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drank Adele H by THE O DOR
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Thank you cteresa for sharing some of this lovely tea with me.

The mix of orange flowers with the dark assam is first very lovely and the scent is peppery and fruity.

Once steeped, the scent of the liquor is mainly peppery, spicy.
Theodor requests not steeping it too long (3 mn) as it is an assam I strictly respected the advice.As well, this tea shouldn’t be brewed too hot, 85°c are really enough.
The taste is definitively spicy : pepper for sure, nutmeg (very present) and cinnamon but fruity as well with a very natural and pleasant orchard peach.

This is a fantastic tea, very original but not original to be original only : not something stupid like creating a fish and marmelade tea! Original to reveal spicy flavours working perfectly with a lovely peach, really.

This is a tea who works on the same basis as Mandalay from Mariage Frères, I do agree with cteresa, the spices are the honour guests in these 2 teas and without these guests the ambiance would be so annoying ! They are totally different, as Mandalay is not fruity and works with Rose and Vanilla.
I love both, this one as Mandalay is a keeper.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
cteresa

I am go glad you enjoyed it – I totally agree! A different, original, weird in a good-weird way tea which is really unmistakable.

And the assam is so complicated to brew, but somehow so right for the pepper and spices and peach. An unexpected genius combination this.

But anything longer than 3 minutes totally kills this tea.

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cteresa

I am go glad you enjoyed it – I totally agree! A different, original, weird in a good-weird way tea which is really unmistakable.

And the assam is so complicated to brew, but somehow so right for the pepper and spices and peach. An unexpected genius combination this.

But anything longer than 3 minutes totally kills this tea.

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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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