Edit Company

Recent Tasting Notes

Definitely fruit cake comes to mind with this tea!
That’s all I remember as I drank this last week!
Sorry, terrible review

Login or sign up to leave a comment.


GCTTB Round 5 V2.0

Opening the sample package releases a burst of caramel scent. I used ~1.5 tbsp with 500ml water steeped for 5 minutes . From what I can tell this is a medium roast oolong with caramel cubes added and white (possibly sugar) butterflies. The smell reminds me of the caramel matcha I tried from red leaf tea but the taste is obviously quite different.

The caramel and oolong notes compliment each other nicely for a mild mannered slightly sweet cup. If one pays attention it’s possible to pick out the base oolong – I would actually recommend brewing this one for 3 minutes instead of 5 as I got some astringency from it. As it cools the oolong comes forward a bit more but I could still taste the subtle caramel addition.

Very decent blend! I’d be curious to see how the fresh version compares

Evol Ving Ness

sirturtletheknight, kindly add me or send me a pm so that I can message you.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Peach & Thyme by Fauchon
566 tasting notes

GCTTB5 original version

The scent of the dry leaf led me to believe that the peach and thyme were evenly balanced though after a brief steep, the peach almost disappeared and the thyme moved forward.

I selected this tea today because I woke up feeling under the weather: truly weak with a killer sore throat and murderous migraine. Possibly the frigid blast of air conditioning here and there in public transit and public spaces pitted against the demon humidity and heat and rapid weather changes finally got to me.

In Morocco, thyme tea was used as a stomach soother but also general wellness tea, so I reached for this in hopes of general wellness vibes. While the water was boiling, I thought I might add some honey to this for my throat though I forgot all about that when the tea was ready.

I will add honey in the next cup.

Flavors: Peach, Thyme

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

I’ve got a summer sore throat too! As you say, I suspect the warring temps inside and out. Ah well, and excuse to drink tea.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

I got a sample of this in the GCTTB 2.0 with fair warning that it was a little old. In my opinion it’s still a very nice tea with a smooth, light oolong base and sweet caramel flavours. I ate some homemade matcha shortbread with my cuppa tea and that really made the flavour pop. I’ll have to keep an eye out for this tea in stores so I can snag a fresh(er) canister.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

How I wish Winners would carry their tea again.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.


Sipdown (201)

Caramel and buttery and just a hint floral. Plus, cute butterflies <3

Thank you Sil for the share. This is one comforting tea that will be missed.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.


This is still deliciously caramel. Thank you Sil for the share because this is an amazingly tasty tea. It also paired beautifully with the leftover wedding cake I had for breakfast. Yep, definitely the epitome of health these days :P.



Login or sign up to leave a comment.


Thank you Sil for sharing! This certainly did not disappoint. First of all, the little butterflies in the dry blend were adorable but more than that, this tea is delicious! This is so soft and creamy with just the right amount of buttery caramel deliciousness (think the soft, chewy caramels you get as a kid). Even the oolong base, which normally is not a favourite of mine, gives enough floral roastiness to heighten everything while not taking over the cup. It really is awesome and I am grateful for the chance to finally get to try such a beloved tea, even if it’s not the beloved caramel salted butter oolong. Thank you, Sil!

Since I’m on mobile, I’ll just note I brewed this for 4 min at 190F

3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

This is THE one for me….its just older and less than it was initially.


I thought that initially and then I thought I read somewhere that you preferred the Dammann so I was wondering how good that one must be to be better than this lol


the dammann one is a little more green oolong and the fauchon is a little more roasty oolong…

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank L'Abricot by Fauchon
1184 tasting notes

This was a very refreshing black tea, the apricot was sweet and not overly artificial. The peach didn’t overwhelm the flavour of it which sometimes happens.

I also cold brewed the leaves which left the flavour pretty subtle but was still enjoyable.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

GCTTB5 box#2

This is delicious, it is a creamy buttery oolong with notes of caramel. It is very smooth and slightly sweet.

The package states that it is aging so I can only imagine how delicious it is when it is fresh! If I ever put in an order here, this would definitely be on the list!

The resteep was enjoyable, with less creamy caramel.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.


Cold Brew Sipdown (134)!

