Chaud Les Marrons!

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Black Tea
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Flavors
Chestnut, Roasted, Sweet
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 12 oz / 369 ml

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  • “Having the last of this sample from *Azzrian* today. I don't know why, but I was craving a bolder tea this morning. Maybe it's because I've been drinking so many herbals, fruity flavored things,...” Read full tasting note
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    Mercuryhime 500 tasting notes
  • “This is an absolutely delicious breakfast tea! I am so glad that it was asked for in a trade because I had not even had time to open a few of my Lupicia teas yet! This is so delicious! Or is it...” Read full tasting note
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    azzrian 807 tasting notes
  • “mmmmmm another delicious tea from dinosara. I'm not sure i'd want to drink this every day but every now and then this would be right up my alley. This is like liquid delicious roasted chestnuts!...” Read full tasting note
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    Silaena 4729 tasting notes
  • “Another eagerly anticipated sample from *Azzrian*! Thanks! :D The aroma is a little sweet, and a little nutty. I actually don't think I've had hot chestnuts before (although they always sound...” Read full tasting note
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Black tea with a rich aroma and the sweetness of roasted chestnuts which are sold on the streets of Paris.

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32 Tasting Notes

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500 tasting notes

Having the last of this sample from Azzrian today. I don’t know why, but I was craving a bolder tea this morning. Maybe it’s because I’ve been drinking so many herbals, fruity flavored things, oolongs and greens. I need something different! Plus I went out to dinner last night and it was a sort of pre-fixe that came with coffee/tea and dessert. The only tea they had was lipton. Sigh. I can’t believe I used to be ok with lipton. Then I moved up to Bigelow and Twinings. SO much better! and now, looseleaf!

This tea is great. First steep is a bit harsh. I added sugar. To be honest, the second steep is probably the best. It’s mellow and smooth and chestnutty. Perfect.

I really should be getting to the new teas and samples I have. I have too many! But I really wanted this tea today. It’s perfect. I might even start drinking black tea because of this! I know I’m already a fan of DT’s Butter Rum. I really don’t need to start liking another category of tea! Luckily, Pu-erh and I still aren’t BFFs. Green oolong will probably hold that title for life!

I feel suddenly compelled to get one of those two part necklaces that say “Best Friends” that fit together like puzzle pieces and give half to my green oolong collection.

…that’s it. I’m officially crazy.

Bonnie

Uh move over, you have company!

Kittenna

You’ve got me oolongin’ again!!!

Mercuryhime

I love how there’s a community I can go to where I feel less like a mental case. And I mean that in a good way! Thanks guys!

Azzrian

Did you re-steep this? This is the one I think I got 7 steeps out of before I was tried of it and wanted something else – although it is SO good but I need variety lol.

Mercuryhime

I did! I resteeped this I think 3 times before I got tired. You seem to be more patient than I am. :)

Indigobloom

Oolong my heart! :P

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807 tasting notes

This is an absolutely delicious breakfast tea! I am so glad that it was asked for in a trade because I had not even had time to open a few of my Lupicia teas yet! This is so delicious!
Or is it delicioso? LOL
Regardless, once again Lupicia delivers a solid tea!
Sweet but not too sweet, bold base but not over whelming to the flavor.
I am looking forward to this waking me up in a cozy way! :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
chadao

Delicioso? To me, this tea sounds more delicieux!

Azzrian

Your right! I googled LOL I think I was speaking Italian but POORLY hahaha

momo

you were unknowingly speaking Spanish!

Azzrian

ROFL!!!! I give up. I don’t even do Engrish well. :)

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4729 tasting notes

mmmmmm another delicious tea from dinosara. I’m not sure i’d want to drink this every day but every now and then this would be right up my alley. This is like liquid delicious roasted chestnuts! mmm even the smell reminds me of my trip to france where you could find roasted chestnuts nearly everywhere! so good!

Dinosara

This one reminds me of Christmas in NYC… Roasted chestnuts on every street corner. Yum.

Anna

…and for me, chestnuts equal winter in Munich.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

mmmm… chestnuts! Now I want to pick some up from a street vendor.

Stephanie

That sounds SO good! Chestnut tea? Wow

yyz

Hot chestnuts are not a very common thing here, but I’ll for ever associate them with a great street party in Urbania celebrating the release of new wine. All you can eat and drink, for a pay what you want donation. The fruity, bright wine went surprisingly well with the roasted chestnuts.

Stephanie

I want chestnuts now, darnit

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2229 tasting notes

Another eagerly anticipated sample from Azzrian! Thanks! :D

The aroma is a little sweet, and a little nutty. I actually don’t think I’ve had hot chestnuts before (although they always sound delicious when I read about them!), so this is going to be an experience :D Apparently a good one, too – the flavour matches the aroma quite well, with that same nuttiness/sweetness. It’s quite good! There’s a tiny bit of astringency, but probably little enough that knocking 15s off the infusion time would fix it. This is a really interesting twist on a flavoured black, because there’s lots of flavour, but it’s not fruity, or vanilla-y, or caramelly, it just tastes how I imagine hot chestnuts would taste, in tea form! With a black tea base of course, which I can definitely taste. Delicious!

ETA: This was pretty tasty after it cooled too! Maybe good as an iced tea? The second infusion (boiling/4min) is ok, but some of the flavour is gone; it tastes more like an average straight black. The first infusion was definitely better.

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

Your very welcome! I need to make a MAJOR Lupicia order NEXT month. Im done for this month unless we do that Butiki order.

Kittenna

Oh really? Hmmm… perhaps I could squeeze myself in on that order as well, if there’s something I want :P I’m awaiting a reply from Stacy, but I see we have until the 15th for Raspberry Truffle.

