Soleil Vert

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190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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From Dammann Freres

Thé vert Sencha de Chine, parfumé à l’huile essentielle d’orange sanguine et enrichi d’écorces d’orange. Notes fruitées et agréablement acidulées pour ce thé à consommer tant chaud que glacé.

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This smells so very richly citrusy in the bag, it reminds me of this lemon fudge-esque candy I used to love as a kid. These: http://webshop.gottelisa.se/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/M/I/MIX_FOX_Citron_01_5.jpg

It’s a little too much, though, and it comes off as too artificial to me. Citrus is hard to get right, and the scents often land too close to household cleaning products (I never buy lemon, it’s one of the worst things ever) or over-the-top flavoured candy (the rules for candy are different, though).

In the cup, it is – just as I have come to expect from DF – much more subtle and bland, but the artificial note remains. I guess, as in the case of the ginger and the violet, some of DF’s flavourings just aren’t for me.

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

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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
caile

lol at candy rules! :-)

Anna

But it’s TRUE!!!

caile

haha yes, yes it is! I love candy but probably mostly have peppermints – the English mints without the candy coating – and keep a jar of them at home and a tin in my purse that I refill..

Anna

Mostly peppermints! Welcome to the dark side – this is the by-the-pound candy section of your average Swedish grocery store: http://girlunmapped.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/img_5607.jpg

Anna

(By the way, top row in the middle – the lemon candies I was talking about!)

caile

Oh my goodness – that’s the average Swedish grocery store aisle!! I may have to give up the peppermints! Yep, those lemon candies look good.. if one can find them nestled amongst the millions of others! ;-)

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This tea was a revelation for me. Such a fragrant tea, smells like an orange macaron with hints of clove and vanilla which would usually turn me off since I’m not a big fan of sweet teas yet this tea was refreshing and smooth with just the right amount of sweetness.

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185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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