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Going to have to try this one again. For now, though I don’t notice any spices or honey. Smells of cinnamon when steeping, though. And there is a kind of bubble gum sweet smell to the dry leaves.

This is again, a very mild black tea (to my palate anyway) and it is nicely fruity and sweet. Nothing jarring or bitter about this. Mellow and smooth. Given my tastes in tea and my (admittedly limited) previous experiences with Mariage Freres I did use more than a teaspoon for this cup.

I’m very glad I got to try this. Thanks, Ysaurella!

EDIT: I tried this again out here on vacation. I definitely get notes of cinnamon, vanilla and what tastes to me like almond. A very complex and interesting tea! This steep I used boiling water but still steeped for about 5 minutes.

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195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Ysaurella

I’m happy you liked it Nicole.Did you get the vanilla flavour and almond flavour ?

Nicole

I might notice some vanilla. I’ll have to try again and see. I think this may be too complex for my limited palate to pick out everything. :)

Ysaurella

you need to find your right steeping time once you’ll find it Pleine Lune is really a nice cup.

Ysaurella

awww I am happy you get these flavours. I steep Pleine Lune as well 5 minutes and use a ts and a half for a big mug.The water I use is generally 90°C not boiling, I should try boiling one day.

Nicole

I did use about 2 ts for a cup and that definitely helped. :)

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Ysaurella

I’m happy you liked it Nicole.Did you get the vanilla flavour and almond flavour ?

Nicole

I might notice some vanilla. I’ll have to try again and see. I think this may be too complex for my limited palate to pick out everything. :)

Ysaurella

you need to find your right steeping time once you’ll find it Pleine Lune is really a nice cup.

Ysaurella

awww I am happy you get these flavours. I steep Pleine Lune as well 5 minutes and use a ts and a half for a big mug.The water I use is generally 90°C not boiling, I should try boiling one day.

Nicole

I did use about 2 ts for a cup and that definitely helped. :)

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