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drank Cocotte by THE O DOR
350 tasting notes

Ok, I think I have found the diabolical twin of Wedding Impérial :it’s a capricious tea…. grrrr This is my THIRD steep already and I have the eyes focused on the clock.
I’ll stop at 2 minutes, not more !
However we should use a very small amount of loose leaf otherwise it turns bitter.
Awwwww yes ! 2 minutes are fine !

Let’s back to the beginning : Cocotte is a tea with tomatoes, I would say flowering tomatoes and tomatoes + lemon on a darjeeling base.
The dry leaf is admirable because of course very original and because it smells like a garden of tomatoes and fresh GOOD tomatoes (I mention good because often now there are just stupid tomatoes on the market, without any taste (bref des tomates franchement dégueulasses- no other way to say :) ) – These tomatoes are tomatoes.
I was hesitant about how to prepare this tea especially because normally I add a rock of brown crystal sugar and with this kind of flavour, I was unsure.
Anyway Tomato is a fruit and gets naturally sugar so I finally added my rock of sugar.
After my brewing adventures, I have to say 2 min are perfect for me, the tea is just amazing, delicious and so original.A slight astringency remains but tolerable.It tastes like fresh tomatoes with a flowery taste and a hint of lemon.

I think I need to continue to play around this tea because maybe the tea base is not my favorite and it may count in the way I would prepare the tea next time (by a potential colder brew) but really I am happy to have bought this tea.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec
gmathis

This sounds bizarrely good!

Ysaurella

yes it’s a funny tea :)

seule771

I wanted to suggest trying Numi’s new lines of fruit herbs teas; one of which is a Tomato Mint Tea as part of their Garden Sampler pack: http://shop.numitea.com/Garden-Sampler/p/NUMIS-161106&c=NumiTeaStore@Teabag@Savory
if you don’t already know of Numi Organic Tea and these variety pack. I have yet to give it try. It is a good review that is all. Happy teas!

gmathis

Wow—Numi I can find around here, sometimes—I’ll have to hunt it down!

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gmathis

This sounds bizarrely good!

Ysaurella

yes it’s a funny tea :)

seule771

I wanted to suggest trying Numi’s new lines of fruit herbs teas; one of which is a Tomato Mint Tea as part of their Garden Sampler pack: http://shop.numitea.com/Garden-Sampler/p/NUMIS-161106&c=NumiTeaStore@Teabag@Savory
if you don’t already know of Numi Organic Tea and these variety pack. I have yet to give it try. It is a good review that is all. Happy teas!

gmathis

Wow—Numi I can find around here, sometimes—I’ll have to hunt it down!

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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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