PERSEUS

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Teas, Carrot, Flavors, Flower Petals, Orange
Flavors
Bergamot, Citrus, Floral, Grapefruit, Grapes, Smooth, Violet
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Kosher, Vegan
Edit tea info Last updated by Mastress Alita
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 3 g 12 oz / 350 ml

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From THE O DOR

This creation is an invitation to look at the stars, holding a cup of tea in your hands, thinking about savoring your Earl Grey tea, this one reviewed by an Impertinent Parisian who wanted to make it his.

Of course, we will rediscover the warm flavor of bergamot, the one we love, the one from the sun, with flavors from Italy, but it will not be the only citrus fruit composing this black tea, divine creation created for the artistic professions launched at the Grand Palais in Paris.

No, not only a bergamot flavored tea since we also rediscover the Japanese delicacy of a yuzu, this citrus fruit coming from the Land of the Rising Sun which is not without reminding us of our vitamin mandarins, and the flavor of a crunchy plum as much delicious.

Black tea is here made sublime by pieces of carrot, sprinkling it and making it unquestionably unique and beneficial. It is not a wink to this vegan creation, of course, but for the properties that are attributed to it, the one to make skin sublime, that its presence may be justified.

To conclude, you will notice, while looking at the blend, that it is idealized by the presence of a few yellow flowers, these are rarer petals of everlasting flowers, here concluding the artistic inspiration of the creator.

Just like the two other creations from this unseen “Some among them are contemplating the stars” tea collection, it takes its inspiration from the constellation of the same name, and reveals to you its story through a harmony of flavors which are going to carry you to the borders of stars.

Silky and wide in your mouth, this flavored tea offers a delicate and transparent amber-colored beverage and is continued on notes of bergamot. Above all, zest flavors of citrus fruits are distinguished on your palate, with the light sourness of the yuzu.

Inside its pretty box, in tin or inside the traditional THEODOR loose Parisian tea bag (available in size M or L), ‘Perseus’ will offer its delicious flavors as from the opening and will bewitch your senses all along its tasting.

A yuzu and bergamot flavored black tea which is going to accompany your tea time for a cup of mystery, of flavors and above all, to keep your head in the stars.

And for the palates in search of citrus fruits and coolness, discover the ‘Petite Ourse’ flavored green tea, to be savored hot or cold according to your mood!

If you look up to the sky towards the northern hemisphere, you will find the ‘Perseus’ constellation.

‘Perseus’, hero of Greek mythology, was born and raised in secrecy until his own cries revealed himself to his father. He who saved and married Andromeda, captive of a sea monster, he whom Zeus, supreme God of this mythology, had placed among the constellations in the sky.

It is this secret of Perseus that is offered to us today through notes of yuzu and plum, which respond to the flavors of orange and bergamot, combined together to a black tea sprinkled with everlasting flowers, to offer on the palate a tea made of secrets and mysteries.

MAJOR NOTES: Bergamot, plum, yuzu

INGREDIENTS: Black teas (Origins: Chine, Sri Lanka) (82%), Carrot and Orange pieces, Flavors (Bergamot, Plum, Yuzu), Life everlasting flower petals.

INFUSION TIME: 4 to 6 minutes
TEMPERATURE: 185 °F (85°C)

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1020 tasting notes

French Friday! Drinking this sample kindly provided by Dustin (thanks Dustin!) this morning, and snagging as my Ode to Tea P entry.

Dry leaf smells like a very floral bergamot… a sort of violet/lilacy scent? Brewed 2.8g per 350ml of 205F water, steeped for 3 minutes. The steeped cup smells pretty much dead on for the leaf; the bergamot doesn’t smell overwhelming because of the sweet florals peeking through, and reads a bit grapefruity citrus on the nose. Drinking it, though, it has a quite full bergamot flavor, and it is a bergamot that is leaning more grapefruit tasting than lemon-lime (I go back and forth depending on the tea). There is a sweet finish, but it isn’t the vanilla/cream that often accompanies Earl Greys. It’s definitely a sweet floral note that is reminding me of the (extremely limited) taste I got from a violet tea once, with a subtle sort of grape note left on my tongue after the berg settles. Looking at the tea entry, apparently this is bergamot with plum and yuzu flavorings, but I’m not getting either of those as flavor notes.

It is very pleasant! Been a while since I’ve had an EG and it’s a nice way to start the morning. I still have a hard time believing that when I first got into tea, I hated the taste of bergamot; now those teas are some of my favorite!

(Reminder that tomorrow is National Haiku Day! Tomorrow, leave a haiku about your tea in your tasting note!)

Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Floral, Grapefruit, Grapes, Smooth, Violet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 350 ML
ashmanra

I am glad you liked this one! It is one of the few Earl Grey style teas I love.

tea-sipper

I think that was the same with me. Started out hating bergamot but then loved the good stuff. Maybe most of us start with the most terrible bergamot teabags?

Mastress Alita

Maybe. I know I originally started with blends that sort of “tamed” the bergamot taste, then I just built more and more of a “I’m okay with this now” and could drink plain EGs, heh.

There are definitely some I still think taste really sour and astringent, though!

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1523 tasting notes

Carrot?! Really?! Huh! Okay. You know how some companies call their flavored teas perfumed teas? Well it seems really fitting for this tea. The flavors are very light and aromatic, but have a depth that balances them. Theodor is so good at blending. It’s fruity, but I can’t pinpoint what fruit. It’s not berries and I’m not familiar enough with yuzu to know what that flavor is. I’m reminded of the flavors in Theodor’s Cours Mirabeau. Maybe I can cross reference the ingredients in that to figure out what I’m tasting here. This cup was good hot and it’s also just as nice as it has cooled.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

I LOVE this tea, I have about a half tin left!

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2632 tasting notes

Oh my word. I got a late birthday gift today from my youngest daughter, said box arriving after she left for school and sorely tempting me.

When she let me open the gift, there were not only two teas but a plethora of samples, most of which were simply labeled “mystery sachet”. EXCITING! I knew they must be labeled in the inside so you know how to steep it, and I assumed the wrapper color was a clue as to what kind of tea was inside.

This immediately smelled like candy, delicious, delectable grown up candy. I thought of those candies that come in flavors like violet, guava, or lavender. I am guessing it must be the plum sitting right up front in the aromas, and the bergamot is there but not whack-you-over-the-head sour. It says there are carrot pieces but I don’t taste anything that I perceive as carrot. Anyone know what carrot would contribute in a blend like this?

We made two steeps with this little sachet and made nummy noises the whole time we drank it. The base is pretty smooth. I followed their advice and kept the water cool for a black tea, steeping it at about 190F. I did give it four minutes for the first steep and nearly five for the second.

Absolutely delicious, and I can hardly wait to try some more of their teas.

Evol Ving Ness

Happy belated birthday to you, ashmanra.

Amie

Happy Birthday!!

Teatotaler

Glad you’re back, ashmanra. I have missed reading your always wonderful notes! Happy birthday! :)

ashmanra

Thank you, all! It was a lovely birthday!

EmmaM

Although I like this tea, I have more than I can drink. I would be happy to share some with you so I know it’s going to someone who will enjoy it :)

ashmanra

EmmaM: I saw your comment a year too late. Thanks for the offer, though!

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