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drank Je T'Aime by THE O DOR
903 tasting notes

Pulled this one of the box Sil sent to me – I think this might have originated from MissB

I didn’t look up what this was “suppose” to be, and I’m now really confused. Without looking I was thinking chocolate, coconut, and something fruity – raspberry. That’s what I was getting. Marzipan, macaroon, pistachio? Hmmmmm ok if you say so..
Whatever it is, I’ve had a few cups of this tonight and was really happy with it. Reminds me a little of H&S Soho but definitely has that scented European thing going on. Thanks so much guys for sharing this – have enjoyed my evening with it.

Sil

Yup it’s a missB tea. I think this one confused me too…though at this point the only way to be sure is checking my notes hahaha

MissB

Yep, it’s a super confusing yet really tasty tea. Definitely came from me! Glad you enjoyed it.

Kittenna

“Scented European thing” Yes, I totally know what you mean. I like it.

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drank Je T'Aime by THE O DOR
561 tasting notes

Good mix of coconut and chocolate flavouring. Nice nuttiness notes. Black tea base is smooth with a savoury sweetness and just a hint of a bitter note. This would be a great tea to pair with afternoon tea sandwiches and treats!

Thanks to Miss B for sharing with me!

Flavors: Chocolate, Coconut, Nutty, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 8 OZ / 230 ML
Sil

oh i’m glad she was able to get your a few things to try out :)

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drank Thé du Loup by THE O DOR
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drank On Va Se Revoir by THE O DOR
6482 tasting notes

I’m with MissB on this one…looks like an oolong. I figured today was the day to try this one since i’ve had all sorts of things i wouldn’t normally drink today. This one is a green/mint/blergamot blend….

brewed, this is much more mint than anything…but you can tell the blergfactor is there. mostly though…not something i would drink again. I appreciate the share though MissB!! it’s a lot of fun getting to try these teas out.

OMGsrsly

Do not want. (Mint and bergamot? What?!)

Sil

i’ll try most things…. hahaha but SB might like it

OMGsrsly

Yeah, I’m not into trying that one.

Roswell Strange

What a weird flavour combo…

CrowKettle

Green, minty-citrus perfume? Interesting..

OMGsrsly

SB and CrowKettle might like it, apparently… :D

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I ’ve tested so much milky oolong that I can not count them. I was looking for these milky notes so often described…
With this one I find what I want !

The taste is so good: buttery notes (maybe like a taste of vanilla too ) . It ’ s a sweet tea.

I’m always suprised when I drink it. A real smooth …………….

Flavors: Butter, Milk

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Pêché Mignon by THE O DOR
6482 tasting notes

YUM! bumping the rating up a little since this is from the stash i picked up while in paris and is JUST the thing i want in summer – fresh, fruity and sweet. This is a great blend of canteloupe and peach…with the peach being more in the background, which is perfect for me these days as i’m “off” peach. I need to try cold brewing this next to see how that turns out as i’ve love for this to be a good cold brew tea for the summer.

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drank Pêché Mignon by THE O DOR
6482 tasting notes

this is is another from missb Again, not typically a fan of green teas but this is a lovely cantelope and peach sort of tea. It reminds me a little of stacy’s canteloupe and crea tea but it’s different. A tasty cup for mid morning…

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drank Scandale by THE O DOR
6482 tasting notes

Enjoyed a cup of this today in preparation for my travels. just a few more days! little bit excited, a little bit nervous. mostly just happy to get away from work lol

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drank Scandale by THE O DOR
6482 tasting notes

mmmmm this one makes me happy. thanks again missB for sending it my way. I pull this out when i need a dose of subtle but tasty. and today was that sort of day. Cinnamon and vanilla and smooth and delicious. yum!

Final Count: 108 (swap from kimquat arrived! yay!)

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drank Scandale by THE O DOR
6482 tasting notes

Still loving this one from MissB Of the te o dor teas i’ve had this one is up there on my list…though not as high as the du loup. I really need to get more of that to make sure it’s still all that lol what a sad day if my taste buds had changed so much that i didn’t love it as much as when i first had it. heh

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drank Scandale by THE O DOR
6482 tasting notes

noms. I pulled this one out to have again from the MissB stash. I love how deep and puerh like this is, with the flavours being much more in the background but still present and tasty.

