33 Tasting Notes

85

Almonds rule! The nearest thing to eating a frangipane without having one in the house is drinking this tea. The sweet almond fragrance which is wonderful in the nose doesn´t disappear when steeping the tea, and for once, it´s a green tea which can keep my attention when hot. As far as I´m concerned, a solid aromatised tea.

Flavors: Almond, Green

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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84

Thanks to Ysaurella I know now that this tea might just well be Dammann Frères after all. I´m not a huge green tea fan, but I somehow seem to like it more 1/in Summer, and 2/ cold in iced tea. This year, I started using Tibetan secret, then I finished off another green tea (with banana), and now I´m using Jardin vert. I make a pot of tea, let it steep for an hour or longer, fill a bottle and put it in the fridge…and it´s part of my summer tea routine : I take water with my meals, but when it´s too hot, water is “boring” and I have cold tea. All three teas I used this year are green, flowery, and doesn´t go too grassy or bitter when steeping this long.

Flavors: Flowers, Green

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 34 OZ / 1000 ML

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84

The tea I have at home (and I bought it in a tea shop in Pau, France) isn´t from Dammann Frères (as far as I know), but the blend in the picture really looks like it, and the name is the same as well. After I finished the tea I was using for my summer ice tea, I needed another one and this works perfectly. A bit dryer in the mouth but nonetheless very refreshing.

Flavors: Flowers, Green

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 34 OZ / 1000 ML
Ysaurella

Nice to read there are still tea shops in Pau ! Dammann is over represented in small tea shops so it may really be a Dammann

Ilse Wouters

So, those small tea shops buy Dammann´s blends and sell them in bulk or do I understand it wrongly? It´s true that I have never really seen Dammann frères in small tea shops “en province”, very unlike Taylors of Harrogate for instance in UK, but I had never thought that much about it either. Good to know.

Ysaurella

absolutely this small shops are buying to Dammann Frères and sell the blends in bulk. They often mention the brand but not systematically.They do much for Kusmi because I think their marketing team is more insistant about the branding

Ilse Wouters

Interesting. But in your opinion, where is it best to buy Dammann Frères teas? Parce que vois que c´est une marque qui te plaît beaucoup…et j´aime recevoir des recommendations ;-) En plus, ce serait qq chose de plus à mettre sur ma liste pour une prochaine visite à Paris (je dois impérativement m´organiser pour rendre visite à une copine qui a eu un bébé…déjà l´année dernière!!!)

Ysaurella

pour l’expérience client indéniablement la boutique Dammann Frères de la place des Vosges à Paris. Ils ont 85% de la gamme Dammann Frères et le magasin est sublime. Sinon ici http://www.instant-the.com/ car l’achat aux 50 grammes est possible et le service est bon , ils expédient à l’international sur demande :)

Ilse Wouters

Merci pour toute l´info…

Ysaurella

de rien :)

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75

This afternoon, I felt like sipping this tea, and once again, even if it doesn´t represent the teas I tend to like, I quite enjoyed it. Red fruits present but don´t overwhelm, just a nice cuppa.

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50
drank Yellow Label by Lipton
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very neutral, and actually not too bad, but that doesn´t mean it´s OK, if you understand me here ;-) The usual stuff they put in the tray of the hotels where coffee and tea facilities are offered.

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30
drank Earl Grey by Lipton
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This isn´t Earl Grey tea, it´s more like a lemon tea…but unfortunately still about the only tea available (apart from the yellow label tea) in standard snack bars. No way I´m buying this one!

Flavors: Lemon

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85

Very nice for an aromatised tea. It´s fragrance is really wonderful, but this doesn´t disappear completely when steeping the tea. As I adore rhubarb, I bought this tea when visiting the Coffea shop in Saumur. The taste reminds me a lot of a good Marco Polo tea, so it will be a firm favourite summer tea of mine.

Flavors: Rhubarb, Strawberry

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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80

today´s morning cuppa : while writing a letter to a friend who lives at the other side of the world, I enjoyed Russian Morning No.24. Nothing spectacular on the taste buds which was a good thing when writing the letter ;-) Another good thing : no bitterness when forgetting about the mug for a while.

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75
drank St Petersburg by Kusmi Tea
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from yesterday afternoon :
This time I rate it a bit higher, because I enjoyed it as if it were a pure Marco Polo (caramel black tea). The citrus fruits once more get lost during the brewing process, which is a shame, according to me.

Flavors: Caramel, Tea

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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78
drank Troika by Kusmi Tea
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Had another cup of this one this afternoon. I might rate it a bit higher this time, as I enjoyed all of it, although I had it steep quite long before drinking it. A shame the bergamot doesn´t really end up in the final taste, but still OK.

Flavors: Citrus Fruits, Tea

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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Introduced to tea by my sister-in-law in my country of birth = Belgium more than 30 years ago, I still love tea, mainly black, which I enjoy without sugar or milk. Having lived in UK, near good tea shops (e.g. Betty´s all over Yorkshire), I tend to buy most of my tea in bulk from tea shops (as such, most of these are not represented in my on-line cupboard). Nowadays, I live in Spain where tea gives me another sensatory bliss (as wine or beer or coffee can give me too).

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