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I served this to one of my students & her mother, lightly sweetened. Everybody loved it! I drank a small ‘jello shot’ cup of it, & although it initially tasted a little soapy to me, when I let it sit for a minute, the soapiness went away & it was a tasty treat.
Thanks to Lala for sharing a bit of this. :)
Black tea flavored with crystallized red apple. Fannings tea, made from small broken tea leaves (fannings) from Ceylon and flavored with apple, will surprise you with its precise balance between its strong character and smooth taste.
Origin: Sri Lanka
Black tea flavored with Calabrian Bergamot and blue cornflower petals. A divine blend from the tea gardens of China, sprinkled with the much sought-after silver needle white tea, flavored with blue cornflower petals and exquisite Calabrian bergamot.
mmmmm cup of this, with a few cacao shells in it to enhance the chocolate… SOooo good. I’m going to miss this one. I really hope that it comes back to Winners sometime since that’s likely the only way i’ll be getting it again any time soon.
Final Count: 145 (woot! made me sipdown goal today…now can i get 5 more in tmrw…)
mmmmm i like this tea a bunch, though i’ve found picking the flowers out makes it a more enjoyable cup. It’s not that it’s a floral tea persay, but something about the blossoms adds just a little of something i dont enjoy AS much. Over all though, this is a lovely tea and i’m glad winners had it when they had their fauchon teas. I did swing by the other day and their shelves were nearly BARE of coffee and tea…so i’m hoping that means more will be coming in soon….i hope lol
I know… I said I wasn’t going to try any swaps lest I be tempted to buy something else. But boychik sent such an awesome swap package, I couldn’t help myself!
I have been wanting to try some of Fauchon’s teas. They all smell so awesome I have high hopes! :)
This one is the super perfumey kind of bergamot. The base wasn’t a standout, but it wasn’t bad either. Mainly this was bergamot. So if you aren’t a perfumey bergamot fan, this is not one to get. But if you are… get some! :)
1.5 tsp per 10 oz.
Sipdown #2 of the day.
I decided to try this cold brewed just to see how I’d like it. I liked it quite a bit hot, but I either had enough for 1 hot cup with about 1/2 tsp. to throw out (gasp!) or I could just try it cold and use all the leaf. I don’t like wasting leaf, guys.
So I did this about…whew, 20 hours now in the fridge in my little canning jar. It smells so creamy! Cold creamy vanilla. I don’t get any lemon, though. I do get a large amount of bitterness but I steeped it way too long and I’m chugging it with lunch anyway (see: I don’t like to waste leaf).
So, good blend, but why name it winter? A lemony white tea screams spring to me. Not sure if this is seasonal or not but as its probably one of my favorite white teas I would consider buying some if its still available.
Flavors: Lemon Zest, Vanilla
I have to start making a list of who sent me what. I go on my trips and bring some with and now I can’t remember who sent me what.
Anyway, this tea is good. If you like apricots, even if they give you gas, you should try this tea out. I honestly didn’t know what to expect from this tea but as soon as I steeped the tea that wonderful apricot scent came forth and I was like… whoa. It has cooled down quite a bit since breakfast but it still tastes quite good. The black tea does over power the apricot slightly but in a good way. Making sure it’s presence stays known I suppose.
I received a sample of this from bluebelle in our February swap. Thank you!
Oh this is so nice on a cold afternoon! I chose to drink about half my cup before looking at the description. I picked up a smooth black base with a fruity mint finish. The mint is a subtle taste that blends well with the black base and the fruit is just a slight hint to the finish of each sip. I do not detect floral as the description hints to. I would get a tin of this if ever the opportunity presented itself. Thank-you for sharing.
Sil included this one in the BBBBox, I think (or maybe it came out of the other box I have from her?). I was thinking it would be boring, LOL, but it is actually delightful! I drank part of the cup plain, & then added a pinch of stevia & that was best. It reminds me of vanilla wafers, only with a hint of lemon. Very nice, very gentle, kind of a pale treat.
So strange! When I smell this tea dry I get baby powder and raisins?! It is supposed to be orange and rose, right? The tea is gorgeous in the tin, black with tiny dried rose petals throughout and I’m loving the Fauchon tins.
When sipping this I do get a bit of rose, but I get a ton of baby powder on the aftertaste. I’m really trying to get into this tea, but maybe I was never meant to enjoy afternoons in Paris. I might try this cold before I give up on it.
This tea is listed as having a ton of different ingredients, but when blended together my palate reads them as rose and litchi. It is a very aromatic and perfumy tea, which is a trait that I enjoy. I’m actually drinking this without sugar and enjoying it, which is rare for me. It leaves my tongue feeling a bit dry tho. I bought this tea in the Vente sale on description alone (always a little hard for me when I can’t smell the tea first and am unfamiliar with the company) and I think I’m pretty happy with this choice!
- update * This makes for an incredible iced tea! We had a warm summer like day yesterday and I served this iced to a neighbor who was pretty blown away by how good it was! She isn’t a huge tea person but was really taken by this. I think I know what to get her for her birthday if I can find somewhere to purchase it again. It is bright and refreshing and delicious! I’m going to plow through the whole tin of this during summer!
Every time Vente-Privee has a sale for Fauchon, this tea is sold out by the time I get there, no matter how early. I am doomed to never get a proper tin of this tea! This time, though, there was another item that included a small tin of this tea along with some tiny pots of confiture. Sure, why not?
So glad I got more of this tea, even if it is a tiny tin (side note: the tiny tin is adorable! I love it). It’s red fruits, but it might just be my favorite red fruits tea. For one, the light touch of lemon adds a brightness to it. The fruits are fresh and bright, not dark and jammy like they can sometimes get in these blends. Just smelling this brings a smile to my face, which I suppose is the point of a happiness tea.
A brief halt in my chronology for this new tea! I was so excited to see this one come up for sale on Vente-Privee since it seemed like it was one of the only ones that didn’t get stocked by TJ Maxx/Winners earlier. The reason I really wanted this one is that it is supposed to be Earl Grey with shortbread flavors!
I agree with ifjuly that this is a floral bergamot. In the best possible way! Works for me because I love floral EGs. I also find this nicely citrusy, without any pith-like bitterness. Unfortunately I also think I slightly underleafed this cup somehow, as it seems a bit weak overall. Also there is not much cookie flavor, although I get the feeling it is there waiting to come out. I will definitely have to try it with more leaf. But nonetheless I very much enjoy it as is, so I am pleased with my purchase.