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75
drank La Mangue by Fauchon
1299 tasting notes

Hm. Have I really not had this since I bought it? So weird. I’ve shared it with countless people now.

Regardless, I’ve got a tin of this still from prior to my trip to Europe, and during my “where are all my teas” fun times, I came across this. Sure, why not? I’ll try it.

Smells delicious. Juicy, ripe mango and peach. Tasting it, it’s just okay. There’s the mango/peach flavor, then something odd that’s got me making a face. Paper-y? Dry? A touch off in the sweetness? I don’t quite get it, but I’m happy to share it with all the folks who want to try French teas, and I know that Fauchon (and The O Dor) are the two the most difficult to get here. So, share pile it is! :)

1.5 tsp in 12 oz, 2.5 minutes at 180F.

Flavors: Mango, Paper, Peach

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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86
drank Mon Premier Thé by Fauchon
6170 tasting notes

So…while i was in Paris, this was one of the teas that i contemplated picking up from the Fauchon store because you could get it outside of a tin purchase. For some reason, i opted not to (i’m guessing it was the other 3.5kg that i’d already bought). So when i returned home and saw that MissB had thoughtfully included some of this in her last package i was SUPER excited. So much so that it was picked to be brewed this morning, even though it’s decaf and i could have had it in the evening. I was just super excited to try it and see if this was a regret.

It is. haha. I won’t cry over not picking more up, but I wish that i had. This is a really nice cocoa/raspberry/caramel tea..and it’s decaf! The bear shaped sprinkles in here don’t even annoy me like most sprinkles do.

Marzipan

Sprinkles!

Sil

they’re more like uh candy bears or something..but they’re fun

Fjellrev

I didn’t think Fauchon would be into doing something like that (sprinkles).

VariaTEA

If I come across fauchon in my travels, I can grab some more for you!

Stephanie

Cocoa raspberry caramel sounds amazing! YAY Fauchon!

Sil

VariaTEA – you guys will have your hands full. It’s enough to know that i’ll enjoy it in future. I have lots of new teas to try thanks to MissB and my purchases. heh

cteresa

3.5 kg of tea? You win ;)

(my suitcase, the last time I was in paris, ah, it smelled fantastic!)

Sil

cteresa- haha i hope you had a great time with ysaurella. I’m really sorry i wasn’t able to join you on the saturday :(

cteresa

It was very nice indeed, I got my first Lupicia teas. I did not make it to Theodor though because of subway malfunction, maybe next time. I confess to one thing, the fact Lupicia sells by the 50 grams and that Ysaurella showed me a shop which sold MF by the 50 grams did contribute to me staying at a lower tea weight! Plus you know, sadly, no Theodor :( Next time…

Sil

lupicia? awe man…i totally missed that :(

MissB

Aha…. see, great minds think alike. Another of their teas has butterfly sprinkles in it, which I’m pretty sure I sent you the entire 50g of that because it’s oolong.

Sil

yes…oolong caramel du buerre sale…

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84
drank La Naissance by Fauchon
1 tasting notes

I love this tea , unfortunately I can’t find it anywhere anymore . Does anyone know where to get any that may be available ?

Flavors: Almond, Creamy, Marzipan

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
80
drank Mélange Fauchon Vert by Fauchon
6170 tasting notes

I’m going to have to agree with MissB on this one. Creamy citrus green tea? check. Lavender? nope. Am i ok with that? hells yes! haha. I am enjoying this one, though it’s nothing that i’m desperate to keep in my cupboard. Over all though, a nice refreshing cup for this sunny afternoon.

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85

Really quick review of this since MissB was kind enough to send this our way. I am a fan. I had this sometime yesterday in the middle of wedding stuff and i don’t have strong memories of it, but i know i finished it off fairly quickly and the chocolate seemed to work really well with the fauchon base. It was more milk chocolate for me than dark, but it was tasty!

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71
drank La Verveine (Lemon Verbena) by Fauchon
6170 tasting notes

This was another from MissB that i had last night. It was fairly decent, though i’ve had other Lemon Verbena teas that i prefer. I can see this one being pretty decent in summer, cold brewed. Sadly i think fauchon only sells these in bag form. Thanks MissB!

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59

whoops… thought i’d saved this tasting note and then accidentally closed it by navigating away. ugh. Well this is from hours ago and another of the teas from MissB I had high hopes for this one but it turns out that this falls into that fauchon black category that just never seems to work for me no mwatter what the tea is. I can drink their oolongs and their herbals but make it a black and whatever base it is that they use, just doesn’t work. I get hints of the mandarin from this one but overall it’s just a slightly sweet orange ish kinda tea. Sorry missb! doesn’t work for me but i appreciate the try!

