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drank Christmas Tea by Dammann Freres
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drank Earl Grey by Dammann Freres
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Back at work today. Drank lots of Damman Freres noel tea from my sister’s advent calendars and they were all lovely. Real fruits and tea flavor in the middle of winter. Watched the Sherlock minisode before bed, and have lots of holiday ficish daydreaming in my head for multiple fandoms.

tea-sipper

Sherlock!! CAN’T WAIT!

oddree

Yes yes! Just a few more days

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dammann advent calendar day 24!! Yay!
I’m so glad I got this calendar. I’m gonna go online and see if they have some for sale or something. It’s just great to have all these delicious teas individually wrapped and available.
Happy Mid-Winter celebration everybody!

MissB

Only place you can get it with reasonable shipping to North America is at Vendome Cadeau, and they do have this tea as I ordered it in a package set. I’d recommend grabbing the bags however, as (a) they’re inexpensive, and (b) MUCH more inexpensive than the gorgeous, albeit highly priced sets/tins.

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I’ve been wanting to try this one for a while!
And now I have two samples yay. Even more important because at the moment I’m a little holiday drunk.
I drank the dammann Christmas Tea. Then a white russian imperial stout beer named after The Dude in The Big Lebowski. And now I’m drinking my Tony Stark tea as oddree and I watch Pacific Rim and I also read Avengers fic. (Multitasking!) And earlier we watched the original Total Recall.
It’s been a really busy day yo.
I’m having a great time!

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day 14 of the advent calendar that APPARENTLY I’m drinking all 24 teas today.
the problem is that if you asked me, at the moment, I would tell you that all their xmas teas are cherry teas. they really like cherry teas. just think fruit cake I suppose.

I sang a fruit cake song in chorus when I was in 6th grade. i think i sang the part of cinnamon.

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Definitely apples and a little pear.
Goes nicely with ALL the christmas cookies I ate for breakfast. Haha

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Day 24, but I had it this morning.

Merry Christmas everyone! I am sitting at the airport trying to reconstruct the memory of this tea that I bolted down before heading out the door.

The smell of this dry was familiar from all the other DF teas in the advent calendar. I think it was the caramel flavoring, but it doesn’t actually smell like caramel- it’s more an indistinct sweetness.

One steeped I get orange (another signature DF flavoring). I drank this without looking at the ingredients and interestingly tasted cranberry orange. I guess that was how I interpreted the maraschino cherry. Oh well- cranberry orange is more festive.

I wasn’t too careful with the steeping on this so it did come off a bit astringent. I can’t say I’m overly in love with it but as always it’s nice to try something new.

I have one or two teas from previous days that I need to drink and log but otherwise I’m done with the advent calendar….it was super fun and I got an awesome introduction to French teas, so a win all around!

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drank Christmas Tea by Dammann Freres
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Dammann Advent Calendar, Day 24

Merry Christmas everyone! I saved this tea for today!

More cherry, of course. They love their cherry! Anyway, I drank this one with breakfast and it was pretty tasty despite the cherry. I am once again sad that the calendar is over!

Also I drank this out of a new handmade tea mug that I got for Christmas!

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drank Christmas Tea by Dammann Freres
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Dammann advent calendar, day 24. I expected this one to be the last one of the set. I love that the sachet packaging is red with fancy lettering. Also I am so sad that it’s over! I want more!

Thas maraschino in it, which probably means I won’t love it to pieces, but I’m hoping all the other flavors (caramel, orange, pineapple[!]) balance it out. Steeped, it smells pretty much caramelly and fruity. I’m not sure I can pick out individual fruits, but cherry and orange certainly make sense. I liked this one. Not love, because the blend of fruits wasn’t perfect for me, but I certainly enjoyed it a lot. I am a sucker for their caramel! But this was a nice tea to finish it off and celebrate!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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good morning! merry christmas!
I have tried SO MANY TEAS over the past few days and haven’t made notes for any, booooo :(
So even though I don’t like posting from my phone I’m gonna try to do it more often.

