Figue Fraîche

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Dried Fruit, Fig, Floral, Honey
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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec 16 oz / 468 ml

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From Dammann Freres

“Figue Fraîche” flavored black tea

Blend of black teas flavored with fig aroma. The generous and sweet flavor of fig fits harmoniously in a well balanced cup.

Brewing time: 4 to 5 minutes

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4833 tasting notes

Thank you Doulton – I am so grateful to be able to taste this Dammann Frères tea!

This tea smells amazing. This is THE ULTIMATE fig tea! The best fig tea that I’ve tasted thus far (I haven’t tried a lot … but this one is awesome!)

The black tea base is smooth and unassuming. There is a baked character to the tea that works well with the fig flavor, which is rich and sweet and delicious.

YUM! I love this tea!

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

WOW! This sounds neat!


Hi LiberTEAS would you still say today this tea is the best fig tea you ever had ?
I have a choice to do between all the Dammann teas I’d like to get and you may help me if 2 years after your review you answer yes to my question.


I haven’t had this tea in a couple of years, (Unfortunately, Dammann teas aren’t as readily available here in the states), but I’ve had a couple of fig teas since this time, and I do think that this one is still the best fig tea that I’ve tried.


thank you LiberTEAS, so for sure I’ll buy it tomorrow as I am going at their main shop.

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720 tasting notes

Thanks for sharing VariaTEA and Dexter3657!

This smells like figs, wow. But that scent for some reason reminds me of baby food. Maybe slightly flowery figs, but only slightly.

This really does taste like figs. I’m not sure I’m fond enough of them to enjoy this tea, but I do so love when a tea is bang on it’s name.

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

Another from Dexter3657 and I felt the same way (minus the baby food smell)


It makes me happy that this tea is getting passed along. I understand that neither of you liked it, but the more people that get to try it the better. Now you don’t have to wonder about it, or waste money on it.


Thanks Dexter! It’s true. It’s not that it was bad, in fact it was a well-done tea, just the flavour wasn’t for me.

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328 tasting notes

Similar to figs, this is flavored with a lightly sweet, mild flavor. This tea is very pleasant. Not much more to say though….

Doulton mentioned this was similar to fig newtons…but my own experience w/fig newtons are those Italian fig cookies flavored w/anise. And of course, this tea is not similar to those cookies at all…


figs in tea sound interesting…


Really, it was just more of a “sweet” flavor than anything distinct…

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257 tasting notes

The dry tea smells bake-y and figgy and very much like a Fig Newton. The steeped tea is a medium black with a flowery figgy flavor. The aftertaste is very pleasant. It is like a fig-infused flower—but I cannot id the flowery taste precisely. Midway through the cup I added some milk and a little bit of sugar and that really did not change my opinion. The milk did not diminish the flavor. I am glad that I have this and will wait to judge it again when I feel more emotionally grounded.

5 minutes later: there is a very satisfying and rich aftertaste lingering on my palate. It must be this tea; my breath alone does not smell so sweet!

LATER: This tea stands up very well; I am enjoying it right now and revising its grade upwards. Since I wrote my original note I have been revising some tea grades based on those which I will NEED to buy again when my original stock is low. There are a lot of French teas which are very amiable but somewhat “same-ish”. This one has got a unique thing going with its strong fig taste. I prefer it with milk and a touch of sugar for full luxury.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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2182 tasting notes

Speaking of simple teas that do one flavor and do it well, next we have this tea. I’m in love with many of DF’s fig-based teas, and this one is no exception. I love that it’s nice and figgy, smooth, well-balanced base tea, not too much going on. It would probably be fabulous iced but it’s also one of those teas that I don’t necessarily want to use it up that fast! But perhaps I will try it at some point. I would certainly consider keeping this tea around despite the fact I have many other figgy DF teas in my cupboard already!

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

I really need to try some figgy tea…makes me smack my lips every time I read a review!

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1293 tasting notes

A sample from Roswell Strange. I’ve not tried many fig teas before, largely because they seem to be a relative rarity in the UK. I think I’ve maybe come across one or two before, but certainly no more than that. I like figs, though, so I’m always glad to have the chance to translate that into tea form! I used 1 tsp of leaf for my cup, and gave it three minutes in boiling water. No additions. The resulting liquor is a medium golden-red-brown; the scent sweet with notes of dried fruit.

