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drank Carol by Lupicia
388 tasting notes

Thank you so much Devilish for sharing a sample of Carol with me.
The dry leaves were so beautiful, a lot of pink flowers mixed with tea.It smelled like candies.

First sip was disapointing for me, I got a very artificial flavour of red fruit candy and behind a vanilla base mixed with a strong black tea.
I left the mug a while and retried it, this is the flavour : strawberry candy, artificial type.

It’s really a pity because the tea base is really nice, smooth, mellow, strong enough. It is correctly blended as well, the balance between the flavours and the tea base are respected.
But I’m sorry : Natural flavourings exist to be used ! I cannot understand why a good tea manufacturer prefers artificial ones EVEN if it is supposed to be dedicated to a candy taste.
Dammann Frères Violette tea is dedicated to Violet Candies and natural flavourings are used, none artificial. It means it’s possible.
Quand on veut on peut…at least for something easy like this !

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Devilish

yes the flavour in this tea is pretty artificial… this sometimes happens to Lupicia teas! It seems to me that French teas tend to use more natural flavourings, don’t they? Perhaps it’s the reason why they are sought after by so many people! ;)

Ysaurella

French tea brands say they ONLY use natural flavourings.
It’s often true but cannot bet it is surely the case. I have no doubt MF and DF and PDT only use natural flavourings. I have a doubt regarding some B&B blends.

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Devilish

yes the flavour in this tea is pretty artificial… this sometimes happens to Lupicia teas! It seems to me that French teas tend to use more natural flavourings, don’t they? Perhaps it’s the reason why they are sought after by so many people! ;)

Ysaurella

French tea brands say they ONLY use natural flavourings.
It’s often true but cannot bet it is surely the case. I have no doubt MF and DF and PDT only use natural flavourings. I have a doubt regarding some B&B blends.

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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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