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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
18 tasting notes

I think I have had guests and visitors asking about this tea since I opened, so, just shy of a 4 year anniversary I have added Harney & Sons to my vendor list.

Aromatics are important to me. I sell a lot of tea based on customer response to the smell.
Paris certainly lives up to a wonderful nose experience. I smell the creaminess, the berry and the bergamot. Nice!

However, the smell of the loose tea does not translate to the same aroma coming from the brewed tea. This does not mean the tea is not good, it just doesn’t, to me, realize the expectations created.
I infused for only 4.5 minutes because this tea brewed dark quickly and could tend toward the bitter if over-infused. I don’t taste the berry or the creaminess (vanilla). I do get the bergamot and a hint of smoky.
The tea tastes like a wonderful black tea blend. I would certainly drink it again and again. It will be interesting to follow guest response.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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Columbia Kate’s Teahouse

Set in an 1880’s period barn in historic Columbia, A State Park, CA, our focus is in providing both an education in the Art of Afternoon Tea while offering a pleasant atmosphere and great food.
Opened Feb 1, 2007
Now open 7 days/wk

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Art of Tea:
Plum Oolong
Adagio:
Berry Blast, Thai Chai, White Symphony, Mocha Nut Mate.
H&S:
Paris, Hot Cinnamon Spice Black, Hot Cinnamon Spice Rooibos, White Wedding.
Rishi:
Coconut Oolong, Puerh Ginger.
D&B:
Organic Sencha, Organic Gunpowder
Republic of Tea:
Blackberry Sage, Seabuckthorn Green,
Ginger Peach.
Petali:
Royal Irish, Supreme Earl Grey.
Monterey Bay Spice:
Gold Rush, Orange Spice(Winter Blend), Rooibos Masala Chai, Rooibos Chocolate Chai, Pineapple Papaya Green.
Eastern Shore:
Della Robbia, Plum Good, Rosemary Hill, Peace.
All others on the Tea Cart are Metropolitan.

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