Dinosara

Oh I really want to try this one. It’s new this year, I think. I do happen to love Fauchon’s black base, so I should be ok. :)

Sil

did you want me to send you a sample?

Dinosara

Oh I didn’t mean for this to sound like I was fishing for a sample. I know you have your tea gals that you swap with often and I’m sure they’d like to try it.

(Of course I wouldn’t say no to a swap, but I don’t know if I have anything you’re interested in right now)

Sil

haha i didn’t take it that way. As for the tea, MissB has sent us inordinate amounts of tea…i can send you a sample of this one, especially as it’s one you wanted to try. The girls here are mostly just happy with trying any of the teas that we get!

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90
drank Caramel Salted Butter Oolong by Fauchon
6170 tasting notes

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90
drank Caramel Salted Butter Oolong by Fauchon
6170 tasting notes

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90
drank Caramel Salted Butter Oolong by Fauchon
6170 tasting notes

oh man. MissB sent this one our way in the latest batch of teas from europe. It smells divine! I think the girls may need to twist my arm to get my to share this one as it’s fairly close to the one from DF that i want more of… seriously creamy, delicious, caramel, buttery oolong yummy. Thank you MissB!

Dinosara

Woah, I totally missed that this is a thing. Is that the Caramel au Beurre Salé oolong from Dammann you are referring to? This one isn’t even on Fauchon’s website.

Sil

yea i love the one from damman freres…you sent a sample to omgsrsly and she sent a little my way and i’m in love! this one is close and equally delicious but i think i prefer the DF one just a bit. :)

VariaTEA

Sil liking an oolong?!? This does not happen often. And when it does, that usually means it is a very good oolong.

Sil

it’s drool worthy…. caramel…buttery goodness.

VariaTEA

Haha awesome! When I am in France, I need to go in search of Fauchon. I need more L’Hiver :P

MissB

Hiver was really easy to find in Paris VariaTEA, although it’s only available in a tin. This one was only available loose, and there were quite a few teas that they offer (very affordably, I might add) that you can only get in-store.

MissB

… and I really need to post the pictures of the Fauchon store! It was all fluroescent pink and crazy amazing, like Barbie meets Hot Tub Time Machine.

Equusfell

Man, I’m so jealous! I wish I had known anything about tea when I visited Paris a few years ago! I feel like it was an opportunity squandered.

VariaTEA

That is awesome to hear MissB! I think if given the chance, i would really like to go to the Fauchon store. Unfortunately I am only there a day so I don’t have much time to explore.

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80
drank L'Abricot by Fauchon
5 tasting notes

Smells like apricot and lavender. Tastes a little like hot water at the beginning but slowly warms up to apricot tones. Has little bit of a nutty undertone after the initial fruity apricot taste. The mouthfeel is smooth, the tea is a little sweet when it hits the back of the tongue. The apriot fruity scent has taken over the office now. It’s overpowered my office mate’s tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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I have had this for a while but never tried it until today. What a shame. I really liked it! It was even a little floral and I liked it. Who knew.

Equusfell

Sounds fabulous to me! I feel like adding vanilla to teas is a good way to sneak floral flavors into the cups of people who are not floral fans.

Marzipan

I can send a sample if you want to try it – it’s going to take me ages to get through 100g.

Equusfell

Lol, sure! If you have any floral or green/oolong samples that you’re looking to get rid of, just toss ‘em in my package! I’m sure I they can find a home in my or my office mate’s cup!

Marzipan

I mainly drink black teas.

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90

A very nice blend of violet and berries. Has bits of rose petals in it too – I think that’s what balances out the violet that could be soapy. Fragrant, delicious and refreshing.

Flavors: Berries, Rose, Violet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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This sample is getting kind of old, so the flavours have probably muted a bit.

I got the apple flavour when the cup was hot, but it seemed to have disappeared as the cup cooled. Once the cup cooled I got that floral note that other’s have mentioned.

For me, this was only okay, but I’m not really a fan of florals.

Short note, but I have to get logging a bunch of tea’s, ’cos I know more is coming my way…

I haven’t seen Cameron B posting in a while…but thank you for the try!

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85
drank Mon Premier Thé by Fauchon
1299 tasting notes

So with the “proper” conditions, this really is a must-try tea. A touch sweet, with varying degrees of chocolate, I definitely get the raspberry in every sip. Sigh. Yes.

Flavors: Chocolate, Raspberry

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML
TeaNTees

Ooo this sounds indulgent!

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85
drank Mon Premier Thé by Fauchon
1299 tasting notes

I’m retarded and put this tasting note in the wrong place.

