Thanks Stephanie for this sample! I can definitely see where this is a floral EG instead of a more citrus one, and that’s educational for sure. I think I prefer the less perfumed ones, but it won’t stop me from enjoying this while it lasts.
“Thanks <b>Stephanie<\b> for this sample! I can definitely see where this is a floral EG instead of a more citrus one, and that's educational for sure. I think I prefer the less perfumed ones, but...” Read full tasting note
“Thanks boychik :D Gosh I haven’t had an Earl Grey in forever! This is exactly as I imagined a Fauchon version would taste, mild base tea, with a floral bergamot cloud on top...” Read full tasting note
“I know… I said I wasn’t going to try any swaps lest I be tempted to buy something else. But boychik sent such an awesome swap package, I couldn’t help myself! I...” Read full tasting note
“A brief note, since I'm busy today, but I don't want to forget about writing these tasting notes. I thought I remembered wanting to change my steeping parameters on this one last time I had it and...” Read full tasting note
Enjoy the famous floral black tea flavoured with Bergamot in a new receipe twisted with a gourmand and warm flavour of shortbread. Drink it all day long.
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I know… I said I wasn’t going to try any swaps lest I be tempted to buy something else. But boychik sent such an awesome swap package, I couldn’t help myself!
I have been wanting to try some of Fauchon’s teas. They all smell so awesome I have high hopes! :)
This one is the super perfumey kind of bergamot. The base wasn’t a standout, but it wasn’t bad either. Mainly this was bergamot. So if you aren’t a perfumey bergamot fan, this is not one to get. But if you are… get some! :)
1.5 tsp per 10 oz.
A brief note, since I’m busy today, but I don’t want to forget about writing these tasting notes. I thought I remembered wanting to change my steeping parameters on this one last time I had it and sure enough, I wanted to try it with more leaf. So this time it was 3tsp of leaf for 12oz water instead of my usual 2tsp.
I was a little worried it might come out too strong for me, but it was fine. Strong, yes. If you don’t LOVE bergamot, don’t brew it at this level, because it was powerful. But regardless it was never bitter or astringent, and the base remained smooth and solid. I think perhaps there was a bit more shortbread/cookie flavor in this cup, but it wasn’t super noticable. This remains a solid EG, although not as mind blowing as I wanted it to be.
Two of three separate shipments from my Feb 3 Fauchon order arrived today—they must’ve really hustled to make it nearly fit the original projected delivery window (a day late), because until like 2 days ago it wasn’t even shipped yet. The last part hasn’t been packed/shipped yet, kind of weird…
Alas, this is precisely that kind of femmy, floral orange blossom water-like bergamot I have an aversion to as opposed to the soapy-clean bright zippy “masculine” sort. Not undrinkable and lots of Steepsters seem to prefer this kind (it’s like Lupicia’s). That said, the tea base is smooth and soft, reminds me a little of the soft unobtrusiveness of most Kusmis.
Hoping I can pawn off some of this to my Frenchy femmy in-town pal. If not, maybe I’ll find someone on Steepster who can give it a good home.