Dolce Riviera

Tea type
Green Herbal Blend
Ingredients
Basil, Cinnamon, Citrus Essence Oil, Flavor, Green Tea
Flavors
Alkaline, Astringent, Basil, Cinnamon, Lima Beans, Lime, Pastries, Peach, Round, Seashell, Smooth, Sweet, Wet Moss, Vegetal
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
3 g 10 oz / 300 ml

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  • “Refreshing cold brew with a profile that, to me, complemented late summer weather out here in the North Bay, so basically up to the end of October. Made the very last bit of leaf this morning with...” Read full tasting note
  • “I was surprised to see that DF was carrying a basil tea. That feels almost a little too out there for a brand as traditional as DF, but I’m a simple tea drinker. I see basil. I buy basil. Out of...” Read full tasting note
  • “This one was a sample that came from Derk. It’s a unique combination of flavors and the combination of basil, lime, and cinnamon is really nice on the smooth green tea base. It’s very balanced like...” Read full tasting note

From Dammann Frères

The earthy character of green tea and the delicate peppery flavor of basil are the dominant notes in this rustic and original blend. A hint of lime underlines its freshness while the fine and discreet presence of cinnamon brings roundness, softness and a gentle sweetness to the infusion.

Dominant note : Minty / Vegetal
Type(s) of tea : Green tea
Main flavor : Cinnamon
Complementary flavor(s) : Basil, Lime

Ingredients
Green tea, cinnamon, basil, lime essential oil and basil flavoring

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4 Tasting Notes

1314 tasting notes

Refreshing cold brew with a profile that, to me, complemented late summer weather out here in the North Bay, so basically up to the end of October.

Made the very last bit of leaf this morning with hot water from the work dispenser, cooled for 5 or so minutes before steeping.

Smelled just like a peach cobbler. Guessing the peach was coming from the green tea itself as peach is not an added flavor. I couldn’t pin down the base character beyond its alkalinity. It was something like stewed moss with lima beans and seashells?? Togo mentioned mussels in a recent review for another tea and now that’s where my mind is going. Sounds so weird but throw in those soft touches of floral-sweet cinnamon, basil and lime and you have a well rounded and balanced tea. Two good steeps and forgiving of brew time. I’d buy this again!

Flavors: Alkaline, Astringent, Basil, Cinnamon, Lima Beans, Lime, Pastries, Peach, Round, Seashell, Smooth, Sweet, Wet Moss

Preparation
3 g 10 OZ / 300 ML
Nattie

Lmao, ‘late summer’ here in the North of England is the beginning of July :’) we start our Autumn early here!

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13704 tasting notes

I was surprised to see that DF was carrying a basil tea. That feels almost a little too out there for a brand as traditional as DF, but I’m a simple tea drinker. I see basil. I buy basil. Out of everything in my recent order, I thought the dry leaf of this tea smelled the best. Really aromatic, strong fresh basil with that almost anise-y spice to it!

There’s cinnamon in this tea too and I find that a little weird with basil. However, it’s such a particular type of cinnamon and a particular type of basil and I think because of that it kind of works!? Like, there’s a very Thai-influence to the flavour profile. I want more basil, but I think I’m probably way more accepting of a strong herbaceous flavour in tea that the average person is – so this is probably a pretty perfect strength to be commercially suited. I love that the slight spice/anise I was getting in the smell comes through in taste too, though!

Cameron B.

This sounds so interesting, I wish I could buy less than 100g though. :P

Courtney

Fascinating!

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1251 tasting notes

This one was a sample that came from Derk.
It’s a unique combination of flavors and the combination of basil, lime, and cinnamon is really nice on the smooth green tea base. It’s very balanced like so many of the Dammann Freres teas I’ve tried and I thought I’d already reviewed it otherwise I would have paid more attention.

Flavors: Basil, Cinnamon, Lime, Vegetal

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