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sipdown! I am on a roll today. haha I’m hoping i can carry through over the weekend as well since the sooner i get to 150, the sooner i can justify buying a couple of teas to last me until black friday grin I quite like this tea, though it doesn’t need to be a staple. The occasional purchase would absolutely satisfy me. Delicious almond flavours!
oh man! this one is delicious! blackberry and vanilla and delicious! I like that the puerh is still present in this one but it meshes nicely with the flavouring to complement the blackberry flavour without overpowering the vanilla. I feel like this would also make a really yummy hot brew, cooled as when it started to cool down a bit, the blackberry flavours really popped! Thanks for sharing dinosara!
Okay, second try, now with boiling water and a 2-minute steep.
Much better this time around, but still too subtle in flavour to really convince me it has a personality. But there has to be a way to make the flavours in this one pop. Has to.
This is beginning to feel like a So You Think You Can Dance audition, where you really want to love the dancer, because they’re beautiful and their technique and general execution are flawless, but at the same time they’re just not there. And so they weep when you tell them all this, but they still ask for a second chance and then they have to dance for their life.
Seriously, L’Oriental. Next time you’re going to dance for your life.
In the bag, this is perfection – the most elegant, sumptuous fruitiness, ripe with peach and passionfruit.
But steeped, it’s so subtle it’s silly – I’m going to refrain from rating this, and will henceforth follow Dinosara’s advice and steep these DF teas much hotter.
Seriously, peach, where did you go? We had a date.
[From my epic Instant-Thé order to Rome, October 2013.]
Yum. Yum yum yum.
I feel a lot of my tasting notes are starting in similar ways. :)
I love this tea. The orange-earl grey just takes the edge off the “blergamot” and makes it divine, especially with some honey.
I would get more. I would get more of a similar tea, even. Not necessarily this exact one. :)
Thanks, Sil, for sharing!
While sipping this tea, I’m cruising the Mandala website, planning what to get. Hmm… One of each?
I want to get something as a gift for a friend as well, so I’ll see what happens once I’m feeling better and manage to try some samples I have/am anticipating (OMG, swaps could become addictive!). :)
This one is from Sil. Again. I could tell it was citrusy, so I brewed some up Silk Road style (1 tsp per 16oz) and added a load of honey.
Mmm. Sweet honey-citrus tea. This is nice. And not too strong.
Thanks Sil, for completely overloading my cupboard with flavoured tea goodness.
Just. OMG. There are a LOT of teas here laying on my desk.
I grabbed this one first as it reminded me of eating caramels as a kid. I’m sick, I need the comfort.
The tea, as far as I can tell, delivers on its promise. I’m going to add some sugar to it to help me taste it better, but so far, so good!
drink, drink, drink…i am going to be sloshy tonight… but i’m having fun! and that’s all that matters. I made double chocolate banana bread tonight just to try out the recipe so i’m pretty much just hanging out waiting to try it! it smells soooooo good! this tea? will not too shabby, though not a restock. glad i got the chance to try it though!
this tea came from me from the lovely Ysaurella I wan’t sure how i’d feel about it, and i’m sorry to say that after having my first cup…i’m still not really sure :) this has a lemon taste to it but it’s dull and flat. It’s almost as if the tea forgot to wake up. I’ll have to play around with the steeping parameters and see if i can coax a little more out of this one :) Nonetheless, appreciate the share since this is one i was looking at buying myself in future heh
soooo for those that don’t know, earl grey cream always tastes like creamy lemon tea to me. this tea? for whatever reason, totally reminds me of that flavour. It’s still a tasty tea but all i could think of while drinking it was earl grey cream…i don’t get much in the way of toffee flavour – this is really just a lemoney creamy tea for me. thanks so much to dinosara for letting me try this one!
Another tea from dinosara I am enjoying this one, but i have to say it’s nothing special. It’s a decent enough red fruit tea but nothing to write home about. I am enjoying this cup tonight while catching up on last season of walking dead. Zombies and “fancy tea” is always a good time haha
thank goodness the lavander in this is almost non existant. i was a little worried but shouldn’t have been. This is a delightful strawberry, fig tea. It reminds me a lot of strawbery jam – real strawberry jam with that mouthful of deliciousness you get when you lick the spoon. mmmm glad i have enough for another cup of this later!
Sipdown! This is another tea from the lovely dinosara and man…this is delicious! I really am loving this one – i wish i had a bit more to send to gracebtlb as it might just fill the figgy void i know she has. This is a medium bodied tea, that tastes just like black figs to me. It’s like a fruit garden and reminds me of biting into a fresh fig. I love it! thanks dinosara!
This whole Dammann Frères experience is turning a little too existential and emotional. I just wanted to drink some tea, okay? And now I’m forced to reminisce about my dead grandmother and maybe even reevaluate my whole outlook on black teas. I’m packing my trans-Atlantic suitcase right now; I don’t have time for these shenanigans!
But fine. My two top blacks are teas from Mariage Frères – they’re rich and luxurious and very flavourful. I love all those things. But they’re also fairly thick, almost a little muddy, and very dark, which pretty much sums up what I have a hard time handling when it comes to certain blacks.
Dammann’s black bases, on the other hand, leave the liquid a dark amber, and they’re very light and easily drunk. In this case, though, the flavour is a little too delicate to leave me entirely seduced. It’s quite smooth and elegant, but I think I’d like to try a somewhat longer steep to see if I can get some more flavour out of this.
[From my epic Instant-Thé order to Rome, October 2013.]