Hm. Still not sure about this one. Cleaned the kettle again, made this tea right away, and it still smelled delicious – this time like raspberry cocoa. Drinking it though just isn’t as lovely as I want it to be. Maybe it’s the tooth stuff I’m fighting (very old root canal that seems to get infected easily, however I’m allergic to most antibiotics, so I’m downing a tremendous amount of raw garlic and oregano oil). Just had a sip cold, and it’s quite lovely – other than the scum on the cup (normal for severe hard water, I know, still icky).

Flavors: Cocoa, Raspberry

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
DeliriumsFrogs

I hope your tooth gets better ASAP…. I have bad luck with dental stuff, so I can totally feel where you’re coming from. (and…I do the raw garlic/oregano oil thing too, when it flares up…). :(

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85
drank Mon Premier Thé by Fauchon
1299 tasting notes

Gr. Lost the tasting note.

With one sip this is pure raspberry chocolate mousse, the next caramel, and the next a roasty, toasty cocoa. I’m confused, yet really liking it . Must try when I don’t have severe hard water issues like I do here in Brussels.

Bought in the Paris Fauchon store, looseleaf, for about half the price of a tin. Woot!

Flavors: Caramel, Cocoa, Raspberry, Roasted, Thick

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
DeliriumsFrogs

Oh, WOW!!! I bet this is super yummy!! :D

Fjellrev

Holy shit, I bet it is too.

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I just wanted to note this for myself – “I had this”.

I don’t remember it whatsoever. But I found the empty sample bag, and vaguely recall making it at some point a number of weeks/months ago.

I need to try it again sometime :)

So, to summarize – I guess I had this before.
That is all.

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One of the blends you can only buy in store, it looks like. Preferred hot over cold… Hot it was amazing. Thick, sweet, like a Nutella orange. As it cooled something got weird, saccharine, bitter… The orange I think? Maybe the sweetener I used.

Flavors: Chocolate, Hazelnut, Orange

Sil

interesting

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79
drank Mélange Fauchon Vert by Fauchon
1299 tasting notes

Here I was trying to have a tea I hadn’t tried yet – and I grab the one I’ve already tried.

I steeped this way too long, so it’s a bit bitter. Still vanilla creamy though, however I’ve lost all the citrus. When done right, this is a lovely, elegant green. This time? I messed it up completely.

Flavors: Cream, Hay, Vanilla

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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79
drank Mélange Fauchon Vert by Fauchon
1299 tasting notes

Creamy citrus green, that’s what I get out of this. Quite lovely, cream-ish, thick. There’s supposedly lavender in here yet I can’t smell or taste it.

(Gotta love it when my phone types “cheap” instead of “cream”.

Flavors: Citrus, Creamy, Hay

Sil

yay for not tasting the lavender hahaha

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(Sipdown: 184 I think maybe?) Sample from Dustin. Thank you!

This turned out SO GOOD tonight. Orange creamsicle, with lots of floral and rose. Really delicious, but I still prefer Naissance and the Evening in France teas I have from Fauchon.

(I had other teas today but they were “I have a tsp of this left so let’s mix it with a tsp of some random plain tea” kind of sipdowns. So I’m just going to say here I drank tea. Mmm, tea.)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Thanks so much for the sample, Dustin!

So. Orange and vanilla? Mostly I got rose and orange flower! Whoa! I did really like it though. It had that “Fauchon” flavour, in that it’s quite similar in base to the other teas I have.

Really sweet and desserty. Yum! If I saw it, I would probably get some. That being said, I do like Naissance and Un Soir de France a bit better. :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank L'Automne by Fauchon
168 tasting notes

Overboard TTB #6

What a week… I’m so far behind in everything right now, including my notes from this TTB… But the good news is the hubby and I have a super relaxing Napa weekend planned so I intend to forget all about how behind I am for a few days and just enjoy Good food, good wine and sneak by Dean & Deluca while the hubby isn’t watching so I can cheekily refill my mariage freres obsessions! Speaking of French teas, I’d not yet managed to get my hands on any fauchon teas yet so was pleasantly surprised to find this hiding in the bottom of the TTB.

I’m not usually a huge fan of citris based teas but since this is a roobios and it was late at night when I found it, I simply had to try it…. Wow! This is a liquid Terry’s chocolate orange! The tea has a perfect balance of chocolate and orange, neither is too overpowering and both complement each other to the point where this citrus disliker actually thought about going back for a second cup! Adding milk brings out some seriously creamy flavours and increases the heaviness of the mouthfeel. If this is a sign of things to come I’m definitely hoping to try more fauchon teas in the future!

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