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drank Scandale by THE O DOR
6482 tasting notes

this was my morning tea since i needed a bit of a PUNCH. I did no rinse or anything like that and this morning it was a dark brew with just the right level of cinnamon running through it. slightly sweet but not cloyingly slow and the puerh still came through. Resteeping it now that i’m home and this is a still a great dark brew but now i’m getting a little more vanilla cookie like taste coming through along with the cinnamon.

Cavo – this is the one you need to remind me IN FUTURE to set aside for you to try :)

Also…thank you missB for accommodating my wish list and finding this one for me!

Cavocorax

I will try. I will add it to my wishlist! :D

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drank Je T'Aime by THE O DOR
6482 tasting notes

Another tea from MissB and while it’s a nice tea with a great base, I’m just not feeling the macaroon/chocolate/coconut flavour going on today. I wouldn’t ever turn down a cup of this, but it doesn’t get me going like some of the other teodor teas :) Love the share though, since this likely would have been one i’d have tried to get! Thanks missb!

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drank Je T'Aime by THE O DOR
6482 tasting notes

This was one from MissB that i pulled out today. Sadly it was hours ago and i’m really just noting this here. i REALLY loved this cup while i was drinking it today… reminded me why i love those “fancy french teas” :)

Ysaurella

pistachio …mmhhhh

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drank Sans Complexe by THE O DOR
1928 tasting notes

… lemon meringue?! What? (Thank you, Dinosara! :) )

This smells nutty. With caramel and vanilla. (This was made in a well-cleaned strainer!)

Lemon meringue?!?! I guess there’s a hint of lemony custard at the end of a good sniff. But. IDK.

Oh poop. I’ve totally oversteeped it. SO bitter, wow. I can taste the lemon, though! It’s a bit pithy. More like candied lemon peel rather than straight up lemon curd. This is really interesting. I’ll have to steep again to see if I can pull flavour without so much bitter.

I’d probably do 2 minutes at 195F if I had more dry leaf. Or 3 minutes at 185F.

Based on it not working at my “usual” parameters, I’d have to say that I probably wouldn’t get more, but it’s really really neat.

(3 tsp (I spilled a bunch on the counter, boo.) in 16 oz. More leaf than usual, but why not.)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Plunkybug

Still…lemon meringue is intriguing.

CHAroma

Oooh, going on the wishlist!

OMGsrsly

It was really neat, but I wasn’t expecting the tea to be so picky… or I’d have done 2 way smaller cups. Oh well. I’d try it again!

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drank Je T'Aime by THE O DOR
1349 tasting notes

I know this is Je T’aime, even though I bought it from a supplier… all the bags/boxes/tins were Thé O Dor. The tea also looks exactly like the picture. Yet, this tea, the tea that I’m drinking, is melted milk chocolate amazingness. I kinda sorta get the marzipan macaroon, but more so that it’s a CHOCOLATE macaroon with marzipan in it. It’s delicious, it’s definitely fantastic at slightly less than boiling, and I want this as a permanent fixture in my cupboard just as I’ve managed to brew it today.

Also thought it was a fitting tea as I head out to a silent walk in Grenoble, France, to honor those who died in the recent atrocities in Paris, and to stand united. It’s been a somber time here the past few days, I’ve run into military with machine guns, and so this is my way of injecting a tiny bit of love into the sadness.

I also seem to have just jumped over my 1200th review (funny, because I’ve likely drank double than during my time on Steepster, but for a while there forgot to log things). So, because it’s so fitting (for me and my line of work) I dub this my 1200th tea! :)

Flavors: Chocolate

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Veronica

Congrats on 1200! :)

Sil

yay!!

Fjellrev

Congratulations, MissB!

