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Pleine Lune is a beautiful tea, and one I will hold very dear to my heart.

My mother brought it back from Paris for me, as a gift. And I will always remember trying it for the first time. It was very evocative, smelt lovely and rich, and had steady almond black tea base. It’s almost buttery, quite dark in colour and has lovely spiced notes.

My selection is a group of little muslin, cotton teabags and I love each and every one of them. The flavour is bold, and I would recognise it anywhere. The first time I tried it, I had never really had much tea before, and I thought ‘this is what drinking tea is like.’ I was quite young at the time, but it’s stuck with me and it’s for that reason that this is one of my most treasured teas.

This tea is full of almond and evening spices, and the whole taste ties in very well with the name. It tastes a little like a Christmas tea. I would happily drink this tea any time, with or without milk or sugar. It’s a very nostalgic tea, and I will always keep it in my tea pantry.

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Tea student, lover of loose-leaf mixtures, chai-ist and professional peppermint propagandist. Frequenter of teahouses, tearooms and tea shops. Partaker in tea rituals, ceremonies and tea times. Protector of a tea library, cabinet or cupboard. Steep, simmer, steam, a pot, a pitcher or a mug. Gunpowder green, rose black and plum white. While waiting for another kettle tea-twitter will be an outlet for me.
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