drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
277 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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I started drinking loose leaf tea in the spring of 2013 (why do we feel compelled to mark the date of tea drinking somewhat like addicts counting their sobriety days?)

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 lean heavily towards flavoured black teas. I’ve started to crave the occasional straight oolong and green but so far unflavoured black teas leave me unimpressed.

I’m learning so I drink them all. 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.

Note**: My partner, our home improvements, gadgets, mortgage, travel, wine and food have budget priority over tea.

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