Dammann Freres

Edit Company

Recent Tasting Notes

95
drank Jardin Bleu by Dammann Freres
629 tasting notes

This tea is really good. I am really getting the strawberry notes, modified by the rhubarb. It is a bit like drinking strawberry ice cream shake to be honest. This is excellent tea and I am glad I ordered it. This is another one I need to try iced. Unfortunately, I try to stick to decaf iced tea but I have to try some of these Damman Freres teas iced. They have all been sweet and tasty. I have tried four of seven and they are four for four so far.

I brewed this in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and 190 degree water for 3 min.

Flavors: Cream, Strawberry

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

92

I started to put together a wish list for the Damman Freres group order when Marzipan made her very generous offer and the further I got through the Damman Freres website the more I realized I needed to bite the bullet and just make an order of my own…. After all, it’s not fair to hijack someone else’s amazing generosity with your insane greediness!!

So my order arrived this week and I quickly rescued it from mail jail and was desperate to tear into it the moment I picked it up… The scent coming out of the box was simply intoxicating! Even the USPS guy commented that it was the best smelling box he’d ever come across!!

Getting it home, I immediately tore into this packet… Scent wise it’s mouthwatering! Lots of semi-sweet caramel notes!! Taste wise words fail me!! It’s darn delicious!! A little salty, a lot caramelly and a hint of creaminess…. It’s reminds me a little of buttered salted popcorn… Oh this tea will not last long in my household!

sren

Ack! Can’t wait!!!

Fjellrev

I know, I feel terrible for ordering so much through Marzipan. :(

Sil

Fauchons version of this is a little cheaper but they’re both super tasty. I think it’s easier to get DF’s version though in any case

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

84

This is a tasty tea, but I’m not liking it quite as much as the ones from Damman Freres that I drank yesterday. It is quite sweet, very sweet with fruit flavor. I think it would be incredible iced. The description says this has cranberry, strawberry, raspberry, and elderflower in it. There are two ways to look at the taste of this tea. One they are so well blended that no one flavor dominates, the other way that you can’t pick out a particular flavor. Either way it is good.

I brewed this once in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and 190 degree water for 3 min.

Flavors: Fruity

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

89

This is good. Received this the other day with my order to Dammann Freres. There is a slight bitterness from the black tea base, just enough so you know you are drinking a black tea. Next you get a mixture of flavors from the cherry, strawberry, raspberry, and redcurrant. There seems to be a dominant flavor between these but I am at a loss to tell you which it is. I can’t wait to try this iced.

I brewed this once in an 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and 190 degree water for 3 min.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

89
drank Temple d'Angkor by Dammann Freres
629 tasting notes

Got this tea with my first order from Dammann Freres yesterday. The hard thisg about describing this tea is no one fruit flavor dominates. I taste melon, caramel, and I think the papaya pieces in there. It is quite good. I will have to try it iced.

I brewed this one time in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and 175 degree water for 3 min.

Flavors: Caramel, Melon

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
TeaNTees

I can’t wait to get this with the group order we just placed with Marzipan!

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

96

Will review later (taking my comprehensive exams at the moment!) but I am LOVING this tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

drank Pomme d'Amour by Dammann Freres
359 tasting notes

So, to recap. I ordered 17 different Dammann Freres teas, and this is the last one. As of today I have tried them all. Some are absolutely delicious, others are just good. It seems to me that their teas that have several flavors are better than the ones that are just orange black, for example.

In the 10 days or so since I got the order I have picked this tea up and put it down maybe a dozen times. I just couldn’t bring myself to choose it over other things or get excited about it. Now I am wondering WHY?

This is. So. Good. I was brewing it on campus, and started to smell it and it was like a punch to the face. Yummy! Then I tasted it and I don’t know what I expected, maybe plain apple tea? But this tastes like a lightly spiced, buttery, caramel drizzled apple turnover straight out of the oven. So, so good. Definitely one of my favorites from the whole batch.

VariaTEA

Sounds amazing!

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

82

Tea Time tea! Thanks, again, Dinosara! Tasty toffee goodness! It smells so much like toffee! You can almost taste it in the air! I wanted it to taste sweet, as well, because it didn’t have much sweetness on it’s own, even though my brain wanted it to be sweet. There was some smokiness in the background… I think they make caramel flavored teas on smokey bases to add some of that burnt sugar flavor of real caramel (though I really don’t think caramel tastes burnt, more like toasted- can you tell I’m a golden-browned marshmallow girl?). I wish they wouldn’t do that, but this tea was not bad in that sense at all. Mostly this was a tasty that I would have loved to have on an autumn day/in front of a fire, but it was better with sugar, it made the caramel flavor REALLY caramelly!

