Tourbillon

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Black Fruit Blend
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Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 13 oz / 384 ml

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  • “Lest you think that I am just a Dammann fan girl who loves all of their teas without reservation (which, to be honest, I almost am), there is this tea. I do like some chestnut teas (Lupicia's...” Read full tasting note
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    dinosara 1962 tasting notes
  • “Day 3 of Dammann Freres advent calendar. I am almost caught up :) The dry tea smelled strongly of black licorice to me. I was a bit worried as that is not a good flavour for me. But I read the...” Read full tasting note
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    Lala1 765 tasting notes
  • “No floral. Anywhere. This is okay by me but I double checked the packaging just to be sure. It's all caramel in the dry leaf. Reminds me alot of the DAVIDs salted caramel really, and I'm kind...” Read full tasting note
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    kellyhinton 779 tasting notes
  • “this was one of the last teas remaining from my truly life changing exchange with Ysaurella.... life changing how? well, french teas are wont to do that. .... ....... unless you are james and the...” Read full tasting note
    JustJames 379 tasting notes

From Dammann Freres

“Tourbillon” flavoured black tea

A blend of black teas, where the aromas of candied chestnut, maple sirup, biscuit, toffee caramel, orange blossom and candied apricot merge in a whirlwind of savours. (papaya and apple bits).

Brewing time: 4 to 5 minutes

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18 Tasting Notes

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1962 tasting notes

Lest you think that I am just a Dammann fan girl who loves all of their teas without reservation (which, to be honest, I almost am), there is this tea. I do like some chestnut teas (Lupicia’s Chauds le Marrons!) but this one falls a little flat for me. I think it’s the addition of the orange/orange blossom. It just becomes too floral for me, and a little too much overall. This is one of Dammann’s more powerfully flavored blends, and it bowls me over a bit. Probably I should mix it 50/50 with something unflavored to tame it a bit!

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

Every time you drink this tea I think of this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqwLx0DG7qQ

OMGsrsly

Oh, Lupicia’s is so amazing.

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765 tasting notes

Day 3 of Dammann Freres advent calendar. I am almost caught up :)

The dry tea smelled strongly of black licorice to me. I was a bit worried as that is not a good flavour for me. But I read the description of this tea and was a bit confused, becuase it still only smelled like black licorice.

The brewed tea smells like sweet toffee to me. It tastes like toffee. Maybe a bit like burnt caramel, I think that might have been what was giving me the licorice scent. I definitely get a short bread type biscuit or heavy pastry taste. To me there is a quick floral and candied fruit taste right at the beginning of the sip. As with some of the other reviews, I am not getting much orange blossom per se, but I do get a light floral flavour. Again this tea is thick and luxurious (stealing a note from Dinosara).

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Sil

i like this one :) though it’s not my fav DF

Ellyn

I liked this one as well. Not my fav. How much water are you using for these sachets? I keep wavering.

Lala

I am using around 10oz I think. It seems to be working for me. Steep times around 2 minutes so far.

JustJames

i glitch around toffee and caramel, can’t taste them at all unless it’s butiki. so this one did nothing for me =0(

Sil

justjames…sooo feel free to send me all your caramel and toffee teas that aren’t butiki lol

JustJames

….sure! it’s the weirdest thing. i can taste notes that other people never get. i can taste ingredient 22 in the chocolte chip cookies. but no caramel. nothing.

Sil

haha

JustJames

i have at least 3 i can send…..

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779 tasting notes

No floral. Anywhere. This is okay by me but I double checked the packaging just to be sure. It’s all caramel in the dry leaf. Reminds me alot of the DAVIDs salted caramel really, and I’m kind of meh on that one. Once steeped it does smell a touch more nutty. Chocolate/caramel and nutty.

No additives (this is amazing!) and the first taste gives me a cherry/fig note along with the dry/astringence of a nutty flavor. I’ve never had chestnuts that I know of but I guess that’s the flavor I’m getting? Makes me want to try them as a food. :) The nutty flavor it is most reminiscent of, to me, is almond.

This doesn’t actually seem like a tea to me, though. The black tea is very meek and hiding under the other flavors, so it’s almost like I’m drinking the essence of cherry&almond. It is smooth and stands very nicely on its own with no additives, but it doesn’t seem like something I’d want to try again. A fun novelty tea, though!

Yay, I’m catching up!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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379 tasting notes

this was one of the last teas remaining from my truly life changing exchange with Ysaurella…. life changing how? well, french teas are wont to do that.

