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I am trying to finish a lot of teas I got around, for de-cluttering purposes and as trying to justify going tea shopping one of these days. Still had a bit of this left, brewed up a new cup. A very generous helping of tea (this is pricier than all of my Mariage Freres mixes, even Fujiyama and Lapsang Souchong Impérial), one sugar and some milk. Drinkable stuff but not wow.

Just adding a new note because this time I got another distinct note which I had never identified before, besides the chocolate and vanilla : almond, a subtle sweet almond rather than a strong bitter almond undernote. It´s still a sort of meh tea though and even for me, who likes “delicate”, the base tea is a wimp.

Meh.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec
Ysaurella

Fauchon is more than often overpricing its products. However the quality is not always there (right as well for its food in general, not only its teas)

cteresa

Going by this tea, I totally agree! I was a sucker, though actually this was a tea I could look at and smell before buying, it smelled awesome (well, concentrated in a huge tin) and I thought I could see the little bits of cocoa and vanilla beans chopped up on it. But brewed up, what a disappointment. I am going to give Fauchon teas a wide berth from now on.

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Ysaurella

Fauchon is more than often overpricing its products. However the quality is not always there (right as well for its food in general, not only its teas)

cteresa

Going by this tea, I totally agree! I was a sucker, though actually this was a tea I could look at and smell before buying, it smelled awesome (well, concentrated in a huge tin) and I thought I could see the little bits of cocoa and vanilla beans chopped up on it. But brewed up, what a disappointment. I am going to give Fauchon teas a wide berth from now on.

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Inconstant tea drinker – I mostly drink tea when not too hot. I hang around steepster much more frequently in (northern hemisphere) cold season.

- Teas -

I like all sorts of tea, flavoured and unflavoured, though I am picky. I am always willing to try anything new. I am now particularly interested in single origins.

I am one of those people who actually loves Lapsang Souchong. I am not crazy about Earl Grey, in general. I don´t quite get Darjeeling teas, but I am trying to make sure …

I like rooibos, though not all bases. I loathe hibiscus. I do not like fennel/liquorice/anise in blends or teas with chicory. I am picky about what I consider true cinnamon.

As you can probably tell from my cupboard, the brands I find more interesting right now are Mariage Fréres,Thé-o-Dor and Yumchaa.

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