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drank Blanc Myrtille by Dammann Freres
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DF Advent Day 13 (13-Feb 2022)

There’s a cross between grass and hay flavour here, with a nice blueberry flavour at the end of the sip and in the aftertaste.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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drank Nosy Bey by Dammann Freres
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This has a fascinating scent that isn’t altogether my favourite, but it really does smell like the components noted — vanilla and rose at the forefront with subtle peach.

I would say the taste is a mix of vanilla and peach, with the vanilla more predominant. Vanilla really isn’t my favourite and often causes my stomach to rebel. For someone who enjoys vanilla, this would be a good tea!

This came in my order in error instead of Pêche Abricotée, but when I contacted DF, they immediately sent the correct tea and let me keep this one — customer service for the win!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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drank Oolong Citrons by Dammann Freres
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DF Advent Day 9 (9-Feb 2022)

This tea was quite lovely. The lemon with hints of lime was not quite subtle, but not over the top, just the perfect amount. I found the oolong base to be pleasant as well. Just a good cup of tea overall!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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2022 sipdown no. 16

Thank you Cameron!

This is a really smooth tea. There is an upfront light vegetal flavour, followed quickly by a subtle buttery note. The flavours are soft here, but still delightful. I have been enjoying two steeps of this and somehow made it through 25g without making a note!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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drank L'Ôriental Noir by Dammann Freres
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This one smells like that Quaker peaches and cream instant oatmeal from my childhood.

I would say this tastes very similar to the scent. The peach is more at the forefront, while the passionfruit, very subtle, falls to the back, but is definitely identifiable. I also get perhaps a hint of apple here, which adds complexity to the tea and is quite nice.

It says strawberry, so I’m going to concentrate more on my next cuppa to see if I can find it. At least I have lots to experiment with!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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drank My Gingerbread by Dammann Freres
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DF Advent Day 1 (1-Feb 2022)

I’m smelling hints of orange from the steeped tea, and perhaps the scent of baked goods.

The taste has a lovely almond baked good flavour that’s reminiscent of an almond croissant from a nearby vegan bakery that I love. There are hints of orange that come in as well, but subtle and complementary. I’m not getting very much/any ginger, but I’m secretly thrilled about that. This is a really delicious tea. I would definitely consider ordering this one.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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Hot: The peach plays nicely with the hibiscus here, though the hibiscus is definitely at the forefront. Nevertheless, I really enjoy this blend and wouldn’t hesitate to order it again.

Chilled: The hibiscus is much more forward and tart once chilled. The peach us almost nonexistent, but I do catch hints of it in the background if I really concentrate.

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drank Coconut Matcha by 3 Leaf Tea
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2022 sipdown no. 15

Sad sipdown of this one from the lovely Cameron!

I craved a cup of it nearly every day, but resisted to attempt to enjoy it for as long as possible. I really enjoyed the coconut flavour here and find it adds a lot to the matcha to make it delightfully creamy.

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2022 sipdown no. 8

This tea is pretty tasty for being called surgical recovery haha! I have always enjoyed this one, though it is perhaps slightly medicinal, with a warming from the ginger. If/when I decide to reorder from New Moon, I would be fine to add this to my order (though for immune-related teas when I’m not feeling well I’d choose Nettle from Steam over this).

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML
Kittenna

Regardless of its purpose, this is not an appealing name for a tea!

Courtney

Hahah I know! I actually first picked it up for my partner’s wisdom tooth surgery years ago. :)

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My partner and I live with our bunnies and cat. I’m currently working on my MSc in biology and enjoying tea along the way!

I love black tea and this is usually what’s in my mug.

I’m also happy to enjoy a cup of green or red rooibos (green preferable to red), herbals, oolongs (unroasted and red preferable to roasted), whites, and subtly flavoured greens.

Likes:
Raspberry, peach, rhubarb, passionfruit, and most fruits in general, maple, creaminess, hay, biscuit, lavender, and cacao/dark chocolate.

I enjoy bergamot when paired with flavours that mellow it (Camellia Sinensis Earl Grey Cream is one of my favourites).

Dislikes:
Any smokiness at all, stevia, too much blackberry leaf, rose, ginger (except in chai), cinnamon-heavy teas, anything cloying or fake/candy-like.

I’m vegan with an allergy to potatoes, so I avoid any animal products in tea, along with sprinkles as these often have potato starch (I usually just pick them out of blends).

Last updated December 2021.

Location

Canada

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