Azzrian

Good to know – I didn’t notice the date. Feel free to get in on my Lupicia order!

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1915 tasting notes

Once again I have been bad about logging my teas. I had this one yesterday, and it was quite tasty. This is totally one of those teas that I never think of having, but when I do have a cup I really enjoy it. Nutty, sweet and delicious. Roasted chestnuts and that’s it; sometimes you want a simple flavored tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
TeaBrat

I would like to try this some day.

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328 tasting notes

Had a dozen roasted chestnuts a couple hours ago which made me crave this tea- And no, it does not really taste like roasted chestnuts on the street ( those taste tougher, smokier, more tough guy chestnut taste), not even Istanbul chestnuts which are presented like jewels and not scorched at all (and a bit too raw for my tastes).

But this tea does taste of chestnuts, maybe oven-roasted or even the famous marrons glacés. Just not street chestnuts. And it is a lovely delicate tea, a more subtle take than Mariage Freres´s one, but a lovely very well done tea.

Lupicia definetely now on my list of places to try. Does their Paris store ship within Europe?

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Ysaurella

where is their Paris store ? never heard about it…

cteresa

Near St Germain des Prés – did not make it there, nor to Georges Cannon, unfortunately.

But checking their site, they do not ship internationally (boooooo….). And their prices are just for 50 grams, making their teas on the pricey side if one wants 100 grams. OTOH they do sell by the 50 grams, nice way to try, and their little (so cute!) tins is “only” 3 euros more. Mixed feelings. Can not find this one on their website though, weird I would think this would surely one to take to Paris!

http://www.lupicia.fr/

Ysaurella

thank you ! I had the chance to taste some of their blends thanks to Devilish and I am reserved : some are really nice but some have artificial aromas…

cteresa

Their teas seem nice, though honestly at 10 euros per 100 grams, Paris has better for almost half the price. Very steep competition in Paris! Though still, nice to have the chance (lucky you!)

Sil

i totally had this today too!

TeaBrat

someday I need to try this!

cteresa

Sil, it is a perfect autumn tea. I am glad I saved it to drink it in the right season!

Amy, it´s lovely indeed, but depending on what you can find more easily, Mariage Freres´s Rouge d Automne is a similar chestnut tea (and IMO even a bit more wow)

JustJames

i love this review!!!!! ‘tough guy chestnut taste’ =0)

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6770 tasting notes

Special Thanks to Azzrian for this one :)

This has a slightly sour chestnut aroma.

It tastes like a cross between a chestnut and a macadamia working hand-in-hand with the medium-mellow black tea base. As it cools a bit – at room temp – it does get a little sweeter-nutty.

After letting sit for a bit I did like this – it’s a nice snuggle-E type tea.

Azzrian

Yes it is a snuggly tea! :)

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4323 tasting notes

Oh, this is lovely! The black tea is robust but not so much so that it overpowers the flavor of the roasted chestnuts. The flavor is nutty and a little sweet, toasty with just a hint of smoke and malt. Full-bodied and pungent. I am really enjoying this!

I am currently on my second infusion of these leaves. Both infusions have been very flavorful and delicious.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
~lauren.

The exclamation point threw me off – I googled it and it means Hot Chestnuts! in French :) I didn’t know!

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682 tasting notes

Here’s another from my box from LiberTeas from way back when. This is another I fear has been improperly stored and as a result I am not getting any odour. I could tell that it was a black tea but had no idea as to potential flavourings. Actually, even if this had been fresh i probably still wouldn’t have got it, chestnuts in my world are spiny creatures that really hurt when you get hit by them. Of course I would never do such a thing..

Steeped about three minutes, I have a rich brown liquor which is throwing off notes of.. chocolate? Oy. The smell I am getting is milk chocolate at that! There is also something weird behind that but I think it is the buttered popcorn contamination yet again. Darn you buttered popcorn sharing your yuck!

First sips are a mix of the weird contamination taste and some unexpected sweetness. I get something roasty at the back end of the sip which then morphs back into sweetness – while this is likely a very inaccurate assessment of this tea, it is really interesting. There is some bitterness in there as well, but it doesn’t seem to be the tea base – I’ll chalk that up to smell contamination as well.

Once again, the lesson here is to drink your tea quickly!!

LiberTEAS

sorry that this one didn’t work out for you. :(

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673 tasting notes

Thank you Will Work For Tea for this Sample!

Ah ha! Desert! Roasted Chestnuts? Nah!
As for me Mon Cheri, I do not want roasted chestnuts! I want
macaroons…yes…chestnut macaroons creamy and crunchy.
Have you had them? Rich and perfectly decadent?

There is a glass door not far from my home…‘French Pastry Shop’…it says in fancy black filigree letters. So small a shop, with only 1 large cooled bakery case filled with the most exquisite macarons (French spelling). My favorite ones are Chaud Les Marron Macaron. Lightest cocoa brown…delicate. Only one placed gently in a small paper bag and I’ve scored!
“Where can I go in a hurry?”, I ask myself? There must be a perfect spot in the park to savor this precious treasure.

Can tea be like this?

In the evening, when dinner is a memory…something sweet will add the perfect final touch to my day.
I chose a memory of meandering to the French Pastry Shop for my secret desert as an aid to selecting this tea. Then the enhancement of adding sweetening and a bit of cream (which I think is a must no matter what you say)… just because, how could I not do this?
This is a rich desert tea! If I could get away with sprinkles of chocolate I would do that too! Very satisfying for my sweet craving!

Living a little. Enjoying life.

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