408 Tasting Notes
Thank you so much Stacy fo having added this one to my order as a surprise sample.
I’m happy I can taste this upgrade version, I am now at my third steep and it has lost a part of its flavours to my opinion but I really enjoy the sweet malty notes and the honey notes.
On the first steep I had stronger malty notes but on still a fresh way and sweet.I also has a lovely honey taste.
This is a pleasant tea to drink espacially now in summer because the taste is there but it keeps (as the regular PTA)a light behavior, it almost gets some citrusy notes on aftertaste.
I have bought the classic version but no doubt I’ll consider this one as well for future purchases.
That’s funny, do you know where I get this tea ? I almost have won it !
Last year, during the kermesse (this the name we use in France for a school party at the end of the year)at my daughter’s school, there was a lottery and I never play lottery.But my daughter’s best friend and her mother Karin do and they won this tea…I was just like ohhhhhh you have won tea ! how fantastic ! and it is a Mariage Frères Tea ! Karin told me she didn’t care for tea and never drink tea and she offered me her prize :)
I have forgotten it in my cupboard since but now I am trying to drink more and more straight teas, I decided to have it.
The dry leaves are made of mixed leaves and colours : white (silver tips), green, brown and I can see some jasmin flowers too. Very beautiful. The leaves are from different sizes as well, some are cut, other are full.
The colour of the liquor is really clear and very pale brown.
The taste is flowery but pure jasmin, without any essentiel oil around, the tea base is pleasant, present but I’m happy I have steeped the leaves 2 min only because it may become bitter with 3 min.
2 min are fine, no astringency but a real personnality : not smooth, not mellow but refined, medium bodied (low tannins to my opinion)
I love the way the jasmin flowers come here and how their taste lingers after drinking.
I am sipping this one right now and it is really delicious.
I was sure orange and honey were pairing so well together but it is better than I thought.
I really love it, the honey is really natural (maybe an orange honey or acacia) and not over sugared, it perfectly balances with the orange, a sweet one, not a bitter one.
The tea base is classic and has no bitterness at all.
This is an Hédiard blend but we can recognize the Dammann one behind so my tasting note is valid for the Dammann Frères Miel Orange as well.
I received my Butiki Order yesterday and I cannot resist to begin by this tea.
It’s as good as in my memory.
At the moment it’s from far the best straight black tea I ever had.
I get the bread notes , the fruity ones and the famous honey.
I bump up the rating because it’s too good !
Yes I am having a Christmas tea for breakfast in the middle of Summer…I wanted to taste it for ages and now I have the opportunity thanks to a sample I received with my Instant thé order.
This is a classical blend more than clearly the same kind as Thé de Noël from Compagnie Coloniale exactly the same ingredients cherry,ginger, cornflower on a black tea base.
I need to make a special tasting with a cup of each but I have the impression now that the tea base of Dammann is maybe a little bit stronger vs Compagnie Coloniale.
Well this is clearly not my favourite christmas tea even if nice but these flavours change from cloves, orange, mandarin…
I am gloomy today as I have to come back to work on Wednesday and I really would have loved to remain in holidays – That’s so weird to me as in my previous job I was always so happy to wake up to go to work.
I know what it means so…
Thanks so much to Ruby Woo Scarlett for sharing this tea with me.
I wanted to try this one for ages and here I am : classic Dammann tea base and greedy ingredients such as chocolate, hazelnut + blood orange.
It is really quite similar to Velours Nacré (same tea base, same ingredients at the difference it has almonds in place of hazelnuts)
it’s a pleasant tea, not one I would buy as I own Velours Nacré but I’m happy to have had the chance to taste it
second steep, less steep time (2 min) it is really better. As promised by the salesman I get strong honey notes.
A little astringency remains, I need to play more with this tea (I bought 50g as it was quite an expensive tea 16,50 €/100g and wanted to be sure I like it before buying more)
I think asap I’ll find the right way to brew it for my taste it can be a staple.
This one came from a sample I requested with my Mariage Frères order today in the shop Place de la Madeleine.
This is something I dislike with MF, the fact they NEVER propose any sample even if you have bought 3 or 4 teas (and even if you buy more…), if you request one or 2 they would add them to your pretty bag Mariage of course but from a trade view I cannot understand them : why do they wait the client to request, why don’t they propose systematically to gain another possible sale the next time if the customer had appreciated the sample ? Bizarre…vous avez dit bizarre…comme c’est étrange…
So I requested this one because and only because of its name, it was reminding me l’élixir de longue vie from Honoré de Balzac that’s the only reason, I didn’t know what the ingredients were.
The dry leaf scent was absolutely strong on sweetness.
Immediately after steeping, it was a kind of bitterness, cooling it disappeared (thanks God !)
I wasn’t able to drink it hot but only warm because of an over perfume-y taste.Too strong on the essential oils for my taste.
Cooling, it was a very acceptable and decent tea, high on aromas of flowers (rose and lotus in the leading roles) and on fruit (citrus, even if I was not certain to recognize really bergamot, it probably was + orange-probably a bitter one.
Vanilla was lingering on aftertaste and gave this tea a kind of festive intonation.
Something was disturbing me with this tea,it may have been the presence of lotus as I already noticed some teas with lotus were not among my favourite.
This is a subtle tea with natural notes of wood, and warm roasted chestnuts.
It has none astringency and is absolutely sweet and mellow.
We know that oolongs have naturally a nutty taste and it’s just as if DF had just poured some roasted chesnut in for some time to add this specific natural taste, delicate and refined.
A very comforting tea.
A very well blended tea, thank you Ruby Woo Scarlett for sharing this sample with me.