drank La Naissance by Fauchon
374 tasting notes

The flavouring in this tea is like a cross between Italian Torrone and Turkish Delight. I quite like it, but I find that if you want the flavouring to pop brew it for less than the recommended four or 5 minutes. I can definitely taste the marzipan which blends well with a slightly fruity, slightly bitter rose and Jasmine. For those who hate floral teas this is not overly floral, it’s more candy like. The almond flavour is part marzipan, part nougat and part cake ( if you’ve had a cake baked with almond flour). It is not overly sweet, which is nice as I prefer to be able to sweeten a tea to my own tastes. The Tea is quite pretty with a scattering of rose buds, jasmine pieces and sliced almonds. The base is a chinese black but it brews up to that thick sort of consistency that assams often have.

The tea brews up to a dark amber and smells of a rich white cake. The base tea underneath brews up to a thick, slightly tannic and malty fruity tea. It adds a slightly bready texture to the tea and would handle milk or cream well. I find that if allowed to brew too long the base overtakes the flavouring of the tea.

The tea re-steeps nicely. The more I sip this tea it reminds me of cake, which is nice and fitting since it’s my ‘jour de naissance’.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Sil

Happy birthday!!

yyz

Thanks!

Rosehips

What Sil said. Happy birthday!

caile

Happy birthday!

OMGsrsly

Bonne fête! :)

scribbles

Have a great birthday!

MissB

That’s awesome! Enjoy You Day! :)

yyz

Thanks Everyone!

CelebriTEA

Belated Happy Birthday :-)
I wish Fauchon teas were so easy to come by in the states

yyz

Thanks, I wish they were easily available here too!

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Sil

Happy birthday!!

yyz

Thanks!

Rosehips

What Sil said. Happy birthday!

caile

Happy birthday!

OMGsrsly

Bonne fête! :)

scribbles

Have a great birthday!

MissB

That’s awesome! Enjoy You Day! :)

yyz

Thanks Everyone!

CelebriTEA

Belated Happy Birthday :-)
I wish Fauchon teas were so easy to come by in the states

yyz

Thanks, I wish they were easily available here too!

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