Thé du Loup

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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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From THE O DOR

The first creation of The Ô Dor, Tea of the Wolf. This tea has now become a favorite masterpiece for all. Flavours of chocolate and hazelnut with blended black teas from China and Ceylon. Considered by many as a perfectly natural anti-depressant, this warm source of stress-relief, summer and winter, will seduce the ladies as it will the gentlemen.

Ideal brewing time: 4 to 5’
Water temperature: 85°C (185°F)

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ok seriously? SOOOO GOOOOOOO! i don’t have time to dig into this tea and get a proper tasting not but thank you so much Cteresa for this one. More to come later but this made my day SOOOOOO much better for being in it!

JustJames

i’ll be right back…… i have to go click a button……..

JustJames

argh! i should have stopped with clicking….. but no, i had to be literate. lol.

BrewTEAlly Sweet

I did the same (guilty) I must have! :(

Sil

Clearly I’m brain addled tonight..what are you guys going to click?

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Added to shopping list… Dreaming one day that this will be mine

Sil

Yep…I totally didn’t even think of that….my bed is clearly calling to me. I really wish I could try more teas froth is company. I hate their website and the vague descriptions though…maybe I can save enough for a random weekend to France lol just cause

Shmiracles

your random weekend in france? just for tea shopping? i think about it all the time. all. the. time.
(which bag will i take and how little can i pack. thus the more room for tea. etc etc) i’ll meet you there.

Sil

Shmiracles – uh a weekend…you only need a change of clothes, pack your carry on size suitcase into a bigger one…then you have two to fill and come back with

OMGsrsly

Sil, you are a genius.

JustJames

i told her that earlier. i don’t think she believed me, lol.

cteresa

LOL, do let me know what you think – and funnily enough, do you know Thé-o-dor makes two black teas with chocolate, hazelnut and vanilla (though a lot more vanilla in the other one). Thé du Loup and Celebration, and they manage to be totally different, while both very good, black teas with chocolate and hazelnut.

cteresa

sil, weekend tea shopping is sort of bad, because most stores are closed on sunday (Dammann at Place des Vosges is though). But maybe you could put all your tea shopping into saturday :)

About their site, it is horrible indeed, but there is a little trick, if you search for an ingredient or part of a tea´s name, there shows up a list with a short UP-TO-THE-POINT description which is priceless. I have tried to edit their tea entries right here on steepster to always include that ingredient list, but you know, people sometimes prefer the longer precious texts.

Shmiracles

(i love this thread) (i love chocolate vanilla hazelnut teas and i love this thread) (see you all in paris)

Sil

cteresa…oh i ADORE this tea…it’s wonderful and amazing and so good and i MIGHT be slightly more in love with it than wedding imperial, but don’t tell the tea that! ;)

cteresa

and drat it, meant Dammann is open on sundays, about only place I can think of (a very nice tip from ysaurella)

And no, I will not tell Wedding Imperial that, but I am of the same opinion as well – and wish i had celebration, so you could try it as well. Discussing those teas with another steepsterite, the description I could think of is Thé du Loup is Audrey Hepburn, Celebration is Sofia Loren – both awesome and beautiful and classy, just different styles.

Sil

cteresa – I have my hand on the button ready order directly from theodor…i was actually thinking of getting: the du loup; celebration; marabout and caramel…just need to decide if i want to just do it!

Shmiracles

HAHAHA i just made a cart with all those same teas in it haha

Sil

LMAO ok that’s funny..

Sil

i also have a cart built from cadeaux deco vendomme with damman freres tea: puerh gourmand; fleurilege and caramel/toffee…

Shmiracles

OMG WHAT WHO WHAT IS THAT DO THEY SHIP HERE!? are you messing with me.

Sil

lol no….YYZ found them…posted about them for those advent calenders. well they also sell tea..and it seems to be 8 euro shipping..the only sad part? they don’t have charlotte au chocolate

Shmiracles

but they DO have coquelicot gourmand. it tastes like jammie dodgers. i’m so totally placing an order. this is messed up. and awesome.

Sil

i didn’t like that one as much…and i’m trying not to order 1kg of tea… LOL

Sil

blech…the o dor is 25euro shipping to canada + tax. forget that nonsense sigh

Dinosara

You guys are hilarious. :D

Sil

says the woman who bought HOW much tea when she was LUCKY enough to go to france?

