I absolutely wanted to buy this tea, because of its history (described in the tea sum up) : I found this very romantic and I adore citrus flavoured teas.

Opening the bag…oh…I was first disapointed because no pieces of fruits here, no flowers…only dry leaf + essential oils.

The perfume of the dry leaf was fine but not exceptional.

I brewed it as requested and magic arrived !
What a wonderful tea, so subtile, delicate with a touch of orange just as we need, not over flavoured and so natural.

Just as if we had some fresh orange juice into an excellent black tea.

We can taste as well some bergamot but a very delicate and soft bergamot.

A beautiful tea, reliable as only an excellent classic tea can be.

Jean Jumeau-Lafond should have loved his wife so much to imagine such a fantastic tea for her…or Mrs Jumeau-Lafond had a fantastic taste and explained exactly what an excellent tea “goût russe” should be …we’ll never know…

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First, please forgive me for my English and all the grammatical mistakes you’ll find in my posts.
As English isn’t my mother tongue it sometimes makes things more difficult to express cleverly and accurately what I feel.

I was mainly in black flavoured teas, green as well if not bitter.
I’m now drinking much straight teas because my palate is now developed enough to appreciate them .

My favourite brands are : Taiwan tea Crafts, Teavivre, Mariage Frères,Theodor,Butiki Teas,Dammann Frères, Betjeman & Barton.
My ratings are as follow :

100 to 95 : my darlings; always in my cupboard (or very often ! )

94 to 90 : Excellent tea

89 to 80 : very good tea, a pleasure to drink it

79 to 70: not bad even quite nice, why not having it sometimes, but well,it’s not so urgent !

69 to 50 : Meh, deceptive or just not for me – but has some qualities

49 to 30 : I just don’t appreciate it

Under 30 : is this thing supposed to be tea ?!?!?

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