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Posted in Travel, Wines with tags , , , , , , , on May 8, 2013 by xi'an

Selection of muslin tea bags, Palais des Thés

Pu Er tea

Posted in Travel with tags , , , , on February 12, 2011 by xi'an

I came upon this Chinese tea by chance as Palais des Thés added a free sample of Pu Er Imperial to my last order. However, I got immediately addicted to its unique taste of wet soil and leather, with a distinctive coppery colour that I have not seen in other teas. I am apparently not the only one appreciating this tea since it led to a speculative bubble that burst a few years ago.

Darjeeling Sungma “Muscatel”

Posted in Kids with tags , , on February 5, 2010 by xi'an

My student Antoine brought me a bag of Darjeeling Sungma “Muscatel” from Le Palais des Thés and it is beyond any Darjeeling I have drink so far! It is woody, almost smoky, with a very rich round flavour. Superlative!