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drank Florence by Harney & Sons
358 tasting notes

This tea is a long-time favorite of mine. It was one of the first tins that I bought when I was first becoming obsessed with loose-leaf teas. It still holds that same charm for me. The dry leaves smell of rich cocoa with a hint of nuts. The flavor is smooth, malty black tea with a nutty finish. There is a light chocolate and hazelnut aftertaste that is to die for. No bitterness at all in this tea, it is nice and smooth. I like to add a little sweetener, and sometimes milk, to make this tea just perfect.

-Dry blend has large black tea leaves and twigs.
-Dry leaves smell like rich chocolate with a hint of nuts. Tea liquor aroma is of chocolate and vanilla.
-Tea liquor is a clear dark brown color.
-Smooth malty black tea flavor with a nutty finish. Light chocolate hazelnut aftertaste.
-Best with sweetener. Milk optional.
-Excellent tea. A richly flavored cup of chocolate and hazelnut.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
whatshesaid

See, everyone loves this except me. I found it SO bitter. Not at all what i was hoping for with this. I know I’m used to disgustingly sweet dessert teas but I just wasn’t getting anything good from this one. Makes me sad. Will try again though!

Josie Jade

That’s so strange? I’ve never gotten any bitterness from this tea, even when I forget and leave it oversteep in the mornings. Maybe you have a bad batch or something?

whatshesaid

I feel like it’s probably me. I find it putrid. It smells ok but the taste! Ack! I don’t know. My friend really likes it. I have to figure out how to tweak it so maybe I can enjoy it. It’s gotta be me though, it’s rated so highly by everyone else ever. Your review of it makes me want some but I know I’ll end up disappointed!

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whatshesaid

See, everyone loves this except me. I found it SO bitter. Not at all what i was hoping for with this. I know I’m used to disgustingly sweet dessert teas but I just wasn’t getting anything good from this one. Makes me sad. Will try again though!

Josie Jade

That’s so strange? I’ve never gotten any bitterness from this tea, even when I forget and leave it oversteep in the mornings. Maybe you have a bad batch or something?

whatshesaid

I feel like it’s probably me. I find it putrid. It smells ok but the taste! Ack! I don’t know. My friend really likes it. I have to figure out how to tweak it so maybe I can enjoy it. It’s gotta be me though, it’s rated so highly by everyone else ever. Your review of it makes me want some but I know I’ll end up disappointed!

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Just a Southern girl who loves sunshine, little dogs and all things tea!

I love animals and animal rescue. We have a rescued Chihuahua, Greyhound, Siamese and 2 Tabbies. We also foster kittens for the local humane society.

My favorite teas are sweet and malty black teas but I try to branch out and taste them all. :)

“Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things.”

Rating Guide:
10 – Awful tea, wouldn’t purchase again
20 – Poor tea, wouldn’t purchase again
40 – Fair tea, might purchase again
60 – Good tea, likely to purchase again
80 – Very good tea, very likely to purchase again
100 – Excellent tea, will definitely purchase again

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North Carolina

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