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drank Celebration by THE O DOR
294 tasting notes

ok, I think I have now in cupboard a lot of Vanilla teas : vanilles des îles (MF) Phénix (MF) and this one now.

On my packet (sent by Theodor shop on line) it was requested to brew it at 85°c so did I and to do a quite quick steep (3 minutes) so did I too, I am not a tea rebel !

To me Celebration is really much more on the vanilla side rather than on the chocolate side – and this is a brilliant vanilla (oh joy !)

The tea base is so delicious, so smooth, so mellow, there is none bitterness, none astringency here.
I can get the hazelnut without problem, a rich hazelnut.
I get much of the malty chocolatey notes in the liquor scent but not that much in the beverage itself except in the aftertaste.

hummmm c’est trop bon, j’adooooore !

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 45 sec
cteresa

Oh, it is a good point about Phénix and this one – though this totally wins over Phénix (and I will let you know what i think of Vanille des Îles. And duh about the vanilla, yes, very much how did I not even remark on it (you know almost all chocolate has vanilla included onit? it is magic for chocolate, and IMO for rooibos as well) though I get more chocolate. Though we did get our stock from very different sources.

I still got a smidgeon of Thé du Loup, I want to compare both one of these days just for my curiosity (and because they are both oh so delicious). Their smell have totally different personalities while having the same notes, it is so interesting.

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cteresa

Oh, it is a good point about Phénix and this one – though this totally wins over Phénix (and I will let you know what i think of Vanille des Îles. And duh about the vanilla, yes, very much how did I not even remark on it (you know almost all chocolate has vanilla included onit? it is magic for chocolate, and IMO for rooibos as well) though I get more chocolate. Though we did get our stock from very different sources.

I still got a smidgeon of Thé du Loup, I want to compare both one of these days just for my curiosity (and because they are both oh so delicious). Their smell have totally different personalities while having the same notes, it is so interesting.

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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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