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I was apprehensive about this tea. It was clearly a situation where the chamomile has been crushed to a powder and this is typically the type of chamomile I do not usually enjoy. It looked a lot like something you’d find from a grocery store.
I steeped it for 8 minutes, even though I usually steep my chamomile teas for 10 minutes. I’m glad I only went with 8 minutes because it’s really strong. The crushed blossoms produce a stronger (but not better) flavor.
It’s alright. A light apple-y tone with heavy nectar/honey notes. It’s a soothing tea and it’s pleasant enough, but not my favorite cuppa. I doubt that chamomile will ever be a favorite. But it was alright.
Hm. Not my favorite herbal tea,although I may have over sweetened it. The bitter orange peel is quite prominent, and perhaps just not to my liking. I want to say it’s like a dry orange juice that less sweet than any orange juice you’ve ever had. Yet there’s a sweetness to it… So hard to explain.
Flavors: Drying, Orange Zest, Tart
I believe that this was Les 2 Marmottes flagship tisane. It’s a blend of linden, verbena, peppermint, hibiscus, chamomile, rosehip and orange blossoms. Fortunately, the hibiscus is not an overpowering presence in the cup.
It’s a subtle tasting cup. Herbaceous. Do I like it? I don’t hate it. It’s not the best tisane I’ve ever consumed, but it isn’t terrible. It was a very gentle taste and I appreciate that given how it could have gone wrong with hibiscus.
Here’s my full-length article: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/09/19/infusion-des-marmottes-tisane-from-les-2-marmottes/
This tisane is pure, 100% Meadowsweet. I can’t say that I’ve ever tried a pure Meadowsweet tisane before, but I enjoyed it. It’s a nice balance between herbaceous and floral tastes. Delicate pollen-y notes and a very strong sweetness that is quite honey-like.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/09/01/reine-des-pres-tisane-from-les-2-marmottes/
This is a pure fennel tea. I love the aroma because I LOVE licorice and that’s what this smells like. Fennel is one of those spices that I love but the rest of the household doesn’t care for, so it’s one that I seldom have in the spice cupboard. So it was a treat for me to brew up a cup of fennel, courtesy of Les 2 Marmottes. And even though I used to add fennel to my Masterpiece Chai and I have had many different teas with fennel in it, I don’t think I’ve ever had a pure fennel infusion until I tried this tisane.
I love licorice so yeah, I loved this. It tastes a lot like liquefied licorice. It was sweet (almost sugary sweet) but without the snap or zesty flavor of licorice root. It’s a softer, sweeter version of black licorice.
I think that this was one of my favorites from Les 2 Marmottes.
As I pointed out in my full-length review of this tea – http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/08/13/thym-tisane-from-les-2-marmottes/ – the aroma reminds me of the smell when I open my spice cabinet. I don’t think I’ve ever had a tea with thyme in it. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t, just that I don’t recall it before having tried this tisane. I liked this a lot more than I expected to. It’s actually quite tasty.
Notes of mint and clove-like flavors and an enjoyable woodsy note (something between pine and cedar). It’s a little sweet and a little savory and quite different from anything I’ve tried before.
This wasn’t my favorite of the Les 2 Marmottes teas/tisanes that I was sent to sample and review. I am not a huge fan of ginseng and it’s no secret that hibiscus isn’t my favorite either. Fortunately, the hibiscus doesn’t play an overwhelmingly strong role in this, it adds a little color and texture to the cup and a hint of it’s berry-like tartness. It adds an interesting contrast to the lemon-y notes of the Melissa and the ginger-y peppery zing.
Overall, it’s alright. I finished the cup and it does offer a boost of energy. I think I’d rather get that boost from a good Assam or other energizing black tea, but it’s not a bad functional tisane.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/07/25/boost-et-moi-tisane-from-les-2-marmottes/
I love the dry leaf aroma – light and lemony. Very much like summer.
Very light and refreshing to drink – and I like that the lemon notes are sweet more like lemon curd than a tart or sour lemon. A delicately sweet, relaxing drink.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/07/13/verveine-tisane-from-les-2-marmottes/
The dry leaf smells strongly of mint. This tea is my first notable experience with Meadowsweet. Err, that is to say it’s my first time that I remember trying Meadowsweet. So, I really didn’t know what Meadowsweet tasted like. So, I googled it and learned that it has a somewhat wintergreen, minty scent to it. I couldn’t really nail down what it was supposed to taste like though. I read that it has a sharp taste to it, then I read that it has a minty taste to it, and then I read that it has a sweet, marshmallow-y sort of flavor to it. So, I said, “forget google, the tea is getting cold,” and i just took a sip.
The tea has a much softer flavor than expected given the strong minty aroma. I taste sweet, buttery green tea notes, an herbaceous sort of flavor, and mint. It’s a pleasant cuppa.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/06/30/retour-a-la-ligne-green-tea-blend-from-les-2-marmottes/