Fruits d'Alsace

A Black Fruit Blend from


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Calculated from 58 Ratings
Tea type
Black Fruit Blend
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Fruity, Smooth, Stonefruits, Sweet, Chocolate, Cherry, Medicinal, Plums, Raisins, Apricot, Alcohol, banana, Malt, Vanilla, Dried Fruit, Musty, Wood, Earth, Peach, Berries, Jam, Smoke
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Typical Preparation
Use 13 oz / 384 ml of water
Set water temperature to 205 °F / 96 °C
Use 3 g of tea
Steep for 4 min, 15 sec
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“Today is a day to drink teas I like, I’ve decided, and after a long morning of stress and work, I’m going to take a moment with fruits D’ alsace, a much enjoyed tea that I’ve neglected for a...” Read full tasting note
“This is one of the samples sent to me by Russel Allyn of Harney and Sons. This is actually a tea I already had in my cupboard, so I am going to gift this sample out to someone wanting to try it! I...” Read full tasting note
“Ok, epic fail here. and I don’t even think it’s the tea, necessarily. Last night, I decided to go buck wild and do a cold-brew of this. First attempt at a cold brew ever. No one was going to stop...” Read full tasting note
“Cold brew of this one tonight as well. I think I prefer it hot to be honest. Th cold brew just seemed to flatten the flavours and make it less appealing to me. Still a nice tea, but not as...” Read full tasting note


Inspired by the delicious Alsatian cuisine of Chef Jean Joho, this is a dessert tea with the flavors of the tree fruits of that region of France: apricots, cherries and plums.

Chef Jean Joho, formerly of Alsace and now of Chicago and Las Vegas fame, asked Mike to do a new dessert tea in 2011. This tea is inspired by fruits found in many Alsatian desserts. Many do love its bold fruity flavors. Mike describes it as " Paris on steroids".

Dry Leaves:
China Black is the base of this tea, which is combined with bits of dried cherries.

The liquor of this tea is a lighter brown because of the addition of the cherries to the tea leaves.

When you smell this tea you will feel like you are in an orchard because of the strong scents of cherry and plum.

Caffeine Level:

This tea has a medium body and a taste of fresh fruit lingers in your mouth.

This tea is fruity with plum and cherry flavors and a trace of vanilla.

Brewing Time:
4 to 5 minutes

Brewing Temp:
212° Fº

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