This made a good cold brew tea for the summer. Now that it’s fall, I see myself picking it up as a hot tea.
The gentle and sweet strawberry offers a glance into the fruity flavors of summer, but right now the mild nutty flavor combined with that to-me signature toasty note of Chinese sencha, has me feeling the coziness of baked goods and fall. It’s more like a macaron than a pastry.
The pistachio comes through as such in the aroma but turns something closer to sweet almond in the mouth. Some light tang from the green tea and another Dammann Frères tea with a juicy swallow. Smooth while sipping and leaves a tingly, salty-astringent afterfeel.
Overall, the flavoring is pretty mild, which I enjoy, but if you like strong flavors, this might not be the tea for you.
This one doesn’t steep as well a second time compared to most DF teas I’ve tried.
Listen: Idée Fixe by Methyl Ethyl
Flavors: Almond, Astringent, Cookie, Fruity, Grass, Nutty, Salty, Smooth, Strawberry, Tangy, Thick, Toasty