Dinosara

Yes I sit here on my high horse, hahaha. I’d be with you guys right now if it wasn’t for that trip

Sil

i can’t really complain…you helped me eliminate some from my list of “wants” as well haha

BrewTEAlly Sweet

I went on a little day dream with this thread! Mouth watering non the less. Oh to be in Paris. I wish and hope one day. These teas sound amazing! Hazelnut anything count me in! Chocolate as well! Even better! And vanilla? Wow! Sold! I wish…

Sil

so.good.

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Rub it in! :p

Sil

haha i only have enough for a cup left…then i need to decide if i splurge on ordering!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Oh decisions decisions

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The wolf, the big bad wolf is as sweet as any golden retriever and a perfect gentleman, oh I do love it.

It´s chocolate and hazelnut tea, on itself a wonderful idea, but not a sickly sweet combination, more like dark chocolate type. And magically the underlying tea can stand up to the flavor, without being bitter, tanninic (or since I experimented having it at night, not too much caffeine I think). And it is one of those magic flavored teas where I can be so careless when brewing it, it is not fussy about temperature or steeping times. I love this wolf tea, and everybody who I have served it to seems to love it as well, this is not going to last very long here. A re-buy for sure.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Interesting—I’m not sure I’d associate chocolate and hazelnut with wolves, but I don’t know what I would. Food for some distraction this afternoon :)

cteresa

No, me neither, chocolate and hazelnuts for me is a very italian association (genius. Pity I can not get good gianduja here, oh what i would not give for a novi bar). Also a bit christmasy, all those hazelnut filled chocolates which show up at christmas time. So not sure why this is the wolf´s tea, unless it was the tea little red riding hood was taking to her grandmother and that the wolf could not resist. Don´t know – but it´s a lovely wolf!

Ysaurella

le loup vit dans les bois et dans les bois il y a des noisettes :) – the wolf lives in the woods and in woods we find hazelnuts :) this could be an explaination but it should work with maple,chestnut…berries

please see this French nursery rhyme, I’ve always loved it :
Refrain :
Promenons-nous dans les bois,
Tant que le loup n’y est pas.
Si le loup y était
Il nous mangerait,
Mais comme il y est pas,
Il nous mangera pas.
Loup, y es-tu ? Que fais-tu ? M’entends-tu ?

Le loup : « Je mets ma chemise »
Refrain
Le loup : « Je mets ma culotte »
Refrain
Le loup : « Je mets mes chaussettes »
Refrain
Le loup : « Je mets ma veste »
Refrain
Le loup : « Je mets mes bottes »
Refrain
Le loup : « Je mets mon chapeau »
Refrain
Ajouter les vêtements souhaités par l’enfant
refrain
Le loup : « Je prends mon fusil ! J’arrive ! Me voilà ! »

Sauvons nous !

cteresa

Oh I did not know that one! It is charming indeed, sauvons nous!

And did you see already today´s google doodle with little red riding hood? (and a loup not nearly as nice as this tea!)

I like the hazelnut justification. And here on steepster somebody has another justification http://steepster.com/teas/the-o-dor/11891-chamann ;) Maybe!

Ysaurella

it is so funny when you are a kid to play with voice to speak as the wolf…this is something we sing when we are taking a ride in a wood & forest…so fun to have fear :)

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There was a point in time, where this was my hands down favourite tea by The O Dor. I got a bit tired of it for a while, but after making myself a cup of it this morning, it’s like an old friend smiling back at me.

At first sniff: My mother cannot stand the smell of this tea. I personally smell the chocolate at first and then a nutty after smell comes through. I wouldn’t say it’s the nicest smell considering it’s suppose to be Chocolate and hazelnut, but what it lacks in smell dry, it makes up for in…

At first steep: Today I actually brewed it to the instruction on my tin. 80C at 5 mins. It’s a bit on the weak side to my liking, so I think I would brew it longer next time. The hazelnut and chocolate come out way more in the aroma of the tea once brewed. There’s a reason it was a number one contender at one point. And it doesn’t disappoint like say… Choconut Oolong from DT. No licorice here, no fake smells or tastes, just pure ingredients. I’ve been thinking more and more this is why I don’t appreciate DT as much… I’m use to high class French tea. The French do it right, it seems and they are my favourite cup of tea, if I had to choose a country. I take this tea with milk and sugar (today it was stevia because I’m trying to cut down on the sugar I ingest) and it’s just delicious. A dessert in a tea. I use to have this at high tea all the time and it goes well with both savory and sweet. I’m glad I decided to brew this tea today, made me appreciate it again.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec
cteresa

Have you have ever tried The-o-dor´s Celebration? it´s their other chocolate and hazelnut tea (really, they do two chocolate and hazelnut flavoured black teas). I think I love the wolf better but love both actually and it is funny how totally different these two teas while being from the same company and supposedly having the same flavours. Thé du Loup is more like dunno Audrey Hepburn, Celebration is Sofia Loren.

