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From Comptoir des thés et des épices

Mélange de thé noir et de thé Oolong aux arômes de figue de Barbarie et de mandarine. Agrémenté de morceaux d’ananas, de pétales de bleuet et de carthame.

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Now this is the last of the Comptoir teas, and this time I’m not mistaken. It’s a bit confusing, as this smells almost exactly like Le Thé d’Amandine by the same company. (Reviewed here: http://steepster.com/clareborn/posts/212004)

Obviously, these two teas have completely different flavour profiles on paper, some of which comes through in the brewed tea. Weirdly, this one has a slight hint of Dammann Frères’ Pu erh Gourmand, as well. (Reviewed here: http://steepster.com/clareborn/posts/196900)

So this feels like a big, crazy, mosh pit of French quality tea. It should be more appealing, you know – two teas I really enjoy coming together in one dirty oolong? Because the base tea here is very nice, just the kind of earthy oolong I enjoy. But no – it’s just too similar, like when you hear a song that sounds almost exactly like one of your favourites, or when you meet a person who looks very much like a friend of yours. Something’s just the tiniest bit off, and it’s hard to make out what it is.

Still, this is a great tea. Dark, rich, velvety sips all throughout the cup. If I’d tried this one before the two others, this could very well have ended up being the one I preferred.

[From my epic Instant-Thé order to Rome, October 2013.]

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I received this sample from bluebelle in our February swap. Thank you for sharing!

I was nervous about this tea because I could not find an English description of the tea. I still am not sure what I am sipping, but man it is good. Why oh why must my mouth like teas that are impossible to get a hold of? As I am typing the light bulb is going off that maybe I should put the description into google translate. Anyway, this is another tea that I have a small sample of that I will savor and pray that I get to taste again someday. As for the taste, I am getting a black tea with hints of possibly oolong with a fruity finish.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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