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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dammann Freres Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Pomme d'Amour'

Tea Information:
Tea: Pomme d'Amour
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Dammann Freres
Purchase: Here
Description: For this blend of China and Ceylon teas, a warm atmosphere of caramelized oven- cooked apples, raised with a point of maraschino; pieces of apple et petals of sunflowers. To be tasted in an armchair. Time of infusion : 4 to 5 minutes
Ingredients: ?

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 2 zarafina cups filtered
Tool: Zarafina black-loose-medium
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: apple, spice, black tea, sweetness
Steeped Tea Smell: caramel, apple, spice, maybe cherry
Flavor: black tea
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: bitter
Liquor: translucent dark reddish-brown

I did something wrong, the tea smells fabulous, but is weak and a bit bitter. I think I need more leaf, and less time?

On the other hand both the tea and leaf smell so fabulous I am happy to just sit here and sniff....

Post-Steep Additives: none

Resteep: zarafina 1 c, same 2 tsp, black-loose-medium
stronger body, astringent, less bitter, black tea, hints of apple and spice

Next time 2 tsp / cup and some sugar

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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