Tuscanteal

cteresa you speak my language. I haven’t had celebration in a while but I remember coming back to the du loup over and over again. For some reason I don’t remember the hazelnut in it but I remember vanilla notes. I’m definitely more Audrey Hepburn though so it makes sense why I would shy a bit from celebration. I do remember the flavours from celebration being more bold.

cteresa

Yes, celebration has more vanilla I think, though IMO it also smells like kahlua mixed with frangelico or something. Both lovely lovely classy teas, just with different personalities.

Sil

tuscanteal – how did you come to own this tea? cteresa has me on a bit of a mission after sharing this with me so i’m trying to figure out the best way to get it haha

Tuscanteal

Hey sil well I live in Vancouver and the urban tea merchant use to be partnered with them. They have since moved on to the TWG company so I am sol to restock unless I want to ship it from France and pay high coin for the shipping costs. Its truly unfortunate.

Sil

booo… i’m still looking. Justjames may be inspired to place a joint order from them so yeah….haha

Tuscanteal

Best way would be to go in on an order with someone or a few so that the shipping can be split between everyone. When I did a mock order that was in the 160.00 euro range shipping was upwards of 75 euros. And with the dollar being 1 euro to 1.45 cnd… you really have to want this tea. They don’t have 500g bags to buy in more bulk but I believe the website says you get a small discount if you buy over 500g. They also don’t ship orders over 500 euros. Maybe a steepster trip to Paris might be in order.

Sil

someday i’ll get back to paris, but yes..james and i were talking about a join/group order to share shipping costs. :)

Tuscanteal

I’d be interested too honestly. I need to replenish my stocks soon.

Sil

i will keep you posted. James is actually out in victoria so closer to you, since i’m currently in toronto…though originally from edmonton and went to school in vancouver for a stint heh

Tuscanteal

On that note… maybe I’ll just go to France. I need to go to mariage and there as well as fauchon. I also need to write a letter to The O Dor and tell them to carry it at least somewhere in north America! !!

Sil

…there’s a single place in NA that i’ve been able to find that carries it… posted in the general discussion threads

Tuscanteal

I live close to the us border… I could pick up the package in the us and then bring it across! Then we could truly say we’re drinking tea not friendly to the earth lol

Sil

haha i have a tea mule friend who does that for me all the time…just no sure how much is in each bag they sell…assume 100g but there’s nothing there to indicate hah

Tuscanteal

Is there a link?

Sil

General discussion thread. Labelled the o dor. I started it tonight

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thank you so much cteresa for sharing this sample with me.
You’re definitively right : this thé du loup is a fantastic tea …and you know I ’m not a chocolatea lover…
The scent of the liquor is really chocolate (almost like Charlotte au Chocolat of Dammann Frères) but tasting it, I get the hazelnuts !

The tea base is not too strong finally and I was expecting a stronger black tea that’s why I didn’t steep it very long but I think I should try with a longer steeping time.
Anyway I like it very much but may prefer a more bodied tea with chocolate.

Thé du loup for sure is a masterpiece and deserves the high rates given here on Steepster.
A tea to recommend to chocolatea lovers – would you be my valentine dear wolf ?

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec
Sil

Ooh ill have to try this one!

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, baby!

cteresa

This is my current favorite chocolate tea, it´s so refined. Not sickly sweet, not sweet at all apart from chocolate. Glad you enjoyed it, I finished it oh so fast! I did send a couple swaps but my Theodor orders have been consumed extremely fast, must make another.

Sil

i wonder if you can get their teas outside of europe..

Ysaurella

I think they ship to Usa & Canada yes

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I recieved a very generous sample of The du Loup today when buying yet another tin of Theodor. I’m starting to feel like some kind of repeat record, but what a great tea! Considering that I have never liked a chocolate tea before, that’s saying something. Somehow this blend just works.

With other chocolate teas my overall feeling always used to be that it tries to substitute hot chocolate (the: this-is-good-for-your-diet-and-if-you-could-only-believe-it-preferable-to-the-real-thing). With this tea I don’t have that feeling. Of course it’s has a strong chocolate flavour and – especially – smell and isn’t ‘the real thing’, but it has such an own identity that I don’t feel cheated by the fact.

I’ll definately be buying this one!

I must say that Theodor at present is my favourite brand for flavoured teas.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec
cteresa

They are also my current favorite for flavoured teas – and my next large tea order will be of their teas!