…. ……. unless you are james and the blend has any caramel or toffee basis whatsoever. because i can’t taste it. the tea was very smooth. but it was just tea to me…. there was no other flavour. sorry Ysaurella!!!!

no numbers because this is a genetic oops, not a tea oops.

it really is weird… i can smell the stuff, but i can’t taste it =0(
not once— every single time in every single tea.

MissB

Oh, wow! Here I thought it was the tea when you mentioned this to me the other day with something I’d sent you. Now I get it. It’s just a flavor your tastebuds refuse to acknowledge. Phooey.

JustJames

i cannot explain the phenomenon. not in the least. everything else i can taste to a microscopic degree….. not this one. BUT i CAN taste butiki’s caramel vanilla assam. IT MAKES NO SENSE!!!! lol

Bonnie

I understand. I can’t taste some green tea’s at all. Some of Stacy at Butiki’s tea (Eggnog for example) I can smell but not taste.

JustJames

i think ‘why’ is a perfectly good question to ask…., lol.

Aimee Popovacki

i get that a lot with white teas… no matter what it smells like i get this weird taste that tastes almost like stale tea.

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350 tasting notes

The dry leaves smell exactly like Luxury of Betjeman & Barton.
They share 2 ingredients : chestnut and China black tea base and are belonging to the same tea group.
I definitively smell chestnut in this tea and the same “perfumed” oil I got with Luxury, but less heavy,for the best.

Tourbillon is much complex : I can get candied chestnut for sure, this is the main guest here. But candied apricot is there too.
The brand argues there is toffee as well and orange blossom.
To me orange blossom is present only on the aftertaste and really lingerates along with candied chestnut.I am not able to detect toffee in this blend.

The main impression with this tea is really good.There is no bitterness at all, it’s a sweet tea. But I’m not in love… because of the tea base, I find it too weak for the flavours of this tea.I’m pretty sure this is the same habitual DF tea base but I would have prefered a stronger one to welcome these rich flavours.
But this is a small reserve, it’s really a beautiful tea

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Dinosara

I was curious about this one, I’m glad to read your review!

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374 tasting notes

This tea is a nice mix of sweet orange flower water, a nutty note,and syrup. The dry leaf smells of marrons glacés, with a slightly sweeter note. The base underneath is light and brisk and slightly sweet. The flavour begins as a sweet soft floral note, followed by a nutty note which begins almost like almond and develops into chestnut, in a sweet syrup note which has hints of nutty toffee. The aftertaste is of roasted chestnut in an orange water scented syrup.

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4923 tasting notes

afternoon tea! this was a reasonable cup, though it’s not my favourite at all from DF. *shmiracles*was kind enough to send through a sample of this one and it was good for me to try it again and reaffirm that this one is just a little too floral for me to really have a party with it. :)

Sami Kelsh

Interesting! I’ve had this one in my shopping cart with Dammann for a while, so opinions good. Do I dare?

Sil

If you like your teas with a side of floral…you’ll probably like it. I figure this one isn’t the most amazing on the block though given that dinosara and i are usually in opposite camps in terms of teas.. she likes those green things.. i like the black lol but we’re both in sort of a not as loving this one as much as others mood when it comes to this tea

Sami Kelsh

Hmm. I feel like I had the impression from the description on the website that the floral wouldn’t really make a big difference, but if it does, I think I might pass on it – or at least not sink 6 euros into a bag. I like certain florals, but I was more interested in the other things happening in it. Oh well.

Sil

it’s not cloyingly floral… i’d dump the cup if it was.. but it’s floral enough that i’m like.. “move over..i’m trying to see the rest of the things in here!”

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270 tasting notes

The dry leaf scent is definitely FLORAL and I am not a floral person. As soon as the hot water hits the dry leaf, the aroma becomes more appealing to me – a little fruity and nutty along with the dominant floral. The sip is OK. I can drink this and it is rather pleasant – a little nut; a little caramel; a bit of floral. The tea is fairly well balanced now. I’ll pull this one out every now and then; probably serve to a guest or two; don’t think I’ll put it on the reorder list.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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739 tasting notes

i bought this one completely blind.
i didn’t taste it before hand and just dove in and ordered 100g. BAM
i don’t think i super duper love it exactly the way i thought i would, but i suspect strongly that it’s one of those teas that will grow on me in a deeper way.
the part that lured me in was the “biscuit” and the “orange” “apricot” flare.
no regrets. not at all.

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469 tasting notes

Day 5 of the advent calendar?
I’m smelling chocolate and raspberry in the dry tea? Like the other DM teas, it is very smooth, but thankfully lacks the citrus that has been prominent in all the other teas in the calendar. It is a nice break. There is a honey like scent once brewed and a subtle caramel chocolate flavor. I can’t pick out any other flavors, but so far this one is my favorite.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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