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drank Vive le thé! by Le Palais des Thes
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Had this twice now, not getting anything out of it other than a bit of spicy grass. It’s very, very subtle. Which is odd considering there was a huge chunk of what looked like dried orange peel in this steeping.

Flavors: Grass

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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This makes a rather bitter cold brew, unfortunately. I used around 10g of leaf in my 1.3-ish litre jug so I wonder if I dialled it back a bit on the dry leaf, it would have turned out better. The liquor was a bright green so I knew right away it was going to go south. The fruits were muted and lovely, so this does have potential, but I’ll have to experiment with this further.

It’s been nearly two months since I fainted and screwed up my neck, and it’s still sore, so I’m sitting here feeling useless and wanting to go back to the gym but not sure if I should yet? I could always use these days off as an opportunity to tackle my new teas, though. Hmm.

Super Starling!

I’ve had success making it hot, then icing it. I really love this one, and I hope you can figure out a way to make this one work for you! Also, feel better. I’m out of the gym game this week, too — a cold went into my asthmatic lungs.

Fjellrev

Ah, I normally don’t like that method, but it does seem like a way around ending up with a bitter green iced/cold brew tea.

Thanks! I just don’t know if I should go to the doctor at this point because the soreness is taking forever to go away and I’m not sure if I should risk going to the gym. It’s been so long. I hope you will feel better soon too! I’m glad to hear you’re skipping the gym too because I know of so many diehards who still push themselves even when they’re sick and that’s not good.

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Wicked cool finding this at Winners. They had quite a few of theirs available but in the end, this was the only one that seemed worthwhile. I won’t be rating this just yet seeing that, in the end, I do have the flu and was luckily sent home today since a co-worker so happened to be scheduled to come in for a shorter mid-shift and was ok with taking my closing hours. All of those times I covered for everyone else has paid off! I insisted on staying if she had plans tonight but she reassured me she didn’t and didn’t mind. Phew, I’ve gotten worse throughout the evening with body aches and fatigue, sorer throat, etc, so I couldn’t imagine being there still.

The dry leaf smells mostly of red fruits, and quite frankly, this aligns with the taste. Granted, my tastebuds are currently compromised, but I bought this before I got sick and it even smelled mostly of red fruits then, as well. Maybe a soft rose note scent-wise, but I’m definitely not getting that in the flavour.

It’s nice to experience a green tea that doesn’t go bitter extremely easily either.

Evol Ving Ness

Wow! I need to troll Winner’s a bit more regularly.

Maddy Barone

oh, man. glad your co-worker could finish your shift. Take care of yourself.

Fjellrev

Yeah, I found it last week so maybe your local store still has some, Evol? Worth checking out.

Thanks, Maddy!

ashmanra

Hope you are feeling better!

Fjellrev

Thank you, ashmanra! Seems like a lot of Steepsterites have been caught up in this blasted flu season so I hope no one else here gets sick.

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First steep (yesterday) was very floral; lots of soft rose in here like only the French do in their teas. Do I enjoy floral teas? Not particularly. So, this surprised me with its gentle softness and delicate flavors.

I gave a bit to the lady I’m staying with to try, who didn’t like it. “Too floral”.

Second steep (today), just as dark of a tea, less tea-tasting, more rose and softness today. I wish I had another word for it, but that’s all I’ve got.

IF you enjoy lightly scented, delicately floral teas, I’d definitely try this. High rating is for the tea quality – it’s truly up there – not for my liking of it. It’s not the tea’s fault that I don’t like florals… I can still recognize and respect it’s beauty and feel.

First steep 3 min, 2nd steep 5, rounded it to 4.

Gift received via RedditGifts (seriously, go check it out). Many thanks to a kind redditor!

Flavors: Floral, Licorice, Rose

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Arby

If you don’t plan on drinking this, I’m always up for a trade. I love Palais de Thes and like floral teas too. I got some great teas from reddit’s tea and coffee gift exchange too!

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From Sil. :) TY!

Tea smells pretty rich and malty.

This is pretty good. A bit thin and astringent for texture, but the flavour is nicely malty. I’m totally happy drinking this, but probably wouldn’t search it out to buy.

(My One True Love is Assam. So.)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML
Sil

who are you? ;)

OMGsrsly

An existential question, my nemesis!

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75
drank Long Jing by Le Palais des Thes
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75
drank Long Jing by Le Palais des Thes
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Flavors: Artichoke

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 300 OZ / 8872 ML

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Flavors: Honey, Jasmine

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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Flavors: Malt, Nut Fruits

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 5 g 300 OZ / 8872 ML

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A delicate tea full of well balanced fruity flavours and flowery perfumes. The fruits blend together quite nicely but still they remain distinguishable. The overall result is very sweet, so I tend to use only a little sugar (a little less than 1 tsp) to bring out the flavour.

Flavors: Flowers, Fruity, Mango, Peach, Rose

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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Was at the local French cafe and wanted to try something new. While this wouldn’t have caught my eye normally, it’s the holidays, so why not!

This smells like a genuine, fresh-baked apple pie with plenty of cinnamon and sugar. And there’s a whiff of a clean, crisp tea base underneath it all. The taste itself is a little lighter on the apple and spice, but sweet and smooth. Looking at older reviews, I wonder if they hadn’t improved the tea base over the past few years. Overall, it’s nice and cozy and not too in-your-face!

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90
drank Dong Ding by Le Palais des Thes
12 tasting notes

Muestra que me dieron en Nantes.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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95

i really love this oolong!
light, vegetal and floral taste, camphor, freshness,
beautiful leaves

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67

roasted Oolong with a taste of honey, astringency, freshness, wood,
up to 5 – 6 steeps but doesn’t last any longer
nice evening tea but not outstanding

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Thank you to my sister Sil for sending this sample my way.
I’m usually not a fan of Ceylon teas, but contrary to most, this one didn’t have that typical iced tea flavor to it, and was enjoyable to drink with a certain richness that made me think of dry roasted nuts. It is rather on the astringent side, however, which I don’t mind so much, except that it tends to hit my tummy in a rough way, and in this case, in spite of a full breakfast, I could still feel it’s effects, but not so much as to lose my breakfasts or anything like that, LOL.

Sil

doh. sorry for the upset tummy..but glad you also found this one a little different.

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I had bought a bunch of samplers of Le Palais des thes from Verizon recently and decided to give this one a try. I love the aluminum cylindrical packaging. Lovely tea. I see some flat dragonwell-type leaves mixed with dry mint and blue cornflowers. The scent is a mild mix of mint and bergamot. Upon brewing, the liquid was a light yellow color. Lovely, fruity and minty scent. I brewed this at a cooler temperature, which brewed up a light taste. I really like this tea. Nothing was overbearing and I could taste hints of bergamot and mint. There was no astringency to this tea too.

Flavors: Bergamot, Green, Mint

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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55

Eh. I think the mate comes through strongest, and I don’t particularly care for mate.

Preparation
Boiling 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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88

Easily the most prestigious Earl Grey I’ve ever had. It tastes amazingly modern with it’s Yunnan base tea and this gentle Bergamot texturing; it’s got incredible depth. This is an Earl Grey for people who love Earl Grey as it’s both immediately familiar but absolutely unique all at the same time. The only thing I would say is this isn’t a breakfast tea, it’s just too spectacular to waste on a mouthful of eggs, bacon and potato’s. Enjoy it in the early hours of the afternoon, it will really set you up for the rest of your day.

Flavors: Bergamot

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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