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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
671 tasting notes

Now we have arrived at a mild tea crisis. I am out of Paris. I love Paris, its a stand by tea, and I can get it easily in the sachets at any time. But I should be trying to minimize my cupboard, and I am indeed trying to do that.
So the question is this- to restock immediately, knowing that I will restock anyway, or keep the total low? I have a great many other good teas to sip on, in the absence of Paris.
Hmm. Dilemma.

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Goodbye, Hot Cinnamon Spice. Its been an experience!


yay for sipdowns!

Terri HarpLady

What Sil said!

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So last time I got a Harney order, I added a tagalong of this blend.
I’m begining to think that a strawberries and chocolate blend is not really for me. I’ve got a couple of them now, and I’ll drink them, but I wont be getting them again, I think.
This is, like every H&S blend, smooth. And its got an underlying creaminess that is very pleasant. The strawberry isnt very fruity, if that makes any sense. It makes the chocolate a little more watery (and yes, I know I just said creamy. I am a mass of contradictions today) I’ll consume my tagalong without too many problems.

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I noticed this last time, but now I’m sure. This upsets my stomach! I dont know why it would do that, but a cup of this and I feel a little… acidic maybe? Well, thats it for this tea! No more sick making tea, even if its otherwise unoffensive. Sipdown!

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drank Florence by Harney & Sons
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I have had the ends of this sample in my cupboard for ages, and today is the day to sip it down!
This will be a somewhat unpopular opinion, but I dont really care for this. Dont get me wrong, its a good blend. I havnt found an H&S blend that I havnt found to be a good, well balanced and generally good, so this all comes down to a matter of taste, I suppose. Florence is just not for me. And now the sample is gone! Another tea out of my cupboard.

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drank Yume by Lupicia
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Sipdown. Cue the soft weeping.
Yume is a much beloved blend by me. The strawberry and vanilla walk hand in hand of deliciousness.
However, it is a summer/springy tea in my mind, and I’m on buying hiatus. When I do another order, I shall get some yume again. Absolutly. Bye bye for now, pretty tea.

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drank Royal Wedding by Harney & Sons
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I am actually attempting to obey the laws of white tea, and do a proper temp for steeping. It does make a diffrence!
This is smooth and the coconut takes a staring flavor role. I’ve got a headache so I needed a tea with minimal caffine, and this was what sounded good.

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Just a couple more cups of this left. Its not bitter at all, which is by far the best thing to say about it.

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drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
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Curse you, Salted Caramel! This tea is the most frustrating tea I own, as I can never get a consistant flavor. And its never what I imagine a salted caramel tea would taste like.
A five minute steep this morning has given me a somewhat caramelly tea, but not salt. Well, I shall keep my experimentations until I am out of this.


You know, come to think of it, I agree. Sometimes the base takes everything over, next time it’s the coconut, then sometimes finally the caramel comes out.

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Its so cold today (hooray!). I needed a quick, warming cup this morning. This was it.

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I love tea! I confess that I was a hot chocolate lover for most of my life, but recently a switch has gone off in my brain, and suggested that I might just love tea. And I do!
I’m a bit of a novice, but an enthusiastic one, and am happily sipping new varieties all the time.
I love vanilla, fruity, and caramel flavors, and cant wait to try more.

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