Flavors: Caramel, Toasted, Toffee

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

drank Mangoustan by Dammann Freres
359 tasting notes

I was really excited to order this, because I don’t think I have ever seen a mangosteen tea before. If I’m being honest, my experience with mangosteen has been limited to a Greek yogurt with a mangosteen add in, and I liked that.

The funny part was, I mentioned this to my daughter (19, tea lover) and she asked me what mangosteen tastes like, and I had no idea what to tell her. So I went to Google and typed in, “What does mangosteen taste like?” What I learned is that unless a person has eaten one in Asia, fresh, they have no idea. It seems that mangosteen flavoring doesn’t taste anything like the actual fruit, and mangosteens don’t travel well enough for anyone on this side of the world to have the actual experience. I saw a funny anecdote that Queen Victoria offered a large cash award to anyone who could get one to her in pristine condition, and no one ever collected the money.

So anyway, it’s a nice tea. A little fruity, definite black base. Worth trying but maybe not a reorder for me.

Equusfell

Having been to China during mangosteen season: they taste amazing. A fresh light sweet with a touch of floral and “tropical”. Almost like a really good high mountain oolong minus the “green” flavor! I ate them up!

Dustin

I have found “fresh” mangosteen at an Asian market before. They were pretty good and were a juicy version of the freeze dried ones that Trader Joe’s once had. Interesting to find it in a tea!

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

I love this tea. I’m a big fan of marzipan (surprise?) and almond flavoring in general. Loved Butiki’s Almond Indulgence and this tea reminds me a lot of that, which is great since I can’t get the Butiki one anymore. This is all delicious almond flavor with a tea base that doesn’t overpower it.

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

drank Agrumes by Dammann Freres
359 tasting notes

This is fine, nothing wrong with it. It’s just a citrusy black tea. It doesn’t wow me like many of the others that they have. Definitely not a reorder but it’s good enough to drink.

Sil

i keep meaning to say, if you like hazelnut/chocolate..you might want to consider charlotte au chocolat for your group order.

Marzipan

My biggest concern was that people said it tastes smoky, do you think so?

Sil

i never noticed the smoke to be honest. Mind you, i don’t mind smokey teas but i don’t recall finding it smoky. the other one that we recently tried via tea friends was their salted caramel oolong. I’m not a huge fan of oolongs but this one was buttery caramel goodness lol

Marzipan

I need a group of tea friends like that!

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

80
drank Bulgare by Dammann Freres
63 tasting notes

I needed a more diversified hit of caffeine this morning, and as always, Dinosara provides! The raspberry scent of this one is very strong and juicy. It’s cut with the smell of orange-flavored vitamin C tablets in the dry leaf, but gets a little better when brewed. The raspberry blends well with the rose undertone (neither of which are too strong in the tea, just a pleasant compliment). The citrus really only lends a brightening hand. I’m just super glad there is no hibiscus in this. I feel like I’ve never had a raspberry tea without hibiscus, and I keep expecting it, but it’s not there and I keep being pleasantly surprised!
Overall a very drinkable tea. The flavors are coming out more as it cools. Reminds me of the raspberry jam in the middle of filled donuts!

Flavors: Blood orange, Raspberry, Rose

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

This has flavors of blackberry, black current and blueberry (which is not a black fruit!) Usually I don’t care much for blueberry flavored things, but this blend tasted more of blueberry than the others. And surprise – I liked it!

Uniquity

Oooh, that sounds very appealing!

Stephanie

I really like black currant. Yum.

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

drank Figue Fraîche by Dammann Freres
359 tasting notes

This is ok, nothing outstanding. Although I’m not getting much fig flavor at all. It’s coming out a little bit as it cools but I don’t know that I would have been able to identify the flavoring if I tried it blind. There is nothing offensive about it, just a nice comforting cup. I won’t reorder though.

Sandra Vdplaats

did you get Jardin Blue? I have it at home, it’s yum, and a very close resemblance to MG Marco Polo…
enjoy all your teas!! Seems fun to be trying out so many new tastes :)

Marzipan

I haven’t tried that one, but might need to order it now.

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

85
drank Nosy Bey by Dammann Freres
359 tasting notes

The name alone made me take a second look at this tea. As I have been going through these French teas I have had to do some Googling as to what the words on the packages mean, since there’s no English translation. I figured this one was another fruit reference, but was surprised to learn that Nosy Bey is an island off of Madagascar. Since this has vanilla in it, I am guessing that that’s the connection.

Another of my favorites from this order, this tea has delicious fresh peach and vanilla flavors. I think it is the best peach tea I have ever had.

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

85

I made a huge DF order and it all arrived last week, and I haven’t had much else since then. I have been bad about writing tastings notes on them. Some of the teas are real WOW teas. Some are just normal, but by normal I mean still a really good tea.

