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Really nice cold brewed in the summer. Sweet green tea with peach and kiwi (chinses gooseberry) flavors

Flavors: Grass, Peach, Sweet

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50

is ok. Sweet & nutty. Not my favorite but can be good for people who do not like bitterness

Flavors: Nutty, Sweet

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Definitely an interesting Ceylon – not really what I was expected. Not even sure how to describe it. Yes light, yes a little brassy – but it’s deeper than that. Was really happy to have had the opportunity to try it.
Thanks so much Sil for sharing.

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A light colour, i prefer to brew this a little bit shorter than the recommended time (about 1 minute). Fresh floral aroma and taste. Very clean, with a long lasting finish. Lasts for at least five steepings, have done up to 7 with a high tea-water ratio and good results. First steeping has a nice aroma of fresh yeasted bakery.
One of my favourite oolongs!

Flavors: Baked Bread, Floral, Fruity

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

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76

Woooo! 100th tasting note :)

I needed some black tea to go this morning (and I like using tea bags in my thermos) so I grabbed this.

Their tea bags are bizarre, it was like.. a baby sock filled with tea leaves. No room for the tea leaves to expand at all :/ But the tea itself was good, the bergamot was not too terribly strong but definitely present, which is just how I like it.

Flavors: Bergamot

tigress_al

Happy 100!

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78

This was a present from a friend, and a very propitious one – I had just finished a tin of one of my staples, Lady Grey, and finding surprisingly difficult to buy more locally. And this Gout Russe to me smelled a lot like Lady Grey – an earl grey tea with lots of orange.

Supposedly there are 7 citrus on this tea. Obviously the bergamot rules and orange is also very important. The other citrus I am less certain of. It´s somewhat delicate, somewhat astringent. I think I prefer my old staple, but this tin will be finished with pleasure.

Flavors: Bergamot, Orange

Sil

welcome back my friend! :)

cteresa

Thanks! though as you can see, only partially. But am finishing samples, must make an effort.

Sil

partially is better than nothing at all :)

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drank Toffee by Le Palais des Thes
209 tasting notes

This one is just not for me :(

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78

Well hello there, orange. This is the first time I’m tasting orange in an orange spice tea in a while. The last few booted orange out of the club. Other than the citrus, cinnamon is another main player in this tea. I would have liked to have picked up on the rose and almond but I think I might have brewed this one a little too strong, so the base ended up covering those notes up, perhaps. It’s a little on the bitter side. I’m sure milk and/or sugar would help with that but I don’t want to be consuming any calories today, yet.

Much thanks to MissB for the experience!

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84

my first Quimen so… I like it wel, i drink it often while watching the childrens taking their bath, at home, after the work. I like its sweetness and character. I will certainly try others Qimen after this one!

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drank Sam Bodhi F.O.P. by Le Palais des Thes
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Another one that i figure I’ll add to the tea box since it’s a relatively decent ceylon and if anyone else is like me, they typically don’t love ceylons haha.

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drank Sam Bodhi F.O.P. by Le Palais des Thes
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Morning tea. I vastly prefer drinking this one at home in a ceramic mug, so it almost always becomes my tea for working at home :) Still enjoying this one though it would be nice if smaller options were available. I still don’t LOVE most ceylons, but there are a few out there including this one that isn’t so bad :)

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drank Sam Bodhi F.O.P. by Le Palais des Thes
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another tea from earlier today. i quite like this ceylon – super glad i read reviews and decided to risk it when i was in Paris. just a nice cup, though arguably better when i drink it in a mug versus travel mug.

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drank Sam Bodhi F.O.P. by Le Palais des Thes
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noms. another “long” day of work – i apparently was the only one to not get the memo that everyone is slacking for the next two days. I don’t mind so much because it’s a chance to get a ton of work done, but frustrating when the people who are supposed to be working, are clearly not really around or working. just take the time off if that’s how you roll.

anyway, lots of tea time for me thankfully, so there’s that.

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drank Sam Bodhi F.O.P. by Le Palais des Thes
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still pleasantly surprised every time i have this tea – such a departure from other ceylons that i’ve had that are average at best when i drink them. this one is really tasty in comparision.

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drank Sam Bodhi F.O.P. by Le Palais des Thes
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soooooooooo many paris teas, so little time to drink them all.
I’ve contemplated offering up sample packs of various fancy french teas for people to get a chance to try them but i’m not sure if a)anyone would want them or b)how much of a pain it would be to pack them up and ship them out – esp given canada posts’s expensiveness.

This one is a damn good example of a ceylon i can get behind. :)

Lala

A) everyone would love it B) biggest pain in the butt ever!!! Ha ha. Just enjoy them all to yourself :)

Sil

haha if there are any you want to try/revisit let me know. I think i owe you a surprise one of these days :)

Evol Ving Ness

These are the questions that I’ve been mulling over.

Equusfell

MissB’s package to me was about $10.79 shipping, she charged $10 for it. It probably had 100 gm of tea in it. You’d just have to be tricky with the scale! (and I know many people would be interested)

Sil

thanks Eqqusfell – maybe in January i can get motivated :)

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drank Sam Bodhi F.O.P. by Le Palais des Thes
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mmm i really need to get cracking on drinking more of my teas from Paris. I’ve being doing it gradually but now i should actually focus on them :) On the upside, my oldest teas are from April now i really am in to the “majority” of my teas. I quite like this one for a ceylon and i’m glad i picked this one up on the basis of the steepster reviews.

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drank Sam Bodhi F.O.P. by Le Palais des Thes
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I pulled this one out this morning since it’s been a while since i tried it. This always surprises me because it’s a ceylon. there are some chocolate notes in the baseline as well as a little bit of maltiness. Nothing compared to my other teas, but it makes this a really interesting tea especially because it’s different.

