drank Holiday Tea by Harney & Sons
558 tasting notes

I think this is the tea I received from AmazonV in a recent swap. It was labeled Holiday Spice, but the picture looks like what is inside the bag.

I found this tea rather weak with one sachet/8oz water steeped it for four minutes, it had a mild cinnamon and clove flavor, but not much black tea flavor.

I doubled it to 2 sachets for 8oz water and steeped for five minutes. I think I shouldn’t have steeped it for an extra minute, it brought out a bit of bitterness and there are some smoky notes to it I never would have imagined after the first brew. The cinnamon and clove are certainly more apparent, the scent of almond is hanging around the tea. The hint of smoke is intriguing.

Kashyap

average wt. of a Harney and Sons tea bag…1.5-2g…normal ‘cupping’ standard on 6-8oz water is 3g…most people use 12-16oz coffee cups/mugs…in other words…way too little tea for standard use….your doubling up was about right :)

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Kashyap

average wt. of a Harney and Sons tea bag…1.5-2g…normal ‘cupping’ standard on 6-8oz water is 3g…most people use 12-16oz coffee cups/mugs…in other words…way too little tea for standard use….your doubling up was about right :)

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