42
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
372 tasting notes

First of all, thank you to Toi Toi for this!

It’s funny the way that the name of something can influence how you experience it. I don’t smoke anymore, but smelling this tea immediately made me want to smoke a Gauloises Blondes. I discovered those cigarettes in Paris when I was 16 and thereafter, I would to go down to St. Mark’s Place in NYC to buy them. Ah, those were the days before gentrification changed the character of the Bowery and CBGB was still open. Damn, I’m old…

Anyhow, enough of reminiscing. This tea reminded me of being in a European bakery. I could smell jam-filled cookies, carmelized sugar, and marzipan. This is one of the best flavored teas I’ve experienced, but I’m not really into flavored teas. Personally, I like my sweets with my tea, not in my tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Tea Sipper

GASP! A 42 rating for my beloved Paris?!? Feel free to put the rest in the traveling tea box when it gets to you. :D

CharlotteZero

I’m sorry, Tea Sipper! First, I’m sorry I offended you with my rating. Second, I’ve already promised the rest of this to someone else. :-(

ToiToi

Too bad you didn’t like it :/ I like this tea, personally because it is not too strong but fragrant flavored tea. But then I understand your final statement. I enjoy flavored tea time to time but I think I always end up coming back to classic tea :)

Tea Sipper

Oh, I’m not offended, just shocked! :D

CharlotteZero

Thankfully, I know someone who will love this tea!

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Tea Sipper

GASP! A 42 rating for my beloved Paris?!? Feel free to put the rest in the traveling tea box when it gets to you. :D

CharlotteZero

I’m sorry, Tea Sipper! First, I’m sorry I offended you with my rating. Second, I’ve already promised the rest of this to someone else. :-(

ToiToi

Too bad you didn’t like it :/ I like this tea, personally because it is not too strong but fragrant flavored tea. But then I understand your final statement. I enjoy flavored tea time to time but I think I always end up coming back to classic tea :)

Tea Sipper

Oh, I’m not offended, just shocked! :D

CharlotteZero

Thankfully, I know someone who will love this tea!

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Tea means so many things to me, it is so deep and it is revealing new meaning to me all the time.

Tea is a mindfulness practice, and a doorway through which to explore different philosophies, cultures, and historical times. Tea is hospitality and a way of communion. Tea is an art, a ritual, and a tradition. Tea is a complement to the foods I eat (preferably vegan desserts) and is something I enjoy collecting and curating.

I love to swap, or even just send people samples, so if there’s anything in my cupboard you’d like to try, just send me a message!

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