9 Tasting Notes
While at the Dammann Freres store in Paris picking up my favorite of theirs (the 4 Fruits Rouges), I bought some of this to try, and it’s another winner! The berry tastes are fairly subtle, but you get actual berries along with the leaves. Since I got mine in bulk, it came with no ingredient list, so I didn’t know the base was sencha. It’s not at all vegetal and I thought it was more of an oolong-y taste.
I tried this tisane after seeing it in all the supermarkets in Paris, and I wanted a change from chamomile. I really love the taste and drink it most winter evenings. I steep it four minutes, but it’s not at all fussy (like real tea). The taste is of tilleul (linden), orangier (orange blossom), and chamomile, but since those first two flavors are foreign to most people, you’ll just have to take my word that it’s mellow and soothing! They make another version with verveine (verbena) that I like even better.
I’ve owned my Breville for 18 months now, without any problems. A high-quality product worth the splurge. I like how you can “set it and forget it” and get the perfect cup of tea.
As others have noted, this tea is coconutty! I love it with milk and sugar on cold mornings. In fact, I crave it. After the closure of SpecialTeas, I had to find a replacement for my black-with-coconut. I tried Argo and a few others, but nothing compares to this.
Better than just plain chamomile.
I don’t have any idea what flavor the elderflower is adding here, but I love the apricot taste! Very light and never bitter. Needs no sweetener. I order 100 bags at a time from the UK. Even with shipping to the US, it’s worth it!
This is my favorite black tea EVER! It is so mellow and has layers of flavor (malty, chocolaty, smoky). I get at least two cups from each bag. It’s organic and tastes as good as many loose Yunnans.
I was served this tea at a restaurant in Paris and loved it! So many other teas with fruit get bitter before I’m done with the cup. This has a really lovely flavor. Real fruit pieces are combined with good quality black tea.
I discovered this tea at my local co-op, and got hooked. I drink it every day and enjoy its lightness. The raspberry flavor is noticeable but not artificial tasting. I love the fact that it’s organic, because most days I drink 2-3 cups. it’s no longer available on Amazon (US), so I order it from Clipper in the UK — it’s worth the high shipping!