For some reason I really wanted this one this afternoon. Blame it on looking at the sweets on the Fauchon website too long and dreaming of Paris. This time I brewed this one cooler and shorter time to attempt to combat the bitterness of the CTC part of the base.
It seems to have worked pretty well, but there is still a lingering oh so light bitterness. It kind of grows as the cup cools and I drink more of it. I think it is just a character of CTC teas and is unavoidable.
I know companies sometimes use CTC teas in a blend for a specific flavor it imparts, but to me it is never tasty, and I never want it. This would be awesome if it was on a different base. I like the flavoring on this so much that I will certainly enjoy it with milk and sugar at home, but I wish I didn’t have to mask the base like that. The only other calisson tea here on the database is one of Mariage Frères’ Heritage Gourmand collection, but it looks like it is on a rooibos base, which is a no-go for me.
Ah well, now I’ve spent a bunch of time looking at confectionaries and pastries online in Paris shops. How will I have the time to visit them all! :)