprised me. I finally realized that I should respect the leaves like I used to respect the beans. I also take my tea plain unless otherwise noted.

There’s really nothing remarkable or noteworthy of how I rate teas. I do take it a tiny further step to help clarify the muddled middle grounds for myself. TG is a definite repurchase. Anything below that is less and less likely.

TG=Teagasm
NE=Nice Enough
M=Meh
GA=Gods-Awful

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