Etoile du Nord

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Chinese Keemun Black Tea, Cornflower Petals, Natural Flavours, Rhubarb
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Caffeine
High
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Average preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 3 g 9 oz / 266 ml

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  • “I received three samples from the friendly folks at Nina's Paris, and Etoile du Nord was the one which was beckoning me most. Violets and rhubarb? How exotic! Plus the base tea is Keemun rather...” Read full tasting note
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    Shera Pop 877 tasting notes
  • “I'm so glad my tea samples arrived today! I thought they had been eaten by the post. The bag this came in did not have a suggested temp. on it, so I just went with boiling water. Dry, this smells...” Read full tasting note
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From Nina's Paris

Rhubarb and sweet violet

A tea subtly scented with rhubarb. A naturally sweet and gentle flavour for the tender-hearted.

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I received three samples from the friendly folks at Nina’s Paris, and Etoile du Nord was the one which was beckoning me most. Violets and rhubarb? How exotic! Plus the base tea is Keemun rather than the usual middling Congou suspect.

The sachet was generously stoked, and the leaves were large with beautiful cornflowers interspersed (I presume for appearance—not sure that they add any flavor). The liquor was amber and tasted good enough to drink au naturel. I could really tell the difference in quality of the base tea. My impression is that many scented black teas are heavily scented precisely in order to cover the mediocrity of the tea. In this case, both the flavors and the tea tasted good, so I drank Etoile du Nord without cream.

I cannot say that I would ever have guessed the identity of the rhubarb in this pleasantly fruity blend, but I would definitely consider buying a full tin in the future.

(Blazing New Review #20)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 3 g 10 OZ / 295 ML
Tamarindel

I requested this sample too! Now I can’t wait to try it :)

sherapop

I’ll look forward to your review, Tamarindel!

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I’m so glad my tea samples arrived today! I thought they had been eaten by the post.
The bag this came in did not have a suggested temp. on it, so I just went with boiling water.
Dry, this smells very nice! I can smell the violet, which is the biggest reason I chose this one. Once brewed the base is very tasty, it reminds me of another gift tea which I have logged on here somewhere. The violet is very upfront. There are other flavors too that I cannot put my finger on, probably the rhubarb (I’ve never had it!). This is a really great dessert tea and I can’t wait to brew this again.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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