Thank you VariaTea for the sample! This has been on and off my wishlist for such a long time…

I think the flavour of this is absolutely divine! Without getting into too much detail, it reminds me of a perfectly baked sugar cooking with the lightest, most airy/fluffy lemon icing on top. It’s perfect, and simple and the flavours are show cased so damn well! At the same time, as I drank it, I had the most striking sense of flavour deja vu and it’s killing me because I know I definitely have not had this tea before and I cannot for the life of myself place what tea I’m being reminded of.

Really want to get my hands on more of this.

Flavors: Butter, Cookie, Cream, Frosting, Lemon, Vanilla


it’s a good one :)


…and onto the wishlist it goes! Sounds fab. :)


Maybe Butiki’s lemon macaron?


Once I noticed you never had this I was like I MUST share this one! So glad you liked it :)

Roswell Strange

@Kaylee I thought that might be it, but no revisited that one afterwards and it’s definitely not what I was thinking of.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank L'Anniversaire by Fauchon
117 tasting notes

Creamy, raspberry, mint! Not necessarily a cake vibe from this tea, but the flavour combination was delicious! I would love to have been able to try this cold brewed, but I only had a small sample. Give this one a go; it’s a winner.


Flavors: Creamy, Mint, Raspberry

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Peche et Thyme by Fauchon
2219 tasting notes

Hello tea people!

Made this iced today. About 450g ice, 450ml hot water, 2 tbsp tea, 1 tbsp honey.

Too much honey, but whatever. It’s a good combination with the thyme.

And I must say that this is really THYME. I like it, but I wouldn’t get it again…

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Peach & Thyme by Fauchon
333 tasting notes

This is a very old sample (so old I no longer remember who sent it to me), and I can tell it’s the worse for it. There’s a lovely, smooth base, but beyond that I’m getting only whispers of peach. It seems like a delicate, natural peach, rather than the gummy candy sort of peach flavor you find more often in flavored teas. I’m not getting any thyme, which ruins the effect somewhat, but even in its diminished state I’m still finding this makes an enjoyable cup. I can only imagine it’s much better fresh, so I’m rating it partly for potential.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.


Sipdown (114)!

Sample comes from Kittenna.

- Really lovely, interesting tea…
- Sweet, creamy and buttery caramel notes
- Alongside nut, floral, lightly vegetal, mineral, & peachy base
- Sort of DOES have a “salty” finish; but lightly so
- Very smooth overall!
- Really just genuinely lovely

Login or sign up to leave a comment.


While the dry leaf smells peachy, the thyme definitely comes out more to play in the brewed tea.

However, as it got colder in my cup (I let it sit for too long), the thyme flavour became all wonky. It paired up with the peach flavour in a weird way to taste musty and artificial. I’ve never had Fauchon teas, but I’ve heard very good things about them, so I’m just going to assume that I’m some sort of uncultured boor who can’t grok the delicacy of refined French things.


This tea is definitely weird. I do love it iced with a little honey though.


This is a very bizarre tea. Don’t judge Fauchon on this puppy. It’s kinda like those savory rosemary shortbread cookies, or savory fruit chutneys; some people love them and some hate them, but above all they require balance. I agree with iced as the best balance between the two flavors and the base. Really upping the intensity helps this tea out a lot.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Not bad. Just… not enough mandarin orange to go with the nuttiness. This might be due to age, though.

Thank you, MissB. :)

Edit: Needless to say I didn’t make it to the mall. Might go to a local store though, since the rain seems to have let up a bit maybe. I might go to the mall tomorrow morning…

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Hmmm…. not bad. Fairly hazelnutty, but not like the coffee syrup. More like the cookies my mom used to make out of the hazelnuts we gathered from the back yard.

I do like this, but it’s not an absolute favourite.

I think it came from MissB…. thank you! :)

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank L'Anniversaire by Fauchon
22 tasting notes

Smell is a mix of mint and berry, which is actually less strange than it sounds. Predominant flavour is mint, but it’s not an in-your-face mint. It’s quite mild (which I really like, mint is something I prefer in small doses) and shows up as a bit of a cooling sensation more than anything.

This is a creamy tea, and I mean that in the usual sense, but on top of that, the cooling from the mint gives an impression almost like actual cold cream despite being a hot drink. There is a floral hint to it, and some of the berry flavour comes in after the tea has cooled down a bit, but to me this is really a cream/creamy mint tea.

