Thé Des Concubines from Le Palais de Thés


Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black & Green Teas

Where to Buy:  Le Palais de Thés

Tea Description:

Recreate the unique, welcoming atmosphere of a Chinese tea house. This rare tea is a refined, delicate blend of green and black teas from China with rich, fruity notes of cherry, mango and vanilla. Contains rose petals and fruit pieces.

Learn more about this blend here.

Taster’s Review:

Really tasty!  I like that the cherry flavor in this tea – Thé Des Concubines from Le Palais de Thés – does not come off tasting like cough syrup, and that the mango and cherry are nicely balanced.

The overall flavor is sweet.  The cherry has notes of tartness that offer contrast, but, mostly, what I taste is the sweet notes of the cherry, the mango, and the creamy tones of the vanilla.  This would make a nice dessert type tea.

Because it is a blend of black and green teas, I opted for a lower brew temperature (185°F) and steeped it for 2 1/2 minutes.  The result is a cuppa that has notes of both black and green teas – earthy, vegetative, and smooth – but it is a mild tasting background.  It is nicely round, and finishes slightly dry and sweet.

I enjoyed this tea – and it tastes great hot or iced.  I found that I preferred it iced, the sweet, fruity notes really came forward with the chilled drink.

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