This tea is likely going on my shopping list. have no idea how on earth Canadians acquire DF teas, but in the event that I have the opportunity to acquire this without paying insane shipping costs, I’ll do it. Either that or wait until I go to France and get some myself! ha. I like it a lot, but thankfully am not dying to get my hands on some this instant.

I was really cautious with the steep time here, because somehow I’ve been getting a lot more base than I’d like recently. I set the timer for four minutes, but lifted the basket out at about three and a half. I was greeted with the smell of cherried almonds, with a backscent of a really creamy, milky base. It reminded me of the tea my mother used to make chai with when i was little.

The taste is fairly similar to the scent, although the cherried note makes a more understated appearance at the end of the sip, giving the taste a very slight and pleasant tang. I’d started out with only a bit of sugar, and added a bit more for the second half of the cup. I’d say this tea was fine either way, although the sugar helped bring out the marzipan flavours a bit more, I think.

Thanks again, JustJames, for sending this along. Three dash-shaped stickers along the left side of the packaging let me know that this was the tea for the afternoon!!

yyz

Keychange you can order Dammann teas for reasonable shipping from
http://www.cadeau-deco-vendome.com/en/almond-amaretti-xml-247_268_292-698.html

yyz

I sent that a little early that’s the link to this tea. Here is the site http://www.cadeau-deco-vendome.com/en/dammann-freres-teas-xsl-247_268.htmlttp://www.cadeau-deco-vendome.com/en/dammann-freres-teas-xsl-247_268.html

Shipping at last check was 9 €. If you would prefer to buy from
http://www.dammann.fr. shipping is still quite reasonable starting at 12€.

Courtney

Speaking of French tea companies, where can you order Fauchon? I’ve checked numerous Winners near me, with no luck.

yyz

At the moment I don’t know. There is a ghost add on Amazon.com for autumn. Whether they had it and are no longer carrying it or are addind it I don’t know. I heard of two stores that have carried fauchon in TO one only has Maxims right now and another does not have an e-store and according to other sources is very expensive but if you’d like to see if they have anything and are willing to ship the address ishttp://www.petiteandsweet.ca . in the past holts has sold fauchon. The fauchon site has addresses of resellers mostly in Europe on their site. You may want to do a search using a tea you might want . That’s how I found alternate DF sellers. Fauchon been tricky so far any listing I’ve found doesn’t ship to _Canada. Having said that you may want to email fauchon and see if they are willing to ship tea. I think they have disabled sales to North America due to the large amount of products they have that might cause problems through customs.

Courtney

Thanks for all the info yyz! I’ve checked 3 Winners here now, and I’ve found La Naissance, but not L’Automne. I checked the Holt website to no avail, but I suppose I could drive down there hah. I was on their website and I considered emailing them, but just their shipping prices within France are steep, I can’t imagine what they would be to Canada. I may just go ahead and email them anyway to ask about Canadian retailers. This is exactly why I can’t try inaccessible teas! :P

yyz

That might be a good idea. They may be able to send you a list of retailors in Canada. I don’t think any of the holts here jhad any this year, but if they still have any relationship with fauchon they might be able to help you. There are some very famous customer service stories here in TO. This is the Amazon add http://www.amazon.com/Fauchon-Paris-Autumn-Scented-Rooibos/dp/B0043CMNN8.

keychange

yyz, thanks! You’re such a wealth of information! You’ve got some mad hookups. ;)

Courtney

You are such a wealth of information haha! I was just going to check Amazon, thanks for sending the link. I’m in AB so perhaps I’ll call Holt and see what they say. I plan to keep checking Winners as well. The city is so spread out, it’s an inconvenience to get to them unless I’m in the area, but I’m determined to find this tea.

yyz

Your welcome! If you do look at the cadeau Deco site there are some more teas under the Christmas heading as well!

yyz

Courtney. Red Tree in Calgary has carried Fauchon Teas http://www.redtreecatering.comu

Courtney

yyz, you know ALL THE THINGS!

