Ginger and Citrus Green Tea from Palais des Thés. . . .

My thoughts when I checked my next sample to review…”Argh! Ginger is the first word!”

The anguished scream is because ginger and I have a strange relationship. I like a hint of ginger adding sparkle to tea or cookies or food. But when there is a lot of ginger, it makes me cry a little. It can be so hot! And when you add to that the fact that I have to carry spicy ginger candy to help with my lifelong stomach issues, you can see where I don’t excited to see it in my tea.

My fears were unfounded with this one, however. There was a lovely slice of dried orange mixed with the flat green leaves and lots of white bits of dried ginger floating around.

The tea is so mild! The green tea dominates the cup and there is just enough citrus and ginger – in that order, to me – to give a nice, interesting flavor without the ginger singeing my tongue and making me regret having hot tea when it is 90 degrees F outside. Speaking of which, the next batch of this is going to be served as iced tea, and I think it will do swimmingly well with a little sugar and a stack of ice cubes, condensation beading all over the glass so I can press it against my forehead and cool off.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Green
Where to Buy: Palais des Thés
Description

Delicately flavoured with citrus and ginger, Vive Le Thé ! is the perfect green tea to induce a good mood and joie de vivre! With pieces of orange, it is delicious served hot or iced.
A tea with a delicious fresh aroma and very harmonious zesty and ginger notes.

In the mouth there is a perfect balance between the fresh, spicy note of ginger, the lively, zesty notes of lemon and grapefruit, and the sweeter orange notes.
A delightful citrus bouquet!

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Goût Rousse 7 Agrumes from Palais des Thés. . . . .

Do you ever sit around thinking “I wish Earl Grey could be… more citrus-y”? Does that bergamot alone simply not suffice?

If you do, BOY OH BOY do I have a treat for you. It’s the zestiest citrus blend around, featuring lemon, lime, sweet orange, bitter orange, grapefruit, bergamot and mandarin.

… Grapefruit?

They were just screwing around when they threw grapefruit in there.

They were like “bro, we only have 6 citrus fruits. But we all know 7 is the coolest number. Look how great it looks. It’s edgy. What else can we throw in there?”

And then the intern at the back of ye olde conference table said “I think grapefruit is technically a citrus.”

And they looked it up, and lo, it was. 7. Done.

I’ve been doing this thing where I’ve been trying to quit soda (hahaha, please help me, I am in hell), and this hits that spot that Diet Coke With Lime was hitting. I am dying to try this iced. I think it’s going to be bangin’. But even hot, it’s really good.

Get on board. I know the English are supposed to be the “tea people,” but I’ve gotta say: these Parisians at Palais des Thés have not struck out yet.

Palais, je t’aime.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Black Tea
Where to Buy:  Palais des Thés
Description

A Russian blend with added extracts known as a Slavic specialty. This superb blend of black teas with lemon, lime, sweet orange, bitter orange, grapefruit, bergamot and mandarin, was created by Palais des Thés during its earliest years.

Since then, the 7-citrus cocktail has been added to different base teas.

Different from the tea that grows in Georgia, Russian blends have been enjoyed in Russia since the 17th century. Although they were originally blends of black Chinese teas, they became more diverse in the late 19th century when the Russian court was introduced to Indian teas, most notably Darjeeling. Since then, the term “Russian blends” has been adopted to refer to any blend of Darjeeling and Chinese black teas, with or without natural citrus extracts added.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

ROOIBOS DU HAMMAM tea from Palais des Thés. . . .

I impulse-bought this tasting set  online and then forgot I’d done so. This sounds normal until you realize I have Amazon Prime, so it arrived in two days. My husband said “you have packages!” and I was like “I can’t remember for the life of me what I’ve done!”

It sounds like the next thing I should say here is “and that’s how I realized I was an alcoholic.”

I’m not. I’m something for which there is no meetings: a tea addict.

And I regret nothing!

This unexpected tea is delicious!

This tea combines “green date, luscious berries and the smooth, mellow flavor of Rooibos.”

I don’t know what green dates taste like, so I can’t speak to that, but this mostly tastes like the best rooibos I’ve ever tasted. No exaggeration. It’s velvety, sweet, and vanilla-ish. The cup I had didn’t have much berry flavor in it, but maybe it’s coming later. Or maybe it never will. Either way, I think I might buy more of this and turn it into a nightly ritual.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Variety Set
Where to Buy:   Palais des Thés
Description

FRUITY TEAS is a new tea set with delicate illustrations that features 5 fruit-flavored teas created by Palais des Thés.

This tea set contains 5 tubes (of 12 g / 0.4 OZ) of the following teas:

Blue of London, Yunnan tea with a fresh and delicate bergamot : exceptional!
Russian Blend with 7 citrus fruit, an outstanding blend of black teas, and our cocktail of 7 citrus fruits.
Thé des Alizés, the fresh blend of green tea, flower petals, white peach, kiwi and watermelon.
Théophile, green tea with fruity accents of lychee and mango. Floral note of lotus.
Rooibos du Hammam, the original combination of green date pulp, rich red fruits and Rooibos!

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Festive Garden from Palais des thes

festivegardenTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal

Where to Buy: Palais des thes

Tea Description:

A delicious herbal tea of fruits and plants, Festive garden blends cocoa, orange, and grapes and tastes like a candy store at Christmas.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I have to say, steeping- this tea has a unique aroma coming from it. The description fits it perfectly. It smells like a candy store where there are a bunch of sweet treats all mixed together. Just from the dry leaf alone I can pick up what smells like bubble gum, cotton candy, and suckers with a grape and orange twist. Very unique indeed!

This is my first experience with Palais des thes. I’ve always wanted to try tea from them in the past but have never really come across it or think about the company when I’m looking for my next tea fix.  I was excited to see this offering in my last set of teas to review.

This unique blend consists of 7 different fruits and plants and is just so much fun to look at.  This is one of those teas that just put you in a happy mood while you are steeping it. I brewed this up with water prepped at boiling and allowed the herbal tea to brew for about 5 minutes.  The tea was a lovely light pink or rose color.  This tea just screamed for an afternoon tea time with proper biscuits and cookies. Or even to be served at a little girl’s tea party.

I allowed the tea to cool for a few moments and took a sip. What I am greeted with is a flavor that really reminded me of the aroma I was getting from the dry leaf.  I swear this tea tastes like a bubblegum cotton candy mix with a slight hint of a chocolate undertone. A very unique herbal tea. That taste tho doesn’t seem like one that fits a hot tea very well so I tossed in a few iced cubes to see how this tea would play out as iced and also a lemon wedge.

The iced cubes seemed to really intensify the chocolate flavors.  Those seem to be the first ones I’m  now greeted with instead of the bubblegum cotton candy mix. That being said, the iced tea with lemon didn’t work out so well so I took the lemon wedge out and just enjoyed the unique cuppa I had. I wish this would be a great iced bubble gum cotton candy flavor like I was getting from the hot tea but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

Regardless, this is one unique cuppa tea that takes you on a tasting adventure for sure!