I don’t really get any kind of cakiness or association with birthday cake (who’s ever heard of a mint birthday cake?), but this blend does feel a bit like an upscale Santa’s Secret, and my birthday is close-ish to the holidays, so whatever, I’ll take it.

Much thanks to MissB for a whole tin of this! I’m really happy to have this as a part of my cupboard!

4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Woohoo! I’m so glad you have it and appreciate it. I was worried you might not… your taste in tea is much more refined than mine! :)


Refined! You didn’t have anything to worry about, I’m still a baby tea nerd.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank L'Anniversaire by Fauchon
1 tasting notes

What a lovely, dainty black tea! I also was lucky to sample L’Anniversaire courtesy of MissB. If I didn’t know which ingredients were in the tea, I wouldn’t have been able to single out the mint, let alone anything else including the rose petals (and I love rose petals). Keep in mind, I sweetened it with stevia which obviously affects the flavor. Delicate, creamy, fruity and well-blended, this would make for an elegant choice for a social get together.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

First off, I’m an arse – I just got this in a swap, and yet I oversteeped it. Of course. Because that’s my way! So, uh, 12 minutes.

Shockingly, it’s really really yummy. It smells a bit like plum pudding or fruit cake. I don’t get much out of the flavor other than an interesting, plummy-type of dryness.. again… I messed this up. Thank goodness there’s another good mug-full of tea to play with.

Thank you shezza, for so surreptitiously sharing some of this with me in LOOK Tea yesterday.

EDIT: What? caramel, pineapple, sweet orange, and maraschino… um… okay I get the orange (fruitcake, that’s what I identified it as) and marasschino (same thing), and possibly pineapple… but caramel? No. Well, maybe. Well… darn it, I so wish I hadn’t oversteeped this.

Flavors: Drying, Plums, Tart

Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Peach & Thyme by Fauchon
2389 tasting notes

Thanks for this one, Stephanie! In a lovely pink tin and all. :D I’m always looking for a nice peachy flavored tea. I didn’t see too many peach pieces actually in the blend, but it tastes like peach anyway. I do wish it would taste like peach slightly more, but I’m glad that it doesn’t taste like that fakey peach. I’ve had some pretty gross peach teas though, so that bar might be impossibly low. There is also a savory element with the thyme and it’s making it taste a little like pine to me, but in an interesting way. The black tea itself is tasty enough and pairs with the flavors. I like it with two teaspoons! I bet this would be awesome iced.
Steep #1 // 2 teaspoons for a full mug// 7 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // couple minutes after boiling // 3-4 minute steep


Yay it has found a home!


Yeah I wasn’t drinking it and afraid it was going to go bad Marzipan :(

Login or sign up to leave a comment.


Thanks again for the lovely package of teas, Stephanie! I’m finished with teas to review, so I should be trying more of the teas you sent more often. :D This oolong looks much darker than a jade green, more roasted than the usual green oolong. I also see occasional tangerine piece or almond in this pretty tin. The tangerine flavor is definitely there through the steeps — a tasty sweet tangerine. I was hoping there was more almond. The oolong itself seems buttery, not as roasty as I was expecting, possibly fruity to blend in with the tangerine. The second steep is even better — very thirst quenching. The third steeps loses a bit of the tastiness of the second steep. I don’t think I overleafed at all! I really like this one – just more almond would have been amazing.
Steep #1 // 2 teaspoons for a full mug// 15 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // few minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #3 // just boiled // 2-3 min

Login or sign up to leave a comment.


posted initially under the wrong listing

Caramel. Ooolong. Heaven.
The pairing of flavours leaves a lovely fresh mineral note and something akin to apples, but more like a spritz of apple than a mouthful. The caramel aftertaste is lovely, I am in serious lust!!!
Thank you MissB for sharing!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.


Wrong listing, reposted under the correct one!

Caramel. Ooolong. Heaven.
The pairing of flavours leaves a lovely fresh mineral note and something akin to apples, but more like a spritz of apple than a mouthful. The caramel aftertaste is lovely, I am in serious lust!!!
Thank you MissB for sharing.


Oh! haha I should have thought about the French translation…

Login or sign up to leave a comment.