Yesterday’s movies include 2 documentaries, ‘The Woodmans’ and ‘Cutie and The Boxer’. Both about artists. Both very good.
Today I’m gonna start with ‘56 up’. It’s a series where the filmmaker interviews the same group of British children every 7 years. When I worked at a video store in Philadelphia I got hooked.

I drank this tea last night as I watched an episode of ‘my cat from hell’ at 1am. I had just learned about it at dinner and I was curious. What can I say :)

MissB

7 Up (and all of the following years) is excellent!

Shmiracles

yesterday i got a friend newly hooked on the UP series too. and then today she got another person hooked! spreading the word…
it’s easy to recommend them when they are all on netflix. :)

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drank Christmas Tea Blanc by Dammann Freres
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Had some yesterday before packing up the rest to share. Really, really oversteeped this, and it was much nicer cooled than hot. Hot, it was a bit, um, flowery for my tastes, yet cooled it was sweet and floral, however pleasant and sweet. Not a huge MUST have, but it was really lovely. Leaving it as a high rating, as I likely ruined the cup with the long steep time.

Flavors: Cherry, Flowers, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Christmas Tea Blanc by Dammann Freres
1431 tasting notes

Officially the most expensive tea I’ve ever purchased. It also came in the 2013 advent calendar, however I think I sent that mini package along so that someone else could try it, too. For future reference: even though the Christmas packaging is stunning, buy this in the plain 100g bags on Cadeau Vendomme in the future.

This is a gorgeous tea, and takes up a lot of space. Used 1.5 tsp for the cup just in case. It brews up a light yellow, and smells like honeyed cherries – an unusual yet breathtaking smell to me.

Drinking this is like art: it’s savored, taken in, and enjoyed fully. I normally shy away from cherry teas (too medicinal usually, and kinda yuck), however this one? Light and true cherry, with something sweet and gentle tickling my palate. It’s beautiful, and I’m really glad I tried some tonight.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Noël à Paris by Dammann Freres
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Day 23!

I have not yet done day 22 becuase I forgot it at home yesterday and then this morning I realized it was a herbal, which I won’t drink during the day.

I love this tea. I had wanted to order a bag of it from Dammann when I ordered this advent calendar but my Steepster wish list wasn’t working (no surprise there) and I didn’t realize this one was on the list until it was too late. Ahhh, next year I guess.

This tea is a lovely black base. There are hints of cherry with some floral. Makes me think cherry blossom. Mmmmmm. The black base is smooth but there is just a little kick at the end of the sip. This tea is slightly creamy, but not really in a dairy sense. Maybe it is the almond. It is thick. There is just a little hint of sweet ginger. Kind of like candied ginger. It is very faint.

I will have to savour this cup for a while.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec

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drank Noël à Paris by Dammann Freres
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Day 23!

Christmas in Paris, yes please!

This one is a nice smooth black base, I am getting a slight metallic tinge from the ceylon. I am getting sweet cherry and smooth almond. I am unfortunately not getting any ginger, I think this one would be quite delicious with ginger, well it is already delicious. Ha ha. The flavouring is light and compliments that black base very nicely. The pink cornflowers seem to provide some thickness to the liquor. I am imagining walking through the Paris streets in the evening with a bit of snow falling around me. Le sigh!

It’s almost time for Christmas Day tea. I am excited to see what it is. I’m assuming, best for last.

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

i’m going to go to a holiday hangout soon and i’m gonna brew this in my timolino to enjoy there! i love tea in the winter!!!

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drank Noël à Paris by Dammann Freres
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Dammann Advent Calendar, Day 23

It seems the French like cherries around Christmas, or at least there are a lot of teas with cherry in the calendar. Given that I don’t really care for cherry, that makes it a little tough for me sometimes, but apparently Dammann can get me to enjoy even cherry.

I drank this one and liked it this year. Yes, there was cherry, but it wasn’t too fakey and it paired nicely with the marzipan and light spices. Apparently last year I found it similarly drinkable despite the cherry.

I’m probably going to save the christmas tea (today’s tea) for tomorrow on Christmas!

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drank Noël à Paris by Dammann Freres
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Dammann advent calendar, day 23. Christmas in Paris!

