Passion de Fleurs

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White Tea
Apricot, Passionfruit, Rose Petals, White Tea
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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec 14 oz / 403 ml

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From Dammann Freres

Delicious white tea, composed by the subtle rose, apricot and passion perfumes, sprinkled with rose petals. Brewing time

Délicatesse du thé blanc alliée à la subtilité des parfums de rose, d’abricot et de passion.
L’ensemble parsemé de pétales de rose offre à la dégustation une tasse fraîche et parfumée.

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300 tasting notes

In the bag, just what I was looking for – lushly and ripely fruity, with a nice complexity – it smells like passion fruit and apricot/peach compote, if there was ever such a thing. (The brewed tea, on the other hand, smells like wet fruit leaf.)

Taste wise, well – I tried this at 90 degrees C for 4 minutes, before reading Dinosara’s notes on bitterness. And no, this is not a particularly tolerant tea – the whites I’ve been drinking lately steep at 80 or so degrees C for 7 minutes without acquiring the slightest hint of astringency, but no such luck in this case.

Before the bitterness strikes, though, the taste mimics the scent of the dry tea very nicely – it’s seems more flavourful than the greens from DF I’ve tried lately, which is a happy surprise. However, it’s not overly complex, and this combined with the lack of steeping suggestions (always bad when it comes to a finicky tea) and my now fairly established lack of awe when it comes to DF teas, which probably makes me somewhat prejudiced, this is no favourite.

As it cools, the bitterness mellows out quite well, as previously reported. Unfortunately, so does the flavour itself.

[From my epic Instant-Thé order to Rome, October 2013.]

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

Too bad the passionfruit wasn’t more prominent!


No, but the main note was definitely passion fruit, so if you’re into that, you should try it. I’ll experiment some more with the steeping and keep you posted.


Nice, that’s good to know.

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2006 tasting notes

I haven’t had this tea in a long time and so I actually did look it up to see about my prior steeping parameters, so I found out that this is a somewhat tempermental white tea and that I should steep it at a low temp. I also reduced my leaf amount a bit this time.

Well, it turned out pretty delicious, and I have to bump my score up some notches. Way passion fruity with floral notes that don’t scream rose, but do add a nice rich floral flavor that I appreciate. At a lower temp it is a bit more complex, although I have to admit the white tea here does little for the overall flavor. I can just imagine this with a creamy yunnan white and how amazing it would be then! I will have to remember to add this to my regular rotation, although I doubt I will order more after it’s done.

ETA: ugh I had to try to submit this note like five times!

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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337 tasting notes

Same ingredients, and tastes about the same than Monoprix Gourmet’s “Blanc Parfumé”.

Flavors: Apricot

195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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