Pomme d'Amour

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Apple, Candied Apple, Caramel, Cinnamon, Maraschino, Perfume, Smooth, Stewed Fruits, Sweet, Banana, Cherry, Mineral, Thick, Toffee, Wood, Yams, Fruity, Pastries, Grenadine, Floral, Candy, Earth, Musty, Artificial, Dirt, Brown Sugar, Butter, Earthy, Woody, Sugar
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 11 oz / 320 ml

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  • “Today the weather is cloudy, rainy in Paris. Rain is the Automn’s side I don’t like. I was looking for some solace… I found Pomme d’amour…Toffee apple in English ? The kind of sweet things we can...” Read full tasting note
  • “Steep Information: Amount: 2 tsp Water: 2 zarafina cups filtered Tool: Zarafina black-loose-medium Served: Hot Tasting Notes: Dry Leaf Smell: apple, spice, black tea, sweetness Steeped Tea Smell:...” Read full tasting note
  • “My sample sip down continues, and I am starting my day with this sample that came in a tea gift box from my daughter. (Superanna, for those who haven’t figured that out yet! grin ) Not many apple...” Read full tasting note
  • “This sounds so irresistible. French caramel apples in tea. I never had any caramel apple, ever, but that just made it much more appealing – it was the idea of it, caramel and apple, oh yay. It...” Read full tasting note

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A blend of black teas with the delicious aroma of caramelized roasted apple livened up with a hint of maraschino. The flavor of deliciously prepared stewed fruits.

Dominant note : Gourmet notes
Secondary note(s) : Orchard fruits
Type(s) of tea : Black Tea
Main flavor : Apple
Complementary flavor(s) : Caramel, Maraschino

Ingredients: black tea, flavors (caramel apple, maraschino), flower petals

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408 tasting notes

Today the weather is cloudy, rainy in Paris. Rain is the Automn’s side I don’t like. I was looking for some solace…

I found Pomme d’amour…Toffee apple in English ? The kind of sweet things we can buy in carnival. Let’s go for joy !
On the other hand, each time I see a Pomme d’amour…I think about Snow-White and the very red apple…as attractive as poisoned…

So verdict : Pomme d’amour is a joyful poison (addictive poison !)

To me this tea is closer to oven-baked caramelized apples than Toffee apples – it is really fruity and sweet but natural.

The dry leaf is amazing : very very dry and shinning.
Dammann is generous, a lot of petals and big pieces of apples are mixed with it. The smell is just fantastic.

The color of the infusion is really beautiful and the mix of the 2 black teas (Ceylan + china) is a perfect base to reveal all the flavours , so sweet but always natural.

I love it ! Sure it is a great antidote to the gloom of the Rain.

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I think pomme d’amour is Love Apple in English literally but what you describe is Caramel Apples I think. Oh this sounds very good for a rainy Autumn day!


Une pomme d’amour :http://www.hum-gum.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/pommedamour.jpg
Do you call it Toffee apple, caramel apple, candy apple ? It seems there are a lot of appellations of it in English? am I right or are they different ?


Pomme d’amour is a candy apple in Canada/us I think the toffee apple is britain… C’est toute la meme chose…la friandise donc la pomme est mis sur un baton et est enrober avec la caramel.


There are different coatings, I think your pommes d’ amour are red candy apples the original toffee apple. Then what we see more often now in the U.S. are Caramel Apples (and sometimes with chocolate and nuts or sprinkles on them see www.mrsprindables.com ).


thank you Sil ! So it is- again- a linguistic variation with Great Britain (I worked 8 years for an English company…I remember they were unhappy when I was typing color in place of colour…) Thanks God tea will be always tea :)


This tea sounds delicious. I love the Dammann Freres teas I have tried so far!


thanks Bonnie, amazing apples ! I should come over USA to have a chance to taste these beautiful sucreries


We hit a Rocky Mountain Candy Co. recently that had “cheesecake” caramel apples coated with white chocolate and graham cracker crumbs. Didn’t get much cheesecake flavor … but good gravy, it was so rich, it didn’t matter! (P.S. the tea sounds great!)

Terri HarpLady

This tea sounds tasty! I’ve been drooling over the Damman Freres website recently……


Ah you would be more than welcome everywhere Ysaurella.


This review of yours is making me very curious! I had seen Dammann teas for sale and been curious – the price of tins while not exactly cheap is much more reasonable here than MF or Fauchon or TWG. But the seller has no sample opens and so I never got any. So opinions are so important to help me choose!


@ cteresa
I’ve never had any “bad” Dammann Frères. They are a little bit less expensive than MF on loose tea as well.
To me DF is the only rival to MF regarding quality and taste.
I think you can choice one without problem just taking your taste in teas in consideration regarding the ingredients.


That is good to know, I will try it! normal MF is pretty expensive here, at big department stores hitting close to 20 euros for the normal black tin, though there are a couple places which sell some varities by the weight and that of course is cheaper, 9 euros or something per 100 grams. Not French prices :(

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Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 2 zarafina cups filtered
Tool: Zarafina black-loose-medium
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: apple, spice, black tea, sweetness
Steeped Tea Smell: caramel, apple, spice, maybe cherry
Flavor: black tea
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: bitter
Liquor: translucent dark reddish-brown

I did something wrong, the tea smells fabulous, but is weak and a bit bitter. I think I need more leaf, and less time?

