Ladurée Teas

Opening a box of Ladurée 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 Ladurée Teas outside of Europe, but luckily I figured out a way.

If you are anywhere in the US, the way to get your hands on some Ladurée Tea is to pick up the phone and call the Ladurée shop in New York directly. To my surprise, Ladurée has no web shopping site in the US, 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 strange, but for these very special and delicious teas I’m willing to move out of my comfort zone.

Ladurée NYC has all the tea flavors that you would find at the Ladurée 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.

Mélange Ladurée is the company’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, you’ll also 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.

Ladurée NYC
864 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021