293 Tasting Notes
I bought this tea in a beautiful tin this afternoon at La Grande Épicerie in Paris.
Compagnie Coloniale is one of the oldest tea company in France. They are using a special method to flavour teas : a vapour method (or steam method, no idea which word is most adapted for tea flavouring in English !)
Of course I bought it because it is an Oolong…and because caramel beurre salé is really an appealing ingredient…isn’t it ?
The dry leaf smells incredibly good, caramelly and salted caramel…so noticeable.
Unfortunately the taste of the liquor is less noticeable. This is a light caramel, not an in your face one and this is really ok, a subtle caramel.
But I was expecting more Oolong notes and this Oolong base is a little too much discrete for my taste. This is a buttery Oolong, mellow but too much subtle for my pleasure to be complete.
I’ll play around temperature to see if it changes something for me.
I am enjoying this green tea while I am trying to decide which teas I should say bye bye to…
Gosh… sometimes we do need to clear out our stash, don’t we ?
Here is the result : http://steepster.com/discuss/6964-french-teas-to-swap
This green tea is a little wonder, so perfumed, so greeny and cherry. Just so yummy.
I keep this one for sure !
Well, I am afraid this brand is definitively not a brand for me. This is clearly Blueberry and natural.
As with the other Davids tea I cannot really taste camellia sinensis.
I was suspiscious as the blend is containing as much blueberries as tea leaves…I was right : this is a lovely hot juicy blueberry beverage but it’s just not tea to me.
I have a full tea pot and I share it now with my daughter who is in love with it (she is 11) like she is for almost all DT blends. I can imagine why a child can appreciate these teas, no acridness at all and more focused on flavours rather than tea bases.
Thank you justjames for sharing
My friend Valérie offered me this tin + the black tea tin of Thé de Pâques for my birthday.I am very lucky to get such a friend :) she shares with me a passion for good tea and especially for Mariage Frères ones.
She told me “I know you’re not very green tea but at least if you don’t like it you’ll get the canister with the double lid”
I get the canister AND I love the green tea.
I already know the black version and can say I prefer this green version to the black. It’s a lighter version, more flowery somehow.
I get the lovely citrus and the precious vanilla with notes of crème brûlée.
Une fois n’est pas coutume, I prefer the green version. This is a mellow green without any astringency – if only all greens can be like this…
Sadly it is a sipdown. I finished my canister and as this tea is only available (alas !) in canister, at 22 €, I am afraid I won’t repurchase it until a while. I propably will use the tin to put Pleine Lune tea.
I sent some of Full Moon Party to several people and unfortunately no one reviewed it until now. This is one of the mystery blend.
I especially like the mix almond and rose here. this is so sweet, so mellow.
Bye bye sweetie…
Inoffensive day to have this dear Christmas tea as Christmas is behind us now. It doesn’t make me think too much about xmas now the date is away.
It’s a comfort to sip it right now after spending 2 hours to search where my parcel amazon can be…and to chat online with the customer service.
Hopefully I’ll get my daughter’s books on Tuesday so one week after the expected date…fantastic for school…
I love the work done on citrus and spices in this tea and I think I will never get enough of it
Thank you so much JustJames for sharing this Oolong with me.
I am very fond of Oolongs, I love them plain or flavoured so was excited to try this one even if a little suspiscious because of the brand.
ButI thought : it may be THE DT I would really like because it is an Oolong.
Unfortunately I cannot taste the typical Oolong notes I love so much.This Oolong tea base is not for me, very weak almost totally absent.
The positive points are the creamyness of this tea and its pleasant Vanilla (without being exceptionnal but it is a natural Vanilla).
I have other DT teas to taste thanks to JustJames, I surely find one I’ll like.
I’m having it right now and it is my first tea of the day (strangely as it is 4 PM)
I am still very impressed by this Betjeman & Barton’s blend. For sure one of my favourite Stawberry & Rhubarb tea.
I am trying to relax myself and not think about all the kind of problems waiting for me tomorrow at work. Sometimes when you are doing a job and have the feeling to ONLY try to solve problems all day long it is just so boring.
This Blue Mountain is a nice tea to spend the afternoon with while watching a TV documentary about General Custer.Not sure it would have been his kind of tea. I imagine more Custer drinking a strong Irish Breakfast.