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I have the chance to taste this lovely tea thanks to TheTeaFairy
I waited ages before having it but here I am and I love it.

The scent of the liquor was appealing to me, the kind of smell I recognize as a tea I would surely like…something delicate and floral.

Tasting it, it is clearly a citrusy with floral notes straight tea.More on citrus notes to me.
It has a light astringency in mouth and on the aftertaste but the kind of pleasant astringency offering a real personality to a blend.

I am often reticent to drink Darjeelings because I often had some unpleasant astringency with the ones I have had.This one is absolutely different and makes me change my mind.

Thank you so much TheTeaFairy for sharing one of your favourite teas with me !

Preparation
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Sil

Ysaurella – ill have to try this one as I think I’ve experienced the same thing you have with a lot of darjeelings. I’m actually having a Darjeeling day…well part of today will be darjeelings just to try the few that are in my cupboard I keep avoiding heh

Ysaurella

Sil I may be wrong but I think you’ll like it.

TheTeaFairy

Ha! So happy there was one in the bunch you really liked :-) The fact that I liked almost all the French teas you sent me made me feel guilty, lol! But I so don’t blame you, David’s tea and Mariage Frères just can’t compare! But I’m more confident in the other brands I sent, especially the plain ones such as this one!

Ysaurella

don’t worry there are some I liked very much (but yes especially the unflavoured ones)
Moreover I am less attracted by flavoured teas now and for the flavoured I tend to really prefer European Blends to North American ones.And thanks to you I bought oriental beauty of BT after reading your review about an oriental beauty blend a friend offered you.

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Sil

Ysaurella – ill have to try this one as I think I’ve experienced the same thing you have with a lot of darjeelings. I’m actually having a Darjeeling day…well part of today will be darjeelings just to try the few that are in my cupboard I keep avoiding heh

Ysaurella

Sil I may be wrong but I think you’ll like it.

TheTeaFairy

Ha! So happy there was one in the bunch you really liked :-) The fact that I liked almost all the French teas you sent me made me feel guilty, lol! But I so don’t blame you, David’s tea and Mariage Frères just can’t compare! But I’m more confident in the other brands I sent, especially the plain ones such as this one!

Ysaurella

don’t worry there are some I liked very much (but yes especially the unflavoured ones)
Moreover I am less attracted by flavoured teas now and for the flavoured I tend to really prefer European Blends to North American ones.And thanks to you I bought oriental beauty of BT after reading your review about an oriental beauty blend a friend offered you.

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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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Paris, France

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