When I smelled the dry leaf of this one I correctly picked out the flavors: fruity (I thought perhaps cherry), almond, and a hint of spiciness (turns out to be ginger). We’ll see if this cherry goes over ok for me.

This one isn’t too over the top cherry, so I’m good with it. I mean it’s cherry, but it’s not cherry. Perhaps it’s a bit more natural and less candy-like (I do like fresh cherries). Anyway, the cherry and almond are the main flavors, with some mild spices. Overall not a bad cup, but I wouldn’t go for it again.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Shmiracles

i’m gonna brew this to take with me to a holiday party. tea is the best drink for ALL OCCASIONS! happy holiday to you!

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i also ordered 100g of this one completely blind.
how can almond NOT go well. no matter what direction it takes.
figured it was a safe bet and i was right.
my sister and i live together but we still text even when we are in the same house.
modern times!
and i woke up to a text of “amande amaretti is so good!” :) yays
dammann is sexy stuff.

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drank Orange Zen BIO by Dammann Freres
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Backlog of Dammann advent calendar, day 15. Finally getting around to trying this one! This is actually a tea I was interested in as an evening herbal, so I am glad to get a sample of it.

Steeped, it smells lemony and the slight apple-hay of chamomile. I like the flavor of this one pretty well, but it doesn’t stick out to me as particularly special. I would wish for more rose, but I never get enough rose in herbals. It is a nice evening blend but I wouldn’t go out of my way to get more.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Tisane de Noël by Dammann Freres
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Day 22.

Writing this review for posterity only. I totally messed this one up.

I am so disappointed. I quite liked this last year too.

I steeped this one for maybe an hour… I have had a super crappy day, have lots to do tonight to get ready for Christmas holidays. I felt guilty about not getting to this one yesterday, so I thought I better brew it up. But then I forgot about it, sitting on the counter, tea bag steeping away in the now warmish water.

It is strongly cinnamon, lots of lemon balm. It feels like it is scraping my throat all the way down. cries. I wanted cookie…

Next time I guess.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Tisane de Noël by Dammann Freres
871 tasting notes

Day 22!

Back to delicious Dammann teas! Yumm! I agree with Dinosara, this one reminds me of a cookie. It is a hard and thin shortbread biscuit type cookie with Christmas spices like clove, cinnamon and nutmeg. It is super delicious. The liquor is sweet. I think it could have used a tiny bit of sweetener but I still didn’t add any. I get a bit of lemon balm in the aftertaste, it lingers for a while. But that is ok because the beforetaste is so good.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
JustJames

this one sounds great.

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angel tea!
and this is a tea i will probably buy a tin’s worth of.
i’m adding it to my shopping list for later.
this tea has everything i love in it.

i meditated today. a whole big 15 min too.
that never happens.
i really want to maintain a practice this coming year.
i guess IF i was a person who had new years resolutions, that would be one of them yup.
2014 2014 2014

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I drank this one earlier without really knowing what it was. It smelled sweet, rich and a little spicy and tasted fruity and… heavy?

When I looked it up I realized it was orange citrus and once I had that in my head it was very obvious to my taste buds. Whoops. I need to get better at identifying it without knowing what I’m drinking. :P

Overall this is a nice tea, but I think I’d prefer an actual EG to this one. Thanks Sil for letting me steal a scoop!

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drank Tourbillon by Dammann Freres
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Advent calendar tea!
(This might be tomorrow’s tea? I didn’t drink days 1 & 2 yet and I brought day 3 & 4 home since I keep my Dammann calendar at work. It’s So Pretty!)
I brought home 100g of this tea years ago when I visited Paris. When I was in the store I could tell I was gonna like it from the description alone. And I love getting to drink it again!
There are a few teas in the two advent calendars that I haven’t had, so that’s nice, but there are probably many more teas I’ve already tried that it will be fun to revisit.
I’ve mostly been drinking the same 5 teas for months and months. Also coffee. Work has been hard for the past 1.5 years and I’ve been working LAaaaaTE nights and drinking coffee to get through. Really too much coffee.
But let’s turn that around!! I have so much tea to drink! And it’s very exciting.
I’ll see you around soon!

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