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drank Black Currant by Harney & Sons
973 tasting notes

Yesterday I got an order from the Harney & Son’s Millerton Shop….. I added a few ounces (they have a 2 ounce minimum) of this on to my order and I am not disappointed. I have been on the search for a good blueberry tea that is readily available, but I am thinking this tea works well for my berry flavored tea. The tea base is rich (which is usually what dissappoints me in most flavored teas) and complements this black currant flavoring well. I have no idea what real black currants taste like, so I can’t say if it tastes like it should. I just know really I like it!

Packaging from the shop is in foil lined zip bags that have a brown kraft paper outside. Everything was well packed. They enclosed a hand written note which was a nice touch, and from looking at my receipt, it looks like they have some kind of frequent buyer program at the shop. (I have 68 more points to go! Whatever that means… :) ) I do like getting a few ounces to try rather than just a few cups like on the website. And for some teas, the cost is similar. I think this one was $2.46 for 2 ounces, rather than the $2 on the website for 4-5 cups worth. (It is also really cool that the return address on the box has Brigitte’s own name…..as you are getting a package from Brigitte Harney herself!)

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ashmanra

I MUST place an order with them! As for the points – for every dollar you spend you get one point. When you get one hundred points (spend $100) you can redeem your point for $5 off your next purchase. You can save up your points, too. I have received….and used!….about $25 worth of points in a year and a half, but I place orders for three people on my account which makes it add up!

SimplyJenW

It looks like the website is a little different….there I get one point for every $100 spent, and each point is redeemable for $5 off. The shop and the website look to be separate for points, but maybe I will have to ask next time….

teawing

I had a sample of this a while back. Good stuff.

JacquelineM

I didn’t realize about the points! I went and looked at my account and I have a point – meaning $5 off! Horray! I will redeem it when I do my Fall order!

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ashmanra

I MUST place an order with them! As for the points – for every dollar you spend you get one point. When you get one hundred points (spend $100) you can redeem your point for $5 off your next purchase. You can save up your points, too. I have received….and used!….about $25 worth of points in a year and a half, but I place orders for three people on my account which makes it add up!

SimplyJenW

It looks like the website is a little different….there I get one point for every $100 spent, and each point is redeemable for $5 off. The shop and the website look to be separate for points, but maybe I will have to ask next time….

teawing

I had a sample of this a while back. Good stuff.

JacquelineM

I didn’t realize about the points! I went and looked at my account and I have a point – meaning $5 off! Horray! I will redeem it when I do my Fall order!

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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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