Thé du Louvre - Courtyard Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Bergamot, Blue Cornflowers, Ceylon Black Tea, Chinese Black Tea, Flavor, Indian Black Tea
Flavors
Astringent, Bergamot, Berries, Blackberry, Citrus, Dark Wood, Smooth, Tart, Berry, Sweet
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “T is for…Thé du Louvre – Courtyard Tea Most of my “T” teas (lol…sorry) are by Palais des Thes since they all start with “Thé”. I picked this despite the many options because I don’t actually know...” Read full tasting note
  • “Kiki: “Ok, I though it was strawberry at first and grape candy but it tastes like, uh, bergamot and black tea. It tastes berrylike. That’s good. It’s got a little tartness in there, too. Maybe...” Read full tasting note
  • “The second of the teas from my Palais des Thés advent order, and the second of the “Thé du Louvre series”. This one is a black tea with bergamot and blackberry flavors. It smells deliciously...” Read full tasting note
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From Palais des Thes

The fruit of a collaboration between the Louvre Museum and Palais des Thés, the thés du Louvre are fragrant new blends which pay homage to the two faces of the Louvre: the monumental aspect of the palace with its elegant architecture and the poetic charm of the Tuileries Garden.

The Thé du Louvre – Courtyard Tea is an original creation that celebrates an exceptional place steeped in the history of France and the universal history of art, from the fortress of Philip Augustus to Pei’s pyramid.

An enchanting black tea with notes of citrus fruits and wild blackberry, offering a rounded elegant touch.

Suggestion of preparation
Take 16 g of tea leaves for 1 l of water and heat to 90°. Leave to infuse for 4 minutes.

Tea ingredients
Black tea (Sri Lanka, India, China) (95%), flavours (forest fruits, bergamot), cornflower.

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3 Tasting Notes

6098 tasting notes

T is for…Thé du Louvre – Courtyard Tea

Most of my “T” teas (lol…sorry) are by Palais des Thes since they all start with “Thé”. I picked this despite the many options because I don’t actually know what is in each tea offhand but this one is in a large tin so figured I should probably try it sooner rather than later.

I believe this is some sort of bergamot tea. That is based on smell of the dry leaf and having now drunk it, its definitely a bergamot tea. It’s a really nice bergamot tea though. Super smooth and light. It also has a touch of jammy blackberry that lingers after you finish drinking. So, as far as bergamot teas go, this is a good one. Or I am just excited and wanting to like it because I have a whole tin.

Cameron B.

Palais des Thés is often underwhelming to me, but I do like this one and the Garden version.

VariaTEA

I was expecting to not like it at all but it was nice

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Kiki:

“Ok, I though it was strawberry at first and grape candy but it tastes like, uh, bergamot and black tea. It tastes berrylike. That’s good. It’s got a little tartness in there, too. Maybe it’s a little hibuscus or something. I like it, it’s good. I could drink it again. I’d say it’s an 8.5. It’s got that exotic smell, you know. Can I have another cup?”

derk:

This smells really good. I see where Kiki is getting grape candy, it has that tone but lacks the sweetness. I interpret it more as blackberry. It’s a smooth, dark woody but mild black tea that transitions to some tartness and astringency. Seems mostly like a Ceylon black. Bergamot is definitely there, stronger on the swallow, but I think it melds well with the berry and black tea. Dang pleasant. This tea oozes French. I’ve never been to France, but I think about its Mediterranean coast and while there is no lavender in this blend, my mind keeps wandering there. I enjoy this one. (Edit: except now I have a headache.) Thank you, Cameron B. :)

Flavors: Astringent, Bergamot, Berries, Blackberry, Citrus, Dark Wood, Smooth, Tart

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2505 tasting notes

The second of the teas from my Palais des Thés advent order, and the second of the “Thé du Louvre series”. This one is a black tea with bergamot and blackberry flavors. It smells deliciously berry-bergamot in the sachet, and the steeped aroma is similar though with the blackberry somewhat diminished.

The blackberry is certainly very subtle in this tea. Mostly it tastes like a very good Earl Grey, with nice citrusy bergamot and a base tea with body, but little-to-no astringency. The blackberry manifests as a sort of deep, rounded sweetness throughout the sip, and a bit of a dark berry note at the end.

It’s very tasty, but I do wish there was more of the blackberry here… I have plenty of yummy traditional and traditional-adjacent Earl Grey teas, so I don’t really need one more.

Flavors: Bergamot, Berry, Citrus, Smooth, Sweet

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

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