To taste (and as I’d hoped) the fig is the real star! It’s so true-to-life, and very fresh tasting to the point of juiciness. It’s hard to describe fig as anything other than “fig”, but I suppose raisin or fresh date come into it a little, although milder and sweeter. It makes for a great mid-morning cup! The black base is very smooth, with absolutely no astringency. It’s a tiny bit malty (although not overpoweringly so), and really just lets the fig flavour shine. This one’s a real winner with me.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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2997 tasting notes

So, I made a couple cups of tea to enjoy during class tonight; it was the first one and…

I was 40 minutes late. Shit.

Here’s what happened; the class is held at 7PDT – which is not the time zone I’m in, I’m in CST. Using an app on my phone I looked up what time that worked out to: 9! So, I was casually making tea, and eating suppper at about 8:30 when I decided to click the link for the group on GoToMeeting just to familiarize myself with the platform. To my SHOCK it had already begun. What!? I apologized profusely for being late; and my instructor was very understanding but damn, hell of a way to make a bad first impression.

I’ve always struggled with time zones; I just don’t get how I got the time wrong? I triple checked. When you Google “7PDT to CST” you even get 9PM. Ugh. I guess I know for next class…

But hey, the latte was delicious. It was very plump, if that’s a thing it can be. The flavor of fig was full and rich; and the cashew milk complimented it and gave it more roundness. There’s something about the combination of figs and nuts; had I not have had class sprung on my twenty minutes early (well, earlier than expected) I would’ve whipped out the cranberry goat cheese from my fridge to nibble on along with this.

Meh; I can always do it another time.

Maddy Barone

Sorry you were late. Glad the latte was delicious!


Oh man, we have collaborators in Sask and we always get confused as well. Google doesn’t seem to understand that there are places in CST still in the summer and always just returns CT or CDT.

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400 tasting notes

This is ok, nothing outstanding. Although I’m not getting much fig flavor at all. It’s coming out a little bit as it cools but I don’t know that I would have been able to identify the flavoring if I tried it blind. There is nothing offensive about it, just a nice comforting cup. I won’t reorder though.

Sandra Vdplaats

did you get Jardin Blue? I have it at home, it’s yum, and a very close resemblance to MG Marco Polo…
enjoy all your teas!! Seems fun to be trying out so many new tastes :)


I haven’t tried that one, but might need to order it now.

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257 tasting notes

I was curious about this tea because I tend to appreciate plain black teas that have a figginess about their flavour already. This tea is kind of like that, turned up to eleven. To that end, it’s really lovely – lots of what I like in a black tea. This review is late so a lot of the finer details have escaped my seive-like memory, so further notes, I hope, will be better on the whole detail thing. But I quite liked it! Thanks to Ysaurella for sending this my way!

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972 tasting notes

This is my very last sample from Dinosara, d’aw! I don’t have a lot of experience with figs, only having had dried ones before, but I did enjoy the experience I had. And this just sounded interesting! Dried fruit is one of my favorite flavors in straight blacks, so I figured one specifically flavored that way would be fantastic. The leaf itself has no visual indication of being flavored, which is actually a nice change of pace after trying so many teas with flower petals in them. Dry scent is very sweet dried fruit with honey, yummmm! I did my usual 3 minute steep at 200 degrees.

The brewed tea also smells quite sweet with a syrupy dried fruit aroma. I must admit, I am always hoping that the sweetness in a tea’s aroma will carry over to the taste, though it rarely does. I miss my sugar! :P Anyway, this tea is quite good! The base tea is mellow and somewhat malty, flavorful but unobtrusive. There is a lovely caramelized dried fruit flavor – I’m not sure that I would specifically call it fig, but like I said, I have little experience with the fruit. It’s quite rich and nonspecifically fruity, which seems a good description for dried figs to me. The sweetness is augmented by a lovely mild honey note with the slightest floral edge, like wildflower honey. Overall, this tea is quite delicious and I’ll put it on my list to order. Thanks Dinosara!

Flavors: Dried Fruit, Fig, Floral, Honey

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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