233 Tasting Notes
Thanks to Laurent and Mélanie from Nina’s I can taste this lovely named tea.
Irony is there : I wanted to buy the homonymous tea from Theodor and it was out of stock so here I am to taste another je t’aime proving if necessary that we can have several loves and say je t’aime to several teas (even in the same day, even in the same hour !)
Well I am not finding it strong (but it’s not weak, neither light bodied)and I am not sure if the stronger taste with this this cup is coming from the base… Laurent would you reveal us a Nina’s secret and tell us what kind of tea base is used here – It’s written Keemun on my sachet as the other teas I had from Nina’s but I am wondering …
I steeped it 4 min and it was nice, not bitterness nor astringency, until now I never had a Nina’s bitter even if I never respected the brewing instructions as with 2 minutes I found them too light for my taste.
The flavours are just perfect, delicate as always with this lovely brand but this time I think the tea base is working really better for me with these flavours.
Another caramel chocolate tea I like.
I went to the shop rue Danielle Casanova 1 week ago and it was still closed for work, I would love to take a friend of mine to have a brunch here, let’s wait so…
I had this one this morning while running to get prepared to go to work.I’m trying to have it quite often to finish my tin because I rebought my dear Earl Grey French Blue which is my favourite EG.
I have the same opinion even if I steep it with a lower temperature and not too long : this is a great tea (so wonderful quality and perfectly blended)but probably not for me, too heavy on lavender and lavender is not my favourite flower. This is just absolutely not soapy it’s just too much lavender for my taste, I would have preferred a lighter one.
But I cannot be unfair with Theodor,this is the same with writers, they decide to take an angle of observation or a kind of narration and that’s IT, this is their beginning point, this is their work, their masterpiece and we just need to respect that.
Mademoiselle is clearly a fantastic tea I highly respect, I appreciate to drink but I probably won’t rebuy it.
Stacy so kindly added this sample to my order.
I’ve been distracted this morning because we had no electricity this morning, general problem with half the town.I was so upset I cannot have my tea (everything is electrical in my flat)
it finally was fixed at noon and I rushed to my kettle.
I rushed too fast and I stupidely put boiling water on the leaves and immediately saw on the sample bag that it was supposed to be 160°F ooooouuuuupssss I immediately poured cold water in addition in my infusing mug.
So I was suspicious about the result of my mistake but it is really yummy.
I got a pleasant tea base, mellow, low on tannins, medium bodied and a suttle a very delicate flavour of blueberry.
It was my first purple tea and as it is a flavoured one I cannot say much about purple tea but I really enjoy this tea and the base wasn’t astringent at all to me.
I am still enjoying it with my blueberry muffins even if it’s 1 PM here.
Hummmm I am sipping this one actually while enjoying the wild blueberry muffins I prepared to pair with.
I regret I didn’t manage to find out fresh blueberries for my muffins but it’s always complicated so I decided to take frozen blueberries.
These Muffins are some kind of survivors because I have experienced problems with my oven and mould :S
My muffin silicon mould just folded and half the preparation slipped to the bottom of the oven – we had smoke everywhere in the kitchen and I was asked if I was trying to invent some kind of domestical gas chamber… !
Finally I saved the rest of my preparation ans made a second one (to get full swollen muffins !)
This morning I’m happy to see they finally are good !
For one time I prepared a full teapot of Myrtille Sauvage. I normally always use a mug.
This is really yummy. So smooth, mellow and I get a so natural blueberry : Sure I’ll manage to finish the full teapot !
I bought Jamaïque 1 month ago when the weather was so hot : 37°c and the Mariage Salesman told me he was wondering HOW I can pick up and choice this tea (flavoured Vanilla and rum) by such a weather :)
I haven’t had it since today and I didn’t have paid attention to the tea description and left it steep for 2 minutes >>>>O_O<<<< ohohohohohoho lucky me ! it is almost bitter ! this is surely an Assam…the kind of used with Wedding Impérial…the capricious to brew !!!
