Tokyo in Love

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Butter, Candy, Cherry, Drying, Floral, Honey, Mineral, Nectar, Pepper, Plum, Rose, Smooth, Sour, Stonefruit, Sweet, Tangy, Vegetal
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Sachet
Caffeine
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Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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  • “Advent Day 12 I missed two days in this advent and am catching up now. Of course one of the missed days was a blue tea! I finally took MF’s advice and steeped this for a full 5 minutes. This tastes...” Read full tasting note
  • “Advent Day 12 Mehhhhhhh. Really could do without all of these fruity butterfly pea blends in this advent. This one is particularly muddled and weird. The butterfly pea flavor is really intense, and...” Read full tasting note
  • “Mariage Frères Advent 2021 – Day 12 The third advent tea that’s part of the “In Love” series – which consists of bagged green oolong mixed with blue pea flowers. sigh This is not my favourite...” Read full tasting note

From Mariage Frères

Scented blue tea
Jardin Premier*

TOKYO IN LOVE is a flowery blue tea that recreates the magical ambiance of the gardens of Tokyo, deliciously pleasant and peaceful.
In the cup appears a fascinating blue tone rich with the fragrance of plum and cherry blossom, precious icons of Japan. Rose petals, symbols of the new ‘In Love’ collection, impart an enchanting delicacy to this magnificent blue tea.

The hypnotic, ultraviolet case glitters with a ring of golden hearts.

lease consider: The blue liqueur teas (Marco Polo Blue, Opera Blue, Thé Bleu des Légendes, etc.) owe its signature blue colour to the presence of finely chiselled blue flowers.
As this is a 100% natural product, the beautiful shades of blue may differ depending on the type of infusion or harvest, varying from pale to deep blue.

Label Jardin Premier

PREPARATION TIPS :
1 muslin / 20 cl – 95°C – 3 min

Characteristics : #Jardin Premier #Blue tea™
Presentations : Muslin Tea Sachet

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3 Tasting Notes

1546 tasting notes

Advent Day 12
I missed two days in this advent and am catching up now. Of course one of the missed days was a blue tea! I finally took MF’s advice and steeped this for a full 5 minutes. This tastes like perfumy cherry blossoms. Very delicate, light and airy. There is a slight sweet feeling to it that is almost taste with a light fruitiness behind it. At the end of the finish there is a flash of savory. Or maybe that’s my breakfast sausage lingering? Who knows! I like this one better than most of the other blue teas, but I’m really over the entire blue tea with ethereal flavors thing.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec
CrowKettle

I don’t think there’s much tea leaf in the tea bag, and it’s weirdly light (ethereal!) even for an oolong, so I started doing this near the end too!

Dustin

I think the peaflowers take up a bit of space in the bags. The Milky Blue Absolu leaves unfurled significantly when released from the bag, but it didn’t have a bunch of other ingredients like the peaflowers in it.

CrowKettle

Yeah, the Milky Blue was alright! Also, another reason to be resentful of the peaflowers..

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1524 tasting notes

Advent Day 12

Mehhhhhhh. Really could do without all of these fruity butterfly pea blends in this advent. This one is particularly muddled and weird. The butterfly pea flavor is really intense, and there’s maybe a little bit of peach.

Overall, too many fruity teas in this advent…and not enough black teas. Harrumph.

Dustin

I didn’t have a chance to try this one yesterday, but I’m not a fan of the butterfly pea flower taste. It tastes like peas in my tea and it takes a lot of other flavors to mask it. I love the visual effect it has, but that’s not why I drink tea. I’m also wishing for more black teas in this advent.

amandastory516

Yeah…it’s not a pleasant flavor. I was definitely hoping for more holidays flavors- maybe we’ll have better luck (and more black teas) in the second half.

Mastress Alita

Dry, plain butterfly pea flower smells like brocolli to me… and I like brocolli, but it is still pretty meh as an herbal. I do like it the “Thai way” with a teaspoon of honey and lemon, but at that point, it doesn’t really taste of butterfly pea flower anymore.

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1230 tasting notes

Mariage Frères Advent 2021 – Day 12

The third advent tea that’s part of the “In Love” series – which consists of bagged green oolong mixed with blue pea flowers. sigh This is not my favourite collection (make oolong looseleaf), but I also feel super pampered with this focus on green-ish teas.

This one says it contains notes of plums and cherries (as per tea satchet label), and rose petals (on the website description). It’s all pretty light and, at first, indiscernible from the past fruity oolong teas. But then it opens up for me; the stone fruits are bursts of subtle honeyed fruit sweetness, and provide a less subtle signature tangy sour quality to the finish. These flavours build as I continue to sip, as does the dryness. Halfway through, the fruity floral sweetness is near candy-like (and I am thinking of Japanese sweets now – especially rose flavoured hard candies). The floral and vegetal base is hard to discern from the blush of added flowers, which possess similar notes.

Steep Count: 2 – this tea is not great when it cools. Nope.

Flavors: Butter, Candy, Cherry, Drying, Floral, Honey, Mineral, Nectar, Pepper, Plum, Rose, Smooth, Sour, Stonefruit, Sweet, Tangy, Vegetal

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Evol Ving Ness

I think it would be great to have loose leaf advent calendars. They’d also be easier and cheaper to produce.

CrowKettle

I’m looking forward to starting 52teas “12 days” just for the switch-up to loose! In most cases I’d pay more if I knew I was getting reusable tea tins or packets for loose leaf storage..

Evol Ving Ness

Yes! Or even wee envelopes with two or three servings of tea. Anne’s taster sizes are perfect.

I am considering doing the cheaper version of F & M’s advent next year because I like the tin idea. So far though, the reviews of the teas have not been stellar.

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