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drank La Naissance by Fauchon
532 tasting notes

T&C TTB Tea #2 Backlog May 23

Oh man. I loved loved loved this tea. It was my very first Fauchon tea, and it may have created a monster.

I didn’t know what to expect, but when I smelled the dry leaves it was like freshly baked bread, hot out of the oven! Weird.

3-4 minutes at 96 degrees.

It brewed up to a medium dark amber color, and smelled faintly of roses, and vaguely fruity. The bready note wasn’t as apparent.

The taste – awesome. No…. AWESOME. Almonds! Softly of roses, in a non-overwhelmingly floral way. I’ve never had marzipan before but I bet I’d love it!

This tea, is a must buy.
Gah.

Stephanie

Me too. Can’t buy it anywhere :( cries

Nicole

Rue La La has had at least two Fauchon sales that I know of. Don’t know if you guys in Canada can use Rue La La or not. Their occasional tea offerings are why I keep track of them. :)

Cameron B.

I’ve been stalking Vente-Privee, waiting for them to have this brand so I can TRY THEM ALL!

Stephanie

They’re all pretty flowery. FYI, since some people are opposed to that. I’ll check out Rue La La, thx

Courtney

When I went on my hunt for L’Automne, I did see a tin or two of this one at at least one of the Winner’s I checked.

Stephanie

What’s a Winner’s? Oh is it a canada thing? Crap.

whatshesaid

I checked Homesense the other day to no avail, I will have to try winners just in case! Though Homesense had a ton of tea and coffee , no brands I recognized.

OMGsrsly

I haven’t seen it in Winners again. I remain hopeful, though. If I see some I’ll get you a tin!

Courtney

Yes, the ones I found were at the Homesense/Winner’s store too. There is a US equivalent Stephanie – I think it’s maybe TJ Maxx’s?

Stephanie

TJ maxx, I do have that!

Amariel

I wish this one didn’t have the roses, because they give me headaches. There was not much in it, so I didn’t get that bad of one, but I did. Sadly.

Marzipan

Of course you love marzipan! :D

whatshesaid

I will have to keep my eyes open for this tea! Must have…..gah

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Stephanie

Me too. Can’t buy it anywhere :( cries

Nicole

Rue La La has had at least two Fauchon sales that I know of. Don’t know if you guys in Canada can use Rue La La or not. Their occasional tea offerings are why I keep track of them. :)

Cameron B.

I’ve been stalking Vente-Privee, waiting for them to have this brand so I can TRY THEM ALL!

Stephanie

They’re all pretty flowery. FYI, since some people are opposed to that. I’ll check out Rue La La, thx

Courtney

When I went on my hunt for L’Automne, I did see a tin or two of this one at at least one of the Winner’s I checked.

Stephanie

What’s a Winner’s? Oh is it a canada thing? Crap.

whatshesaid

I checked Homesense the other day to no avail, I will have to try winners just in case! Though Homesense had a ton of tea and coffee , no brands I recognized.

OMGsrsly

I haven’t seen it in Winners again. I remain hopeful, though. If I see some I’ll get you a tin!

Courtney

Yes, the ones I found were at the Homesense/Winner’s store too. There is a US equivalent Stephanie – I think it’s maybe TJ Maxx’s?

Stephanie

TJ maxx, I do have that!

Amariel

I wish this one didn’t have the roses, because they give me headaches. There was not much in it, so I didn’t get that bad of one, but I did. Sadly.

Marzipan

Of course you love marzipan! :D

whatshesaid

I will have to keep my eyes open for this tea! Must have…..gah

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So here’s where I am now. I had jumped head first into the world of teas after Davidstea opened in my city a number of years ago. I gave up coffee and became a huge tea freak. From there I joined Steepster and started ordering teas online like a madwoman (not that anyone here would know what that’s like…)

I was swappin’ up a storm and drinking like 6-7 cups a day and I had this tremendous stash to get through…..then. I got pregnant in Spring 2013 and my baby played a funny little joke on me by turning me into someone who had zero interest in drinking or even smelling most teas. I wanted only coffee all the time which was hilarious because of course you can’t really do more than a cup a day when you’re pregnant.

Anyway. In December 2013 I had my baby girl, and now I’m on maternity leave and though I still LIVE (I cannot emphasize that enough) for my morning cup of coffee (or two…), I am trying to get myself excited about tea again, because I have TONS.

So my mission, which I choose to accept, is to first sip down all the samples I have, sent to me last year by lovely Steepsterites, pre-baby.

Here’s what I love (or I did before, and am trying to again):

Butiki teas in general because the flavours are subtle and not fake tasting and don’t overwhelm the tea base

Harney and Sons Paris is my all time favorite tea.

Mariage Freres and Kusmi are also on my awesome list.

I love creamy earl greys.

Also have an appreciation of oolong.

I have a mega stash of super flavored teas to work through, or I may try to sell them if I decide they are no longer for me. The sip downs will determine!

I love swapping!
Please note my Cupboard contains everything I have including minuscule samples of teas so it is not intended to be reflective of what I have available for swap…

When I rate, it goes like this:

85 -100 = WIN! awesome, I love this and keep it on hand
70 – 85 = pretty darn good but I don’t NEED to own it
55 – 70 = not necessarily terrible but not a tea for me!
30 – 55 = missed the mark as far as I am concerned. Wouldn’t drink it willingly.
0 – 30 = I likely won’t rate this low very often, so if you see it, consider the tea a great big FAIL and probably disgusting.

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