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67
drank Peche et Thyme by Fauchon
840 tasting notes

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Well I see service solahart is back. Man, those guys just don’t give up.

I quite like it when herbs are paired with fruit in teas, desserts and foods, etc., so I was exicted to try this one. However, the smell of the dry tea was a bit disappointing. Smelled just like mixed dried herbs to me.

The brewed tea has a very quick sweet peachy taste just at the very beginning of the sip but it soon gives way to way too much herb. While quite hot, I was not able to distinguish thyme as the herb. It was more just like generic Italian spices. But after it cooled the thyme became quite strong.

It may have just been the sample I had but there was way too much thyme and hardly any peach in this one.

The black tea base was quite obviously nothing to write about. Ha ha. I would say it was quite mild, no astringency noted. But also no creaminess or thickness to the liquor which was a bit disappointing. The tea felt very thin.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This was a generous sample from a swap and I made it as the second tea of tea party. Tea number one was a bust but this one made up for it.

I have only ever had one Fauchon tea, Le Bonheur, and it is quite good. It reminds me of Paris from Harney and Sons. I chose this tea for today based on the dry leaf aroma. I had my daughter make it at 203F for 3 minutes.

Dry leaf and steeped tea smell like a creamy chocolate eclair, the real deal. I was glad that everyone liked this since they didn’t like the Rishi Wuyi Oolong that we had first. This was the favorite tea today.

Our dessert was a French Silk pie made by my daughter. The crust has pecan meal in it, and the chocolate pie was tall and fluffy and so cool on this miserably hot and humid day. Topped with whipped cream, of course.

Stephanie

This is a tasty one!

Shae

That pie sounds incredible!

ashmanra

It is delicious! I had another piece tonight! She finds really good recipes.

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90
drank L'Automne by Fauchon
2 tasting notes

Superb tea exceed my expectations truly special fruity notes best Rooibos i have tasted so far. I found brewing for 3 mins at low temperature works for me.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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I give this tea a zero for a unique reason.

So, I took this and many other black tea blends to work because they are the easiest to brew with what I have available there. After about two ounces in, I began to feel nauseated and then after 15 minutes I got a stomach ache. I decided to call this tea to an end and pour it out.

Upon getting home I drank some more to see what would happen and immediately my turned inside out… I just had to try again for myself to see if it really was the tea. Now that I am home I am sipping away at an oolong.

CHAroma

Hmm, I wonder if you’re allergic to something in it? I’m sorry to hear it doesn’t agree with you.

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82

I initially asked Sil for a sample fo this quite a while ago, being that it is a newer blend from Fauchon and I always want to try their stuff. Unfortunately, some postal service and/or customs seems to have swallowed that tea package because it is still MIA. Booo. I did, however, get a sample of this tea from MissB, so I do get to try it still.

This is definitely very nutty, almost chestnut more than hazelnut. It reminds me a bit of Chauds Marrons from Lupicia, but without the smokiness. Very sweet, candied-like. I don’t get a ton of citrus/mandarin flavor, but I suppose it is there in the background. Pretty tasty, and I’m happy to have it again, but I am glad I got a sample before buying a whole tin because it’s just not the kind of tea I would be able to drink a lot of.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sil

well i’m really glad you still got to try it! stupid customs/post office

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84
drank Mélange Fauchon Vert by Fauchon
2182 tasting notes

Yet another tea from MissB. I did ask her for any Fauchon teas I hadn’t tried, and this was one. I had a cup of it hot yesterday and realized that I don’t care for hot flavored green teas anymore (except for my rose dragonwell). So I decided to take this one and the rest of the greens she sent me home to cold brew, because I do actually prefer cold brew flavored green tea to black these days!

And I did vastly prefer it as a cold brew. I actually had no idea what the flavors in this were supposed to be, and what I came up with was violet and some others. Apparently it’s citrus and lavender? Wrong purple flower. Well I don’t taste the lavender (fine for me!) and I do get some fruity notes that could be citrus. Overall it was more one those inscrutible french blends that’s impossible to pull apart, but works well together. All in all, yum.

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78
drank L'Abricot by Fauchon
52 tasting notes

Sorry for my absenteeism as of late; I recently purchased a new home and it has been so chaotic! Anyhow, Thanks to Miss B for the chance to try this tea. I found the aroma very pleasing with an intense apricot fragrance that made me salivate. When brewed the flavour was slightly less concentrated but still lovely. The combination of black tea (perhaps of the keemun variety?) and apricot was truly magnificent. I can see myself enjoying this tea in the future.

Flavors: Apricot, Malt

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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82

Yum. creamy citrus is spot on. That’s really all I’m tasting as well. Creamy in the sense of a cream earl grey, but with a mellow citrus background instead of earl grey! Makes me think of my lime meltaways when I don’t use enough zest!

Flavors: Citrus, Cream

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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85

This sample came to me from MissB, thanks! This tea reminded me a lot of Fauchon’s Chocolate Eclair, but on a black base instead of a dark oolong. A little more robustness to the base, but still a lot of thick milk chocolate flavor and sweetness, presumably from actual chocolate in the blend as well as the cacao nibs I see. This one left some substantial sludge in the bottom of my cup. Nonetheless, still quite tasty. Thanks for sending it along!

Flavors: Chocolate

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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63
drank La Camomille by Fauchon
6481 tasting notes

chamomille tea. not much else to say – nothing wrong with it, but also nothing to write home about :)

Final Count: 123

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75
drank La Mangue by Fauchon
1349 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
6481 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
6481 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
6481 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
6481 tasting notes

nomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomn

whta else is there to say. delicious caramel goodness – makes for a great lunch time tea!

Stephanie

sounds amazing

Sil

i have oodles that i could send you uh….in october haha

Sil

i have lots i can share with ppl after i get through the wedding. heh no time for packing and mailing yet

Stephanie

I can totally wait Sil! ;)

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90
drank Caramel Salted Butter Oolong by Fauchon
6481 tasting notes

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90
drank Caramel Salted Butter Oolong by Fauchon
6481 tasting notes

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90
drank Caramel Salted Butter Oolong by Fauchon
6481 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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