Dammann FreresEdit Company
Popular Teas from Dammann FreresSee All 232 Teas
Recent Tasting Notes
Sipdown, 165. Thanks to Shmiracles for this sample!
Got back, exhausted, from DC, and wanted a nice comforting tea. I asked for a sample of this from Shmiracles because even though I dislike cherry-flavored things, I trust Dammann to blend it right. Nevertheless, I was a bit hesitant to try this for a while.
Well I drank one cup of it, and then immediately decided: I want to have another cup. So I brewed up the rest of the package. There is certainly cherry in here but it is not CHERRY to me. This is actually one of those blends where I can’t quite suss out all the flavors. They are just there, and well blended, and I want to keep drinking. I do taste a flavor that reminds me of the Melange du Cherubins that I had a while ago… Dammann’s chocolate flavor. It is perhaps not the most chocolatey of chocolate flavors, but it is pleasant and nutty and slightly cookie-ish to me. So all in all, quite a tasty blend to me.
The boyfriend’s nose says (knowing nothing previously about the tea): smells like flowers… then chocolate… and maybe some fruit. Haha, I am training his nose at least, even if he doesn’t drink the tea!
Thank you so much Ysaurella for this surprise sample!
Once upon a time, there was a Fairy who had given up on Apple tea… She thought she could never find an apple tea that could meet her requirements and expectations.
What she had always longed for, was a tea that could reproduce the juicy and delicious taste of apples, without the company of the harmful Wicked Army of Additives! The WAA had terrorized the world of tea for centuries and was the main cause of discord between tea and flavour.
What she wanted seemed so simple: an apple tea that would simply taste like… APPLES!
Just as the Fairy had finally resigned on the idea, Princess Ysaurella from the heights of her French Kingdom, decided it would be otherwise. The injustice had to stop!
Apple tea should take its place in the wonderful world of Fairies and no longer be a forbidden tea!
From the other side of the ocean, she did everything possible to arrange safe transportation for Pomme d’Amour, and it quickly reached destination to the Fairy.
When the Fairy examined the offering, she remained skeptical: how could a spell that was there for so long could be lifted so easily? How could the WAA be defeated so easily?
As she had nothing to lose, she focused her attention on the infused elixir’s aroma…Oh, the scent of fresh apples! Was it possible? She cautiously moved to the next step and tasted.
Awww … divine potion that finally valued the Apple as the Queen of fruit she really was, allowing her to shine in her beautiful black China-Ceylon robe, without any unnecessary garments such as cinnamon, cake or pie flavours! Just the right amount of sweet and juicy apple taste!
It goes to say that without Princess Ysaurella reconciliation could not have taken place! The WAA was put to rest, and all the Fairies lived happily ever after, sipping their Apple tea.
The End. Thank you Princess :-)
This is a lovely floral green oolong. It is similar in feel to a magnolia oolong, but the florals are lighter and less thick. Reading the description again, I think this is actually not a scented oolong but just one that has natural osmanthus-like florals to it, and that’s exactly what it seems like. The florals are very “oolongy” which is to say that they seem inherant, not added after picking through a scenting process. It just has so many natural floral notes that it seems like it could have been scented.
It reads as very spring/summer to me, which is appropriate given the weather (warm, rainy). Fresh, green, vegetal, with a hint of butteriness and lingering sweet floral flavor. A very lovely tea.
My Internet dropped off today at work so I never got around to posting a note for this one. This will be short, but thankfully I have enough of this for a proper note later. Of course, thanks again to Shmiracles for this sample!
I love florals but I’ve never really been into osmanthus. But I’m also pretty sure I’ve never had a osmanthus green oolong, and this one is super delightful. It really seems floral only in the way that green oolongs are floral, not like added florals. It’s sweet and buttery and just lovely. A really treat.
and the rest of this gets set aside for whomever wants to pull it from my swap box. I’m doing my best not to keep teas around that have fallen out of favour or just make me happy to be drinking them. if it’s a chore, it’s not worth it. I drank nearly all of the 100g bag, so there’s not a lot left but i just.don’t. wanna.
backlog from yesterday! I’m nearly to the bottom of this 100g bag and after all that, i’m almost over this one lol. I am still enjoying it but on the whole, i think i prefer the caramel version from TeaG…. I’ll still keep drinking it to finish it off but if the bag had been any larger, i think it would have become a struggle. dropping the rating a little due to the lack of sustainability for me :)
backlog from yesterday. Today is operation sipdown with a side of getting the house more organised and throwing things out that i didn’t get to when we moved. I’m also supposed to have board game night tonight and a bridal shower for a friend tomorrow. I pretty much want nothing to do with any of that lol. I just want to sit on the balcony, drink tea, read and watch the sun sigh still enjoying this one, though not upset that i’m almost through the 100g. In the grand scheme of things, there seems to be only a few teas that i ever really want 100g of in the house, and even then i’d rather have small sizes and order more often heh
i have not been successfull lately with wok in drinking up my teas, so i’m trrrrying to take out some of the teas that i’ve been hoarding and drink them up as treats to incent me to go to work. Today it was this tea… get up and go to work sil…you can have caramel deliciousness…no i know the bed is safe and far away from the whiney people but you can do it…and so i did.
