Mélange Hédiard

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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  • “So, the owner of Taste talked me into getting this. She said that her French customers requested she carry it, and that it was a big deal in Paris. Now, this stuff was expensive at $22.50 per box,...” Read full tasting note
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    tabby 469 tasting notes
  • “Backlog of my first cup of the day. Mélange Hédiard is a very good citrus tea : strong, really robust-It's a quite malty tea but without any bitterness. An ideal tea to begin the day, it wakes...” Read full tasting note
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    Ysaurella 339 tasting notes
  • “This really comes into its own as an ice tea - all the flavors come out and it is very refreshing. Much better than it was hot! I did a cold brew for 6 hrs in the fridge” Read full tasting note
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    teafortoday 197 tasting notes
  • “I'm a fan of very fine China black teas to begin with (Bai Lin Gong Fu comes to mind here, although the tin label doesn't specify what kind of China black they use), and I would never have thought...” Read full tasting note
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    irisbleufic 87 tasting notes

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Since 1854 Hédiard has been a well-known name in Paris, for years the shop has been frequented by many cosmopolitan and noteworthy figures. The flagship store and restaurant are located on Place de Madeleine and the company has grown to oversee distribution to select shops in France and on four continents.

Hediard’s tea blends use the whole tea leaf to minimize the powdery residue sometimes left behind from crushed leaves. The Hediard Blend uses 97.5% Chinese tea with 1% bergamot, 1% lemon and .5% sweet orange oils. Hediard Blend Tea is a very sweet drink, scented with fruit spices and served hot or cold.

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7 Tasting Notes

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So, the owner of Taste talked me into getting this. She said that her French customers requested she carry it, and that it was a big deal in Paris. Now, this stuff was expensive at $22.50 per box, but I had ScoutMob, so I only paid $12. And after I read the list of ingredients, I was intrigued.

When I opened the packet and sniffed, the Earl Grey lover in me went “Oh yeaahhhh…” It smelled like lemony bergamot heaven. And when I brewed it and had a taste, the first thing I noticed was how absolutely smooth this is. The black tea in it isn’t bitter in the slightest. It’s a very malty black, especially in the aftertaste. Almost creamy. There is no astringency, no sharpness. The bergamot is gentle but firmly there, and not too terribly loud. It harmonizes with the faint orange oil that reminds me of orange bitters if orange bitters weren’t, er, bitter.

I am going to savor this stuff. And give it the full 5 minutes next time.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec
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I really like the rose tea from Hediard. I might have to get myself a tin of this.

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Backlog of my first cup of the day.
Mélange Hédiard is a very good citrus tea : strong, really robust-It’s a quite malty tea but without any bitterness.
An ideal tea to begin the day, it wakes you up very well.
I have a drawback to point out but a very light one : the scent of the dry leaves is amazing, fantastic and powerful, there is a difference in the cup, the aromas aren’t so strong – don’t get me wrong : they are absolutely present and divine but a degree under the scent.
A very lovely tea

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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This really comes into its own as an ice tea – all the flavors come out and it is very refreshing. Much better than it was hot! I did a cold brew for 6 hrs in the fridge

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I’m a fan of very fine China black teas to begin with (Bai Lin Gong Fu comes to mind here, although the tin label doesn’t specify what kind of China black they use), and I would never have thought to add citrus oil. The result is a delicate sweetness that’s perfectly amplified by demerara sugar or a light honey (like acacia or orangeblossom).

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