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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
364 tasting notes

First of all, I would like to commend the folks over at Harney & Sons for making such an elegant and gorgeous tin for this tea! I have the sachet version and the tin is a lovely white with lavender and copper accents (how did they know I LOVE copper?). Overall, beautifully designed!

The first thing that hit me upon opening the tin was a very strong, almost perfumey fruit scent. Needless to say, I was worried. However, the aroma of the brewed cup is divine: notes of vanilla and toasted almond, similar to how I would expect a vanilla rooibos to smell.

I really enjoy the taste of this tea. The black tea is very smooth, not too strong or bitter, and the flavors (think: vanilla, caramel, mild fruitiness) are present but they do not overpower the tea. I found that adding about a teaspoon or so of sugar really helped to bring out the sweet flavors. Overall, I am very impressed with this tea, and I daresay it would be even better in loose leaf! I purchased my tea at my local high-end grocery store, so sachets were the only option; next time I will definitely order the leaf version to see how it compares.

Note: Please disregard the tea amount statistic – I used one sachet per 8 ounces of water.

Flavors: Caramel, Cocoa, Dried Fruit, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
TheTeaFairy

Lol, now I want the sachet version just for the tin!

Cameron B.

I tried to add a photo of it to the tea entry, but it didn’t seem to work. Does it have to be approved by an admin or something before it shows up?

TheTeaFairy

Cameron, you can’t copy a photo, only a link to flickr, photobucket, instagram, etc…

Ost

This is like one of my favorite teas! So good! :D

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TheTeaFairy

Lol, now I want the sachet version just for the tin!

Cameron B.

I tried to add a photo of it to the tea entry, but it didn’t seem to work. Does it have to be approved by an admin or something before it shows up?

TheTeaFairy

Cameron, you can’t copy a photo, only a link to flickr, photobucket, instagram, etc…

Ost

This is like one of my favorite teas! So good! :D

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Hello, my name is Cameron. I’m 24 years old and currently living in Saratoga Springs, New York with my lovely boyfriend (a software architect). I am currently not employed, which leaves plenty of time for cooking and tea-drinking! I am a staunch lover of pugs and other squishy-face dogs, although sadly I do not currently have one. :(

I originally got into tea a couple of years ago. My sister introduced me to Teavana (there was a store in the nearby mall) and I was hooked. I have just started to drink tea again and I am very grateful to have found this community where there are so many with experience and wisdom to share!

Currently trying to move out of the flavored tea phase and into those tasty straight teas!

I love swaps! If you see something in my cupboard that you’d like to try, shoot me a private message and we’ll work something out!

My general tea info:

Likes:
Flavored Black
Light to Medium Yunnan
Mild Sencha/Kabusecha
Genmaicha (traditional or otherwise)
Blueberry
Vanilla

Currently Exploring:
Chinese Black
Oxidized/Roasted Oolong

Not A Fan
Greener Oolong
Overly Floral
Licorice Root
Hibiscus
Rose Hips
Strong Bergamot

Rating Scale:

90-100: Spectacular, a staple
80-89: Delicious, might buy again
70-79: Pretty good, won’t repurchase
60-69: Just “okay”
00-59: Undrinkable!

Location

Saratoga Springs, New York

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