This one was a WOW tea. I found myself thinking about the tea each time I took a drink – it kept pulling my attention because it tasted so good. Sometimes I can sort of zone out and drink the tea automatically. The description says red fruits, papaya, and strawberry bits. But the really interesting part is the “biscuit” – which of course it not like an American biscuit. It’s like a European one, or a cookie. That’s the magic here.

It’s hard for me to describe exactly what biscuit tastes like in tea, but it’s sort of like a bit of cookie on the finish, but it’s not a sweet cookie. More like a shortbread. This tea alone makes me want to order one of every one of the teas they sell.

TeaNTees

Must Try! :)

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

89

a local shop is closing down and how come I never knew before they sell a wide collection of loose leaf Damann Freres teas . Ah, such a shame they will be gone now, they lost the competition with internet buyers….
Teas are now 70% off and I never tried them so picked whatever what was left, which was Oriental (green) and this Jardin Blue.
200 gr. tea for the silly amount of 3 euros… …..

It’s good, very good, sweet, but not overly. What I do notice is that Jardin Blue seems almost a copy of MF Marco Polo. I don’t mind, but I thought it would be different, instead I bought a tea similar to one I have tons off at home…Oh well, will give the oriental a try tomorrow…

Flavors: Fruity, Raspberry, Rhubarb, Strawberry, Sugar, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 200 OZ / 5914 ML

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

First to review, that’s a surprise!

I really like this. It’s very heavily mango flavored, and has a little something extra – almost if mango could taste floral, it has an extra layer of mango on top?

Roswell Strange

Sounds interesting :)

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

73

This tea smells so amazing. No other tea has captured the passion fruit smell quite so perfectly as this. The florals blend well, also. My problem with this tea is the base, which contributes a slight sweetness but also bitterness that is difficult for me to get around without sugar. As it cools, it is much fruitier. The blend reminds me of a lighter-flavored Bali, but with a base that I just cannot brew right. Dinosara has suggested taking some home and cold-brewing it, which I most definitely will be doing, because with the smell of this tea when it was brewing, cold brewing can only be awesome.
I got a second brew out of it, but it was more bitter. Full sugar cube went into the cup and it is much more tolerable, fruity, and a little more rosey than the first steep.

Flavors: Floral, Green Melons, Passion Fruits

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

84

Ooh, I’d totally forgotten I owned this one!

A nice wind-down for the end of a lovely weekend that, annoyingly, has left me as fatigued as I was at the end of work on Friday. No fair.

But at least this tea is as nice as I’ve come to know Dammann fruity things are – the base is strong and tasty, and I’m getting plenty of peachy cherries. That’s nice. This is a good ‘un. I’m glad I remembered it!

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

80

I’d forgotten how sweet this one was, as it’s been a good month or two since I last made it. Such buttery, lemony biscuits!

Absolutely, buttery, lemony biscuits. I don’t get poppy as a thing in this, or almond per se. But definitely buttery, lemony biscuits. How many times can I say buttery, lemony biscuits in a review?

In other news, slightly despairing that my hands are itching to get stuck into new knitting projects and I have ABSOLUTELY NO MORE SPACE FOR KNITTING. Seriously. I may have to investigate viable alternatives to etsy to, like, make space for new knitted things. SO MUCH KNITTING. Also, had photos taken for my new married-people visa yesterday evening and ugh. Why do I look so bad in these photos? I’m just trying to make a neutral not-smiling face and I look like somebody’s just murdered my cat and my eyes are oddly lopsided and my forehead is all wrong and I just… UGH. It’s hard to feel self-confident in the wake of a face like that.

My spouse, on the other hand, looks like a radiantly beautiful majestic bear. It’s not fair.

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

Just ordered a tea latte at Holts Cafe and this was the tea bag that it was made with. Tastes amazing though it could be biased by the deliciously creamy milk they used to make it with :) Definitely ordering this latte again, but would love to see if Holts has this in store as well on its own.

Sil

Holt has traditionally only carried MF; Fortnum and Mason and Fauchon.. I haven’t seen DF there yet…

leaf in hot water

Thanks Sil, thats strange they would use it in the cafe but not in the store. Maybe its not high end enough…?

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

59
drank Noël à Venise by Dammann Freres
552 tasting notes

Citrus notes. Black tea not bitter and balanced well with the citrus. Flavouring tastes a tad dilute.

Thanks to MissB for sharing!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .

drank 7 Parfums by Dammann Freres
6155 tasting notes

I’m logging this one here, even though i’m drinking the Jardin du The version from missB The teas are similar so i don’t feel the need to create a new entry for this one time log :) I’m not a fan of this one. I can clearly taste the blergamot AND the rose petals…making it everything i don’t need in a tea lol. That being said, i’m glad to confirm that, as i had my suspicions in reading the descriptions lol

Add a Comment

Please keep things friendly and .