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I had a cup of this last night.
This is my boyfriends favorite tea, and when I go visit my friends out of state I make sure to pick him up some. So we brewed it up and had it last night while catching up on Game of Thrones.
Its good! As said in my note about Paris, I like fruity black teas, and this one hits the spot. The blueberry really comes through, and its quite enjoyable. Maybe next time I’ll pick some up for myself. Until then, I’ll just raid my boyfriends cupboard when I want a sip.

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
1568 tasting notes

Backlogged from yesterday.
An afternoon cup. I love black and fruit blends, and this one is one of the queens of my cupboard, always there for me. Its current incarnation is bagged (or sachet I should say), which is not as good as loose, but you know, sometimes you just gotta have a quick cup.

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This continues my teas that I’m not crazy about, are granuels, and are improved with milk. I dont normally like milk in my tea, but my little creamer is getting quite a workout this week.
Improved with the milk, but I’m still finding bitterness luring around in it. Next time perhaps a cooler water temp.


Those little granules also do better with a bit less leaf (thinking about PG Tips; one of my favorites…little dab’ll do ya.)


Thanks gmathis, I was wondering! I’ll try a lighter steep next time.

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I’ve owned this for quite a while. I think my sister gave it to me.
I’m trying to be organized and drink down teas that have been neglected. This one might be a problem. For starts, I have a ton of it. For seconds, I’m not very impressed by it at all.
For starts, its not leaf, but these little weird granules, but hey.
And its a bit bitter. There are undertones of maltyness, but its really dark, bitter and heavy.
I normally drink my tea without additives, but today I filled up my little creamer with milk, and am going to try a cup with an additive, and see how I think of it.
With milk its a bit easier to drink. It cuts the bitter down, but unfortunatly I’m not much more enamored of the taste of the tea.
Oh well. I’ll think of something to do with this.


What temp are you steeping it at? I find I like darjeelings better if you use water that’s below boiling, like 195 F


RE the granules, it’s probably a CTC sort of deal. Weird, I didn’t think they even made Darj that way. Keeping it at a short steep might help with some of the bitterness.

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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First cup of tea since Saturday morning. Gah. Never leave again tea.

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Its going to be a long day.
1. Work
2. Taking my father to the train station
3. Drive my self for five hours to another state
4. have dinner with a friend and see a play.
5. Visit some other friends.
6. Sleep.

Its gonna a be a very long day. This may be my only cup of tea. Better make it count!


That is a lot of driving!!

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I think this is what this is. I’m not sure. My sister gave me a pair of little rosettes, and I think that they are this.
I put one in my steeper basket and steeped for five minutes, and have been given a very pale, hay colored liquid which is nice, but very mild.
Hmm. Well, I’ve got one more of these little blooms, and I’ll give it a shot again!

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drank Royal Wedding by Harney & Sons
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Continuing on with the Day of Harney, I am drinking a cup of this Royal Wedding tea.
Oh the blends I have from H&S, I find that this one gives me a little trouble. I dont quite get it, which is my own fault in not knowing what I’m doing with white tea.
I’ll get it someday!

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Mj1851’s beautiful idea of a Harney tribute day, in memory of the late John Harney Sr has made me happy. I will drink Harney all day.
Paris may be my favorite H&S tea, but Tower of London comes a really close second. The stone fruit and honey is devine, and it a lovely cup after my first work shift of the day.
This company is one of my favorites, for teas that I can always trust to make me sigh and relax. Elegant and dependable. I’m so glad I’ve got some of these wonderful teas in my cupboard.

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
1568 tasting notes

I remember when I first bought this. It was in the local fancy grocery store, and I found myself looking at this pretty tin.
Now, I’m a bit of a packaging geek. Its not the most important componant in a product, but I do like a well designed and beautiful container. This one had but one flaw. No ingredients or flavors were listed on it.
Well, I took a risk anyway, and now, over a year later, I sit and drink one of my favorite blends in the quiet moments before I have to go into my day.

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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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