On the other hand both the tea and leaf smell so fabulous I am happy to just sit here and sniff….

Post-Steep Additives: none

Resteep: zarafina 1 c, same 2 tsp, black-loose-medium
stronger body, astringent, less bitter, black tea, hints of apple and spice

Next time 2 tsp / cup and some sugar

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/04/dammann-freres-loose-leaf-black-tea.html

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My sample sip down continues, and I am starting my day with this sample that came in a tea gift box from my daughter. (Superanna, for those who haven’t figured that out yet! grin )

Not many apple teas have made me roll around in ecstasy. Neither does this one. LOL! It isn’t bad, it is quite good. The base is smooth and warming, there is definitely more than just apple going on in it, and I can see this being incredibly comforting and soothing on a cold winter day. I don’t drink alcohol at all but I can really see this tea becoming awesome with the addition of something stout and dark, like maybe a splash of cognac? Brandy? I don’t know liquors though I have tasted some way way back, but I do think this would be an amazing tea to add some warming spirits to.

And I may be a hypocrite, because I said I wasn’t crazy about apple tea but I polished off a large cup of this in record time. Now I wish I had more.

Edit to add: second steep weaker but still really good. Also, gone.


Welcome, Superanna!! :)

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This sounds so irresistible. French caramel apples in tea. I never had any caramel apple, ever, but that just made it much more appealing – it was the idea of it, caramel and apple, oh yay. It really was something I wanted to try, particularly since I have recently been impressed by the first Dammann tea I tried (Paul et Virginie, that was). So when Ysaurella so kindly shared this with me, yay, thank you so much again Ysaurella!

I could not resist trying this before getting really better from the cold I had, so my first teapot was not really a fair trial (a waste, but could not resist). And here goes my second attempt – I was distracted by something else and brew it just a smidgeon too long. No harm done, still extremely drinkable, just adding the data point that it´s probably much better with shorter steep times.

The dry leaf smells totally divine – not like apple nor caramel, but some indescritable blend, fruity and spicy and yes caramelley. The liquor smells and tastes differently. Like apples yes, and this tea left me quite baffled. I think part of the problem is that never having any caramel apple I did not know what to expect. For example, yesterday I tried another marvelous sample from Ysaurella, Rouge d´Automne which tastes wonderfully of marrons glacés – which taste very differently from any other dish of chestnuts! If I had never had had marrons glacés I think I would not have known what to make of that taste. And I get this feeling from Pomme D´Amour, like I can not recognize what it is about. It is very nice indeed, but a stranger somehow!

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Oh, I love mixing caramel and apple flavoured teas for this effect! Half and half of Kusmi’s caramel and their apple is one of the best combinations I’ve ever done. :) (I’ve found, though, that LPdT’s Toffee, which fills the same slot as the caramel in my mind, doesn’t work half so well with that combination.)


It is a good idea indeed. And mixing teas, I got to dare that one of these days!

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I didn’t select this tea specifically for today, as I chose it randomly from the teas that I have from Dammann Freres (thank you Doulton!), but it is perfect for today, as it is cloudy/overcast, and may actually rain! It’s definitely telling me that autumn is on its way. YAY! (For autumn IS my favorite season)

The flavor here is apple – much like baked apples. Sweet! Delicious. I like this tea very much. The black tea base is smooth and rich but not particularly brisk. A very relaxing black tea.

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This sounds scrumptious!

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My second tasting from the nice samples provided by Ysaurella…
The weather is hot and sunny; the clouds and rain should only come later in the day. However I felt like having comfort food today to make up for my almost gone cold and for the absence of Hubby.
Pomme d’Amour smelled like the perfect antidote to any gloominess.
I was afraid to have left it steeping a bit too long, as I’m not sure I was not on the wrong side of 5 minutes, and that I had put too much of it, as it had really swelled inside my strainer. The little apple pieces in particular had especially filled out.
The color was a nice caramel honey; the smell very sweet and candy-like.
Then I sipped and was relieved not to find any hint of bitterness. My first surprise was that the caramel taste was lighter than I expected, but fortunately tasted like home-made caramel and not like the fake-caramel flavor which is often used in industrial foods and beverages, especially herbal-dust in bags heavily laden with artificial coloring and flavoring that is sold in most supermarkets.
The tea base seems really nice. Pomme d’Amour tea has the very natural taste of real fruit heavily dipped and cooked in sugar. This is undeniably a very high quality product.
I have to confess that I have only one bit of a toffee apple once in my life, many many years ago. My cousin who had shared a part of her delicacy with me was not very happy when I told her I did not like it very much, as it was too sweet and sugary; and that’s about the only recollection I have of it.
I am not the biggest fan of desserts, especially cakes, and am really quite picky about those; however a good Tarte Tatin is among my favorites. So I tried to find out what differences there were between Pomme d’Amour tea with what I love about apple cakes and Tarte Tatin. I came out with those findings:
- I usually like the apples to be a bit tangy, as the fruit tanginess complements the sugar-butter caramel better;
- I also much prefer when the cake is prepared with salted butter, especially crystal salt. To my opinion, the twist added by the salt make all the flavors stand out.
Of course, this tea did not promise to be “Tarte Tatin” flavored, but Pomme d’Amour and I believe the promise to be perfectly met.
If you have a very sweet-tooth, it should be a bullseye hit.
If you have more of a sweet and sour tooth, it might not be so convincing.

