drank L'Automne by Fauchon
1887 tasting notes

This smells sooooo strongly of orange and as I took my first sip, I realized why…this tastes almost exactly like a liquefied Terry’s Chocolate Orange. The only problem? I was never a huge fan of those :(. I can definitely appreciate why people would love this tea but I suppose it is just not for me. Nonetheless, I am glad I got to try it and it definitely has me intrigued as to how other Fauchon rooibos blends would taste. Thank you to both Dexter3657 and Cavocorax for sending me a sample but it seems as this tea and I were not meant to be.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Cavocorax

Awww. Too bad it didn’t work for you!

Courtney

I too do not enjoy chocolate oranges, but I’m still exited to be able to try this one. I’m entering the world of French teas!

Yvonne

Those were my absolute favourite chocolate confections growing up. I miss them!

Cavocorax

I like chocolate oranges but have had a difficult time finding a tea that was comparable. I think Sil has spent the most time looking for great orange chocolate teas…

VariaTEA

Having tried thousands of tea, I think could Sil could tell us the best tea for every flavor :P

Courtney

Agreed VariaTea!

VariaTEA

Wow. I had issues with that post. “I think could Sil could…”. That makes no sense.

Courtney

Hahaha I didn’t even notice. Funny what the brain leaves out (or adds in) for things to just make sense.

Cavocorax

LOL – you’re probably right VariaTEA.

Sil

Hey…I don’t know everything…just lots. Also, I totally bought tea …and need to message cavo because I there ARE fandom blends to be had….

Cavocorax

Oh yeah? Umm, IDK if you heard but I sorta spent $120 on ADAGIO teas when I found out I had a job. But I’d love to see what you ended up getting, or are thinking of getting. I can send you samples of the ones I grabbed too, once they show.

RIDIC amounts. I hope they’re good. I think Shadowfall is sending it on to me Monday!

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Cavocorax

Awww. Too bad it didn’t work for you!

Courtney

I too do not enjoy chocolate oranges, but I’m still exited to be able to try this one. I’m entering the world of French teas!

Yvonne

Those were my absolute favourite chocolate confections growing up. I miss them!

Cavocorax

I like chocolate oranges but have had a difficult time finding a tea that was comparable. I think Sil has spent the most time looking for great orange chocolate teas…

VariaTEA

Having tried thousands of tea, I think could Sil could tell us the best tea for every flavor :P

Courtney

Agreed VariaTea!

VariaTEA

Wow. I had issues with that post. “I think could Sil could…”. That makes no sense.

Courtney

Hahaha I didn’t even notice. Funny what the brain leaves out (or adds in) for things to just make sense.

Cavocorax

LOL – you’re probably right VariaTEA.

Sil

Hey…I don’t know everything…just lots. Also, I totally bought tea …and need to message cavo because I there ARE fandom blends to be had….

Cavocorax

Oh yeah? Umm, IDK if you heard but I sorta spent $120 on ADAGIO teas when I found out I had a job. But I’d love to see what you ended up getting, or are thinking of getting. I can send you samples of the ones I grabbed too, once they show.

RIDIC amounts. I hope they’re good. I think Shadowfall is sending it on to me Monday!

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After being overweight all my life I finally decided to commit to the long journey of weight loss. When life got too monotonous with all the diet food I decided to try teas in hopes of finding new flavors. I never realized the addiction I would face and now I am in love with all things tea!

However, I am still new to the tea scene and although I have bought many David’s Teas and Teavana Teas I know there is just so much out there to try and I am excited for each and every new experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

Well after over a month on steepster, I have learned many new things about tea and my own personal tastes. For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well. Oh and I LOVE Red Leaf Tea’s flavored matcha.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings (a loose guide):
1-15 – This cup is going down the drain
16-30 – I will finish the cup but I am not making another
31-50 – I don’t think I like this but I will try another cup just to be sure
51-60 – I am really on the fence about this tea
61-70 – I like this enough to finish what I have but I won’t be buying it again
71-80 – I like this and will buy it every now and then
81-90 – I really like this and will replace it as soon as I can
91-100 – I LOVE this and will buy more before I run out of what I have so that this is never missing from my cupboard

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