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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
972 tasting notes

My afternoon tea of the day…..

I had forgotten how much I like this one as it was one of my first teas from Harney. Fruity with bergamot. The tea base is very rich tasting, even moreso than Marco Polo, and rounds this out to be a full tasting tea. Lovely. I only wish the bergamot was a little lighter, so it sounds like I need to try Tower of London. That is next on my list!

Resteep at 6 minutes was also very good.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

You will LOVE Tower of London!

Paul M Tracy

Yep, ToL overtook Paris for me too.

LadyLondonderry

I’ve been carrying around a bag of Paris for several days now. I think I’ll make a cup of it for my afternoon tea later. Then I’ll need to try ToL too!

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ashmanra

You will LOVE Tower of London!

Paul M Tracy

Yep, ToL overtook Paris for me too.

LadyLondonderry

I’ve been carrying around a bag of Paris for several days now. I think I’ll make a cup of it for my afternoon tea later. Then I’ll need to try ToL too!

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My motto: Drink the good tea!

Tea enthusiast, trying to keep up my cardio for the zombie apocalypse. I have come to accept that I am a western brewing black tea drinker as that is where my ‘tea heart’ lies. I started on loose leaf as a way to have my dessert and not suffer the caloric issues. Once I tried it, I was hooked.

I drink what I like, which is mostly China blacks, a few traditionally scented blacks and Earl Greys, plus a flavored tea here and there. I don’t mind spending a bit on premium varieties on occasion, but an expensive tea has to deliver. My favorite places to order are Harney & Sons and Upton Tea Imports. TeaVivre is great for Chinese tea.

My ratings are pretty subjective. If it falls under 70, I may not take the time to post about it unless I had something specific to say. If it is 70-80 I like it, but I will probably not rebuy. Favorites are over 80 and up, but sometimes the less expensive or more easily obtainable version of a similar taste will win out for my cupboard space.

Usual teapot steeping method: 24 oz teapot, 3 perfect scoops of tea (4 1/2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual mug steeping method: 15 oz mug, 1.5 perfect scoops of tea (just over 2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual pan method: 1 1/2 cups water, 2 perfect tsp chai (3 actual tsp). Simmer for 3 minutes. Add 2/3 cup skim milk. Simmer for 2 more minutes. Strain and sweeten.

Usual pitcher method:
5 or 6 Perfect Spoons of tea (this means about 7-9 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, brewed essentially double-strong in my 24 oz teapot for 4 minutes. Fill my Fiestaware Disc pitcher (about 60 oz.) halfway with ice. Add brewed double-strong tea to the pitcher. Stir it a little and enjoy. No additions.

(*SRP is my Sample/Stash Reduction Plan starting on April 12, 2012. I got so far, but just decided it was too fussy to keep track.)

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