Sil

cadeau is pretty damn good. I picked up a few teas from them over christmas…

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yyz

Keychange you can order Dammann teas for reasonable shipping from
http://www.cadeau-deco-vendome.com/en/almond-amaretti-xml-247_268_292-698.html

yyz

I sent that a little early that’s the link to this tea. Here is the site http://www.cadeau-deco-vendome.com/en/dammann-freres-teas-xsl-247_268.htmlttp://www.cadeau-deco-vendome.com/en/dammann-freres-teas-xsl-247_268.html

Shipping at last check was 9 €. If you would prefer to buy from
http://www.dammann.fr. shipping is still quite reasonable starting at 12€.

Courtney

Speaking of French tea companies, where can you order Fauchon? I’ve checked numerous Winners near me, with no luck.

yyz

At the moment I don’t know. There is a ghost add on Amazon.com for autumn. Whether they had it and are no longer carrying it or are addind it I don’t know. I heard of two stores that have carried fauchon in TO one only has Maxims right now and another does not have an e-store and according to other sources is very expensive but if you’d like to see if they have anything and are willing to ship the address ishttp://www.petiteandsweet.ca . in the past holts has sold fauchon. The fauchon site has addresses of resellers mostly in Europe on their site. You may want to do a search using a tea you might want . That’s how I found alternate DF sellers. Fauchon been tricky so far any listing I’ve found doesn’t ship to _Canada. Having said that you may want to email fauchon and see if they are willing to ship tea. I think they have disabled sales to North America due to the large amount of products they have that might cause problems through customs.

Courtney

Thanks for all the info yyz! I’ve checked 3 Winners here now, and I’ve found La Naissance, but not L’Automne. I checked the Holt website to no avail, but I suppose I could drive down there hah. I was on their website and I considered emailing them, but just their shipping prices within France are steep, I can’t imagine what they would be to Canada. I may just go ahead and email them anyway to ask about Canadian retailers. This is exactly why I can’t try inaccessible teas! :P

yyz

That might be a good idea. They may be able to send you a list of retailors in Canada. I don’t think any of the holts here jhad any this year, but if they still have any relationship with fauchon they might be able to help you. There are some very famous customer service stories here in TO. This is the Amazon add http://www.amazon.com/Fauchon-Paris-Autumn-Scented-Rooibos/dp/B0043CMNN8.

keychange

yyz, thanks! You’re such a wealth of information! You’ve got some mad hookups. ;)

Courtney

You are such a wealth of information haha! I was just going to check Amazon, thanks for sending the link. I’m in AB so perhaps I’ll call Holt and see what they say. I plan to keep checking Winners as well. The city is so spread out, it’s an inconvenience to get to them unless I’m in the area, but I’m determined to find this tea.

yyz

Your welcome! If you do look at the cadeau Deco site there are some more teas under the Christmas heading as well!

yyz

Courtney. Red Tree in Calgary has carried Fauchon Teas http://www.redtreecatering.comu

Courtney

yyz, you know ALL THE THINGS!

Sil

cadeau is pretty damn good. I picked up a few teas from them over christmas…

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Well, it’s been slightly over six months since I’ve joined steepster, and I can’t say enough wonderful things about this community. Like many of you, I began my foray into the world of loose-leaf tea by discovering David’s Tea, and although I’ve ventured out and have discovered many other companies that I’m extremely fond of, there are still many of David’s teas that I hold close to my heart and I will always appreciate it as a starting point for my journey.

As for my preferences, I tend to prefer bold black tea, flavoured and unflavoured alike, and I almost always take my blacks with cream and sugar. This isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy a good, flavoured white though, and I’m slowly making my way through the incredibly confusing world of oolongs and greens. I am also not a fan of rooibos, although I am starting to suspect green rooibos may be ok, but you know how it is: when you’ve decided you detest a certain ingredient, you’ll notice it everywhere—perhaps even where it doesn’t exist!

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