Bois Cheri

Recent Tasting Notes

82

sweet with the vanilla taste, no need to sweet it more.

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70

mmm thanks again for this one fiddling another sipdown, another tea experience! not too shabby but nothing i need to restock. just happy to have tried it :)

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70

thank you fiddling! I’m finally getting the chance to try this bagegd tea that she sent me. While the bag smelled pretty much like nothing, the tea brewed up into a rather tasty vanilla black tea. It’s a smooth vanilla black that, as far as bagged teas go, could compete with a number of vanilla blacks that i’ve tried out there. Overall i am happy with this tea!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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82

A former colleague gave me some of this tea from her country of origin, Mauritius. It’s become one of my go-to bagged teas when I need a quick cuppa.

The vanilla is quite strong, but smooth. It smells absolutely wonderful. Like most black bases it will get bitter if oversteeped, so pay attention to steeping times!

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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100

This is such a delicious tea, the smell alone is wonderful. Steep longer if you’re going to be adding milk but be careful! too much will completely spoil the taste.

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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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70

Decided to try this with some milk and a tiny bit of honey this time around.

It’s much smoother. The milk really evens out the tea. The honey does help get rid of that slight bitterness from before but might make it a little too sweet for me. It almost even overwhelms the tea. Bummer.

Next time will just add milk.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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70

Didn’t add any milk or sugar as it was my first time tasting. A little bitter but enjoyed it nonetheless. Will try next time with milk (maybe sugar).

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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89

…size of the leafs is almost as fine as on a regular English breakfast blend.But one can be a bit more generous with the portioning of Bois Cheri as it comes across less awakening.
Needs to have milk and a bit of sugar…without milk it’s to bitter and the sweetening brings out the vanilla scent in quite a nice way.

Great tea as base for ‘home-made’ chai blends…even just a bit of ground cardamom does the trick and let’s one fly off to street bazars of India or Mauritius.

http://www.travelmauritius.info/bois_cheri_tea_factory.html

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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89

…expect a bag of leafs soon.

BrookeM

Do you know where I can get some of this tea?

Keemun

…I tried to download a picture for this tea and while I was on google I’ve noticed that some tea sellers offer it on there page.
But besides that…you only get in on the island of Mauritius. A friend of mine works there and promised me to send a bag.
The company is not eager to expand or do export business to overseas as the plantation is quite small.

BrookeM

I found a place in France but was hoping for a place in the states. Have you herd great things?

Keemun

I went on a trip to Maritius 2years ago and visited the plantations…made a tour through there production line where a employee explained all the different steps of processing the leafs to me…we did a tea tasting afterwards. Mmmmh…very nice tea. The vanilla flavor is very strong and almost overwhelming…well, of course it is! Mauritius also has its hands in the vanilla business. Anyways, the population of the island mostly drinks it with milk. Some may add a bit of cardamom. Therefore, as the tea is designed for milk drinkers, it may come across a bit rough if one drinks it without. It is the only vanilla scented tea that I’ve ever tried. Means I can’t compare with other V.-teas that are out there.

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