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drank Thé du Loup by THE O DOR
327 tasting notes

The wolf, the big bad wolf is as sweet as any golden retriever and a perfect gentleman, oh I do love it.

It´s chocolate and hazelnut tea, on itself a wonderful idea, but not a sickly sweet combination, more like dark chocolate type. And magically the underlying tea can stand up to the flavor, without being bitter, tanninic (or since I experimented having it at night, not too much caffeine I think). And it is one of those magic flavored teas where I can be so careless when brewing it, it is not fussy about temperature or steeping times. I love this wolf tea, and everybody who I have served it to seems to love it as well, this is not going to last very long here. A re-buy for sure.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Interesting—I’m not sure I’d associate chocolate and hazelnut with wolves, but I don’t know what I would. Food for some distraction this afternoon :)

cteresa

No, me neither, chocolate and hazelnuts for me is a very italian association (genius. Pity I can not get good gianduja here, oh what i would not give for a novi bar). Also a bit christmasy, all those hazelnut filled chocolates which show up at christmas time. So not sure why this is the wolf´s tea, unless it was the tea little red riding hood was taking to her grandmother and that the wolf could not resist. Don´t know – but it´s a lovely wolf!

Ysaurella

le loup vit dans les bois et dans les bois il y a des noisettes :) – the wolf lives in the woods and in woods we find hazelnuts :) this could be an explaination but it should work with maple,chestnut…berries

please see this French nursery rhyme, I’ve always loved it :
Refrain :
Promenons-nous dans les bois,
Tant que le loup n’y est pas.
Si le loup y était
Il nous mangerait,
Mais comme il y est pas,
Il nous mangera pas.
Loup, y es-tu ? Que fais-tu ? M’entends-tu ?

Le loup : « Je mets ma chemise »
Refrain
Le loup : « Je mets ma culotte »
Refrain
Le loup : « Je mets mes chaussettes »
Refrain
Le loup : « Je mets ma veste »
Refrain
Le loup : « Je mets mes bottes »
Refrain
Le loup : « Je mets mon chapeau »
Refrain
Ajouter les vêtements souhaités par l’enfant
refrain
Le loup : « Je prends mon fusil ! J’arrive ! Me voilà ! »

Sauvons nous !

cteresa

Oh I did not know that one! It is charming indeed, sauvons nous!

And did you see already today´s google doodle with little red riding hood? (and a loup not nearly as nice as this tea!)

I like the hazelnut justification. And here on steepster somebody has another justification http://steepster.com/teas/the-o-dor/11891-chamann ;) Maybe!

Ysaurella

it is so funny when you are a kid to play with voice to speak as the wolf…this is something we sing when we are taking a ride in a wood & forest…so fun to have fear :)

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gmathis

Interesting—I’m not sure I’d associate chocolate and hazelnut with wolves, but I don’t know what I would. Food for some distraction this afternoon :)

cteresa

No, me neither, chocolate and hazelnuts for me is a very italian association (genius. Pity I can not get good gianduja here, oh what i would not give for a novi bar). Also a bit christmasy, all those hazelnut filled chocolates which show up at christmas time. So not sure why this is the wolf´s tea, unless it was the tea little red riding hood was taking to her grandmother and that the wolf could not resist. Don´t know – but it´s a lovely wolf!

Ysaurella

le loup vit dans les bois et dans les bois il y a des noisettes :) – the wolf lives in the woods and in woods we find hazelnuts :) this could be an explaination but it should work with maple,chestnut…berries

please see this French nursery rhyme, I’ve always loved it :
Refrain :
Promenons-nous dans les bois,
Tant que le loup n’y est pas.
Si le loup y était
Il nous mangerait,
Mais comme il y est pas,
Il nous mangera pas.
Loup, y es-tu ? Que fais-tu ? M’entends-tu ?

Le loup : « Je mets ma chemise »
Refrain
Le loup : « Je mets ma culotte »
Refrain
Le loup : « Je mets mes chaussettes »
Refrain
Le loup : « Je mets ma veste »
Refrain
Le loup : « Je mets mes bottes »
Refrain
Le loup : « Je mets mon chapeau »
Refrain
Ajouter les vêtements souhaités par l’enfant
refrain
Le loup : « Je prends mon fusil ! J’arrive ! Me voilà ! »

Sauvons nous !

cteresa

Oh I did not know that one! It is charming indeed, sauvons nous!

And did you see already today´s google doodle with little red riding hood? (and a loup not nearly as nice as this tea!)

I like the hazelnut justification. And here on steepster somebody has another justification http://steepster.com/teas/the-o-dor/11891-chamann ;) Maybe!

Ysaurella

it is so funny when you are a kid to play with voice to speak as the wolf…this is something we sing when we are taking a ride in a wood & forest…so fun to have fear :)

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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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