80 Tasting Notes
Picked this one up due to the odd list of ingredients and if it fails to sip well, they recommend using it in a good sauce or as a rub. Hell! I am up for that! Waste not want not, right?
Out of the bag it is a confused sort of tea. I smell tea, earth and a vegetal melange dusted over in what looks like rose petals but one website states peony.
Now as a first sip, I have ruined it perhaps. I was so craving a tea for milk and honey and this could be it but the flavors have been adulterated. I get the pepper but not as in “whoa, what the hell!” It’s a pleasant punch along with a tomato or a random drive by veggie. This is a savory tea fit for a rustic loaf and excellent local cheeses!
I like it for it’s oddity and perhaps its predisposed nature to be a tea fated for other and better things, a roast. It isn’t something I would purchase again and might not even be the next tea I reach for when bored. This is a tea that makes me go, “Hummm?”
There is so much to be said about this tea!
First is that it is amazing and second, don’t steep it for the full three minutes. I can safely say two is fine and the flavor is just as poetic.
I have been enjoying this beauty while out at sea and have had numerous compliments on how the scent of this tea while steeping in my little French press has over-powered the space, in a good way. And it is a tea that desires no sugars nor milk and I am a sucker for both. In one brewing I even got whole flowers to watch dance around in the steeping process!
The liquid is a cadmium dark with a hint of ocher (for you painter types) when steeped properly. It never transitions into what I consider a traditional tea brown. The taste? Sweet and floral. I think I get the bergamot and some have said lemongrass too although it is not listed in the notes. And it is safe to say, Historie Tibtaine is a ‘gateway’ tea as it inspired several of my co-workers to purchase tea cups of their own to join me in my Buddha moment. The tea possesses flavours of bergamot, flowers, vanilla and jasmine as per the Urban Merchant Website.
This is the tea I am having tonight. I sat aside a bottle of red wine for you…. I’ll keep you posted if it should sooth the sea weary beast. LOL
I got a sample of this and enjoyed it for Easter. I am undecided on this tea and doubt I will make a full purchase of this. If you enjoy Florence, you might enjoy a trip around the tea cosey with this.
I fear I am not a friend to chocolate scented teas.
My mother enjoyed it quiet a bit and even commented on its lovely aroma. I found the taste improved as it cooled. But on the whole this was not for me.
C’est la vie.
I really enjoyed this fiesty tea. While the can says 4 minutes I admit to leaving the little punk in my french press until I got around to a second cup and failed to find him bitter at all. Loved it with milk and honey… totally spoiled.
Not your typical in your face flavored black tea by Mariage Freres. Floral and charming and a beautifully done black tea which I will have to spend more time on… or with? :)
The second steep was by far better than the first. The wonderful fruit flavors were more pronounced and the fragrance just as long lived. I do believe I found blue berries in the mixture… total yum
This is a naughty little black tea with a voluptuous fragrance that makes me desirous to taste this beauty side-by-side with Vivaldi or Jamaique. If you are smitten by either of those teas, you’ll adore Myrtille.
Exquisite with with blackberries and whipped cream (home-made of course) or a warm marion berry tarte.