Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Dammann Frères
A blend of Ceylon & China teas with oriental fig.
I love figs! And, this tea is the ULTIMATE fig tea! Absolutely the best fig tea that I’ve tasted (well, so far!)
The fig flavor in this tea is amazing. It reminds me of when I was young and living on a farm which had an amazing fig orchard. One of my fondest childhood memories involves playing in that orchard, and when I would get hungry, I’d pick a plump, ripe fig and eat it right there in the orchard – still warm from the sun! This tea, served hot, tastes so much like a fresh, warm fig! Sweet, rich and bursting with fruity flavor!
The black tea base is mild and unassuming, and I really appreciate that in this blend, because for me, this one is all about the fig. (did I mention that I love figs?) That is not to say that I can’t taste the black tea – it’s there. But it is not a strong, assertive black tea flavor. There is very little astringency and just a hint of a tannic characteristic that hits the palate in the finish.
As I’ve already mentioned, this tea is fabulous served hot – especially if you happen to like warm figs as much as I do! This tea is also makes an excellent iced tea – smooth, sweet and refreshing; the fig flavor remains strong and true.
This tea stands out as my favorite from Dammann Frères – yes, it’s really that good!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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