drank Smoky Nara by Mariage Frères
1487 tasting notes

I didn’t realize when I added this to my cart how little tea I’d get. I think it’s only 50g. It has a really rich smoky flavor that I’m not finding overwhelming. It has something light and tart in the sip that I can’t quite pin point. It almost has a sweet yet savory taste. Part of what made me curious about this tea is the tonka bean notes. I’m not exactly sure if it’s flavored with tonka beans or just tastes like it. French translated to English sometimes gets a little choppy. This past year I was able to get my hands on some tonka beans, so I have an idea of the flavor established. The finish definitely tastes like tonka and is a little dry. Overall I’m liking this and am looking forward to sipping more!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Cameron B.

They actually have an English version of the site if you click “EN” at the top right corner. To me, it sounds like they mean natural notes of vanilla and tonka bean.

Dustin

Awww, I was really excited about the idea of a tea flavored with real tonka beans. It’s a forbidden bean in the states which makes it sound so much more delicious!

CrowKettle

Coumarin strikes again (tonka beans sound delicious).

Dustin

It’s so weird that it’s illegal here. There are so many other things way more toxic that we can have, but not that one!

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Cameron B.

They actually have an English version of the site if you click “EN” at the top right corner. To me, it sounds like they mean natural notes of vanilla and tonka bean.

Dustin

Awww, I was really excited about the idea of a tea flavored with real tonka beans. It’s a forbidden bean in the states which makes it sound so much more delicious!

CrowKettle

Coumarin strikes again (tonka beans sound delicious).

Dustin

It’s so weird that it’s illegal here. There are so many other things way more toxic that we can have, but not that one!

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My name is Dustin and I like tea.

I’m an added flavor kind of tea fan, but have had a growing appreciation for plain. I want my tea to remind me of cookies and cakes with coconut and almond slices with a hint of chocolate drizzled on top. I want dancing ponies and flying monkeys shooting off fireworks! And no hibiscus. Hibiscus is the devil.

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