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drank Balthazar by Mariage Frères
335 tasting notes

I received this sample thanks to lovely cteresa

The dry leaf scent is fantastic as 99% of the MF blends. On the picture, it reminded me a lot Prince Igor but now I can see it “in real” it is different, dryer than Prince Igor.

The fragrance of the liquor is very special, very green, toasted green tea. This is to me the leading note, almost smoky and then, behind, almond.

Drinking it, to me the dominant flavour is exotic fruits and almond but a different almond from the one used for Pleine Lune, a dryer one less creamy.

It’s clearly not a spicy tea despite the presence of cinnamon (very discrete).

Balthazar has definitively its own personality as cteresa said.
To me it has nothing common with Pleine Lune except almond.It may not be its cousin…
Balthazar has the MF signature for sure. The exotic fruits are what I’ll remember from this blend, but non sweet exotic fruits.

A very nice tea (mix of green and black teas)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 45 sec
Azzrian

I really want to get some Pleine Lune badly.

cteresa

Azzrian, do check it, it´s special. And give it a few tries – with me it was not totally love at first sip, but it took a few teapots to get how I really love it (with honey and milk).

Ysaurella, I find your opinion so interesting! so glad it got there safe and sound (and fast!)

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Azzrian

I really want to get some Pleine Lune badly.

cteresa

Azzrian, do check it, it´s special. And give it a few tries – with me it was not totally love at first sip, but it took a few teapots to get how I really love it (with honey and milk).

Ysaurella, I find your opinion so interesting! so glad it got there safe and sound (and fast!)

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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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