Barbara

Which ones are on your shopping list?

cteresa

Sadly I am probably going to rebuy 3 – milky oolong (oh yeah, if I can be sure it is their milky oolong, thé du loup because it just seemed to disappear and fussy family members loved it, and carpe diem because it is sort of a perfectn rooibos. I would probably rebuy Melange de Galice but am using it more slowly!

My wishlist is peché mignon though I can not find it. I would love to buy Sans Soute, another one I smelled but did not buy at the time and can not find now hecause that shop closed – green tea with berries, whole black berries and I am sure I would love it. Of the ones I might buy but will have to ruthlessly choose just a couple:
- Baya, another rooibos, and one I smelled at a shop which now closed and smelled divinely (divinely strange, but divine nonetheless).
- Inachevee de Constantinople
- Adele H
- Madame (sounds so weird indeed, but I like lapsang souchong so I might not resist this discontinued one).
- Rouge Revolution or Yan Krasnaia – not a high priority but still
-On Va se Revoir – mint green tea with twists, it sounds intriguing.

On their main website they have many more teas I would love to try, including some single origins, but I will be sensible and order from a national store and save on shipping costs.

Barbara

Hahaha, that’s really going to be a large order! I’m going to have an extra look into some of the teas you’ve mentioned. Might be something of interest there for me as well. Although my shelf in de kitchen is full already and my partner isn’t very happy about me occupying even more space (the kitchen is his domain). :-)

cteresa

I am not going to get all of it, will ruthlessly edit and get maybe 3 to 5 teas. It will be very painful to edit down my real wishlist but will have to do it (which is why I have not got baya and sans doute already, sigh… shop closed before I could go get them).
Teas need their own corner! Tea space does not really count, it is a sign of civilication. Though I admit to a) getting some ikea shelves so i can stack b) prefer tins which can be stacked easily to use as much space as possible c) be a tin fetishist in general and keep buying tins to put my loose teas in (tiger has many cheap tins)

Barbara

You make a good argument, but ultimately they’re just excuses – which I’ll glady repeat in the domestic arena here ;-)

cteresa

and d) awww tins are so pretty and they got collectable value.

I can swear to this in a signed affidavit if you need backup!

(And tell him about using tea in cooking. matcha in some things, lapsang souchong in things with umami, earl grey can be magical to soak for example raisins, etc)

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My 300th tasting note? Really? Man, they accumulate fast. Lol.

Clue No. 4 [This would have been the last clue, if Rabs hadn’t figured out my mystery with only three! Awesome!]

Surprised I’m the first to write a note on this as it appears to be the flagship tea of The O Dor.

As a fan of Harney & Sons Florence, I was particularly curious about this tea as it’s also a chocolate and hazelnut flavored black.

The leaves smell different. The Wolf smells more like what I’d expected of Florence and been pleasantly surprised not to find: Frangelico and chocolate. Florence has a true nut smell, rather than a liqueur. But the liqueur of the Wolf is marvelous smelling in its own way. There are large nut fragments visible in the tea.

Steeped, the tea produces a truer nut smell with a chocolate undercurrent.

It’s a different taste than Florence. Though I’m not doing a side by side tasting, from memory I’d say it’s subtler, with less pronounced chocolate. That is both a minus and a plus, as it is naturally sweeter prior to milk and/or sweetening additives than Florence is and makes a really delicious drink plain — but the trade off is that it is less chocolatey overall.

I’m still liking Florence in the top spot, but this is a strong contender and one I think can coexist nicely for those times a straight up chocolate/hazelnut is calling.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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I got this tea along with Scandale when Urban Tea Merchant was selling out of them. I’m a sucker for all things chocolate so this one was a no-brainer. I’d normally take a tea like this with milk, but I wanted to try it plain first. The scent was more hazelnut that chocolate but it made a solid appearance in the flavour profile as a lovely smooth, rich cocoa. Mixed with the nutty hazelnut flavour it reminds me a bit of chocolate hedgehogs – which I adore. It’s quite a decadent blend that feels very ‘Parisian’ if that makes any sense – I could see classy french ladies delicately sipping this tea in a stylish outdoor café. Terribly cliché, I know. ;)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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I’m having this chilled today with a little sugar and a bit of cream! I was surprised at the low steeping temp, but it seems to work! The chocolate comes through for sure, but the hazelnut is a little more hidden for me. Nutella is my go to hazelnut/chocolate association and this isn’t nearly as bold as that. It is still really good and I look forward to trying more of it.

Thanks for the sample Barbara!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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