Laduree Teas

Opening a box of Laduree Tea is like opening a box of jewelry…you never know what treasures may lie within.  I brought these lovely teas back from France, and was finally inspired to review them after making some Black Sesame Tea Roulades to serve alongside the elegant brews.  It’s not very easy to get Laduree Teas outside of Europe, so luckily I figured out the easiest way.

If you are anywhere in the US, the way to land some of Laduree’s Tea is to pick up the phone and call the Laduree shop in New York directly.  To my surprise, Laduree has no web shopping site, so calling really is the only way to get your hands on some.

I’m so addicted to internet shopping these days that having to call to place an order for anything feels really foreign, but for these very special and delicious teas I’m willing to move out of my comfort zone.  Laduree NYC has all the tea flavors that you would find at the Laduree shops in France, both in loose leaf and muslin tea bag form.  They also have gift packages in limited supply.  You can find their full list of tea offerings here.

Melange Laduree is Laduree’s signature tea, a mix of China black tea, Sri Lankan black tea, and rose petals.  The tea also has essences of orange, caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, bergamot, and black currant.  If you love Earl Grey tea, you’ll love this blend.

BREWING TIPS:  4-5 minutes at 212 degrees F.

THE LEAF:  Black tea leaves enveloped in a muslin tea bag.

THE SCENT:  Smells of sweet, freshly peeled mandarin oranges or kumquats.

THE STEEP:  This blend is like an Earl Grey, but softer and gentler, where you get citrus flavor without the least bit of bitterness or astringency.  For having a strong citrus flavor, it’s remarkably smooth and delicate, perfect during months of colder weather.  I think this blend would be even more amazing served with a slice of fresh orange slipped into it.

Jardin bleu Royal, also known as Royal Blue Garden Tea, is another tea with a black tea base. This blend has marigold and cornflower petals also mixed into it, and is infused with strawberry, cherry, and rhubarb essences.

BREWING TIPS:  4-5 minutes at 212 degrees F.

THE LEAF:  Black tea leaves enveloped in a muslin tea bag.

THE SCENT:  Prominent fruity, berry-like smell, similar to a light fruit punch.  The smell of this blend really reminds me of strawberries and cream oatmeal.

THE STEEP:  A slight initial berry acidity followed by a rich and creamy robust black tea base.

Laduree NYC
864 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

4 thoughts on “Laduree Teas

    • Aww, that’s disappointing! Especially when they are quite pricey and look so pretty in the box! These two teas are definitely on the lighter side, so maybe you will like them more! =) Thanks for stopping by and Happy Easter!! =)

  1. Bonnie – Thank you so much for this post!! I just returned from Paris where I had their Roi Soleil tea and fell in love. I have been frantically trying to figure out how to order some in the states. I will call today!!! I am so glad to have found your blog through my search!!! Many blessings to you!!

    • You are so very welcome Sherri! Were you able to order the tea? I haven’t tried that blend and now I might be ordering some for myself! You are very sweet…happy tea drinking to you!! 😉

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