Company/Brand Name: Le Palais Des Thés
Name: Thé Du Hammam
Category: Flavored Green Tea
Form: Loose Leaf
Origin of the Leaf: China
The Leaves: Long, flat green leaves sprinkled with large flower petals
Additions: Flower Petals (Rose, Sunflower, Mallow), Aromas
Flavor: A light, floral green tea with sweet notes of exotic fruit
Overall: A scrumptious, flavored green tea that inspires the imagination and tantalizes the taste buds. I think we’re going to be long-time friends!
When I first opened Thé Du Hammam I was briefly mesmerized by the glorious perfume of the leaves. The smell reminded me of luscious strawberries with a touch of vanilla, wrapped in a flowery bouquet.
It’s the kind of fragrance that lifts the spirits and excites the senses.
Because I was so fascinated by the smell of the leaves, I brewed up a cup straight away!
As the leaves and petals blossomed in the hot water, I detected a faint aroma of berries and vanilla in the air. My anticipation was nearly unbearable.
Then, to fully enjoy the moment, I settled into a comfy chair and took my first sip and it was simply divine.
On the nose there was a sweet, almost sensuous scent with hints of vanilla bean, exotic flowers and berries. Then as the green tea cascaded into my mouth, the intoxicating fragrance lingered.
At first, I detected a flavor that prompted a memory of marshmallows; fluffy, light and sweet. Then notes of orange blossoms and exotic fruits engaged my senses before the underlying vegetal note made a subtle and refreshing appearance.
Next, a slight tanginess on my tongue left the final impression before the last bit was swallowed.
The finish was graceful and soft like a delicate flower.
One of the key pleasures of this green tea was the fragrance, so inhale deeply and slowly before each sip for maximum enjoyment!
Thé Du Hammam tea came in a foil-lined, silver pouch with label that was printed in both French and English.
Upon exploring the Le Palais Des Thés web page, I discovered that there are several packaging options for the “Les Créations” collection.
For instance, if ordering Thé Du Hammam you have the option of a large silver pouch (like the one I received), a slim silver tin, gourmet tea bags, or a colorful tea canister.
I just love having options!
The directions on the bag where straightforward, just use a water temperature of 170F and a steep time of three minutes.
However, I found that I preferred the taste of Thé Du Hammam when infused for about two-three minutes in water that was about 163F. By reducing the water temperature, there was less bitterness and I was able to enjoy all the subtle flavors more fully.
Lastly, I only used filtered water to sample this lovely, flavored green tea. The flavors are too fine and elusive for tap water.
Iced Tea: I really enjoyed this green tea iced; the sweet-berry-fruitiness really stood out when the tea was chilled. There was also a slight creaminess to the overall taste, that made Thé Du Hammam a delightful and uplifting chilled drink.
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If you’d like to purchase this tea just click the link below, it will take you directly to Thé Du Hammam web page. Enjoy!
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Photo Credits: A Girl With Tea
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Remember to live, laugh, love and drink plenty of tea.