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drank Pêché Mignon by THE O DOR
1349 tasting notes

Still loving this, yet it always strikes me as the Lupicia melon flavor instead of peach. Still really really tasty, but…

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drank Pêché Mignon by THE O DOR
1349 tasting notes

This tea smells ridiculously sweet, and vaguely familiar. I’m excited… I brew it… it smells even better… and once I taste it (needed mild sweetening to make the flavors pop) I recognize it. It’s that amazeballs cantaloupe green rooibos from San Francisco’s Lupicia store (only available in the SF store)! I could easily drink, smell this all day. Perfection.

Flavors: Cantaloupe, Peach, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Cameron B.

Cute peach?! :D

Flyawaybirdie

Golden Honeydew? It’s available on the Lupicia website now too. =)

OMGsrsly

Cameron B., only if you translate filet mignon as cute steak! :D

OMGsrsly

(I keep laughing. That’s adorable. Cute steak it is!)

Cameron B.

It’s such a cute little steak! ;)

Cameron B.

It’s such a cute little steak! ;)

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drank On Va Se Revoir by THE O DOR
1349 tasting notes

So.. are we sure this is a green? The guy at the store said it was, and it says the same on Steepster. This, however, looks to me like an oolong, which of course always makes me horribly ill within a few minutes of drinking some (no idea why, lots of theories). Needless to say, I’m a bit hesitant to try it, even if the smell is like a minty spring breath of fresh air.

So.. are we sure this is a green? The guy at the store said it was, and it says the same on Steepster. This, however, looks to me like an oolong, which of course always makes me horribly ill within a few minutes of drinking some (no idea why, lots of theories). Needless to say, I’m a bit hesitant to try it, even if the smell is like a minty spring breath of fresh air.So, it’s brewed up brown (odd for a green in my experience) and is much… heavier? stronger? has more depth? that most green’s I’ve had. There’s mint, but it’s much more subdued than the smell. I want to say… pepper? Something curry-like? Granular? Such an odd tea for me, and I’ve got an almost instant headache.

So.. are we sure this is a green? The guy at the store said it was, and it says the same on Steepster. This, however, looks to me like an oolong, which of course always makes me horribly ill within a few minutes of drinking some (no idea why, lots of theories). Needless to say, I’m a bit hesitant to try it, even if the smell is like a minty spring breath of fresh air.So, it’s brewed up brown (odd for a green in my experience) and is much… heavier? stronger? has more depth? that most green’s I’ve had. There’s mint, but it’s much more subdued than the smell. I want to say… pepper? Something curry-like? Granular? Such an odd tea for me, and I’ve got an almost instant headache.Okay, so this one isn’t for me, even though I’m finding it really intriguing and multifaceted.

Flavors: Mint, Pepper, Thick

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
OMGsrsly

It looks like a gunpowder, so I’d probably consider it similar to moroccan mint?

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drank Scandale by THE O DOR
1349 tasting notes

Hm. Did I do something wrong? This tea smells AMAZING, like a cinnamon vanilla cookie. I could smell it all day. I realize it’s a puerh and thus a bit earthier, darker, more robust and oomph than a black, and yet… it’s just not doing it for me. Don’t get me wrong, this is an obviously well-made tea with high quality ingredients, and it shows. I just wanted it to taste as amazingly as it smells, and that’s a tall order.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Drying, Earth, Paper, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sil

haha this one is on my wish list apparently…

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drank Lapsang Souchong by THE O DOR
348 tasting notes

I love Lapsang Souchong teas. Theodor is probably the tea company I find more interesting currently. When Ysaurella offered to share her Theodor Lapsang Souchong with me, I jumped at it, and was the very first tea of the very tempting package I tried.

Much as I love LS, I wish I was more educated about the differences regarding those, to understand better the (very obvious) difference s. My inevitable comparison of this Lapsang Souchong was with my current favorite, Mariage Freres´s Lapsang Souchong Imperial and the dry leaf of both smells unmistakably different. Like totally different tree smokes – the MF is sharper, maybe more piney. This reminds me of something else, something almost eucalyptus like or oak (not the same at all, but I truly can not describe better), a smell almost umami-rich. It was so different from what I expected I was sure at first sniff I was not going to like it! But no fear, that old magic of lapsang souchong tea, the ability to taste so very different was at work – this is just wonderful, extremely smooth. And now the first shock of not recognizing the smoke smell, I love the smell at least as much as the other Lapsangs in my collection.

