Mon Petit Chocolat

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea, Flavors, Flower Petals
Flavors
Almond, Chocolate, Cocoa, Malt, Nutty, Smooth, Marzipan, Amaretto
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec 3 g 12 oz / 355 ml

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From Dammann Freres

For lovers of chocolate notes, a delicate black tea with a silky texture and cocoa sweetness which produces notes reminiscent of praline.

Dominant note : Gourmet notes
Type(s) of tea : Black Tea
Main flavor : Chocolates
Complementary flavor(s) : Cacao, Biscuit, Almond

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12 Tasting Notes

1403 tasting notes

Beautiful. Fine chocolate ganache, intense almond. Very much beautifully executed chocolate almond truffle.

Drank it with no additions.

I would not mind having this one around.

EmmaM

I never get tired of this one!

Evol Ving Ness

Yep, this is going my list.

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1242 tasting notes

Dammann Frères Advent 2021 – Day 6

Decent almond chocolate tea. The aroma is in silky praline/mousse territory. “Chickpea Nutella” dessert comes to mind (so good, like all chickpea things). However, like all liquid almond things, I find this a bit thin. Almond may be my least favourite nut. I look at Mon Petit Praliné sitting over there, and its glorious hazelnut profile, and wish I had that instead, so..

Steep Count: 2

Flavors: Almond, Chocolate, Cocoa, Malt, Nutty, Smooth

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Evol Ving Ness

I think Mon Petit Praline is coming up.

CrowKettle

(Flips over to the back of advent) Yay!

Are our advent teas lining up Evol, or are we still a little out of sync?

Evol Ving Ness

I’ve been kind of ignoring mine, but just checked and Mon Petit Chocolate is coming for Day 10. Not that it matters because rebel child.

Evol Ving Ness

Oops, today was Carrot Cake Rooibos for me.

CrowKettle

Ah, we are totally in parallel dimensions. Neat.

The first time (also, second and third time) I got a tea advent calendar someone gave it to me as a Christmas gift. Drinking them in order and on their days is overrated! :P

Evol Ving Ness

Excellent Christmas gift. Essentially a sampler. I like it. Next year, I hope to be a bit more ambitious with the calendars, not that I will follow them day by day. Probably.

Evol Ving Ness

Are you happy with the MF advent?

CrowKettle

So far, yes! Most of my nitpicking comes from the tea satchet form and being a snob (oolong.in.teabags.).. Otherwise, MF is doing what I hoped they’d do: surprise me with their elusive (dare I say, pretentious) approach to tea ingredients and catalogue selection. Although I jest (and wonder) about the lack of black teas so far – it helps that I generally love floral, fruity profiles as well as white, green, and oolong teas (3/7 days of flavoured green oolong is a “me” advent). :P

Also, this DF one is a really complimentary advent pairing – giving me the holiday-themed blends and dessert profiles that I’m so far not getting (and didn’t really want) from MF.

CrowKettle

I’ve actually been doing these calendars with my mother (waiting to try today’s until I see her later on sigh). She’s loved all of the MF teas she’s tried so far; Apollon, which I gave a 65 on here and others said lacked distinctive flavour, she gave a “10”. Mileage varies :)

Evol Ving Ness

Thanks. Seems like a good balance. I am not all that familiar with MF teas. I also have issues with teabags. For me, it is more a matter of control. I tend to overleaf with the DT’s perfect spoon, steep fast for several steeps. It’s a habit now which works for me.

A tea bag requires a whole different level of tea planning. It gives maybe two good cups (maybe maybe a third weak one).

Evol Ving Ness

Doing it with someone can be fun.

it’s lovely that you can share this with your mom, regardless of her tea preferences.

CrowKettle

Yeah, besides the fact that tea bag leaf is usually broken (sometimes this is great for a good, brisk tea) – there’s not as teas as I’d normally use myself for a pot, especially in the case of the oolong. I think that was part of Apollon tea’s problem. I’ve managed to get some pretty good cups and multiple steeps out of them but it’s a lot of tinkering.

When I first started drinking tea, a European pal gifted me 4 tins of MF teas (2 green, 2 black teas). They were initially super tricky to steep up and rate; their “mysterious” perfumed profile is also different from British and North American flavoured profiles. Steepsterites on here gave me countless tips, so by the time I reached the bottom of all four I was sad to see them go. So, I’ve a bit of patience for MF.

CrowKettle

Yep, love doing them with someone and lucky to have my mom close by! The year I split my calendar with a coworker was also fun but we didn’t stick to the dates (weekend teas, for example, we’d drink whenever).

Evol Ving Ness

What a sweet gift!

I may be up for the MF tinkering next year.

