2022 Palais des Thés Advent Calendar
“2022 Palais des Thés Advent Calendar” Read full tasting note
“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
“Sipdown! (37 | 73) I’ve been trying to get back to sipping down some of my teabags, rather than forgetting about them at the back of the cupboard… ^^’ So I try to have a box of caffeinated bags...” Read full tasting note
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.
Black tea (Sri Lanka, India, China) (95%), flavours (forest fruits, bergamot), cornflower.
Company description not available.
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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 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.
“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?”
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
Sipdown! (37 | 73)
I’ve been trying to get back to sipping down some of my teabags, rather than forgetting about them at the back of the cupboard… ^^’ So I try to have a box of caffeinated bags and one of herbal bags on my tea nook counter so I’ll remember to drink them. I guess it’s working, since I finally finished off this tea!
The bergamot here is a bit too much for me if I drink it plain. I find that I’m not enjoying plain Earl Grey or bergamot-heavy teas at the moment, even though I have in the past. So I sipped down the last few bags of this as lattes, with oat milk and a dash of vanilla syrup. And I really enjoyed them! The bergamot is definitely front and center, but I can still taste the jammy sort of blackberry note as well.
Not one I would reorder at this point, but I did enjoy it while I had it. Plus the packaging is just so completely stunning…
Flavors: Bergamot, Berry, Blackberry, Floral, Jam