68 Tasting Notes

67

I like this tea. It reminds me of Mariage Frères’ Montagne d’Or, but it’s not quite the same. I feel like there’s a little bit of rose and then a sharper element so that it’s not completely mild. Overbrewing doesn’t make it super bitter. I think I might get tired of it after a while if I drank it too often, though.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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100

This is the best vanilla-y tea I’ve ever had. All others pale in comparison. I wish Betjeman and Barton had a store in America, though, because shipping from France is not cheap.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec
yyz

You can order their teas from Montreal by phone order. https://m.facebook.com/lefouvrac?id=220918191303544&_rdr. They carry the complete collection.

This sounds good. I’ m thinking about ordering this one.

Leah Claire

Oooo, thank you so much! Now I can stop going to the Betjeman and Barton website and torturing myself about the shipping!

yyz

Apparently shipping to the stated is around $10.00cad. I still look at the French site for product description. I’_m probably going to order in the next !month or so..

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88

I LOVE the taste of this tea. It’s one of the best vanilla flavored ones I’ve had (beaten only by Betjeman and Barton’s Les Classiques). I wish it weren’t decaffeinated, though, because H&S’s regular vanilla isn’t nearly as delicious, and I want to drink this in the morning, too.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
68 tasting notes

This tea is a great morning tea. It tastes a little like blueberries, but not in an artificial chemical punch-you-in-the-face sort of way, and you can taste the tea underneath easily. I haven’t gotten tired of it yet, which is the true test of a flavored tea – some start out delicious until by the end of the tin I never want them again.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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67

I love the way this tea smells, which is why I bought it. I was almost underwhelmed by the taste when I brewed it because of how good it smelled, but I’m on my third cup, and it’s now won me over. It tastes pretty great, and quite different from other vanillas. It also has recognizable pieces of vanilla bean in it.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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92

This is a very good vanilla. I like it over Adagio’s and Harney & Son’s. Perhaps not quite as much as Betjeman & Barton “Le Classique”.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Hazelnut by Adagio Teas
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I really approve of this hazelnut. I’ve tried ones that tasted like cheap McDonalds coffee, where I couldn’t get the flavor off my lips afterwards, but this is more subtle and well mixed (although the smell is nice and strong).

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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87
drank Strawberry by Adagio Teas
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I really like this strawberry tea. It’s not too strong, and it doesn’t taste artificial like some I’ve had. I think I even like it better than Mariage Frère’s strawberry, which is saying something. It’s about on par with Ahmad’s strawberry.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Tiger Eye by Adagio Teas
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I was afraid from the smell that it would be too overpowering, but it was just right, and the base black tea was really smooth going down, too. It’s a really great dessert tea.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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90

This tea is a variation of earl grey, and it’s great. It’s simultaneously less bitter, but stronger than most of the other earl greys I’ve had.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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I became a fan of tea in 2001 when I started frequenting Savoure in Eugene, OR. It has since closed, and I mourn it.

While visiting France, I did not buy any souvenirs, but I did manage to spend a small fortune at Mariage Frères. Me and my 500g of Marco Polo are very happy together, thank you.

My favorites are flavored black teas, and I like them with milk and sugar. That is not to say that I don’t also enjoy a good green, oolong, or rooibos, especially when they’re high quality. I’m not a huge fan of white, but sometimes one comes along that rocks my tastebuds. I like herbal/tisanes, but I confess that in my head I don’t completely consider them tea, and I usually only dig them out if I’m sick.

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