Thé de l'Abbaye

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Flavor, Flower Petals, Green Tea
Flavors
Apricot, Astringent, Bitter, Caramel, Cherry, Cherry Blossom, Dry Grass, Drying, Floral, Fruity, Milk, Mineral, Plum, Salty, Thick
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
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  • “There’s really nothing to read here except my confession of abject failure. I was so excited to try this…took it to work (Mistake #1) and scorched it—kettle water was too hot. Bitter, bitter,...” Read full tasting note
  • “Okay, this one deserves some love. I had it first with breakfast and was really surprised by how much flavor it had. The base was good and strong with a hint of bitterness, and with breakfast I...” Read full tasting note
  • “I did a thing. I bought a kilogram of French tea. It’s actually pretty affordable when bought in bulk loose leaf. Those sachets are for royalty! The aroma of this is absolutely intoxicating!! ...” Read full tasting note
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From Dammann Freres

Green tea with green and fruity notes, combined with the inimitable flavour of mirabelle plum and the gourmet flavour of caramel. A tea with the wonderful tones of summer fruit.

Dominant note : Orchard fruits
Type(s) of tea : Green tea
Main flavour : Mirabelle plum

Ingredients
Green tea, aromas (mirabelle plum, caramel), flower petals

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3 Tasting Notes

2465 tasting notes

There’s really nothing to read here except my confession of abject failure. I was so excited to try this…took it to work (Mistake #1) and scorched it—kettle water was too hot. Bitter, bitter, bitter! Added a little honey, hoping to neutralize it (Mistake #2) and then all there was was a cup of hot bitter honey water.

Before trying to doctor it, I did get some hints of the lovely little fruity notes that I’ve seen in the other reviews.

Sigh. derk, dearest, I apologize for my sloppy mishandling!

Evol Ving Ness

Aww, sorry for the unfortunate tea moment. That sucks.

ashmanra

Well, rats! This was a really good one!

derk

I will send more so you can give teas a chance.

gmathis

No hurry!

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2563 tasting notes

Okay, this one deserves some love.

I had it first with breakfast and was really surprised by how much flavor it had. The base was good and strong with a hint of bitterness, and with breakfast I thought it tasted quite nutty with caramel and fruit, in that order. I made another cup to drink later and it was all fruit and caramel, with lots of drippy good caramel flavor. I didn’t get nuttiness that time. As it cooled, the chameleon changed some more. The hint of bitterness up front (a nice, arresting kind not a turn off kind) grew a bit, but was always followed up with a punch of apricot and caramel.

It really does taste different when paired with different things, and I concur that it resteeps well. Definitely worth trying and worth buying if you like apricot, plum, and caramel.

Thank you, derk, for sending some tea love my way!

Cameron B.

This one is definitely on my list! I adore plums.

Courtney

Oh goodness, I’ve had to add it to my wishlist as well!

gmathis

This is in my sample stack, too. Now I can’t wait!

Evol Ving Ness

O my word! You know, when I was off steepster, I managed to not buy much tea. Now, of course, I want to buy all the things. You people are killing me.

gmathis

Enablers, we are.

Evol Ving Ness

Indeed. (love you for it, but argh!)

CrowKettle

Same. Steepster magically expands the size of my cupboards. Always.

ashmanra

Glad to be of service! Ha ha!

EmmaM

Thank you for putting this one on my radar! I looooove plum teas. Noel a Prague is one of my favorites, so this one might be a hit too!

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1114 tasting notes

I did a thing. I bought a kilogram of French tea. It’s actually pretty affordable when bought in bulk loose leaf. Those sachets are for royalty!

The aroma of this is absolutely intoxicating!! The exclamation marks coming from a normally reserved derk should give you a clue. It’s such a sweet and tangy, ringing golden yellow plum aroma! With a swirl of soft milky-creamy caramel! A golden bell glinting in the sun, a golden yellow tapestry made of the finest silk. It reminds me of my friend who came by the other night, how strange.

Guessing the base green tea is the same dry grassy Chinese sencha I’ve tasted before in other DF flavored greens. [ EDIT: Now I’m unsure; it might be something else, maybe Chun Mee? ] That type of tea never wows but it’s a great delivery vehicle for this luxuriously fruity and floral, golden cherry plum note to evaporate ever so slowly in the aftertaste. There’s also this natural apricot in the aftertaste that I do think is from the green tea itself. The body is fairly thick and brisk, very mineral-salty and does have some bitterness to it which lingers for a while on the tongue. I like this part, since it gives the experience some more depth. Caramel flavor enhances the impression of deep sweetness and gently contrasts the sun-blushed redder tones of that beautiful mirabelle plum flavor.

It tastes like a gift from the sun.

Steep twice!

Flavors: Apricot, Astringent, Bitter, Caramel, Cherry, Cherry Blossom, Dry Grass, Drying, Floral, Fruity, Milk, Mineral, Plum, Salty, Thick

Cameron B.

That always happens to me when I order from Dammann… Stupid 100g bags. So inexpensive though!

derk

The more to share, though :)

Evol Ving Ness

O my word! You know, when I was off steepster, I managed to not buy much tea. Now, of course, I want to buy all the things. You people are killing me.

Cameron B.

I’m trying to prune down a 1kg order from Dammann as we speak… QQ

Evol Ving Ness

Haha, my finger has been very very close to the add to cart button lately and DF’s is very very tempting, especially now with their list if caramel teas and the calendar. The situation is getting quite dire. I may need special tea furniture if this continues.

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