I’m not sure that this is my FAAAAAVOURITE caramel/toffee tea but it IS pretty good. And still enjoyable…and i should probably compare this one and TeaG’s version soon…together…even if they’re not quite the same thing. :)
last of the backlogs from friday. My second tea for travelling. It’s sweet delicious caramel taste was just what i needed. We had a blast on friday night, driving out to detroit and then seeing friends for the first time. We got to hang out at the pub, listen to great music and have some great laughter before tucking in for the night. go go impromptu road trips!
this was one of my other teas from today. I had a much less eventful day than yesterday but i still didn’t get much tea drinking done. I’m kind of hoping that tomorrow will make up for it since i have something waiting for me at the post office, a near future date with cavocorax to swap some things AND at probably 2-3 more packages coming in the mail in addition to my butiki order. and i’m contemplating a couple orders tonight haha.
Still loving this one, though i much prefer it in a mug to my travel mugs. there’s something lacking when i can’t inhale the delicious aroma while drinking it!
Backlog and sipdown from last night. I wanted to compare this one against the toffee from palais de the’s toffee. Sadly i don’t recall much in terms of comparing the two since it was a super late night. I have a vague recollection that the damman freres version was slightly smoother and more about the black base, while the palais version was more about the flavour, with the base taking a bit more of a background. Either way both are delicious so it would likely come down more to which i could get my hands on here in canada more easily :)
thank you shmiracles I had this one about a zillion years ago today. It is divine! I absolutely love this one! the black base is nice, and smooth and just serves to complement the wonderful buttery caramel goodness that is this cup of tea. i really have nothing more to say than this week has been full of delicious!
This is a perennial favourite at my house for many reasons. My wife and I discovered this at an all-night bistro on the night we met, and the taste and aromas added to the magic of that night – neither of us had ever tasted anything remotely like it.
Dammann Frères recently sent us a package of it as a gift for the tenth anniversary of that night. They are a wonderful company, and their teas are of an exceptional quality.
The strawberry aromas can seem over the top at first, and one expects a very fruity cup but the tartness of the rhubarb and mild hints of vanilla mellow it. The black tea is mild and produces a pleasing reddish liquor. It is pleasant chilled in the summer, and wonderful hot with a drop or two of milk. No sweetener necessary.
This, like Fleurilége, was a sad sipdown but not too sad, because it will be reordered very soon. The saddest sipdowns are for the teas that you can’t get any more of, ever. Now I just have to keep working hard on sipdowns because I am still 13 teas away from 100 teas in my cupboard and my DF order. It’s taking forever.
Easily one of my favorite teas, this morning it held it’s own against a speculoos, nutella and maple-syrup drenched waffle. Deliciously caramelly to the last drop. See you soon, Caramel-Toffee!
Flavors: Caramel, Toffee
Morning pre-work (pre-toothbrushing! :D) tea. This worked a bit better because I used my single walled DavidsTea Perfect Mug, so the tea cooled faster and I could pick it up earlier with the handle. Still had to gulp it a bit at the end, but so it goes. It is worth it for the energy boost I get pre-class.
It’s kind of awesome having the “burden” of sipping down some of your favorite teas. If I sipdown this tea, it comes off my cupboard number, but it’s not too sad because once I get down to 100 I am restocking it immediately. This morning’s cup was particularly delicious. If I have to have this horrible schedule at least I will have my fave teas every morning.
Once I have moved (so, after July 1) I am planning a Dammann tea order for a limited blend and a couple of new ones I just came across. I am also thinking that I will need to order refills of this tea and Fleurilege, since I am almost out of both of them! To be fair, I only had 50g to start, but it’s kind of amazing to me that I have almost completely blown through them. I mean, I could use the time to finish up other teas, but where is the fun in that? Plus if I am paying for shipping from France I might as well throw in a couple of extras.
Unlike Sil, I am still hopelessly in love with this tea. For sure my perfect caramel tea.
Flavors: Caramel, Toffee
It is happy day when I get to drink this tea. And what do you know, it’s next on my chronology! Granted, all these Dammann teas were acquired at once and could thus be drunk in any order, but I’m just drinking them as I added them to my cupboard.
Why did I only rate this a 93 originally? Into the high nineties with you! It’s one of those teas that I just come back to again and again, and it’s always delicious, and I crave it, and if that doesn’t deserve a high 90s rating I don’t know what does. Sometimes you just want a simple tea that does one flavor and does it well, and that is this tea for me. Love you, Caramel-Toffee, and will always have to keep you stocked.
I am currently running low on tins for 50g of tea, most of which are occupied by DF teas from my order this summer. I did, however, have an explosion of small “sample” sized tins with nothing in them, until suddenly I realized that the sample sized tins actually hold 25g of tea. I have recently been possessed of a desire to have more DF teas at home for the weekends and work-at-home days, so I’ve been splitting the 50g tins into two smaller tins (one for home, one for work) to free up the 50g tins.
A result of this is that I suddenly feel like I have a lot less of those teas, and this is one of them. It’s a little panic inducing when many of them are your favorites and it seems like you are almost out of them (when in reality I probably still have 40g of them). I had a cup of this tea last night but it didn’t really turn out right. Fortunately this morning it is back to being the tea I adore.
Even though I have a pile of other DF teas to try that I haven’t had before, this one was calling my name this afternoon. This is one of those teas where my mouth starts watering the minute that the pouch opens. So much buttery toffee goodness.
And so much buttery toffee goodness in the flavor too! I would agree that this is perhaps more toffee than straight caramels, but it’s really a continuum anyway. It’s a tea that tricks my brain into thinking its sweet, even though there isn’t any actual sweetness to the tea. The black base is present in this one, but to me that’s a good thing. Glad I restocked this one!