French Blend

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Black Tea
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  • “Given the description of this tea, I'm honestly surprised that I thought it wasn't too bad. Lavender? Jasmine? Earl grey? Sounds like something perhaps Dinosara or Alphakitty would love, but not...” Read full tasting note
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  • “A friend sent me this as it's her favourite blend. While there are jasmine notes in here, they don't overpower so I can get past them in the tea. I believe I've had another version of this in the...” Read full tasting note
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    Silaena 4889 tasting notes
  • “ I was visiting with a friend, and she served this tea. It smelled amazing as she was preparing it. If I didn't know she was making tea I would have looked around for a bouquet of flowers. I was...” Read full tasting note
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    Veronica 698 tasting notes
  • “J'adore le thé Mélange Français! (I'm not sure if that's the correct way to say that, but my French is only slightly above non-existent) This tea is flowery and delicious and manages to not be too...” Read full tasting note
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    narwhalclub 15 tasting notes

From English Tea Store

Ooh-la-la flavor notes from “crème de la vanille”, Earl Grey, Jasmine, and Lavender deliciously blended with flavory Ceylons, Nilgiris, Assams, and Kenyas. French Blend boasts a good flavor, tempered with a flowery character and malty notes.

French Blend is a blend of teas from India (Assam & Nilgiri), Sri Lanka, Kenya, and China. The Assam component gives the tea richness – the Nilgiri and Ceylon a saucy but sprightly flavor. From Kenya, there is romance and mystery with superb golden color notes, and from China there is the delicate perfume of Jasmine – so often used in Parisian perfumes.

To cement the “French” character, lavender from Provence was added along with some rose petals. French Blend is a tea fit for the Latin Quarter along the Seine.

For the best brew, French Blend should steep in water that has been brought to a rolling boil for 2-5 minutes.

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8 Tasting Notes

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2245 tasting notes

Given the description of this tea, I’m honestly surprised that I thought it wasn’t too bad. Lavender? Jasmine? Earl grey? Sounds like something perhaps Dinosara or Alphakitty would love, but not me! However, this blend was actually quite well-done, and the floralness was tamed to a level that I actually didn’t mind. The flavours I was picking up from the black tea blend were also quite pleasant. The biggest problem with this tea was that it was astringent after my 2.5 minute infusion. I didn’t grab any to give it another shot, but if I could tame the astringency, I could perhaps enjoy drinking this straight. I imagine, however, that it would be best (and quite tasty!) with milk and sugar.

Thanks for letting me sample this one, Sil!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec
Alphakitty

I think this is the same as New Mexico Tea Company’s French Blend and yes, I do love it! Very heavy on the floral. The base gets bitter fast so I usually go with a cold brew.

Kittenna

Interesting. Maybe I’ll have to get Sil to set a bit more aside for me…

Sil

..and SOLD! to the woman who opened her mouth!

Sil

(also…sipdown!) bwahahahaha

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4889 tasting notes

A friend sent me this as it’s her favourite blend. While there are jasmine notes in here, they don’t overpower so I can get past them in the tea. I believe I’ve had another version of this in the Christmas tea swap and I think I’m feeling about the same on it. It’s not a bad blend, but there isn’t enough going on for me to really get behind this tea. It’s just kind of there.

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698 tasting notes
I was visiting with a friend, and she served this tea. It smelled amazing as she was preparing it. If I didn’t know she was making tea I would have looked around for a bouquet of flowers. I was expecting the tea to be overly flowery, but it wasn’t. In fact, the tea is easily robust enough to handle milk. I did not add any to my cup, but if I were to buy some for myself (a real possibility) it is something I would try. The base tea and flowers combine to make a great tea. Perfect for an afternoon cup, and I’m thinking it would be lovely iced.

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15 tasting notes

J’adore le thé Mélange Français! (I’m not sure if that’s the correct way to say that, but my French is only slightly above non-existent) This tea is flowery and delicious and manages to not be too perfumey. It is robust enough to drink in the morning (yay Assam component!), but is perfect, in my opinion, as an early afternoon tea. Oh, and it is decidedly spectacular iced (especially with some lemon). I’ve been trying to find some sort of France-inspired blend that is good enough to continually keep in stock in my cupboard. By George, I think I’ve got it.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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I got this tea from Culinary Teas, but it’s the same tea. It’s so refreshing. Love the floral sweetness it has. Very nice tea blend base. Love this iced, wonderful for a perk in the morning. It has a nice creaminess to it. I love Nilgiri iced, and with the flavoring, it’s perfection.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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I was worried when I saw the lavender – I don’t always get along with that particular herb, though I love floral teas. I needn’t have worried – it was perfectly civilized in this blend! The flowers give the tea a natural sweetness. Lovely – very nice for an afternoon tea, not too light, but strong enough to take a drop of milk

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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This is one of my favorite teas. I’m not normally a big fan of floral teas or anything herbal, but something about the smell and taste of this one instantly relaxes me. It’s now my default tea when I have a long day at work and I need to unwind. Tastes fantastic, nice and robust and zesty, and the aromatherapy is a nice bonus.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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