A very lovely tea and perfect for a rainy afternoon…

Sil

yum!

Tabby

Today is a good day for lapsang souchong. I thought so, too. :)

Ysaurella

Glad you loved it ! I did too. yay for The O dor

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drank Lapsang Souchong by THE O DOR
408 tasting notes

My tea of the morning. Another Theodor tea from my order on vente privée.

For my daughter , this tea tastes and smells like barbecue & charcoal. Well … it’s a bit more complex than that a Lapsang Souchong ! Personally I like the smoked teas but it is true that the first step in this universe can be difficult to initiate .

The smell : wood- fire , comfort , tranquility that’s what we can breathe here .

The dry leaf looks nothing special , short cut , curled and very dark.

The taste : the tea obtained has a very pronounced smoky flavour and is extremely soft and mellow like all Lapsang Souchongs I met but this one is really particularly mellow . No ounce of bitterness.

I made a full teapot . I think this was a mistake because it is not a tea that I enjoy more than 2 cups at a time. However, I swallowed everything … Very successful this unpretentious LS .

For those who like to see, some pics are available here : http://thevangeliste.wordpress.com/2014/11/01/lapsang-souchong-theodor/

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
canadianadia

Les photos sont belle (I hope I said that correctly)

Ysaurella

this is absolutely correct.
Thank you canadianadia

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drank Madame by THE O DOR
408 tasting notes

Oh ! This is an extremely surprising flavoured tea.
First we have a very small cut leaf with dried red berries.

Theodor says it is a mix of non smoked black tea and smoked black tea . The smell escaping from the bag is slightly and gently smoked and red fruits are immediately detectable .

I took my “old” Japanese teapot to prepare this tea. I love this teapot . It was a gift but I had chosen it myself 15 years ago in the shop Le Chat Huant, rue Galante in Paris. This shop sells Japanese objects and still exists even though I have not seen a teapot for a while in. I used it very little since it was sold without a filter … and I never found one that fits … until now !

The taste is divine and yet I am not the biggest fan of red fruit teas . The Smoked side is extremely discreet. I think a smoked tea beginner should start exploring these types with a tea as Madame .

The tea base is not hidden by the scent of red fruits : smoke taste associated with red fruit is very unexpected and absolutely irresistible.

Finally, another point but not least, lapsang souchong (probably used here with a second non- black tea smoked) in this blend offers a deep mellowness making Madame a velvet tea . Yes … Madame likes. Velvet … and plays the card of a masculine/feminine boudoir.

I love it.

Pics of Madame and of my “old” Japanese Teapot are available here : http://thevangeliste.wordpress.com/2014/10/25/madame-theodor/

Flavors: Berries, Smoke

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Sil

sounds really interesting!

Ysaurella

it is for sure !

caile

That filter fits perfectly – a good find for your pot!

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Second tea from my Theodor order on Vente Privée . I must admit that I kinda chose this tea by default just to have a plain tea and because it was quite cheap . Now Ceylons never really transported me . I have at least 5 of them right now in my collection -because every time I think it will be THE little TEA Ceylon that will transcend me … and each time well no it’s not …

The smell is similar to all those little Ceylons. Are there only Great Ceylons somewhere ? I guess so .

The dry leaf is very thin and it has the typical twigs.

And the taste ? So we have an unpretentious and correct tea. Like all I tasted.. except 1 Ceylon I ’ve had … with my great aunt … a Mariage Frères …very good… but which one? mystery. In any case this Theodor is not his twin..oh no.

Some pics are available here : http://thevangeliste.wordpress.com/2014/10/19/ceylan-op-superieur-theodor/

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Sil

i had one the other day that was really nice… but i can’t remember which tea it was…

Ysaurella

aww thank you Sil !

Sil

Nicole sent me a sample and it was quite tasty….still not knock your socks off omd this is the most amazing tea ever but it was really lovely…and pretty! :)

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