drank Madame by THE O DOR
379 tasting notes

I had this tea to go in-shop (although the “to go” didn’t really work out very well, since I stuck around the shop until I finished it). I was very impatient and kept sipping it despite it being too hot still. This left me with a burned tongue, and a little less insight into the actual taste than I’d like.

What I DID get, however, was smoke. Delicious smoke, dark, not burnt. You could smell the fruit, faintly, but I didn’t get much of it in the taste right away (see: burning my tongue). As it cooled there was a pale fruityness. At one point, something a touch tart, perhaps. Either way, it’s going on my shopping list because I’d like to try it again. Smoke and Fruit? Sounds like a genius combination to me.

I bonded with the guy serving the tea, as we both enjoyed smoky teas. “Kindred spirits”, I think he said. We joked about how under appreciated it can be.

He had a set steep time (and temperature, I assume), but I don’t know what they were. Brewed to perfection, though.

Rabs

That sounds absolutely wonderful! Well, all but the burning-of-the-tongue :P

AJ

They’ve got more than one teablend that contains smoky teas! To the point that on their tea menu, they’ve got a section labelled “Smoky Teas”. I think I should make it my mission to try them all.

Rabs

I deem that mission “brilliant!” :D

AJ

Awesome.

Rabs

AAAAAAAAH! LOVES the new profile pic :D I cannot wait ’til spring!

AJ

Hahahah, I decided I needed a NewWho one for a bit. Mine are always ClassicWho, or an ambiguous shot of the TARDIS.

The preview for spring made me snicker, though. He should do homburgs next.

I’ll probably circle back to the Third Doctor drinking tea in a week or two.

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Rabs

That sounds absolutely wonderful! Well, all but the burning-of-the-tongue :P

AJ

They’ve got more than one teablend that contains smoky teas! To the point that on their tea menu, they’ve got a section labelled “Smoky Teas”. I think I should make it my mission to try them all.

Rabs

I deem that mission “brilliant!” :D

AJ

Awesome.

Rabs

AAAAAAAAH! LOVES the new profile pic :D I cannot wait ’til spring!

AJ

Hahahah, I decided I needed a NewWho one for a bit. Mine are always ClassicWho, or an ambiguous shot of the TARDIS.

The preview for spring made me snicker, though. He should do homburgs next.

I’ll probably circle back to the Third Doctor drinking tea in a week or two.

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I change icons often, apologies. On that note, they are usually Doctor Who related (so no, that is not me pictured in the icon, it is most likely one of the Doctors).

A tea-drinking transgendered Canadian, currently in the third year of university, majoring in geology (yes, “rocks and things”). I take most of my tea made straight into a mug, although occasionally if I’m not in a hurry (this isn’t often), I’ll have time to sit down with a pot. It’s the highlight of a good day if I have time for a pot.

My notes and reviews will often sound dis-jointed, repetitive and confused, as usually I don’t work on them as a whole, but rather add notes as I sip without rereading what I’ve already typed.

On most occasions I won’t take my tea with anything (I reserve milk for chai). Occasionally agave nectar if I want to test to see if it’ll smooth it out. Chais I will make with either the nectar or honey. Although on occasion I will sweeten unflavoured blacks the Russian way—with jam or jelly. Occasionally I will take it instead with a slice of a citrus fruit. Normally orange, occasionally lemon if I have any on hand.

I prefer Earl Greys.

Lastly, I keep a teatra.de blog for reviewing and rambling about tea books/publications.

Also, I am a Doctor Who fanatic. As one may have noticed by my icons. For the record, my favourite Doctor is number three, Jon Pertwee.

“But you should never turn down tea, when it’s offered. It’s impolite, and impoliteness is how wars start.” ~Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann

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