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drank Queen Catherine by Harney & Sons
150 tasting notes

Okay, now I’m really getting concerned. I had to take allergy meds last night so I’m really dragging about right now. I decided that a strong black tea was my best option for a pick-me-up, and I’ve been looking forward to trying my sample of Queen Catherine given to me by the ever generous and beautiful QuiltGuppy.

All I taste is black tea and roses. This makes postivly no sense because all of the reviews I’ve read say that it has a chocolately almost coffee like flavor. AM I HAVING A STROKE? Wait… I’d smell burnt toast and taste bitter almonds if that were the case, right? Is it possible that Harney & Sons mispackaged my sample? Perhaps I actually have a sample of Rose Scented and not Queen Catherine. I don’t know what’s going on, but I’m not going to rate this tea because I may be having a psycotic episode and that wouldn’t be fair to Queen Catherine.

JacquelineM

I can assure you the the Queen is not the least bit rosy. I wonder what happened!?

QuiltGuppy

Hm… I haven’t tried my sample yet. I’ll taste it tomorrow. Angrboda reviewed this one, too, but I don’t recall if she mentioned roses. I’ll have to check and see. Maybe they mispackaged them.

SimplyJenW

I noticed you tasted roses in Midsummer’s Peach, too. Could allergies and drainage be affecting your taste? I know it does mine at times…..

Jenn

SimplyJenW, allergies can do weird things to your sense of taste which I would totally agree was happening if i could taste any other flavor element in Queen Cat. I swear my sample was all rose and black tea. Thankfully, I’m drinking a protein smoothie right now that’s all fruit and NO ROSES :) I’ll give the Queen another try in a few days.

Jenn

QuiltGuppy, I’m super grateful for any sample :) BUT I would be interested to hear if your sample of Queen Cat is rosey too.

Jenn

JacquelineM, I was using your review to measure just how not rosey the Queen should taste. I’ll give it another try later.

JacquelineM

I know when I’m sick, tea tastes like cereal!!!

QuiltGuppy

It’s a tea mystery! :)

Jenn

JacquelineM, I just laughed like a crazy person at your tea tasting like cereal comment.

ashmanra

Oh dear! That doesn’t sound like the Queen at all! Feel better soon!

Indigobloom

everything tastes like sugar was added when I’m about to get sick!
get well soon!!

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JacquelineM

I can assure you the the Queen is not the least bit rosy. I wonder what happened!?

QuiltGuppy

Hm… I haven’t tried my sample yet. I’ll taste it tomorrow. Angrboda reviewed this one, too, but I don’t recall if she mentioned roses. I’ll have to check and see. Maybe they mispackaged them.

SimplyJenW

I noticed you tasted roses in Midsummer’s Peach, too. Could allergies and drainage be affecting your taste? I know it does mine at times…..

Jenn

SimplyJenW, allergies can do weird things to your sense of taste which I would totally agree was happening if i could taste any other flavor element in Queen Cat. I swear my sample was all rose and black tea. Thankfully, I’m drinking a protein smoothie right now that’s all fruit and NO ROSES :) I’ll give the Queen another try in a few days.

Jenn

QuiltGuppy, I’m super grateful for any sample :) BUT I would be interested to hear if your sample of Queen Cat is rosey too.

Jenn

JacquelineM, I was using your review to measure just how not rosey the Queen should taste. I’ll give it another try later.

JacquelineM

I know when I’m sick, tea tastes like cereal!!!

QuiltGuppy

It’s a tea mystery! :)

Jenn

JacquelineM, I just laughed like a crazy person at your tea tasting like cereal comment.

ashmanra

Oh dear! That doesn’t sound like the Queen at all! Feel better soon!

Indigobloom

everything tastes like sugar was added when I’m about to get sick!
get well soon!!

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