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drank Chaud Les Marrons! by Lupicia
325 tasting notes

Had a dozen roasted chestnuts a couple hours ago which made me crave this tea- And no, it does not really taste like roasted chestnuts on the street ( those taste tougher, smokier, more tough guy chestnut taste), not even Istanbul chestnuts which are presented like jewels and not scorched at all (and a bit too raw for my tastes).

But this tea does taste of chestnuts, maybe oven-roasted or even the famous marrons glacés. Just not street chestnuts. And it is a lovely delicate tea, a more subtle take than Mariage Freres´s one, but a lovely very well done tea.

Lupicia definetely now on my list of places to try. Does their Paris store ship within Europe?

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Ysaurella

where is their Paris store ? never heard about it…

cteresa

Near St Germain des Prés – did not make it there, nor to Georges Cannon, unfortunately.

But checking their site, they do not ship internationally (boooooo….). And their prices are just for 50 grams, making their teas on the pricey side if one wants 100 grams. OTOH they do sell by the 50 grams, nice way to try, and their little (so cute!) tins is “only” 3 euros more. Mixed feelings. Can not find this one on their website though, weird I would think this would surely one to take to Paris!

http://www.lupicia.fr/

Ysaurella

thank you ! I had the chance to taste some of their blends thanks to Devilish and I am reserved : some are really nice but some have artificial aromas…

cteresa

Their teas seem nice, though honestly at 10 euros per 100 grams, Paris has better for almost half the price. Very steep competition in Paris! Though still, nice to have the chance (lucky you!)

Sil

i totally had this today too!

TeaBrat

someday I need to try this!

cteresa

Sil, it is a perfect autumn tea. I am glad I saved it to drink it in the right season!

Amy, it´s lovely indeed, but depending on what you can find more easily, Mariage Freres´s Rouge d Automne is a similar chestnut tea (and IMO even a bit more wow)

JustJames

i love this review!!!!! ‘tough guy chestnut taste’ =0)

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Ysaurella

where is their Paris store ? never heard about it…

cteresa

Near St Germain des Prés – did not make it there, nor to Georges Cannon, unfortunately.

But checking their site, they do not ship internationally (boooooo….). And their prices are just for 50 grams, making their teas on the pricey side if one wants 100 grams. OTOH they do sell by the 50 grams, nice way to try, and their little (so cute!) tins is “only” 3 euros more. Mixed feelings. Can not find this one on their website though, weird I would think this would surely one to take to Paris!

http://www.lupicia.fr/

Ysaurella

thank you ! I had the chance to taste some of their blends thanks to Devilish and I am reserved : some are really nice but some have artificial aromas…

cteresa

Their teas seem nice, though honestly at 10 euros per 100 grams, Paris has better for almost half the price. Very steep competition in Paris! Though still, nice to have the chance (lucky you!)

Sil

i totally had this today too!

TeaBrat

someday I need to try this!

cteresa

Sil, it is a perfect autumn tea. I am glad I saved it to drink it in the right season!

Amy, it´s lovely indeed, but depending on what you can find more easily, Mariage Freres´s Rouge d Automne is a similar chestnut tea (and IMO even a bit more wow)

JustJames

i love this review!!!!! ‘tough guy chestnut taste’ =0)

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