drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
275 tasting notes

All I get out of this one is base. Why, boston, why? There’s something fruity at the back, I wouldn’t identify it as cranberry at all. And I get no almond.

Used one DAVIDs perfect scoop to 8 oz off boiling water for 3 minutes. 1 scant tsp of sugar. It’s not astringent, brews quite dark, smells like base, not much else. Wtf.

This is a crowd favourite but I tell you that whatever this is in my cup can’t be that popular.

Thank you to the oh so wonderful TheTeafairy for sending me a sample and satisfying my curiousity. All I have to say is “what’s all the fuss?” . I have a bit more so I can try again another day. Maybe I expected too much.

Yvonne

I’d love to try this one myself – I can only seem to find Paris being sold where I live.

Nxtdoor

I can’t find Harney here either, neither can most people, I think usually online order is the way to go.

Yvonne

I found it at Chapters, but none of the flavours I’m looking for. :(

TheTeaFairy

Ditto Nxtdoor, it makes a good everyday average tea, but not as spectacular as I expected it to be…

Fjellrev

Aww, that’s too bad. This is actually one of the hew Harney blends I actually really like. Go figure!

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Yvonne

I’d love to try this one myself – I can only seem to find Paris being sold where I live.

Nxtdoor

I can’t find Harney here either, neither can most people, I think usually online order is the way to go.

Yvonne

I found it at Chapters, but none of the flavours I’m looking for. :(

TheTeaFairy

Ditto Nxtdoor, it makes a good everyday average tea, but not as spectacular as I expected it to be…

Fjellrev

Aww, that’s too bad. This is actually one of the hew Harney blends I actually really like. Go figure!

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Im a fairly recent follower of the loose leaf tea drinking cult. March 2013 to be exact. Never been much into tea before. Growing up in Romania, tea was something mom made for you when you were sick. As an adult, my hot beverage of choice has been coffee, both flavoured and regular. I’ve recently stumbled upon Teavana and DAVIDs TEA and quickly got addicted to the latter. Then came steepster and all else followed.

Formerly a mathematician and insurance adjuster, I gave up the corporate world and am now a professional chef. I drink wine and sometimes cheat on it with tea.

I prefer flavoured teas. It’s probably the newbie in me. I just don’t get cravings for a straight black tea. If I end up having one, I drop in a slice of lemon and artificial rum flavouring (ugh, what moron admits to this?). A black tea fixed this way reminds me of skating at an outdoor rink as a young one, with a thermos full of tea made just as I described..

Im learning so I drink them all. everything! Am even introducing myself to pu’erh. So far I can do fine with the sheng cause frankly, they don’t taste like pu’erh to me. The shou is another story.

NOTE: The virtual cupboard does NOT contain any of the samples I hold since most of them are one-cup quantity. Home improvements, mortgage, travel, wine and food have budget priority over tea.

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