34 Tasting Notes
Getting to the end of Summer and also at the bottom of the pack of Jardin Vert tea, and it´s been nice, really nice iced tea. I desperately need to clean out the teas I still have to see whether there are others which can be used for iced tea with a similar result…or just wait until next Summer, and see what´s to be found (and approved) in the tea shops. There seem to pop up quite a lot of them in Madrid these days, and some have an impressive collection of green teas, so I might opt for this 2nd way around. Any recommendations are welcome, of course.
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
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
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
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
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.