Héritage Gourmand - Financier

Tea type
Green Tea
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Flavors
Almond, Butter, Cake, Frosting, Grass, Vanilla
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Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 45 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “Okay, time to break into these Heritage Gourmand samples from *boychik*. Actually I'm told these samples originally came from *CharlotteZero*, whom I don't know and who hasn't been around much...” Read full tasting note
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    CameronB 711 tasting notes
  • “I tried my first cup of this on Friday but over sweetened it so held off on the review. Used the rest of my sample from *CharlotteZero* today. This tastes like an almond pastry of some sort. The...” Read full tasting note
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    ashleyelizabeth 192 tasting notes
  • “This is good. Not as good as the Canelé, but it's just what I wanted it to be. A tea that tastes like little buttery almond cake. I wonder how this will compare to the madeleine, because in my...” Read full tasting note
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    CharlotteZero 372 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 green tea flavoured as financier.
It has been lovingly wrapped in a colourful, paper-covered canister with decorative silver motifs harking back to the blissful days of yore.

Emerald canister holding 100 g of flavoured green tea

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4 Tasting Notes

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711 tasting notes

Okay, time to break into these Heritage Gourmand samples from boychik. Actually I’m told these samples originally came from CharlotteZero, whom I don’t know and who hasn’t been around much lately. All I can say is, thank you and I hope you come back soon! :) This tea is based on a financier, which is a French almond and brown butter cake similar to a pound cake. Yum! The tea itself looks like a sencha, the leaves are large and flat and somewhat broken. There are a few toasted almond slices mixed in. Dry scent is sweet with honey and almond notes. I steeped about 1.5 teaspoons of leaf for 3 minutes at 175 degrees, which is my general flavored green method.

Once brewed, this tea smells very sweet and cakey with lovely butter, vanilla, and almond (nut, not extract) aromas. It smells so sweet, it’s almost like frosting or meringue. This one is a bit lighter on flavor that I would like. However, it definitely does taste like a butter and almond cake. There’s something here that tastes like vanilla frosting as well, yum! The green tea itself is just kind of grassy and nondescript, which is a shame. I could see this being very good with a nice buttery dragonwell or something similar. Overall, it’s good, but not great, especially considering the price.

Flavors: Almond, Butter, Cake, Frosting, Grass, Vanilla

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Ysaurella

it’s because MF with this serie is more selling a box and concept rather than a tea…they don’t sell it in loose leaf…otherwise you would have this type of MF at 7 or 8 € for 100 g in Paris.

Cameron B.

Well, I’m glad to not love it, considering the price. :P

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I tried my first cup of this on Friday but over sweetened it so held off on the review. Used the rest of my sample from CharlotteZero today.

This tastes like an almond pastry of some sort. The almond doesn’t taste like almond extract, more like raw almonds, which I really like about this tea. Even though I like almond extract, its nice to have an almond tea that is a little bit different, and more mellow with the almond flavour. I think they could have gone with a different base, the one they used was quite boring and didn’t contribute much to the overall flavour. I drank the first half of the cup without milk and the second half with, and I prefer it with milk. I really enjoyed this one and if I make an MF order this will be going in my basket.

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This is good. Not as good as the Canelé, but it’s just what I wanted it to be. A tea that tastes like little buttery almond cake. I wonder how this will compare to the madeleine, because in my mind a financier and a madeleine are the same to me… :-/

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec
greenteafairy

What was the base like in this one? All of the Héritage Gourmand flavors sound wonderful!

CharlotteZero

I think it was the same green base as the madeleine? I wasn’t paying too much attention to the base, I must admit… I’ll send you some samples! (And more of the Macaron, since it looks like you liked that one and I’m not the biggest fan).

greenteafairy

That would be wonderful, if you wouldn’t mind! I’ve been curious about the rest of this range since trying Macaron and Canelé. Let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to try from my cupboard, or any local NYC stuff I could pick up for you.

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