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drank Paris s'éveille by Betjeman and Barton
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NOMS! not much else to say beyond the fact that i thought it’d be fun to drink paris breakfast and paris awakens heh

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drank Paris s'éveille by Betjeman and Barton
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Chocolate, caramel, toffee, cereal..what’s not to love? Pretty sure this is more oolong than black tea, or a blend since it always does much better at lower temps, but i seem to have that figured out. I like the spice/cereal notes in this one that blend with the chocolate and caramel. it’s more bready like than caramel chocolate but it’s still delicious

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drank Paris s'éveille by Betjeman and Barton
7144 tasting notes

gosh damn i love this tea. It hit all the right notes today since i managed to not only remember to brew it for longer, but also cooled the temp down a bunch. AMAZING how good tea can be when you don’t mess up the parameters lol. Glad to have tried this one, though not necessarily a repurchase for me since it’s a little fussier than others that i love just as much. today this was more like an 85 haha

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drank Paris s'éveille by Betjeman and Barton
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I always forget i need to brew this one longer than normal. If i don’t, then the toffee and chocolate flavours are a little subdued. I am glad i picked this one up in Paris, though i wish it was a black base, versus oolong. At least it’s an oolong variety that i can get behind :)

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drank Paris s'éveille by Betjeman and Barton
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drank Paris s'éveille by Betjeman and Barton
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I promise a better review once i get back in to the swing of things…maybe after the engagement picture stuff is taken care of. blech. wedding planning is the worst.

simplified review of this one? Oolong that tastes more like a black tea. B&B classify it as a black tea. Cookie, caramel, yum. Glad i picked this one up to try.

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drank Les Classiques by Betjeman and Barton
7144 tasting notes

the only tea i made today….to take to the tea festival but i forgot it and had it when i got home haha. always a fan of this one, smooth, slight vanilla and all around nice relaxing tea.

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drank Les Classiques by Betjeman and Barton
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last tea of the day…too tired to make tea tonight after work and the movie. I love the vanilla in this one – just makes for a really nice cup of black vanilla like tea. Glad i took a chance on this one in paris.

Final Count: 142 (still haven’t had a chance to weigh my cupboard bah!)

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drank Les Classiques by Betjeman and Barton
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drank Les Classiques by Betjeman and Barton
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drank Les Classiques by Betjeman and Barton
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drank Les Classiques by Betjeman and Barton
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drank Les Classiques by Betjeman and Barton
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drank Les Classiques by Betjeman and Barton
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this one is growing on me. the more i have it, the more i appreciate it. just a really nice vanilla tea.

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drank Les Classiques by Betjeman and Barton
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love. that is all. so any trips to plan..so little time.

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drank Les Classiques by Betjeman and Barton
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today, this was spot on. caramel, vanilla goodness. thank god it’s almost friday!

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drank Les Classiques by Betjeman and Barton
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drank Les Classiques by Betjeman and Barton
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I pulled this one out today because even though it’s stupidly hot and humid again, it felt cooler to me and i was looking for something a little more decadent. So glad i picked this one up as it is a nice vanilla tea. Maybe not my all time favourite, which i’d be hard pressed to name i think, but delicious nonetheless.

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drank Les Classiques by Betjeman and Barton
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backlog

sadly this was a few days ago and i remember almost nothing about it. haha soooo yeah let’s pretend i haven’t had it yet

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My head hurts. I thought some tea and water would get rid of it this morning but it’s stayed with me through lunch. It’s a fairly mild headache but it’s starting to grate on me a little now.

This tea (one steeped) has a sweet and buttery scent, something fruity and berry like with fudge.

Flavour: Toasted grass and flowers, slightly astringent, sweet berries with a creamy after taste of cocoa nib and nuts. Somewhat perfumed and a little dry. The more I sip the more defined the strawberry flavour becomes.

I’m not usually a fan of these sorts of blends and I approached this one cautiously, however I found to be rather pleasant and though far from perfect it was a nice afternoon tea all the same.

Flavors: Butter, Cream, Strawberry

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 5 g 20 OZ / 600 ML

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drank Polka by Betjeman and Barton
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Another sample from Cameron. I’m not familiar with this company at all. The tea smelled like blackberries. It tastes like a “red fruits” flavored black. It’s not bad but not one I want to order either. Thanks Cam!

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drank Polka by Betjeman and Barton
972 tasting notes

This is another one from Dexter (I know, she sent me a ton!). I’ve never tried anything from Betjeman and Barton before. The black tea leaves are very small/broken here, and there are lots of little bits of flower petals mixed in with them. Dry scent is actually very fruity and appealing, with a nice tartness that always improves fruity teas for me.

Mm, the steeped tea smells quite fruity as well. I think I can smell strawberry and orange, as well as that strange powdered sugar aroma that I often find in French flavored teas. Hm, I think I may have overleafed a tad, as it has a slight bitter edge. I almost always used 1.5 teaspoons of tea per 8 ounces, but perhaps I should have used less here since the leaves are so broken. Oh well! The fruit flavor is actually quite a bit more mild than I would like it to be, and there’s definitely orange involved but I can’t really distinguish any other specific flavors. And it also has that chalky powdered sugar texture to it that leaves my tongue slightly dry. I don’t love it…

Flavors: Bitter, Fruity, Orange, Powdered sugar

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Lovely jasmine tea, though a bit finicky. (Oh, I so love having an excuse to use the word ‘finicky.’ Such a great word…) I do find that to be the case with jasmine teas in general, though. Basically, if I put in a bit too much tea or leave it in a bit too long or make the water too hot, it gets this overpowering flavour somewhere in there, which I associate with jasmine though it doesn’t actually taste like jasmine (I think). And gets a not very nice, strong aftertaste. BUT if made right – so, not too much leaf, not more than about 3 minutes – it’s just pure wondrous perfection.

This one is a another one of my favourites to have with Cream Tea chez moi.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 14 OZ / 400 ML

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drank Luxury by Betjeman and Barton
3051 tasting notes

Sipdown! Thanks Sil and Ysaurella :)

I’m with Sil on this one here – not tasting maple nor chestnuts, but instead it’s fairly floral. Well, maybe I can catch a hint of chestnut post-sip, but for such a delicious-sounding combination, this falls rather flat. It’s not bad by any stretch – the floral edges towards fruity, and the base is present but smooth – it’s just not what would be expected.

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