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After my disappointment with Fauchon’s Raspberry Macaron I decided I need something tried and true. Always delivers. Dark chocolate, rye bread, rose and citrus( not much actually, maybe it’s getting old). I still love it.
Steeped in gaiwan, short 3 steeps like 15 sec combined in a cup

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 5 OZ / 150 ML
Stephanie

Nothing quite like a reliable GOOD tea right after a terrible tea experience :)

boychik

Agree. but i still think i should try and change temp and time and maybe I overleaf Fauchon.

Stephanie

Yes, definitely!

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drank Raspberry Macaron by Fauchon
382 tasting notes

It’s bitter, so bitter that I’m unable to drink it. I dumped the cup. I steep for 3 min 195F. Should I lower the temp more? No rating until I figure out what’s the parameters.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Stephanie

Oh man, what a bummer :( Hope you figure it out. This one sounded tasty…

boychik

I had such a high hope. Another thing it’s too flowery for me. Even when I choose perfume I usually avoid lilacs, freesia. I’m more into vanilla almond peach. This tea has very strong perfume.

Stephanie

Bummmer…I’m sure you can find people willing to do swaps with you who would like to try it :)

ifjuly

I am truly the only Steepster who loves this one. Aw. Sorry it’s not working out for you.

boychik

I still want to try with lower temps and maybe shorter steeps

pyarkaaloo

had the same exact experience with this tea! mine also got very bitter & also it’s way too floral for my tastes

boychik

whew, i thought it me. i want to experiment over the weekend. maybe i’ll coldsteep it.
@ifjuly. except for this tea we are basically on the same page;)

ifjuly

i sent samples of this tea to everyone who asked when i first swooned about it, both off and online, and not a single person liked it. then i bought 3 tins of it so i can have as much quality time alone with it as i wish, haha.

boychik

Otoh I am drinking Hazelnut by S&V you send me. It’s like liquid Ferrero Rocher if you have some tiny piece of chocolate . Love it

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drank Silk Dragon by The Tea Merchant
382 tasting notes

Perfect just perfect. Had 2 steeps and I’m going to cold steep in fridge. When i looked at my previous note I mention coconut. No coconut, it’s shouldn’t even be there, but it smelled so incredible yummy I wanted coconut in there. Probably oolong itself has some coconut notes ( at least to me).

Flavors: Coconut, Cream, Vanilla

Preparation
1 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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