833 Tasting Notes

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Hmm. I got this at Christmas time, and I drank a cup or two, and then its been abandoned on my shelves since then. Well, today I decided to give it another try.
It smells wonderful. Spot on sugar cookie. Gorgeous smell. The trouble is that the tast does not live up to the buttery, sugar rush smell of the tea. I see that lots of people double bag this, and I might give that a try next time.
I do love sweet teas, and sugar cookie sounded like such a good idea, but I’m not convinced that this is the tea to do that.

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drank Fruits d'Alsace by Harney & Sons
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Another of my recent collection of Harney samples.
What struck me first about this tea was how light it was. The fruit flavorings are not heavy or in your face. Its a subtle taste of them, not a bam! Fruit Punch! kind of flavor. You can taste the fruit, but it doesnt scream at you. It actually made it a great tea to drink on this warm summer morning, sweet and light.
I like this.

Cavocorax

Yes! I prefer my fruit to not scream at me. :D

ashmanra

It is excellent iced, especially if you sweeten it gently and leave it to sit in the fridge for a day or two.

JustJames

you know, i just placed an order with harney and sons and i didn’t include this. or paris. dammit.

Rosehips

Oh no! And those are some of my favorites from Harney as well. Well, whatever you did order will be wonderful, I’m sure!

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drank SoHo Blend by Harney & Sons
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This smelled like dessert right out of the bag. Chocolate coconut cake!
Coconut is not my favorite flavor ever (though its a componant in a lot of teas I really like, now that I think about it), but theres no denying that this cup has appeal. I get more coconut than chocolate, but its not overpowering.
This may not become a favorite of mine, but it is very, very good.

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drank Rose Scented by Harney & Sons
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This lives up to its name. I opened up my package and was hit by a lovely armoma of roses.
This steeps up to a lovely, light and rosy tea. I really like this, its not too sweet, and doesnt seem at all like perfume. Just a lovely rosyness to it. This one was a sample I got from Harney, but I might get this one in full size, eventually.

TeaBrat

this is lovely :)

ashmanra

I love blending this with Palm Court or Queen Catherine for a nice rosy change! But I love it all by itself, too.

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drank Mint Herb Tea by Bigelow
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When I was first starting to explore the world of tea I stuck to herbals, and specifically mint tea. Its still got a soft spot in my heart, and I always keep it around.
This was el cheapo tea from Big Lots, and its certainly not a sophisticated mint tea. Still, for what it is, its a good deal. You get mint with this tea. You may not get more than that, but that may be all you’re looking for!

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Ooof. After a very long and difficult day at work, where I didnt even get lunch, I have a headache and a great desire for tea. This is, as I’ve said before, a soothing cup, and just what the doctor ordered.

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drank Ume Vert by Lupicia
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Wow. Plum. I can smell the plum in the sachet, and in the aroma of my freshly brewed cup. It smells like real plum too, like the ones you get at the farmers market, not any sort of fake candy-like psudoplum.
As I’ve said in other reviews, green tea isnt what I automatically reach for, when I want tea (so, all the time), but I am trying to broaden my horizons.
This tastes plummy too, which is good, considering thats what its advertised as. And I do like plums. I’m not getting a very big impression for the green tea base, but its possible that I dont have the palate for it yet.
This was a sample that they threw in on my recent San Francisco Lupicia trip.

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drank Napa Blanc by Lupicia
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I picked this up in a recent trip to San Francisco.
This smells wonderful in the tin, somewhat sweet, with the beautiful jasmine fragrance. When brewed up, it smells like white wine! And it sips a bit like a glass of wine as well. Interesting. I wouldent have thought that a wine flavor would work, but I really rather do like it. Its bright and light and a bit sparkily across the taste buds. Fun!

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drank Pomegranate Black Tea by Bigelow
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Lovely boyfriend dropped by my work today to bring me tea, and this is what he picked out of his cupboard.
I am not going to buy any of this for myself, but it was very interesting to sip on as I went about my business. Kinda tart, and a little bit springy. Its not a sour pomegranate, which is very nice. It hovers between sweet and tart, and the black tea isn’t too strong, which I think is important in a blend like this.
Overall, a nice surprise cup of tea, but not a repeat.

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Hmmm. This is not going to be a concise or scientific tasting note. This tea puzzles me. It combines some things I really like, but I’m never really satisfied with it. However, I do keep getting cups of it, when I dodge into Peets for a cuppa. Hmm.
The only conclusion that I can come to is that this weird tea is a good occasional thing, but I’m not going to make it a habit.

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