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Tasting this one for the first time since bringing it back from France! Since it promises marzipan and biscuit flavours I’m holding off on a treat on the side of this one in case it interferes with the tea ;D

The aroma is really complex, slightly fruity or floral but there’s a hint of something else in there— likely the poppy as I’ve never tried a tea with poppy in before. On the first sip it’s really quite floral. Cornflowers and peonies and what might be the poppy are wonderfully bold on the first sip, and beyond that… rich vanilla and a stubborn almond aftertaste on the tongue! The more you drink the more the floral flavours give way and settle into the cakiness instead, and with a touch of milk, it’s like a luxurious dessert.

The marzipan and biscuit aren’t as strong as the flowers, as advertised, but it’s a wonderful cup nonetheless! Next time I’ll try to get fewer flowers in the cup to see how it compares…

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Ysaurella

I want to buy this tea for a while but need to pop up to Place des Vosges for that. Can you tell me if the poppy is really floral or if it tastes more like poppy candies (don’t know if you have this in the UK but in France this is a quite rare hand crafted product, like a vintage candy…in the same vein as violet candies)

meliorate

Hi there! I’ve not tried a poppy candy before either in France nor the UK, so I wouldn’t be able to compare from experience, I’m afraid ): It really is very floral rather than candylike. If I find somewhere in the UK that sells poppy sweets I will get back to you to compare!

Ysaurella

thank you :) (really love the nickname Melanchocolate, great idea)

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Ysaurella

I want to buy this tea for a while but need to pop up to Place des Vosges for that. Can you tell me if the poppy is really floral or if it tastes more like poppy candies (don’t know if you have this in the UK but in France this is a quite rare hand crafted product, like a vintage candy…in the same vein as violet candies)

meliorate

Hi there! I’ve not tried a poppy candy before either in France nor the UK, so I wouldn’t be able to compare from experience, I’m afraid ): It really is very floral rather than candylike. If I find somewhere in the UK that sells poppy sweets I will get back to you to compare!

Ysaurella

thank you :) (really love the nickname Melanchocolate, great idea)

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