I kind of wish I had been around when Steepster was even more popular. But then, I’d likely be even more far behind in drinking up my teas :)

CrowKettle

The only (big) downside with MF is the costs of shipping. Otherwise, I’d love to do it again, especially if they change up their teas up each time.

Evol Ving Ness

Is the shipping more than that of DF?

Life is getting way more expensive.

CrowKettle

Yes, but they also used DHL and I got the brokerage fees. That made a big difference. D:

I don’t know if brokerage fees are always 100% guaranteed. Another parcel I recently shipped to family from UK via DHL didn’t ding me.

Evol Ving Ness

Hmm. Potentially troublesome.

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2827 tasting notes

After being dissatisfied with the other chocolate teas I’ve had lately, I figured I would give this one a try. This is from my recent Dammann order, I added it in partially because of the cute tin, and partially because the combination of chocolate, almond, and biscuit sounded so tasty.

Hmm. It has a nice aroma with chocolate and marzipan, but it’s not really translating to the taste for me. Mostly I just taste a generic base tea and a little bit of amaretto flavor…

I wonder if I’m doing something wrong with these Dammann teas, as I had a similar blandness problem with another tea that I just bought. Perplexing.

Reserving judgment until I’ve tried this with some other steeping parameters… :(

Flavors: Almond, Marzipan

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Dustin

I love French teas, but I could not get into DF as much as I tried. Every cup in my advent was bland to my palate.

Cameron B.

I don’t usually have this issue with Dammann’s teas, I am so nonplussed that it’s happened twice in a week… :/

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1199 tasting notes

2021 sipdown no. 64

Sad sipdown of this this evening. We went on a wee drive to get some fresh air and I had just steeped this when we decided on the drive, so I poured it in my ceramic travel mug and off we went.

This is definitely one I made a mistake not putting in my most recent order, but alas, it will go in the next. The biscuit and chocolate flavour is so perfectly balanced and light, yet apparent. Just delightful.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML
Cameron B.

I can always send you some more too! I have a tin of this one.

Courtney

I’ll have to remember for our next swap! Although my DF list to buy is growing, I don’t know when I’ll be ready to spend that amount haha!

Cameron B.

I love DF but that 100g minimum size is a killer. :(

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Sipdown (279)

I was feeling a bit off today and I think perhaps my body got used to a little bit of caffeine since I’ve been in quarantine and this is my first cup.

I literally grabbed this so I could get a quick up of caffeine and also a sipdown. Alas, I really don’t like it. I am mostly getting the black base tea which is not my favorite. There is a muddiness to it which I think is intended to be the chocolate but it’s not really doing it for me.

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Advent day 22! I was dubious when I saw this one. Chocolate teas are very hit or miss, but this one absolutely knocks it out of the park. It has sweet, caramel notes and just a bit of chocolate. It’s not chalky or synthetic tasting like so many chocolate teas tend to be. Really tasty and smooth.

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Sipdown (721)!

One of the free samples from my DF order – and honestly something I likely wouldn’t have bought for myself, but I’m glad it was included because I thought this was actually really incredible! DF blends have this amazing ability to really nail their intended flavours (more often than not) while still feeling more delicate/refined and allowing the base teas to come through really well – and this is an excellent example of that.

The chocolate note is there but it’s much less intense than you would get from a more North American style of chocolate tea. They’re silky and velvety while still having the richness of a really nice, high quality chocolate. The other main note here is the “praline” which is sweet and nutty, kind of like a praline or almond brittle? You experience the chocolate note first – very smooth and graceful, and then it transitions into more of this sweet nuttyness. It reminds me a bit of a very nice, fancy “praline truffle” kind of thing you might get from a box of very high end French chocolates. It’s so nice, but most importantly you also get the black tea at the same time!

I enjoyed this a lot – it’s like the more grown up version of DT’s Chocolate Covered Almond, and while both are good and have a purpose this is something I think I could find myself drinking more often. Thanks DF for including it!

Martin Bednář

Sounds lovely!

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Dammann Frères Advent 2021 – Day 6
I make this amaretto chocolate torte and this tea always makes me think of it. But while I make my torte with rich dark chocolate, this tea is all about smooth milk chocolate. But I still get the delicious almond mixed in there which I love and the feeling that I’m drinking a delicious dessert.

My torte is heaven for chocolate lovers, but much too rich and concentrated for anyone else. This tea is in a different lane. It’s light, silky, and soft-spoken. It’s delicate. Less “in-your-face chocolate” and more almond chocolate ganache. It took me a few times to fall in love with it but now I love it!

Flavors: Almond, Amaretto, Chocolate, Cocoa, Smooth

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec
gmathis

That’s a lovely description. Sounds so elegant!

ashmanra

Another for the list!

EmmaM

I hope you like this one! It’s a great cold-weather tea.

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