I will admit that this wasn’t the first tea that I added to my shopping cart from Dammann Freres. I do like floral teas, but they have to be really special for me to enjoy. Floral teas can either be very nice or they can remind me too much of perfume and cause a headache. I have high hopes that this tea will be tasty.
The scent of this tea is of a rather plain black tea base with a hint of flowers and a handful of juicy blackberries. Sipping… this is a bit different than I expected. The black tea base isn’t really anything special… it’s light and a tiny bit astringent. It honestly reminds me a little bit of store-bought iced tea. The flavor that follows next is sweet and reminds me of berries. I suppose I do detect a bit of something floral, but it isn’t as obvious as other blends.
While this isn’t my favorite tea from Dammann Freres, I do enjoy how unique this tea is especially in the realm of floral blends. If you want to venture into floral teas, but don’t really want something over the top, this would be a good choice.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Dammann Freres
- Dominant note: Floral notes