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Well this one was in my shopping list but I am happy my mother gave me some to taste because now I know I don’t have to buy it.

It is not a bad tea but it is just not enough fantastic to me to decide buying it.
Almonds are there (but the sweet ones, not very strong on taste, exactly the same as the ones used in Charlotte au chocolat- so weak), weak cinnamon too on a just correct black tea base.
The ingredients seem to be all on the same level, no one to take an advantage on the other – sometimes this is a strength and we can say the tea is so well balanced- here is it just not the case.

It is just a nice cup…I am becoming terrible with tea…it’s no more enough for me, I want more and expect more especially from Dammann Frères.

Really not very impressed by their Christmas teas for the moment; but I only tasted 2 so I am keeping hope !

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Tried another time, same opinion …

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cteresa

all these noël teas sound great in theory, I am glad to have your opinion just in case I decide to order from DF. “good enough” is just not that worthwhile.

By any chance have you tried or smelled yet Noël à Paris? that one is sounding very appealing and surely they should try extra hard for a christmas at home blend!

Ysaurella

I sniffed it only and didn’t buy it because I was upset with the fact DF didn’t want to sell 50 gr :) It was nice sniffing it but definitively need to taste it

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cteresa

all these noël teas sound great in theory, I am glad to have your opinion just in case I decide to order from DF. “good enough” is just not that worthwhile.

By any chance have you tried or smelled yet Noël à Paris? that one is sounding very appealing and surely they should try extra hard for a christmas at home blend!

Ysaurella

I sniffed it only and didn’t buy it because I was upset with the fact DF didn’t want to sell 50 gr :) It was nice sniffing it but definitively need to taste it

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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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Paris, France

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