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The dry leaves were smelling so good ! Caramel and a hint of chocolate for sure it was so sweet…I bought it ! I met an angel…

Then it was just a demon !
I struggled with this tea all day long.

I had it this morning and steeped it 4 min but I found it strong and bitter but I drank it.

I took it with me at work because I thought I did something wrong.

Second cup at work, I have been busy and I forgot it, it steeped for 6 minutes probably : it was just undrinkable to me : bitter incredibly bitter, I just dropped the beverage.

I made a second steep and for 3 minutes and a half this time, it was nice.

I made a third steep and it was nice as well.

The tea base is an assam and it is too strong for me I think. It hides me the fantastic flavors this tea has from the second steep.

It means I should find someone to drink all my first steep cups :)

I’ll try this with milk and sugar as well, may be good even on first steep.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec
fleurdelily

good grief, tea should not be that difficult, who needs a moody tea? I think maybe give Mariage Frères a short break until they can straighten up their act. That’s two disappointments in a row :(

JacquelineM

I have a really hard time drinking Assam bases without milk — I hope you have more success when you try it with some :)

Ysaurella

you know I am quite a stubborn…I think I’ll give another try tomorrow because this tea is really appreciated in general and want to try with a very short steep (2 mn) it may work …impossible n’est pas français (famous French saying…quite pretentious ;) )

fleurdelily

LOL, well, best of luck and may you triumph :)

Bonnie

Good luck. Milk and maybe sweet too would be the cure.

cteresa

It is better with milk – and IMO this tea is better if you use a generous ammount but skimp on time. As little as 3 minutes or even less!

It was my first MF tea, not sure if I am sentimental about it. Weirdly enough it was the tea served to me at a thai spa in Lisbon, and they had brewed it perfectly there, so it can be done!

charab

Well..it did have a word ‘wedding’ in the name…Anyhow, hope you’ll find a way to enjoy it, my assam behaved after adding milk, maybe they are designed for that in some cases..? But then again you did get it work after few tries so maybe it’s just playing hard to get.. :3

CHAroma

“Impossible n’est pas français.” I love that!

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fleurdelily

good grief, tea should not be that difficult, who needs a moody tea? I think maybe give Mariage Frères a short break until they can straighten up their act. That’s two disappointments in a row :(

JacquelineM

I have a really hard time drinking Assam bases without milk — I hope you have more success when you try it with some :)

Ysaurella

you know I am quite a stubborn…I think I’ll give another try tomorrow because this tea is really appreciated in general and want to try with a very short steep (2 mn) it may work …impossible n’est pas français (famous French saying…quite pretentious ;) )

fleurdelily

LOL, well, best of luck and may you triumph :)

Bonnie

Good luck. Milk and maybe sweet too would be the cure.

cteresa

It is better with milk – and IMO this tea is better if you use a generous ammount but skimp on time. As little as 3 minutes or even less!

It was my first MF tea, not sure if I am sentimental about it. Weirdly enough it was the tea served to me at a thai spa in Lisbon, and they had brewed it perfectly there, so it can be done!

charab

Well..it did have a word ‘wedding’ in the name…Anyhow, hope you’ll find a way to enjoy it, my assam behaved after adding milk, maybe they are designed for that in some cases..? But then again you did get it work after few tries so maybe it’s just playing hard to get.. :3

CHAroma

“Impossible n’est pas français.” I love that!

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First, please forgive me for my English and all the grammatical mistakes you’ll find in my posts.
As English isn’t my mother tongue it sometimes makes things more difficult to express cleverly and accurately what I feel.

I was mainly in black flavoured teas, green as well if not bitter.
I’m now drinking much straight teas because my palate is now developed enough to appreciate them .

My favourite brands are : Mariage Frères,Theodor,Butiki Teas,Dammann Frères, Betjeman & Barton.
My ratings are as follow :

100 to 95 : my darlings; always in my cupboard

94 to 90 : Excellent tea, often in my cupboard

89 to 80 : very good tea, a pleasure to drink it

79 to 70: not bad even nice, why not having it sometimes, but well, not so urgent !

69 to 50 : Meh, deceptive or just not for me – but has some qualities

49 to 30 : I just don’t appreciate it

Under 30 : is this tea ?!?!?

My tea blog (in French)
http://thevangeliste.wordpress.com/

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Paris, France

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