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drank Sam Bodhi F.O.P. by Le Palais des Thes
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i picked this one up while i was in Paris because of the reviews. I’m always up for trying ceylon’s that don’t seem to be like the ceylons that i don’t like. this does not disappoint. it still has a little of that brassy note to it like a lot of ceylons, but it’s also a juicy, malty note as well. An interesting cup, glad i took a shot on it

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, ceylon teas are rarely, if ever, on my list of teas that I love, but some of them are acceptable, at least.

Sil

i’ll send you some of this eventually

Terri HarpLady

Take your time…maybe new years, LOL

Terri HarpLady

I was just thinking that I should set a really decent sip down goal, and if I reach it by black friday I can buy tea with wild abandon, like the good old days ;)

TeaBrat

I wish I had more of this but I don’t want to order anything more from Le Palais des Thes…

Sil

@teabrat i can understand that. I’m not doing much of anything until i get past the wedding, but i could always send you some

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75

A co-worker got a couple of those subscription boxes, one that gives you food from around the world. This tea was in her France box. I was the happy recipient because she doesn’t like tea (I don’t hold that against her). :-)

Such a nice floral, especially for a cherry blossom tea because usually I can’t detect any cherry blossom. But this one had such a nice scent and flavor that lasted through many infusions, I was pleasantly surprised by this one!

ashmanra

Awesome! Maybe every box will contain some good tea!

Peggie Bennett

Ashmanra, so far every box she has gotten has! Her Japan box had blueberry matcha! Score! :-)

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Sipdown (131)!

Thank you Liquid Proust for the sample!

I’m only about 80% sure I’m logging this under the correct tea; I couldn’t find anything on Le Palais des Thes’ website that exactly matched the name on the tea bag/sachet nor could I find anything exactly like it on Steepster but this was awfully close, and the ingredients seem to match up, and it’s available loose/in sachets so here my review shall go…

Since this was obviously meant for iced teas/cold infusion I prepared it cold brewed. It delivered a really crisp, clear mint flavour with an intensity that made me feel like I’d just brushed my teeth. I had to consciously remind myself not to eat any citrus immediately afterwards for fear I’d get that ‘orange juice after brushing your teeth’ effect. Yikes! The green base wasn’t great, it was very sharp/biting and not in a pleasant way but in a touching on bitter way, with strong notes of lawn trimmings.

Overall, not a bad experience; the mint was phenomenal, but this will probably end up a forgettable experience…

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82

Hello tea lovers!

During the UK’s persistent heatwave the craving for fruit tea has gotten the better of me. That’s when I pulled this one from my shelf to try. I adore watermelon and peach in a tea and considering this has both it made for an easy purchase. Plus with this being described as good for ‘hot’ or ‘iced’ tea it makes it all the better. This will be a ‘hot’ review but I plan on steeping it in my iced tea bottle later today to see the outcome. My curiosity is totally piqued!

The raw tea blend has large green tea leaves with yellow flower petals mixed in, if you look close enough you will find small cubes of fruit among the blend.

As I open the packet I am met with a peach scent which is sweet and very natural smelling. Among that is the slight perfume of grass and flowers. Beautiful in every way.

Steeping parameters – 1 tsp of leaf in my ceramic mug with removable filter and lid. (Around 250ml/9oz of water). Temp: 80C for 3 minutes.

Once steeped the tea is fairly dark yellow/green and bares the same beautiful peach scent as it’s raw form.

In flavour this is soft and sweet with buttery, toasted grass notes followed by smooth but sweet peach that feels like it melts in my mouth. Behind that there is another level of fruit and perfume, a little dry but ideally so, blended so well that I cannot distinctly taste the watermelon or kiwi. Not that the peach overpowers per say, it is soft but distinct, more that they are blended so well ie they work well together, that it combines as one.

As it cools the green tea thickens but remains grassy and pleasant, while the flowers also thicken to combine with them.

‘Yet still the peach sings her perfect sweet song on my tongue,

and my taste buds wiggle and dance.

For this blend does each and together belong,

forever to be sipped and enjoyed by chance.’

I’m glad that I pulled this out of my stash this morning. It’s been the perfect start to my day, and I can see myself sipping on this tea a lot in the near future. It tasted better than I expected as I do not usually favour flavoured tea, but the chance was well worth it with this one. The balance was perfect, the strength was refreshing and right, the flavours to me were divine and when I drink fruit tea this had everything I am looking for.

Happy Steeping Everyone!

Reviewed on: http://sororiteasisters.com/2015/07/19/des-alizes-green-blend-le-palais-des-thes/

KittyLovesTea

I’m happy to send you some of this if you want to try it? :) A gift from me to you.

Nattie

Ooh yes please! I’m a sucker for peach. Thank you! (:

Nattie

My address has changed, by the way – should I drop you a message?

KittyLovesTea

Yes please, I was about to check and see if I have it from before. Send me your address and I will get it out to you this week :)

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I had been putting this one off a bit (one of the last black teas in my MissB package) because it is a Christmas tea, and it just didn’t feel Christmasy. It still doesn’t, but I put it off long enough. I also tend not to care for LPdT’s black tea bases, but we’ll see how this one goes.

Anyway, almonds and spices and such. Also supposedly citrus and rose; I think I got some orange (though it wasn’t very strong), but no rose. It was nicely almondy, and the cinnamon wasn’t overpowering. My biggest gripe with this one is the base… at current parameters, it seems like it needs an “oomf”, something to pick it up and give it a little more flavor. Like a higher temp! But there are also notes that warn me that it might not be so friendly at a hotter temp, like the base would go bitter on me. I think this one would likely be delicious brewed strong and taken with milk and sugar, so I will likely save the rest of it until winter when I feel like doing such things again. :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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