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drank Trois Noix by Mariage Frères
1914 tasting notes

Happy 200th tasting note to me! This was my overnight cold steep, and let me tell you, it was delicious. I decided to cold steep this one after my cold steep of Marco Polo eliminated the weird tart/acidic flavor I had gotten on both of these teas. It worked again, and this came out incredibly almondy with a bit of extra nut flavors added to it. The only drink I’ve had that is that almondy is an almond flavored bubble tea, which I love.

It seems like for this tea and Marco Polo I need to add cream/sugar or cold steep to take care of that odd acidic note I taste. I’ll no doubt try this one again hot and plain just to be sure, but if nothing else I can definitely always cold steep it.

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Iced 8 min or more
ashmanra

I just had a French tea today that waws delicious until it started getting cold, the it got the weird, astringent or acidic taste you mention. Must be something these French teas ave in common…

LiberTEAS

Congrats on reaching 200!

ashmanra

Good gravy, look at all the missing letters! Will I ever get used to my iPad, or at least start proofreading?

Dinosara

Thanks LiberTEAS!
And ashmanra…LOL it can be hard to get used to typing on those keyboards! I haven’t experienced the acidic taste on any of the Dammann teas, but it’s definitely there on two different MF blacks I’ve tried.

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ashmanra

I just had a French tea today that waws delicious until it started getting cold, the it got the weird, astringent or acidic taste you mention. Must be something these French teas ave in common…

LiberTEAS

Congrats on reaching 200!

ashmanra

Good gravy, look at all the missing letters! Will I ever get used to my iPad, or at least start proofreading?

Dinosara

Thanks LiberTEAS!
And ashmanra…LOL it can be hard to get used to typing on those keyboards! I haven’t experienced the acidic taste on any of the Dammann teas, but it’s definitely there on two different MF blacks I’ve tried.

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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