Montagne d'Or

Tea type
Black Fruit Blend
Ingredients
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Flavors
Coffee, Lychee, Mineral, Potato, Wet Rocks
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Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec 500 oz / 14786 ml

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  • “This is very very fruity – I convinced a friend to order a teapot so i could try this, she did not love it unfortunately. And neither did, not quite, I. It is maybe trying too hard. It´s floral...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Love this tea and another delight from my Mariage Freres samples. This tea is like liquid perfume combining the flavors of rose AND fruity apple. The inexplicable part is the flavors combine into...” Read full tasting note
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  • “YA! So hard for me to even imagine that a tea other then Marco Polo could rock my world so much, this one comes close. It’s like sitting in a peach orchard having a picnic, on a sweet summer day...” Read full tasting note
  • “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUZEtVbJT5c I have made it to the last black tea in my cupboard! And as far as I know, I don’t have any black tea samples left to taste either. This is a pretty tea,...” Read full tasting note
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From Mariage Frères

‘Golden Mountain’ is a felicitous blend of traditional flavoured teas from China with fruits from the mountains of the Golden Triangle. A precious tea.

Mariage réussi de thés parfumés traditionnels de Chine et de fruits des montagnes du Triangle d’or. Thé précieux.

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359 tasting notes

This is very very fruity – I convinced a friend to order a teapot so i could try this, she did not love it unfortunately. And neither did, not quite, I. It is maybe trying too hard. It´s floral tea with straight ironed dyed-platinum hair and long fake nails. It´s too much, thank you very much.

It tastes strongly (nicely but too much and too sweet) of loquats (nêsperas!) to me, can not spot any other fruit (maybe some citrus?), though it also smells a bit floral.

I will try this again if I can, just to make sure, but it is probably not going to ever be my cup of tea.

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Love this tea and another delight from my Mariage Freres samples. This tea is like liquid perfume combining the flavors of rose AND fruity apple. The inexplicable part is the flavors combine into something light and refreshing. One warning- don’t let this tea get lukewarm! Boy when cold, yuck! The odd rose and apple combination just does not work…

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YA! So hard for me to even imagine that a tea other then Marco Polo could rock my world so much, this one comes close. It’s like sitting in a peach orchard having a picnic, on a sweet summer day with not a care in the world discussing how beautiful the world is, feeling how beautiful life is. it is very perfect this tea. the alchemy of the flavoring, hits that perfect note. Also I have noticed that mariage freres tea that comes in the tin is so much more fresh and alive, then their tea not in the tin. And the ingredients are just such high quality – unmistakingly high. (that word is not spelled right, but I don’t know how to spell it)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 15 sec
Alicia

I am sold. I have to try this. :)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUZEtVbJT5c

I have made it to the last black tea in my cupboard! And as far as I know, I don’t have any black tea samples left to taste either.

This is a pretty tea, and yes, it is lychee — very strong lychee, a very singular lychee note — that I smell coming out of the tin.

The tea is a dark chestnut color, leaning toward mahogany. It smells like lychee, but also like something else. Something minerally. Rock like. Maybe a little like potato. For those synesthetes out there, if a malty yunnan smells gold, this smells silver.

There’s also a warmer note in there somewhere. Something coffee-like.

Flavor-wise this is better than I expected. I am not a huge lychee fan. I don’t dislike it, but it isn’t something I’d put in a favorite category. Still, done well it can be quite enjoyable for me.

This one is done really well. It’s probably the best lychee black tea I’ve had, though I haven’t had that many (oh Steepster, when will you let my search my notes based on flavor profile? Or based on rating? Or based on anything? I would so love a search function as the ordering functions are limited in their utility.)

If I was going to stock a lychee black tea in my permanent collection, this would be it. Say no more.

Flavors: Coffee, Lychee, Mineral, Potato, Wet Rocks

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 500 OZ / 14786 ML
derk

I dig reading the note while your link plays. Nice touch.

__Morgana__

It’s a nice recording. :-)

Bluegreen

Do you find lychee teas to differ quite a bit in taste? I tried one and disliked the taste so much that I have not been able to bring myself to finish the reminder of the 50-g bag – which is rare for me. So I am wondering if I need to try a couple of more before I write them off completely.

__Morgana__

If you really dislike lychee, you might not like this. I don’t dislike it — to be honest, I don’t think about it much at all — but I have found that some lychee teas either have something about the base that doesn’t go well with the flavor, or the flavor is too heavy, or too artificial, or something along those lines. This is unusual in that the base is nice and the flavor doesn’t seem painted on. It’s not something I’d drink every day, but if I wanted to keep one on hand as a change of pace I’d pick this one.

Bluegreen

Thank you Morgana, it was informative. By the way, how do you order Mariage Frères teas? I went to their website and it is all in French. Do you order them off the Amazon or do you read in French?

__Morgana__

I ordered from a place called the Cutured Cup which is in Dallas.

__Morgana__

But also you can change the language on the Mariage Freres site to English in the upper right hand corner.

Bluegreen

Thank you, thank you! Will explore both.

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There will never be a lychee flavoured tea as good as this one! This one is truly Haute Couture like Mariage Frères. One of their best teas.

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1113 tasting notes

I snagged this tea from the Pass the Stash TTB when I went to visit Marzipan the other day.

Mostly this tea is generically fruity, with a hint of that powdery floral that some French flavored teas tend to get. Not my favorite thing ever but I was glad to get to try it :)

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Pass the Stash TTB #4

I was really looking forward to this one. It smelled divine. Though once I drank it, I could not wrap my head around the flavor because it tasted exactly like lychee black tea. I’m not sure where the apple and “stone fruit” taste is supposed to come from because it’s lychee 100%. Which is not a bad thing; I love lychee tea. But it was not what I was expecting.

If I hadn’t tasted lychee tea first, I probably would have been blown away by this tea because it is lovely.

Flavors: Lychee

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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424 tasting notes

Another one added by Dustin and from “Another Traveling Tea Box.” I really liked this one and am going to keep the rest (mua ha ha!) So far I am only keeping two so I don’t feel so bad, and I’m adding a bunch. This was a nice fruity black, not super strong like someone else said, or maybe I just like them super strong. I didn’t get the super astringency either. Oh well, the whole purpose of the box is to get teas into the hands of people with different tastes, right?

CelebriTEA

I would love to try this tea.
Lucky you ;-)

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1011 tasting notes

I cold brewed some of this and I think it is better than having it hot. Unfortunately it doesn’t drastically improve it. I’m still getting that mineral undertone taste and I don’t think it was the water this time. Still getting generic fruit flavors. A little floral.
It is going in the get rid of pile. I don’t have time for mediocre tea!

Preparation
Iced
keychange

I know what you mean about not having time for mediocre tea.

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6 tasting notes

Just not crazy about this one….there’s a strange astringent taste that hits right in the middle and I just can’t get around it. I’ve experimented with water temps and steeping times but I just can’t get into this one.

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