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Héritage Gourmand - Calisson

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Rooibos Tea
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 24 oz / 709 ml

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  • “I've never tasted the candy this tea is based on, but I love rooibos and was more than willing to give it a try. Some of the HG collection teas aren't very strong with their flavors (aromas are...” Read full tasting note
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    Jashiin 10 tasting notes
  • “Hm. I like this one too. This one is scented more heavily than it is flavored, which is good because this could easily be too much. It smells like candied fruit, almonds and cinnamon. And even...” Read full tasting note
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    CharlotteZero 357 tasting notes

From Mariage Frères

The heritage of “sweet treats”—gourmandises—is more than a mere childhood memory. The evocative flavours of those creamy, fruity, wonderfully smooth and mouth-filling delights can still inhabit our lives. Rediscover the warmth of childhood treats through a succulent yet mischievous new composition—a fountain of youth concocted from red tea flavoured as calisson. It has been lovingly wrapped in a colourful, paper-covered canister with decorative silver motifs harking back to the blissful days of yore.

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I’ve never tasted the candy this tea is based on, but I love rooibos and was more than willing to give it a try. Some of the HG collection teas aren’t very strong with their flavors (aromas are another matter), yet are quite pleasant in a light, unobtrusive way. This one had medium strength flavors, but… Not sure what these flavors are, but it’s quite probably the strangest, and one of the most unpleasant rooibos teas I’ve ever had. There’s a particular kind of sweetness that reminded me of bad cream in cheap cakes. Or even cheap alcohol! Milk did not help at all. Oh course, it could be a perfect imitation of the calisson taste, but I wouldn’t know.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Hm. I like this one too. This one is scented more heavily than it is flavored, which is good because this could easily be too much. It smells like candied fruit, almonds and cinnamon. And even though it smells super-sweet you it doesn’t taste very sweet at all. There is some lingering almond paste in the finish. Yum!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML
Sil

where did you pick these up?

CharlotteZero

I ordered them from Mariage Frères online. These were my big birthday present to myself…If you ever wanted to try any of them, just follow me and let me know. :-)

Sil

mousse au chocolat is my favourite. :) that’s an awesome birthday present to yourself :)

CharlotteZero

I read some of your notes on it. I actually didn’t like it too much, so if you ever wanted to do a swap…

Sil

Haha 100% yes!

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