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drank Miss Dammann by Dammann Freres
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Dammann Frères Advent 2021 – Day 7
Where have I been these past 3 years??? Why have I been so slow to come to my senses? This tea has been my husband and daughter’s absolute favorite tea for several years now and I left it to them. They raved about it and converted my sister-in-law and one of our “bonus kids” (we have two extra children we picked up over the years and love as our own). And still, I ignored it. I completely forgot that I loved it last year. I kept thinking of it as “their tea” and my husband even stashed it in his tea drawer. I kept thinking it was mostly a ginger tea.

What was I thinking? This morning Miss Dammann was perfection. The combination of passion fruit, lemon, and ginger was beautiful and delicious. Dammann hit it out of the park on this one and clearly, I had missed the memo on this one until now.

The passion fruit is what won me over and the ginger only made it better. Even in the winter, it was a happy, “sunny” tea. The acidity of the lemon was a perfect complement to the fruitiness of the passion fruit and made it feel fresh.

I’m late to the party on this tea but I’m glad I gave it another chance. Now I get what the fuss is all about :) In fact, I’m trying to brew it a second time because one cup was not enough!

Flavors: Fruity, Ginger, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Lime, Passion Fruit, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec
ashmanra

Now I feel like I need to place a big Dammann order…

EmmaM

You can’t beat their shipping prices! 15 euros for as many teas as you want… I’m already plotting a spring order :p

CrowKettle

Yay!

DF has definitely won me over with the price/tea quality & quantity.

ashmanra

Good to know!

ashmanra

I need to revisit Coquelicot Gourmand and a few others that I have not had in a while.

gmathis

I can’t pronounce Coquelicot, but I know I liked the little sample you shared a while back!

EmmaM

I adore Coquelicot Gourmand! So good!

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ashmanra

Now I feel like I need to place a big Dammann order…

EmmaM

You can’t beat their shipping prices! 15 euros for as many teas as you want… I’m already plotting a spring order :p

CrowKettle

Yay!

DF has definitely won me over with the price/tea quality & quantity.

ashmanra

Good to know!

ashmanra

I need to revisit Coquelicot Gourmand and a few others that I have not had in a while.

gmathis

I can’t pronounce Coquelicot, but I know I liked the little sample you shared a while back!

EmmaM

I adore Coquelicot Gourmand! So good!

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I started drinking tea in 2018 when a friend introduced me to flavored black teas. Since then, I have developed a bit of a tea addiction. I never want to be without the teas I love, but I’m perpetually compelled to try new ones…

I started with French tea companies like Mariage Freres, Dammann Freres, Kusmi, Nina’s, and TheOdor, because I’m French and it makes me feel closer to home, but I would love to find tea companies I love as much on this side of the Atlantic.

I’m partial to dessert teas and in terms of flavors, I adore almond, pistachio, biscuit, nutty types, as well as caramel, cream, cake, vanilla, toffee, chocolate, and cookies. For me, it’s all about drinking my dessert!!! I also like fruity teas like peach, melon, mango, raspberry, strawberry, figs, and even grapefruit flavored teas. I am discovering more floral teas and testing the waters there, but I don’t care for earl greys or chai. I have not expanded into unflavored teas yet, but maybe one day.

For full disclosure I like my tea with a little sugar/sweetener.

Tea ratings: (I’m not a tough customer and I don’t have a very sophisticated palate.)

96-100: Pure deliciousness and all-time favourite teas.

90-95: Love love love. Delicious teas I reach for all the time.

80-89: Good to great teas I’d drink any day of the week.

75-79: Good teas that I would be happy to drink from time to time.

70-74: Teas that are just ok for me. They’re not bad teas, but not my preference.

60-69: Maybe good for someone else but definitely not my thing.

50-59: Drinkable

1-49: Just no.

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