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I drank this tea in the morning but this is more an afternoon tea.

To me the dry leaf scent is something like panettone’s aroma.
Probably due to the citrus present in the blend and in the recipe of Panettone.

The tea base is correct (mix of Ceylon and China blends)
Dammann’s promises were for a Lemon meringue pie & toffee.

Normally, with a Christmas tea, we expect an explosion of flavours.
Alas, it is not the case here.
The main flavours perceptible to me are lemon and toffee (more caramel than a real toffee).

I am a little bit disappointed with this Noël à Venise.
To be honest this is a good tea but a soon as drank, it’s immediatly forgotten… it’s not remaining any flavour in mouth. It’s a fleeting tea.

Disappointing for a DF tea and disappointing for a Christmas tea with such a Name and promise.

I won’t buy it again.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec
cteresa

I have been eyeing the Dammann Freres website (free shipping to western europe for orders above 40€! that is wonderful) and this was precisely one of the teas I was considering, thank you for your opinion, I do need some help bringing the order down to an amount not too shameful!

Ysaurella

Cteresa, I found a french website where you can order by 50gr the DF and they ship to Portugal (there are costs but you can order more teas to taste) here is the link if you read in French : http://www.cafes-couleurs-thes.com/thes-aromatises/

cteresa

Ah, thank you Ysaurella, it is very nice of you to check! I checked and I was oh so happy, they had Framboise and Macaron-Cassis-Violette which the main DF site does not have. But almost everything seems out of stock. Oh well, I am going to keep stalking the main DF site and try to refine my final order to a sensible ammount. I guess Charlotte au Chocolat is worth it? Oh, the fun it is to try to make this sort of list.

Ysaurella

hum weird because I looked the website for at least 15 teas and all were on stock. When they write : il y a du stock pour cette combinaison it means the tea is on stock (macaron cassis violette is on stock for example). Charlotte au chocolat is nice yes :)

cteresa

Oh, maybe it is just temporary. I for example am checking Macaron-Cassis-Violette (which I WANT!) and “Stock épuisé”. Framboise, Caramel-Toffee, Coquelicot Gourmand, les Marquises, Paul et Virginie, Prieuré, Riads,pomme d´amour. all out. Nuit à Versailles is the only one I clicked which was on stock (good thing). But I am going to keep checking, this could be such an awesome resource, sooner or later they will have something on stock!

And working on refining that shopping list – just checked your reviews, Pomme d´amour, jardin bleu and/or Paul et Virginie will be on the list certainly!

cteresa

and oh nevermind, I put 200 grams of what they had on stock on my shopping basket and checked their shipping costs to Portugal, figuring it would be the same more or less as if it was 4*50 grams. 16.15€! No! But thank you so much for letting me know, I always want to know of places where I can buy tea which send to me.

Ysaurella

the DF website is a brand new one…they changed everything ! in the past we can buy macaron cassis violette on line…

cteresa

I am quite enthusiastic about their new website, even if they do not have everything and only sell 100 grams, if the free shipping turns out to be true! Charlotte au Chocolat is crazily expensive, 14 euros for 100 grams, maybe I will skip it. I really got to go to Paris (and London!) to shop for tea live :) One of these days maybe!

Ysaurella

hum seems weird because in shop I paid too much for Charlotte au chocolat, normally (old website, it was 8 €/100 gr) and it is the correct price on many tea websites. Definitively strange and clearly this tea doesn’t deserve to be paid so much !

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cteresa

I have been eyeing the Dammann Freres website (free shipping to western europe for orders above 40€! that is wonderful) and this was precisely one of the teas I was considering, thank you for your opinion, I do need some help bringing the order down to an amount not too shameful!

Ysaurella

Cteresa, I found a french website where you can order by 50gr the DF and they ship to Portugal (there are costs but you can order more teas to taste) here is the link if you read in French : http://www.cafes-couleurs-thes.com/thes-aromatises/

cteresa

Ah, thank you Ysaurella, it is very nice of you to check! I checked and I was oh so happy, they had Framboise and Macaron-Cassis-Violette which the main DF site does not have. But almost everything seems out of stock. Oh well, I am going to keep stalking the main DF site and try to refine my final order to a sensible ammount. I guess Charlotte au Chocolat is worth it? Oh, the fun it is to try to make this sort of list.

Ysaurella

hum weird because I looked the website for at least 15 teas and all were on stock. When they write : il y a du stock pour cette combinaison it means the tea is on stock (macaron cassis violette is on stock for example). Charlotte au chocolat is nice yes :)

cteresa

Oh, maybe it is just temporary. I for example am checking Macaron-Cassis-Violette (which I WANT!) and “Stock épuisé”. Framboise, Caramel-Toffee, Coquelicot Gourmand, les Marquises, Paul et Virginie, Prieuré, Riads,pomme d´amour. all out. Nuit à Versailles is the only one I clicked which was on stock (good thing). But I am going to keep checking, this could be such an awesome resource, sooner or later they will have something on stock!

And working on refining that shopping list – just checked your reviews, Pomme d´amour, jardin bleu and/or Paul et Virginie will be on the list certainly!

cteresa

and oh nevermind, I put 200 grams of what they had on stock on my shopping basket and checked their shipping costs to Portugal, figuring it would be the same more or less as if it was 4*50 grams. 16.15€! No! But thank you so much for letting me know, I always want to know of places where I can buy tea which send to me.

Ysaurella

the DF website is a brand new one…they changed everything ! in the past we can buy macaron cassis violette on line…

cteresa

I am quite enthusiastic about their new website, even if they do not have everything and only sell 100 grams, if the free shipping turns out to be true! Charlotte au Chocolat is crazily expensive, 14 euros for 100 grams, maybe I will skip it. I really got to go to Paris (and London!) to shop for tea live :) One of these days maybe!

Ysaurella

hum seems weird because in shop I paid too much for Charlotte au chocolat, normally (old website, it was 8 €/100 gr) and it is the correct price on many tea websites. Definitively strange and clearly this tea doesn’t deserve to be paid so much !

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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 ?!?!?

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