Cooling the little bitterness disappeared and I have a pleasant cup, robust with a creamy and delightful vanilla and of course, in a supportive role only RUM.
That’s delicious, I’m waiting forward to try tomorrow with 1 minute and a half brewing time , I’m sure it would be absolutely perfect.
I’m so happy MF used such an high personnalitea base for its Jamaïque.
I hope now the rum contained here would just kill the unglorious mosquitos who are driving me mad since 2 weeks now ! My legs, my arms are just a battlefield and I’m losing this war.
We often say in French : ce n’est pas la petite bête qui va manger la grosse (it’s not the small beast who is going to eat the big one- meaning it’s more scared of you than you are of it) in my case the small ones are really eating me, help me rum !!!
Thank you so much Stacy fo having added this one to my order as a surprise sample.
I’m happy I can taste this upgrade version, I am now at my third steep and it has lost a part of its flavours to my opinion but I really enjoy the sweet malty notes and the honey notes.
On the first steep I had stronger malty notes but on still a fresh way and sweet.I also has a lovely honey taste.
This is a pleasant tea to drink espacially now in summer because the taste is there but it keeps (as the regular PTA)a light behavior, it almost gets some citrusy notes on aftertaste.
I have bought the classic version but no doubt I’ll consider this one as well for future purchases.
That’s funny, do you know where I get this tea ? I almost have won it !
Last year, during the kermesse (this the name we use in France for a school party at the end of the year)at my daughter’s school, there was a lottery and I never play lottery.But my daughter’s best friend and her mother Karin do and they won this tea…I was just like ohhhhhh you have won tea ! how fantastic ! and it is a Mariage Frères Tea ! Karin told me she didn’t care for tea and never drink tea and she offered me her prize :)
I have forgotten it in my cupboard since but now I am trying to drink more and more straight teas, I decided to have it.
The dry leaves are made of mixed leaves and colours : white (silver tips), green, brown and I can see some jasmin flowers too. Very beautiful. The leaves are from different sizes as well, some are cut, other are full.
The colour of the liquor is really clear and very pale brown.
The taste is flowery but pure jasmin, without any essentiel oil around, the tea base is pleasant, present but I’m happy I have steeped the leaves 2 min only because it may become bitter with 3 min.
2 min are fine, no astringency but a real personnality : not smooth, not mellow but refined, medium bodied (low tannins to my opinion)
I love the way the jasmin flowers come here and how their taste lingers after drinking.
I am sipping this one right now and it is really delicious.
I was sure orange and honey were pairing so well together but it is better than I thought.
I really love it, the honey is really natural (maybe an orange honey or acacia) and not over sugared, it perfectly balances with the orange, a sweet one, not a bitter one.
The tea base is classic and has no bitterness at all.
This is an Hédiard blend but we can recognize the Dammann one behind so my tasting note is valid for the Dammann Frères Miel Orange as well.
I received my Butiki Order yesterday and I cannot resist to begin by this tea.
It’s as good as in my memory.
At the moment it’s from far the best straight black tea I ever had.
I get the bread notes , the fruity ones and the famous honey.
I bump up the rating because it’s too good !
Yes I am having a Christmas tea for breakfast in the middle of Summer…I wanted to taste it for ages and now I have the opportunity thanks to a sample I received with my Instant thé order.
This is a classical blend more than clearly the same kind as Thé de Noël from Compagnie Coloniale exactly the same ingredients cherry,ginger, cornflower on a black tea base.
I need to make a special tasting with a cup of each but I have the impression now that the tea base of Dammann is maybe a little bit stronger vs Compagnie Coloniale.
Well this is clearly not my favourite christmas tea even if nice but these flavours change from cloves, orange, mandarin…
I am gloomy today as I have to come back to work on Wednesday and I really would have loved to remain in holidays – That’s so weird to me as in my previous job I was always so happy to wake up to go to work.
I know what it means so…