Toupet de Legumes

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Black Fruit Blend
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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  • “And now for something completely different. When I placed my The O Dor order a while back this one seemed too strange to pass up. And it is indeed very, very strange. First off, the smell out...” Read full tasting note
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  • “...a very intersting tea. very interesting indeed. Usually i try to stay away from silly-flavored teas but this one,as it was on 80% discount on my local grocery store,went into my shopping...” Read full tasting note
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    Keemun 57 tasting notes
  • “Picked this one up due to the odd list of ingredients and if it fails to sip well, they recommend using it in a good sauce or as a rub. Hell! I am up for that! Waste not want not, right? Out...” Read full tasting note
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From THE O DOR

As the grand chefs begin using tea in their cuisine, Guillaume Leleu, Tea Taster of The Ô Dor house, begins using cuisine in his tea.

Perfumed by zucchini flowers, a blend of vegetables, Espelette pepper and naturally sweetened by red currant, this tea is full of secrets, best unfolded by the palate.

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And now for something completely different.

When I placed my The O Dor order a while back this one seemed too strange to pass up. And it is indeed very, very strange.

First off, the smell out of the tin is the smell of latex house paint. Seriously, I kid you not. Given the list of ingredients, I was expecting to see bits of vegetables in here. I’m not seeing that upon opening the tin, but there are some really large flower petals, much bigger than I’ve seen in other blends. One is so long that initially, I mistook it for a red pepper.

This steeps to a dark reddish brown color. It still has a bit of paint to the smell after steeping, but its now has something else which is sort of like lentils. I wonder if those are in here, maybe they’re the legumes. There’s a peppery note, too.

The flavor, thankfully, is not at all paint like. But it is very hard to describe. It has a savory spice note, a hint of rosemary maybe. It reminds me of the spice mixtures in Italian restaurants that give the olive oil you dip your bread in its flavor. That same type of mixture sometimes tops specialty breads. I’m not able to identify the currant, but I am able to get a mixed vegetable note that is sort of like a hint of ratatouille. There is a sweetness in the aftertaste that’s kind of surprising given the savory quality of the tea.

This is a really unique tea, and something I need to sit with for a while. I give it points for its ingenuity in bringing together flavors not usually used in black tea mixes. I’ve had similar flavors in teas before (the savory spices) but they were always in herbal blends. I’m not really sure how to rate it. On the one hand I’m kind of charmed by the whole idea of it. On the other, it’s not something I see myself drinking frequently, and I’m not sure how likely it is to be a reorder now that I’ve satisfied my curiosity.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

A fruit and veggie chai??? Weird. Must have! :)

__Morgana__

I wouldn’t call it a chai. It doesn’t have any chai spices except maybe pepper.

Cofftea

Ok. It’s listed as a chai here.

__Morgana__

I saw that. But having tasted it, I’m not sure why unless the The O Dor site describes it that way.

Cofftea

Nope they describe it the same as it is here. Tea equipage! I love it!:) Gotta try that African Breakfast…

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…a very intersting tea. very interesting indeed.
Usually i try to stay away from silly-flavored teas but this one,as it was on 80% discount on my local grocery store,went into my shopping basket.Simply because of that…and out of curiosity.

The first brew I rinsed as I would usually do it with a black tea. But I guess I was washing out some oils…well, fragrances…as the tea seemed quite pale on my tasting palate.
Second time,the day after, I did not rinse the tea leafs and got to feel the whole magic of this spiced-up brew.

The zucchini blossom is there.The pepper is there…vanilla…strong tea base.Great blend…maybe because for months now I am drinking pure oolongs, greens and blacks…I mean after all,what’s the point of beeing in Asia if not going to the bottom of things.Traditional things…pure,simple teas.
Anyways…drinking this cup of tea in the morning was like a thunderstorm to my sences.
Great stuff and my comliments to those creative French tea people.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Doulton

Thank you for your thoughtful review. I had to order this tea because I liked your review so much. I really am excited about tasting this tea.

Keemun

…Swell.Looking forward to read your review…

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Picked this one up due to the odd list of ingredients and if it fails to sip well, they recommend using it in a good sauce or as a rub. Hell! I am up for that! Waste not want not, right?

Out of the bag it is a confused sort of tea. I smell tea, earth and a vegetal melange dusted over in what looks like rose petals but one website states peony.

Now as a first sip, I have ruined it perhaps. I was so craving a tea for milk and honey and this could be it but the flavors have been adulterated. I get the pepper but not as in “whoa, what the hell!” It’s a pleasant punch along with a tomato or a random drive by veggie. This is a savory tea fit for a rustic loaf and excellent local cheeses!

I like it for it’s oddity and perhaps its predisposed nature to be a tea fated for other and better things, a roast. It isn’t something I would purchase again and might not even be the next tea I reach for when bored. This is a tea that makes me go, “Hummm?”

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