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drank Paul & Virginie by Dammann Freres
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Like most French teas, the DF advertises a multitude of flavors for this blend: chocolate! vanilla! cherry! strawberry! And like most French teas, they magically blend into a subtle /sophisticated flavor like a classical symphony and certainly not a rock concert…..

One more mystery: these French tea blends are typically leaf only w/a smattering of flower petals. No chucks of cocoa nibs, chocolate chips, caramel squares, vanilla bean chunks or dried fruit are present. Do they flavor these teas with a French-patented flavor oils?

This is the first DF tea I have tried from Doulton’s order and phew I have many more to sample…

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Lori: I don’t know what oils they flavor Dammann’s teas with, however, I do know that the petals, bits, and chunks generally found in most blends are there for aesthetic value more than for flavor’s sake. It is the oil that is responsible for the tea’s flavoring.

Lori

Liberteas- yes the flavors are definitely in the oils…

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LiberTEAS

Lori: I don’t know what oils they flavor Dammann’s teas with, however, I do know that the petals, bits, and chunks generally found in most blends are there for aesthetic value more than for flavor’s sake. It is the oil that is responsible for the tea’s flavoring.

Lori

Liberteas- yes the flavors are definitely in the oils…

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Just a few months ago the only tea I drank was hot lipton tea at work, an occasional mint tea, and sweet iced tea.. Then my daughter got me some loose leaf teas for Christmas and then, my tea addiction began…..

And what better way to get lots of dessert flavors w/o the calories?

I prefer my tea with a tinge of sugar. Is that cheating? But to me , the combination of sugar and tea is like salt and cooking- both bring out the natural flavors.

My tea drinking has evolved into a set routine: a breakfast blend in the AM, some flavored blacks during the day, late afternoon or evening flavored green/white, herbal (usually spicy, chai inspired) at night.

Not into unflavored greens/whites yet. Just started appreciating unflavored blacks and am thinking that smoky teas may become my favorite…
When I am not drinking tea, I am working as an engineer, reading, watching some of the better TV shows (like Damages and Breaking Bad), practicing my yoga, cooking, gardening, and spoiling my two miniature poodles (Coco and Timmy)…

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