I’ll drink a second batch of this tea with great pleasure (and the first one did not linger long in my pot), however I know that I will not buy it, as I probably would not finish the batch, and that I have to be careful selecting candy-sweet flavored teas.

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this is funny because Pomme D"amour is a tea almost all people I swapped with requested (along with Pleine Lune of MF)
You’re the first to review it and I am happy you appreciate it for a sweet tea. If you don’t like too much pastries and cakes, maybe try some citrus teas, you’ll get the fruity notes without the sugar hint note. From DF Douchka is a very nice one but if you like teas not too strong on caffeine maybe Earl Grey French Blue from MF would please you.
Aïda as well from MF but stronger on the tea base


I’m sure some people would love it à la folie…


Guilty of requesting it of ysaurella – :) have not tried it yet though hoping for a properly functioning nose soon!


No probs cteresa, I fully understand as I am myself absolutely tea disabled since 3 days with a kind of big cold :)

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1143 tasting notes

Day 22 of the Dammann Freres advent calendar. This doesn’t taste bad, per se, but the dry leaf definitely smells better (or at least more interesting) than the brewed tea tastes. The dry leaf smells very clearly of candy apple and maraschino cherry. I so wish that those flavors had translated more clearly into the brew itself! This uses the same black tea base as so many of the other flavored black teas in this advent calendar. It’s a bit dry, a bit malty, and rather reminds me of black bread. It also dominates the sip. The caramel apple and maraschino cherry flavors show up delicately, mostly at the end of the sip. I know that’s the thing with a lot of French teas, for the flavoring to be very delicate, but I find that frustrating when the base tea being used is the same one over and over again. Maybe if it was a base that I really loved, I’d be more open to it, but DF’s standard black tea base unfortunately just isn’t that.

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Dammann Frères Advent Calendar 2022 – Day 22

Not the biggest fan of apple teas, although I kind of like that this is a baked spiced apple with hints of caramel, maraschino, and vanilla – albeit a perfumey/mustier baked apple than I prefer. It’s a bit too muddled for my liking; I think I want a nippier base tea.. or something.

Flavors: Apple, Candied Apple, Caramel, Cinnamon, Maraschino, Perfume, Smooth, Stewed Fruits, Sweet

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1546 tasting notes

Freebie sachet from my order. Should’ve saved this for my upcoming road trip when I’m going to need bagged tea but the weather this week has had me in the mood for fall flavors.

The aroma is lovely – a mix of what seems like baked apples with dark caramel or maybe brittle? There’s also a maraschino cherry vibe but it underpins the rest of the aroma rather then standing alone.

Unfortunately, the aroma doesn’t translate too strongly to taste. The base black tea seems like a mix of Ceylon and maybe a Yunnan black. It has that trademark to me thick and glassy mouthfeel of many DF teas. The taste is clean, woody and mineral with tones of banana and yam. I enjoyed the second steep more than the first but I’m not sure why.

Too bad there’s such a discrepancy between nose and tongue. It did make me happy, however, and fit well the cooler weather we’ve been having. The fog blows in in the evening and blows out in the morning, leaving a mist in the air and some much needed moisture. Summer has barely started and I’m already longing for autumn.

Flavors: Banana, Candied Apple, Caramel, Cherry, Mineral, Stewed Fruits, Thick, Toffee, Wood, Yams

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I have been on the hunt for a delicious apple tea for a while now and I was excited to add this tea to my advent calendar order last month. It just sounded so delicious. And I’m glad I did because now I got it out of my system, but I’m a bit disappointed because this is not the end of my search for a delicious apple tea.

I think maybe my mistake is that this is a baked apple type of tea and I’m craving an apple pie, or even a fresh apple type of tea.

I get oven-baked apple and some caramel and vanilla, so it delivers on its promise. I’m the one who is fickle on this one and evidently changed my mind as to what I was hoping for: more apple. I do like it a lot more than the carcadet version though and it is a lovely tea.

Flavors: Candied Apple, Caramel

Cameron B.

I found the base tea to be a bit discordant for this one – super earthy or something. I really wanted to like it, I too want a delicious apple tea!


I’m also in the market for a delicious apple tea! :) Actually, I had this one on my last DF order and ended up striking it off because my shipping was too high.


I agree Cameron B. It might be that earthiness I’m not connecting with. On paper it sounds so perfect, but it just doesn’t work for me. The search continues lol.


Liz, I wish I could send you some of mine. 100 gr is just a lot for a tea I’m not in love with, but I imagine shipping to Greece would be prohibitive. Maybe when I go to France this Spring, it would be easier to ship from there. Will investigate :)

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