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drank Rose by Dammann Freres
388 tasting notes

If you are a tea rose lover, you definitively need to taste the Dammann Frères Rose Tea.

It’s already a pleasure to open the tin, the smell is so wonderful, delicate, just like entering in a garden full of fresh roses – really.
The dry leaves are mixed with a very generous amount of petals, it is gorgeous.
The tea base is a success as well, a delicate Chinese black blend, very mellow, smooth, a perfect companion for the rose flavour.

Of course this is not a complex tea, this is “just” a mono flavoured tea but the choice of the rose flavour is a kind of miracle : so natural, so powerful.
DF website mentions they used Bulgarian rose flavour and this is a good choice : Bulgarian rose are among the best roses, not used in perfume industry but for essential oils.
Roses from Grasse (south of France) were the reference in high couture perfume industry (unfortunately they are so expensive now perfumers use most roses from Morocco or Pakistan)

The second steep is nice but not as amazing as the first one.

A great classic to get in a cupboard.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

This is one of the teas I plan to order from DF.

Ysaurella

you may order the violet one as well, it’s really a good one

TheTeaFairy

You know my love for rose tea…I like that you used «mono» to describe it :-) It’s true that they usually don’t have many layers of flavours, rose being such a distinct taste. But what I like the most about a good rose tea is that it’s delicate and powerful at the same time. (the fact that it’s so girly is also a plus!!)

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Terri HarpLady

This is one of the teas I plan to order from DF.

Ysaurella

you may order the violet one as well, it’s really a good one

TheTeaFairy

You know my love for rose tea…I like that you used «mono» to describe it :-) It’s true that they usually don’t have many layers of flavours, rose being such a distinct taste. But what I like the most about a good rose tea is that it’s delicate and powerful at the same time. (the fact that it’s so girly is also a plus!!)

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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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