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I can’t believe this is already gone! I had two and a half teaspoons left so I made two steps of about sixteen ounces each and mixed them. It is still sufficiently strong to serve as a breakfast tea, and certainly would be hearty enough for milk and sugar if you like. I take virtually all of my tea plain, and it is still a nice “breakfast tea” strength.
The instructions call for 195F water, so if you wanted your tea strong enough to crawl from the cup and slap you awake, I expect you would get it by taking it up to boiling. I would want milk and sugar in that instance, though.
I think we prefer the Qimen Imperial, but this is quite good.
This is another of the teas my daughter bought for me in New York a couple of weeks ago. I was sure I had reviewed it!
This is a stronger and heartier tea than the Qimen Imperial, a slightly lower grade that is closer to the breakfast tea variety. They recommend 195F water and 3 to 5 minutes. At this temp and four minutes you get a great breakfast tea that will get stronger as it sits. It is good without milk or sugar, but can easily handle both if that’s how you roll.
This is only slightly smokey, with an earthy cocoa taste. It is not one of the winey tasting ones to me. My youngest daughter drinks this one with me but she does prefer the Imperial. Of course she does, it costs triple what this one costs! Ha!
This is a tea I drank a morning during a breakfast apointment in a Parisian cafe ( I can take pictures of my tea during profesional appointments, amazing … )
This is therefore an Earl Grey, kind of tea I particularly appreciate as a huge fan of bergamot .
This one is on a Yunnan black tea basis and mixed with blue flowers .
Although I was not able to pay the best attention to this tea , it seemed fine enough , the bergamot flavouring was a success. I am just regretting a too light body as the base was not present enough IMO.
Into the same tea family I preferred the Earl Grey French Blue by Mariage Frères but I would have to compare the two at the same time at home to get an unbiased idea .
The liquors of the Palais des Thés often have a very nice colour and this one is no exception .
Pics of my session with this tea are available here : https://thevangeliste.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/blue-of-london-le-palais-des-thes/
I am a fan of this one. Bought it on a whim while in Paris as i was trying to pick up at least 1-2 evening herbals to try and keep my cupboard a little balanced. this is a really delicious vanilla, cacao tea. I really like that the rooibos isn’t the woodsy kind as well. Glad i picked this one up.
I have absolutely no idea what I am drinking xD Hahahah, I’m so glad I picked this. The name intrigued me, so I put some in my press and brewed. The leaves are literally the platypus of tea. Its a crazy assortment of tea (green, black, rooibos) and then they threw in some spices. The flavor is actually really good. This variety brews into a dark red thick soup. The flavor is alike a soft fruity chai. It carries a variety of flavors. I could taste currant, vegetal, vanilla, and an undertone of roasted wood. This was a very unique brew, and I liked it a lot!
Flavors: Black Currant, Cardamon, Roasted, Vanilla, Vegetal
I think maybe Cameron sent this to me – thanks Cam! I actually really like it.
I am making myself go through my sample basket and get rid of some of the stuff that is just hanging around, so that’s my theme this week. I packed this up to bring on campus. When I smelled the leaf it didn’t smell like much (actually didn’t smell like anything), so to be honest I wasn’t very excited about it. I figured it was old and wouldn’t taste good. Surprise! I could smell it while it was brewing and I got definite citrus notes from it.
As I drink it, it’s making me happy. I would reorder this. It’s a bit of bergamot and a bit of lemon. Just citrus-y but not overly so, and very nice and satisfying.
This is delicious and refreshing. I made it with the intention of icing it, and it was floral and fruity and green and basically tastes like springtime. Excellent to get me through the long days of subbing and help me decompress when children decide to flip their desks over like little maniacs over things like not being line leader.
I realized that I have cold-brewed this twice without actually giving it a chance hot. Damn, we could have had so much fun together! I could have used my French teacups with the birds on them, and ate Madeleines and croissants… (I think that would be considered cannibalism for me, but damn that would make for a hell of an afternoon!)
