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drank Royal Wedding by Harney & Sons
150 tasting notes

I have the ever lovely and generous to a fault QuiltGuppy to thank for sending me a sample of this beautiful tea. I’ve always had a soft place in my heart for Harney & Sons. My mother always had a tin or two in the house, and I don’t remember drinking the tea so much as using the empty tins to store my treasures.

This tea comes in a lovely sachet and really doesn’t have much of a fragrance dry. After steeping, it has a wonderful vanilla and but slightly floral aroma. A first sip I definaly taste the white tea, and then the flavor moves to a creamy coconut and vanilla flavor. I don’t really detect a floral tone at all, and I get almost a smooth black tea finish. Which is strange but very pleasing to me. I used a bit of raw sugar and coconut cream in mine and it made for a wonderful morning cuppa.

I fear I may be chastised for saying this, but something in this tea’s profile reminds me of Tetley tea… in a good way. I’m in no way comparing this gourmet tea to common market tea, but there’s something there. I grew up on Tetley and it has a good nostalgic connection for me. Back when having tea meant at least two biscuits, and more sugar and milk than actual tea.

teawing

Don’t give your Tetley comment a second thought. I have a Twinings and Bigalow reference for my tea tastes. Constant Comment and Prince of Wales will always have a special place in my heart. They opened my doors to the possibilities of gourmet tea.

Jenn

Thank you :) I think that you make an excellent point! Our love of tea started somewhere, and there’s no sense in denying our roots.

ashmanra

My hubby’s all time favorite tea is Tetley British Blend, and we received our first box of it from a British doctor’s wife who told us that it was the closest thing she had found in the US to the tea she was sued to drinking in England. So if a Brit approved, it must be pretty good!

Jenn

Ashmanra, it’s funny you should say that! I went to school in England for about 10 years and tea was served at 4:00 p.m. everyday. I was a child so I didn’t really pay attention to what we were being given, but as an adult a British friend of mine here in the states gave me a box of Tetley British Blend and it tasted exactly like what I drank growing up. So, I just decided that Tetley must have been what I grew up on. It’s my best guess :)

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teawing

Don’t give your Tetley comment a second thought. I have a Twinings and Bigalow reference for my tea tastes. Constant Comment and Prince of Wales will always have a special place in my heart. They opened my doors to the possibilities of gourmet tea.

Jenn

Thank you :) I think that you make an excellent point! Our love of tea started somewhere, and there’s no sense in denying our roots.

ashmanra

My hubby’s all time favorite tea is Tetley British Blend, and we received our first box of it from a British doctor’s wife who told us that it was the closest thing she had found in the US to the tea she was sued to drinking in England. So if a Brit approved, it must be pretty good!

Jenn

Ashmanra, it’s funny you should say that! I went to school in England for about 10 years and tea was served at 4:00 p.m. everyday. I was a child so I didn’t really pay attention to what we were being given, but as an adult a British friend of mine here in the states gave me a box of Tetley British Blend and it tasted exactly like what I drank growing up. So, I just decided that Tetley must have been what I grew up on. It’s my best guess :)

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I’m an animal loving vegan foodie, and a card carrying tea fanatic! Didn’t you get your card?

I typically drink my black tea with a splash of almond or coconut cream and a dash of turbinado sugar or stevia. My green teas I typically drink straight, and the same goes for most of my other teas with an occasional exception. I live on the edge!

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I’m also a bit of a knitwit. I have an Etsy shop where I sell pretty little knitted and knitting accessories called Baubles 4 Knitwits at www.Baubles4Knitwits.etsy.com.

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