Yesterday was my Mom’s birthday. To celebrate it, I took her and my daughter this morning to have a brunch in Paris at Le Bouillon des Colonies :http://www.bouillondescolonies.com/
It was a nice brunch and the waitress was exceptionnal, very kind and sweet with a real sense of service.
Everything went well even if my daughter decided at one point to suddenly eat bacon with her hands !
The restaurant is serving Mariage Frères teas and this one with the Brunch.
I had a lovely teapot and a teabag.
You know how unsure is a steep in a restaurant, we never know which temperature they used for the water. I would say it was a 85 or 90°C.
I left the teabag 3minutes only and I have had a splendid light amber liquor, smelling delicious bergamot.
This is surely an Earl Grey but very floral, refreshing and sparkling. The base was really wonderful and made me think to try more first flush Darjeelings even if I tended to think 2nd flushs were my favourite. A very thin but lovely hint of astringency.
A very refined and elegant tea. Very unusual tea base for an Earl Grey but clearly a success.