All that aside, I really quite enjoyed the cold brews that I made! This blend and another one that came in my February Amoda box reminded me of how much I used to love all things pear. I think I even had my mother specially order a whole bag of just pear Jelly Belly’s for my birthday one year. Of course I ate the whole bag in one sitting and promptly threw it all up on a dog, but that is a story for another tasting note!
The green that Palais des Thes uses is nice and light and slightly grassy, not clashing with the pear flavoring that they use. idk if this is a blend that I would purchase, simply because they don’t sell it in reasonable sizes for tea addicts like me. Ah well, the tin looks cute!
Thanks Roswell Strange for the ample sample!
The second of the bergamot tea samples sent to me by Nicole. The dry leaves are joined by little purple buds of what must be lavender and some little off white buds. It brews up to a rich, dark amber. I like this one! The base tea is hearty, with only the faintest hint of bitter. The floral bergamot is only a distant flavor on my tongue. I won’t go out and buy 50 grams of this, but I certainly would drink it again if were a choice at a restaurant. (although, sadly, I’ve never yet had tea of this quality at a restaurant.)
I bought this tea before Christmas from my local Home Goods, which frequently has an amazing selection of bagged and loose tea. I just got home from the city, and I decided to make this in my new tea tumbler. I got it from World Market on sale. I had been wanting to get it for a while. It’s very similar but smaller to the tumbler from Mandala. As I’m writing this, I’m listening to my parent’s dog patter around the house. The dog is now living with me and my grandmother as my sister just found out she has pet allergies. Back on topic. This tea is really nice. It’s a very light green tea, accompanied by a floral taste. I really enjoy floral teas, so this is perfect for me. I can definitely taste the orange flower and rose. This makes me really want to try the The du Hammam black blend. Unfortunately, I really don’t care for the price, so I doubt I’ll buy any. I’ll savor this while it lasts.
Flavors: Berries, Orange, Rose
I am glad I saved these last two from my sampler for last. They were less impressive. This one was weaker than most earl grey style teas I’ve had. Not bad, but given the Butiki closing sale blowout (erm, blackout) I just went on, I am trying extra hard to clear out some space before they arrive. This is going in the give away box- I just have too many earl grey teas I actually like to justify keeping one that doesn’t compare.
I am feeling really good about my overall goal to have less mass of the stuff I love, and keep only the quality. I still have an excess (of tea, lipstick, body lotion) but it’s all stuff I love and nothing I am exacerbated with having to use just to use it up!
I always find black/green blends a bit tough to describe. The jasmine and bergamot both stand out, though I really don’t get any vanilla. It’s good, but not great, likely because I’m not the biggest fan of bergamot.
Putting this one in the give away box. I have so much caffeinated hot tea to get through, and this is good enough that I’m positive one of my friends will enjoy it. I pretty much keep them stocked with my castoffs! I like the job, my way of paying it forward.
The aroma is sweet, floral and slightly nutty. These notes translate to the flavor although I taste more nutty flavors than I smell nuttiness in the fragrance, and fewer floral notes than the aroma.
A strong honey note, hints of flower, sweet creamy notes that morph into a nuttier flavor as I continue to sip. Very smooth from start to finish. No astringency, no bitterness. Just a pleasure to sip.
Later infusions were not quite as creamy as the first one was at the start, but the nutty flavors continued to develop as did the floral notes – I can taste orchid by the third cup. And creamed corn! Interesting!
A really lovely Oolong. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/12/08/dong-ding-oolong-tea-from-palais-des-thes/
This is tasty, but not what a lot of people would think it would taste like. It is lemon, but more of a sweet lemon than sour lemon. With that, the tea is mellow and errs on sweet, and I think if you added sugar it would have a lemon candy aspect to it. I actually really like it, and I usually prefer fruit flavors to be strong, but strong lemon sometimes tastes artificial.