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drank Violette by Dammann Freres
512 tasting notes

Ysaurella was kind enough to send some of this my way recently. :)

This is a nice, mild black tea with strong violet flavor. It is also sweet.

What it reminds me of are the violet candies you used to be able to get in 5 & 10 stores in small towns. http://chowardcompany.com/products.htm

I never cared much for the candy. As a tea, it is okay. Not bad, but nothing I’ll seek out to keep in the cupboard. I’ll share some of the sample I have left with my mom and her friend and it will all be steeped and enjoyed while it lasts. :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Interesting! I don’t think I ever saw the violet candies before, but the packaging reminds me of the Clark’s Teaberry gum on the candy racks at Horton’s Dime Store in Lamar MO, circa … (cough cough cough)

Nicole

I always get some of the violet whenever I run across it in the old stores and eat one and remember why I don’t like it much… :)

ashmanra

I tried the Choward’s Violet and Parma Violets. I might like Choward’s better, but I LOVE Choward’s Guava candies. GG, when I go back to A Southern Season I will try to remember to get you a pack!

Ysaurella

Nicole you’re right it tastes like a very sweet violet – in France we use to use violet in candies as well, in hard candies like this :https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violette_de_Toulouse_%28confiserie%29
this is a typical recipe from the town of Toulouse (south west of France)

Ysaurella

you can try it too with milk and sugar, it is nice

Nicole

I’ll give it a try with milk and sugar. I love the look of those candies! So pretty!

Oooo… the mango ones did sound appealing when I saw them on the site. :)

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gmathis

Interesting! I don’t think I ever saw the violet candies before, but the packaging reminds me of the Clark’s Teaberry gum on the candy racks at Horton’s Dime Store in Lamar MO, circa … (cough cough cough)

Nicole

I always get some of the violet whenever I run across it in the old stores and eat one and remember why I don’t like it much… :)

ashmanra

I tried the Choward’s Violet and Parma Violets. I might like Choward’s better, but I LOVE Choward’s Guava candies. GG, when I go back to A Southern Season I will try to remember to get you a pack!

Ysaurella

Nicole you’re right it tastes like a very sweet violet – in France we use to use violet in candies as well, in hard candies like this :https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violette_de_Toulouse_%28confiserie%29
this is a typical recipe from the town of Toulouse (south west of France)

Ysaurella

you can try it too with milk and sugar, it is nice

Nicole

I’ll give it a try with milk and sugar. I love the look of those candies! So pretty!

Oooo… the mango ones did sound appealing when I saw them on the site. :)

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