I’m slowly going through the last of my untried DF teas, and I honestly feel like I’m writing the same review over and over. When I dipped into my Mariage Frères haul, I felt nothing of the kind. Not the slightest hint of it. Their greens all had completely different personalities, and put me in different mnemonic mindsets from the first sip.
DF’s teas, on the other hand, do nothing to my brain. It’s like being on a date with someone who’s pretty and well-dressed and highly sniffable, but they do nothing to my brain so I’m simply too full for dessert and may we have the check, please?
In the bag, this is an exuberant berry explosion – definitely not artificial, Dammann Frères don’t do artificial at all; they somehow manage to get even the most insane berryfest come off as natural.
Steeped, also very berryful. I like that I can taste individual berries throughout the sip – cherries, currants, blueberries – but that there’s also a nice intermingling of the various flavours. A smooth, round, green sip of berries.
[From my epic Instant-Thé order to Rome, October 2013.]