Saveur de Paris

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Enjoy a taste of Paris in your cup. This black tea has been flavored with the orange perfection of bergamot oil added with real orange bits. This tea brews into a delicacy of flavor and aroma. Really perfect for any time of day, any time of year. Thank you France for inspiring this tea!

Ingredients: black tea, bergamot oil, safflowers, orange bits

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Serving Size: 1 level tsp./6oz serving

Water Temp: 210°F

Steep Time: 2- 3 minutes

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17 Tasting Notes

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1155 tasting notes

I am starting to truly love this tea. I’m on my second teapot of this today and it’s perfect with a dash of milk and sprinkle of sugar. Very strong and very yummy, it’s such a shame I only have half a bag left. :(

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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soooooo i’m pretty sure me and bergamot, we’re not friends gah! I am so not a fan of this tea… nothing about this appeals to me. it’s got a weird after taste, it’s got way too much bergamot taste to it… yeah. my other half tried it for me and he got up and spat it out. so yeah. sorry to those that enjoyed this but it’s not for me :)

Della Terra Teas

Sil, we have found this is either a hit or miss amongst customers. We have found some will steep it for an actual maximum of 30 seconds, and do a second steep at 1 minute. Our owner prefers his at 1 minute with two sugars. This is without question a tea you must love a strong orange flavor to properly enjoy! We certainly hope you someday find a good bergamot flavor you love. We will be coming out with more Earl Greys within the next few months. :)

Sil

Della terra – oh I’m sure the are those that would love this :) I’m still learning what I like and don’t….turns out bergamot and I are mortal enemies hehe still glad I got to try it though. Such a pretty tea

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A strong and pretty PARIIIIISIAN Earl Grey?? I like it! It’s deliciousss.

Really excellent start to the day. :D

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Cavocorax

Woohoo! I still need to try this. And… I sorta just ordered some teas from Butiki. /0\

CrowKettle

That blend looks gorgeous but I’ll have to put it on my ever growing shopping list as well.. >.<

Cavocorax

It still tastes like perfume to me, so I’m sending you more of this one ozli.

Ozli

YAY :D :P hey do you want to try the coffee pu’ehr?

Cavocorax

Sure? Just a little? Pu’ehr scares me.

Ozli

One of the bonus samples I got was that one, and I already have a tiny tin, so I’ll just send it along to you!

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117 tasting notes

Where, oh where, has my o-o-orange gone, where, oh where, can it be? ♬

Saveur de Paris, in its dry form, has such a fantastic fragrance (if you’re the black tea + citrus-loving kind): black tea, lemony bits, orangey bits… So fresh, so refreshing, one’s eyes open a fraction wider and a smile plays upon one’s lips after just one whiff. But then, then it just sort of went away. Sad panda. The tea smells like black tea. The citrus is there, but it’s not as there as, say, Golden Moon’s Tippy Earl Grey1. It’s not that every blend of the Earl Grey ilk must be so…saturated, but that is what I expected from this blend, given its fragrance.

There is the threat of bitterness in the tea’s flavour, a threat that doesn’t really materialise, but that maybe could if I let it cool.

I’m interrupting myself to say that I think I’ve got this all wrong. I think I might’ve steeped this one too long and tried to drink it too quickly. As it cools, the flavour and fragrance are both becoming more layered, more like what I expected from the beginning. There is bitterness along with the wonderful floral notes (hullo, safflower, how do you do?).

Given this discovery, I’ll scrap my rating and try again with another cup. I have a feeling that if I can actually prepare this properly, I’m going to love it.

1 http://steepster.com/bleepnik/posts/126970

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Boiling
Sil

Looking forward to you trying again since this is on my list to try lol

yappychappy

Definitely only needs one minute steeping time.

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807 tasting notes

I thought since this was a pretty tea it had to be served in a pretty tea pot. Well… I’m using my favorite blue, handmade teapot with cherry blossoms on it. Fingers crossed I don’t break it. Usually it’s just for show but I though why not?
The aroma of this tea is nice. To me it tastes like the standard Earl Gray. There is a bit of a warmer tasting note to it. It’s good but over all I don’t really see anything super special about this tea.

