I live in Boston, so naturally I had to pick up a can of Harney & Sons Boston. It’s good: a fruity black in the same general spirit of Paris and Tower of London. The sweetness in this blend is in part due to a smidgeon of vanilla, so there is more overlap with Paris, though the flavor is definitely different.
There are clear similarities between all of the fruit-scented teas chez H&S, above all, that most of them appear to use the same black tea base. This becomes especially apparent upon examining the spent leaves. Plus the liquors all brew up dark amber colored.
Well, I like this one too! I expect that eventually I’ll work my way through their entire collection. High-quality flavored teas are especially appealing to me in wintertime, served with cream as a cold weather comfort beverage. It’s nice to have so many choices. I doubt that I’m alone in having first encountered black currant tea as a flavored black. I recall that at one period in my life I tended to have a tin of Twinings Blackcurrant around. Not anymore, but I’ll have to try the Harney & Sons version at some point.
Flavors: Berries, Nuts, Vanilla