Mont Blanc Green Tea

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Autumn Leaf Pile, Chestnut, Cream, Dry Grass, Grass, Seaweed
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Organic, Vegan
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Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “I’m logging this tea as my prompt for “a French Tea” on the scavenger hunt for this month. Granted, the tea itself – is not French. But the desert that inspired it – is a Parisian dessert that was...” Read full tasting note
  • “(52teas (Anne) 2022: 180) M is for… Mont Blanc! The ingredients suggest I should love this tea, but I was kind of ambivalent. Couldn’t really taste the nutmeg, and the green base was a bit...” Read full tasting note
  • “M is for… Mont Blanc! Sipdown (1403)! I still don’t particularly taste chestnut, but I really got the cream notes in this cup and I liked the richness that they added. I found the greener, grassy...” Read full tasting note
  • “Another one from the December subscription package. I was excited to try this one, as I actually had a mont blanc at a fancy sweets buffet at a hotel in Osaka. It’s basically a pile of squiggly...” Read full tasting note
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Tea of the Week for December 7, 2020!

While searching for “chestnut” recipes online one day, I came across a recipe for Mont Blanc. It’s an Italian dessert: a sweet chestnut puree that’s topped with cream. It sounded delicious & I thought, hey, that would make a tasty tea.

For this blend, I started with organic Chinese Sencha tea because I thought that the mild flavor & sweet, creamy flavor would lend itself well to this concept. Then I added vanilla beans, chestnut & vanilla cream essence & some freshly shaved nutmeg because – well, I thought nutmeg would be a yummy addition.

This is really quite nice. The chestnut flavor lends a hint of savory flavor to the sweetness of the vanilla – & the wee bit of nutmeg adds a hint of warmth to the overall cup. It’s different – but really quite lovely!

OH! And yes! It is VEGAN, gluten-free, allergen-free (no nuts!) & organic.

organic ingredients: green tea, vanilla bean, nutmeg, calendula petals & natural flavors

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205 tasting notes

I’m logging this tea as my prompt for “a French Tea” on the scavenger hunt for this month. Granted, the tea itself – is not French. But the desert that inspired it – is a Parisian dessert that was first created in Italy. I’m not sure how that works, but – I’m rolling with it because I guess I don’t have to know everything. Which is a good thing, because I do not know everything. Not even close.

I crafted this tea as a tea of the week for December 7, 2020. I know that the people who have reviewed it mentioned they couldn’t taste the nutmeg, but for me, it’s one of the most prevalent flavors. (I guess it goes to show that all our palates are different.) It’s smooth & creamy, a nice nutty undertone – I taste less chestnut here than I remember tasting a year or so ago. Then, it was a well-defined flavor for me, now, it’s more of an undertone that hints at chestnut nuttiness. A pleasant creaminess to it – but again, the strongest note I’m getting here is the nutmeg. Which is perfectly fine for me because I love nutmeg (probably my favorite spice – right up there with allspice – if I were to rank my top three, it would go: nutmeg, allspice, anise with an honorable mention for cumin. But now that I read that, I realize I forgot cardamom. It belongs in that top three too. So, I have five spices in my top 3 and I no longer stand by that top three ranking because I think cardamom would tie with allspice and I’m not willing to drop anise from the top 3.)

Anyway, a lovely cup, I’m enjoying it. Thank you to Mastress Alita for putting together the scavenger hunt every month because I’m enjoying the prompts to find teas that I have stashed in many locations throughout my house & tea studio.

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(52teas (Anne) 2022: 180)

M is for… Mont Blanc!

The ingredients suggest I should love this tea, but I was kind of ambivalent. Couldn’t really taste the nutmeg, and the green base was a bit bitter.

ETA: Just drank the resteep and definitely got creamy nutmeg – I liked it! Maybe I messed up the first infusion.

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12915 tasting notes

M is for… Mont Blanc!

Sipdown (1403)!

I still don’t particularly taste chestnut, but I really got the cream notes in this cup and I liked the richness that they added. I found the greener, grassy edge to the cup a bit much for my own tastes – but I know others appreciate. Glad I tried this again though, because I think I liked it a bit more the second time around.

EDIT: This is my 11,111th tasting note. Damn.

mrmopar

Dang Ros, with that number you should play the lottery too!

Evol Ving Ness

Also, congrats!

Evol Ving Ness

I hope I have this one and if I don’t, I hope I can get some.

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2725 tasting notes

Another one from the December subscription package.

I was excited to try this one, as I actually had a mont blanc at a fancy sweets buffet at a hotel in Osaka. It’s basically a pile of squiggly chestnut mousse with cream either on top or inside on a base of cake. French pastry is pretty big in Japan, so it was no surprise to find them there! They’re generally chestnut, but I tried both pumpkin and chestnut because the buffet was autumn-themed.

Anyway! I’m honestly not getting much flavoring from this unfortunately. The Chinese sencha base is very grassy and I think it’s overpowering the added flavors a bit. I do get a nice creamy sort of chestnut note in the aftertaste, which is lovely. I just wish I got more of that throughout the sip… I tried it both hot and room temperature, and it didn’t seem to make much of a difference.

It’s a shame, as the flavor combo sounded so good!

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Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Chestnut, Cream, Dry Grass, Grass, Seaweed

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Inkling

I’ve never heard of a mont blanc, but that sounds really yummy! Hopefully someone figures out how to better capture that flavor in tea.

Cameron B.

I mean, who can argue with a pile of chestnut cream? I’m not sure I’ve ever had a chestnut tea that I found satisfactory though. Maybe the Creha one from Yunomi?

Skysamurai

If you were to use a different base what would you use? Do you think a hojicha would make the desired taste?

Cameron B.

I think a green tea is a good choice, it just needs to be a nuttier/milder one.
Hojicha would probably be good too, and a black tea would also be fine.

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1522 tasting notes

I absolutely love chestnut flavoring in teas, so I was quite excited to see this blend in this month’s box. Sadly I can’t really taste any chestnut. There is a bit of a custardy/vanilla flavor happening. But, I’m missing the rich nuttiness of chestnut.

ashmanra

I had roasted chestnuts for the first time this Christmas! They did not taste as roasty as I expected after having Adagio’s Chestnut blend.

Courtney

Roasted chestnuts are the best! I have a tea that I also can’t taste chestnuts in, sadly.

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