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drank Vanille by Dammann Freres
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I am really enjoying these French teas, it seems like their bases have a slight floral note about them….or is that just my bias?? lol

This vanilla is fairly strong, it doesn’t taste completely natural but I don’t mind that boozy vanilla flavour either. I really enjoyed this one and I think it would be super good with a splash of milk to round out that vanilla.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Poire by Mariage Frères
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This is a really good pear tea which is a hard flavour to get right—and taste natural. The pear isn’t as sweet as it may have been in a white or green blend, it would likely be brightened up with a touch of sugar. There is a slight floral note in the middle of the sip and a slight astringency in the aftertaste.

Overall, probably one of the best pear teas I have tasted.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Sil

look at you getting through all the fancy french teas. Hope it’s a fun journey even if you don’t love them all heh. I find there’s usually more of the base present in the french teas, making the flavours more subtle than i’m used to from north american companies

tigress_al

Yep, definitely more subtle flavouring, but I don’t mind that either!

Sil

if you find one you fall in love with, let me know. I have lots and won’t get around to drinking it all, so happy to share/swap whatever.

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drank Vanille by Ladurée
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I really enjoy vanilla teas and this one is no exception. It is smooth, with just that little hint of Darjeeling. The vanilla tastes fairly natural and just a little sweet. There is a slight astringency in the aftertaste.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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This was a pleasant cup of subtle orange black tea. I found a hint of spice in the background—the cardamom I guess.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I am not sure that I would consider this bold enough to be a “breakfast tea” but it was very enjoyable.

I mostly got citrus notes followed by malty chocolate and vanilla. it probably isn’t something that I would order but certainly good.

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drank Pêché Mignon by THE O DOR
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This was a lovely green tea, the base was fairly mellow which I enjoy. It was fruity with peach and cantaloupe being in the forefront. Now that I read the description, I guess I got some passion fruit but no strawberry. This was one delicious cuppa and I imagine it would be great cold brewed as well. I would be scared that the base would be more pronounced in a cold brew though.

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drank Chéri by Ladurée
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Thank you Sil for this sample.

I have never had a French tea before, so I was excited to try it.

This is a beauty of a tea, if not a touch delicate. The cocoa and cherry are barely there but sure make for a smooth cuppa. The base is nice, a little on the delicate side as well, but very tasty!

Like Sil has mentioned in her notes, I might try a longer infusion next time to see if the flavours come out a little more.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Thank you for the sample Sil

I can see why this is called holiday blend. It is bready/malty/ and a little fruity. Cocoa notes are present for me way in the background. This would be good to drink during the holidays wrapped up in a warm blanket reading a book. It’s just that cozy…..or should I say damn fine???!!!

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Thank you for the sample Sil

This one is fairly smoky which is something that I don’t reach for very often. 4 oz is WAY too much of this tea for me! Maybe if it came in smaller quantities I would consider it.

I did enjoy it though, it is woodsy as well, and I find it to be a fairly complex tea.

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I tamed down the tiger a little bit and it was delicious this time! There is less astringency and it is a little less bold, which is to my liking. The malt makes this a smooth cuppa. And there is certainly a caffeine punch to this tea! Great for the morning!

Thanks again for the sample Sil!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Sil

awesome. so glad you’re able to try these before the free ship coupon goes away

tigress_al

yes, thanks again, I will certainly be ordering this one!

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I am a nurse. I have numerous hobbies: reading, crocheting, crafting, card making, scrapbooking, photography, shopping, and of course drinking TEA!

I started drinking loose leaf tea in Dec. 2010 when I went into a DavidsTea for the first time and have been hooked ever since! My favourite is probably white tea, but I also love black and oolong. I also like a nice relaxing rooibos or herbal in the evening. On Sundays, I like to treat myself and make a tea latte.

My favourite flavours are nutty, vanilla, chocolate, jasmine, tropical, fruity, earl grey.
My dislikes are lavender, rose, hibiscus, banana, and straight green or overly vegetal teas.

I am admittedly fairly generous in my rating scale. Most of my teas I rate at 90 and above, and would re-stock these teas.
Anything under 90 I probably wouldn’t re-stock unless I found a great price.

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