This is one of the teas my sister brought back from Paris when she stopped there on her honeymoon. If I am being honest, I would have never picked it for myself because I see citrus and think to myself “meh”. Luckily I wasn’t choosing because I would have missed out.
This is a smooth tea. The vanilla is a lot more prominent than I anticipated and has a creamy vanilla bean quality to it. The base is maybe a little thicker than I would normally like but it helps add depth to the vanilla. The citrus is bright but not strong. It has an orange zest quality at the tail end of the sip that is just bordering on pithy but without the bitterness.
I am not convinced this captures an afternoon in Paris, though it’s been almost two years since I’ve been, but it is a pretty solid cup of tea.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Fauchon
A fruity tea with zesty citrus fruit and sensual vanilla flavours.