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Black Fruit Blend
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Apple, Apricot, Nuts, Orange Blossom, Sweet, Chestnut
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 11 oz / 325 ml

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  • “Lest you think that I am just a Dammann fan girl who loves all of their teas without reservation (which, to be honest, I almost am), there is this tea. I do like some chestnut teas (Lupicia’s...” Read full tasting note
  • “Day 3 of Dammann Freres advent calendar. I am almost caught up :) The dry tea smelled strongly of black licorice to me. I was a bit worried as that is not a good flavour for me. But I read the...” Read full tasting note
  • “No floral. Anywhere. This is okay by me but I double checked the packaging just to be sure. It’s all caramel in the dry leaf. Reminds me alot of the DAVIDs salted caramel really, and I’m kind...” Read full tasting note
  • “this was one of the last teas remaining from my truly life changing exchange with Ysaurella…. life changing how? well, french teas are wont to do that. …. ……. unless you are james and the blend has...” Read full tasting note

From Dammann Freres

“Tourbillon” flavoured black tea

A blend of black teas, where the aromas of candied chestnut, maple sirup, biscuit, toffee caramel, orange blossom and candied apricot merge in a whirlwind of savours. (papaya and apple bits).

Brewing time: 4 to 5 minutes

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2401 tasting notes

Finally writing a tasting note for this one, as it is a puzzle to me. I love the list of ingredients but the result to my tastebuds is just this rum sort of flavor that is unique but odd considering the ingredients. Rum rum rum on a black tea. Maybe like a hint of fruitcake? That has rum in it.

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5672 tasting notes

Advent Calendar Day Four

This is one of those Dammann Freres teas that I feel like I’ve seen it reviewed a million time, and always sort of gone “huh, that sounds nice” and then promptly forgotten about until the next time I saw it reviewed – so I’m quite excited to actually be getting around to trying it myself.

This is just so motherfucking good. That’s right; good enough to surpass ‘fucking good’ and go all the way to ‘motherfucking’! I took my first baby sip when it was still hot, and was like instantly drooling and ready to go back for a big gulp even though that would have most definitely burned my tongue.

The flavours just come through so well, in particular the sweet candied apricot with is just so sweet, fruity and uplifting. It almost feels like it’s just bouncing off my tongue; the flavour is so playful and juicy. The maple/toffee come through well too in the body of the sip, though I did feel like the finish was maybe a bit more like a soft honey note rather than maple/toffee/caramel. It also has complimenting notes of sweet, freshly sliced orange and light apple-y undertones.

Really magical, and smooth with such a lovely profile that’s clear and has rich, full bodied flavour while still feeling light and whimsical! This is my favourite from the calendar so far – though I’m hoping that I haven’t peaked at day four in this advent as there are many more teas to go…

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1721 tasting notes

I believe I sipped this down a couple weeks ago but forgot to log that on here. This is one of the most unique flavoured teas I ever tried. It’s floral yet has this surprise licorice note that isn’t mentioned in the description. On the other hand, I did not detect any nuttiness—especially chestnut—in here. Good work, DF.

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53 tasting notes

This tea is a mixed bag for me. It’s a definite positive experience, and I like the cup, just not for the reasons I was hoping.

The chestnut flavor really doesn’t present for me, which is what I really wanted from this cup. There’s a substantial amount of perfumed floral notes, ranging from orange blossom to cornflower (which is doing weird things in my brain, because I didn’t see cornflower in the blend), there’s also a sweet undercurrent of caramel, which sometimes presents with an almond brittle type sweet nuttiness.

As a chestnut tea, I don’t know if I could recommend this, but overall it’s a tasty, solid experience.

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Dammann Frères Advent Calendar – December 3rd

Yay it’s time for advent tea again! I must admit, this is quickly becoming my favorite part of my day. I’ve been pretty impressed with almost every DF tea I’ve tried, and I’m very glad that I chose this calendar to try.

This sachet doesn’t have any ingredients on the packaging. I must admit, I took one whiff and had to come check the intended flavors to see what I was getting myself into, because it smelled quite floral. I can definitely smell the orange blossom very strongly, and there are also slight fruity and sweet scents. I can see little pieces of something mixed with the black tea, but I can’t really tell what they are.

The steeped tea still has a rather strong orange blossom aroma. I can also smell the apricot and possibly some maple/toffee. Hmm… I must say, I wish this blend wasn’t so heavy on the orange blossom flavor. It pretty much takes over and it’s hard to taste anything else. I can taste a bit of the candied apricot and possibly the apple/papaya, but I’m not really getting much of the biscuit, toffee, or maple syrup flavors, which are the ones I was most excited about! I added a bit of raw sugar to the second half of my cup to see if that would help bring out more of the dessert flavors, but I don’t think it was very successful. Oh, I forgot about the chestnut! Yes, I suppose I can taste that flavor a wee bit. Overall, obviously floral is not my favorite note, but I am thankful that it’s orange blossom (which I find somewhat similar to jasmine, more of a sweet floral) and not something like rose or lavender. It’s a good tea, it’s just not meant for me! :P

Flavors: Apple, Apricot, Nuts, Orange Blossom, Sweet

8 OZ / 236 ML

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2219 tasting notes

I wouldn’t call this a fruit tea, it tastes more like the chestnuts and biscuits to me! Maybe a little bit of floral fruit, but I added cream which can take down flavours like orange blossom.

So delicious.

I would like more, please and thank you.

hearts to Shmiracles for sharing it with me!

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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Thanks Schmiracles for sending me a sample of this tea!

This was also a miss for me. There was flavour to this one, but not very strong and again I couldn’t tell what flavours were in it. The description lists quite a few flavours but I didn’t really get any of those. I still have enough for one more cup so I will try this one again with milk and agave or honey. Honey makes everything better :)

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682 tasting notes

This tea is.. quite interesting. It doesn’t smell like the tea that I would pick up. It smells very fruity and fruity black teas just.. don’t sit well in my stomach.
Steeping and it still has that weird medicine-y smell that I associate all fruity black blends with.
Oh. Not good. It just tastes like a weak black tea with weak flavours of weak fruits. I decided to re-add my leaves for just a couple more seconds to see if I could pull a bit more flavour, but it’s just starting to go bitter. I’ll probably just use the rest of the leaves as a cold brew or sipdown and share them with my roommates.


tis one was not for me either, sadly. and i felt horrible about it because my sample came from a friend in paris =0(


I know, I got this tea from shmiracles last month and I loooove trying new teas! But with that, you’ll also try teas that just aren’t for you.
This tea was good enough to finish the cup, but now I have leaves that I’ll just give to friends. At least it’s going to a better home :)


true… it is the responsible thing to do, to rehouse an unwanted tea =0)

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