Ysaurella

it’s good to prepare tea for oneself in pretty dishes, you should do more often :)

KallieBoo!

I’m just afraid I’ll break it! I bought it for $40 at a local tea shop and I know if I break it I’ll never find another one D:

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2606 tasting notes

I have to apologize for the significant backlog of notes I’ll be posting shortly (although I may not write too much about everything) – I’ve been drinking plenty of tea but have been so swamped with work I haven’t had the time to write anything! At least I’m almost done one annoying part of my project now… after putting in about 20 hours this weekend in an attempt to get it over with.

Anyhow, I won this from Della Terra from their Facebook page! Thanks! I’m not sure it’s necessarily a tea I’d have picked out myself, but I’m eager to purchase a bunch of Try Me packs, so it’s great to eliminate one more tea from the possible bunch I haven’t tried (pretty much everything).

Based on the description of this tea, I was pretty much expecting an earl grey, and was not disappointed. As this looked to be a CTC tea, I stuck to the recommended 2 minute infusion to prevent bitterness, however I’ll admit that I loaded my first thermos-ful with milk and sugar as that’s how I prefer my earl greys (well… I prefer straight earl grey creams over sweetened earl grey with milk, but I felt it would do). Anyhow, I appeared to be correct in my assumption. This pretty much tastes like a decent earl grey, not too heavy on the bergamot, and with a fairly nice base (or at least, it did its job well and wasn’t astringent/bitter). I’m not sure if the orange bits really add anything (I wish they had!)

I managed to make quite a nice second infusion of this one as well, steeped for 2 or 2.5 minutes (can’t recall), but discarded the leaves after that.

Thanks for the chance to sample this tea, Della Terra! Now pretty please put an awesome special on so I can go crazy ordering teas? :D

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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I’ve never been an especially big fan of Earl Grey, which is what this one seemed to resemble with the bergamot, but I still picked out this tea for one of my try-me packs. I gotta say, it may’ve been because it’s so pretty.

I remember not really liking the first cup of this I had, but I think I must have oversteeped/put too much leaf in it or something. Because this second cup is very delicious – the dry tea still smelled a bit overpowering, but the liquor ends up with that nice mild and dark orange-y tea scent. It’s very thirst-quenching to me, with the orange taste lending a refreshing note. It also has a nice, slight bite to it that increases as it cools down. And my Earl Grey-loving boyfriend seems to definitely be a fan of this one!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec

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1700 tasting notes

Yum. After trying a few chocolate orange teas and being bitterly disappointed, this Earl Grey with an orange twist is quite pleasant.

This pairs well with a gingerbread house. The molasses adds a nice bit of sweetness to this otherwise malty brew. The icing makes up for the lack of added sugar/cream.

As it cools, I find that it sorta tastes like perfume. Strange. Bleh. I might have to add cream and see if that fixes it.

It’s such a pretty tea, and I love the smell. I don’t want to not like it…(will rate another day)

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811 tasting notes

The dry blend is a beautiful mix of black tea, orange-red safflower petals, and peices of orange peel It smells very strong of bergamot, mmmm Earl Grey.

While brewing there is a slight bergamot smell, maybe some kind of nutty smell, like almond, everything seems blunted by the safflower.

The brewed tea is not good while it is hot. As it starts to cool, it becomes much better. It is not very strong bergamot at all. You can taste the safflower and black tea base strongly. There is a citrous type flavour, but it is neither sweet nor tart.

Overall, not my favorite paris blend but it is good enough.

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

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125 tasting notes

This was one of the ones in my Mystery Box! I have been too busy to log a lot of them (I’ve now tried them all) so better to start late than never.

I had this one this morning with a hint of honey and some milk. The bergamot really comes through with lingering orange and floral notes in the background. It’s not my favorite tea ever, but it was a wonderful addition to the sweet/fruity teas they also sent me. I would drink this when I want something more traditional in terms of flavoured black teas.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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