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drank Tisane de Noël by Dammann Freres
1082 tasting notes

Advent 19. All caught up.

The sachet smells rich and spicy, herbaceous and floral. Chocolate flavoring-cinnamon-clove, ginger-lemon balm-floral perfume.

Every single sip is dirt rolled in licorice, sprinkled with chocolate flavoring, cinnamon, ginger and cardamom, then rolled in more dirt. Like the dry, crumbly kind. Finishes licorice-sweet.

Dirt dirt dirt. Nope nope nope.

Flavors: Artificial, Cardamom, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Clove, Earth, Floral, Ginger, Herbaceous, Lemongrass, Licorice, Perfume, Spicy, Sweet

ashmanra

Oh dear!

gmathis

Ugh. I can’t stand teas that taste like somebody’s spice cabinet threw up. Sounds like this might qualify.

Cameron B.

Dirt dirt dirt, LOL!

Natethesnake

Soundeth like a waste of cardamom

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ashmanra

Oh dear!

gmathis

Ugh. I can’t stand teas that taste like somebody’s spice cabinet threw up. Sounds like this might qualify.

Cameron B.

Dirt dirt dirt, LOL!

Natethesnake

Soundeth like a waste of cardamom

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Always open to gifting or swapping teas. I do send international when feasible. Please follow and send a message if you see a tea in my notes or cupboard that piques your interest.

Tea became a hobby and my daily drink of choice some time late in the last decade. My introduction to loose leaf came in the form of dumpster-dived Wuyi oolong packets that somebody left upon moving out of an apartment building. From there, my palate expanded to teas from across China and the world. I used to focus more on taste and still harbor the habit, but after trying sheng puer, I tend to focus more on how a tea feels in my body. Does it complement my constitution? Does it change my mood or does it enhance my current mindstate? Flavored teas are not a favorite but I do drink them intermittently.

In terms of who I am, you could consider me a jill of all trades. Specialty is not my strength, as can be seen in the spread of my tea notes. I might have attention issues. One thing I will always love is riding a bicycle.

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