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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
314 tasting notes

From Tokyo to Paris in 24 hours…

The dry leaves smell, scarily, like cherry cough syrup!! Oh no! Very scary.

Once brewed that “screeching” cough syrup scent fades and turns into a super sweet strawberry jam.

First sip…is like a strawberry creamsicle. Or a strawberry & cream flavored Creme Savers candy. It’s a fruity hard candy taste with an almost creamy aftertaste.

Subsequent sips…there’s something distinctly citrusy in here—like a strawberry-flavored Earl Grey. Yep, I can sense the bergamot!

In the background, the black tea tastes smooth and a bit biscuit-y.

I think this is a fairly good cup. It didn’t “wow” me like I hoped it would. The flavors are pretty mild. But I can’t get over that initial cherry cough syrup impression. I hate cherry cough syrup with a passion! gag I think it colored my overall tasting for the worse. So this was an “average” experience, for me.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

Paris is one of my favorites from H&S!

Stephanie

Oh, I wish I liked it more!

LiberTEAS

Indian Nimbu is my favorite from H&S, but this one comes in a close second. That is… as far as flavored teas go. I also love their Hot Cinnamon Spice.

Then again, there will always be a special place in my heart for their yellow teas. But then, yellow is my favorite. I am still quite guilty of hoarding the yellow teas… I only drink it when I feel like I deserve an extra special treat.

Stephanie

I’ve read about it but never tried a yellow tea yet. Thanks for mentioning it because I’m plotting my next H&S order (need to order full-sizes of Cinnamon Spice and Vanilla Comoro)!

LiberTEAS

I must confess that I am afraid of Vanilla Comoro. I have read positive reviews of it, but, I just… have this thing when it comes to decaffeinated tea.

I tried a decaffeinated tea once when I was out to eat, and it was a really bad decaf tea, it just tasted like a cup of chemicals, and it put me off and whenever I see “decaf” now, I just… eww. After that particular incident, I even stopped carrying decaf teas in my “shop”. I couldn’t even sell them anymore… even though I knew full well that my decaf teas were not like that because I had tested/tasted them. But, that particular incident left such a ‘bad taste in my mouth’ – quite literally.

Stephanie

I feel the same way about decaf. I mean why bother right? And I always thought decaf tea was just tea that has been “washed” of all its benefits. And maybe it has been—but I’m getting Vanilla Comoro solely for its taste! It’s delicious!! Even though the actual tea is lighter-bodied, the flavor makes up for it. It’s like vanilla maple syrup.

LiberTEAS

sigh I may just have to get over my apprehension and try some!

Stephanie

I just saw that the Hu Shan Yellow Buds is on sale for 15% off!

LiberTEAS

Shh… stop it! I CAN NOT buy any more tea this month. (ignoring you, and putting my fingers in my ears and singing “la la la la la” really loud so that I can’t hear you)

__Morgana__

Stephanie, I know what you mean about cough syrup (not in this tea as I haven’t tried it yet) - a lot of flavored teas have that smell to me to varying degrees but I haven’t had a single instance in which it didn’t resolve on steeping. I’m convinced it just has to do with how concentrated they have to make the flavor to get it to taste the way they want to after the tea steeps. I am lucky, too, that I don’t hate cherry cough syrup. :)

Stephanie

I know I can’t help the bad association. Cherry cough syrup has ruined berry-flavored teas for me! And even a vanilla-flavored tea—I’m looking at you Vanilla Sunday Blend! (eyes the blend maliciously)

JonTea

Cherry Cough syrup :/ EEEEEK

AmazonV

i kinda like cherry cough syrup blush

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LiberTEAS

Paris is one of my favorites from H&S!

Stephanie

Oh, I wish I liked it more!

LiberTEAS

Indian Nimbu is my favorite from H&S, but this one comes in a close second. That is… as far as flavored teas go. I also love their Hot Cinnamon Spice.

Then again, there will always be a special place in my heart for their yellow teas. But then, yellow is my favorite. I am still quite guilty of hoarding the yellow teas… I only drink it when I feel like I deserve an extra special treat.

Stephanie

I’ve read about it but never tried a yellow tea yet. Thanks for mentioning it because I’m plotting my next H&S order (need to order full-sizes of Cinnamon Spice and Vanilla Comoro)!

LiberTEAS

I must confess that I am afraid of Vanilla Comoro. I have read positive reviews of it, but, I just… have this thing when it comes to decaffeinated tea.

I tried a decaffeinated tea once when I was out to eat, and it was a really bad decaf tea, it just tasted like a cup of chemicals, and it put me off and whenever I see “decaf” now, I just… eww. After that particular incident, I even stopped carrying decaf teas in my “shop”. I couldn’t even sell them anymore… even though I knew full well that my decaf teas were not like that because I had tested/tasted them. But, that particular incident left such a ‘bad taste in my mouth’ – quite literally.

Stephanie

I feel the same way about decaf. I mean why bother right? And I always thought decaf tea was just tea that has been “washed” of all its benefits. And maybe it has been—but I’m getting Vanilla Comoro solely for its taste! It’s delicious!! Even though the actual tea is lighter-bodied, the flavor makes up for it. It’s like vanilla maple syrup.

LiberTEAS

sigh I may just have to get over my apprehension and try some!

Stephanie

I just saw that the Hu Shan Yellow Buds is on sale for 15% off!

LiberTEAS

Shh… stop it! I CAN NOT buy any more tea this month. (ignoring you, and putting my fingers in my ears and singing “la la la la la” really loud so that I can’t hear you)

__Morgana__

Stephanie, I know what you mean about cough syrup (not in this tea as I haven’t tried it yet) - a lot of flavored teas have that smell to me to varying degrees but I haven’t had a single instance in which it didn’t resolve on steeping. I’m convinced it just has to do with how concentrated they have to make the flavor to get it to taste the way they want to after the tea steeps. I am lucky, too, that I don’t hate cherry cough syrup. :)

Stephanie

I know I can’t help the bad association. Cherry cough syrup has ruined berry-flavored teas for me! And even a vanilla-flavored tea—I’m looking at you Vanilla Sunday Blend! (eyes the blend maliciously)

JonTea

Cherry Cough syrup :/ EEEEEK

AmazonV

i kinda like cherry cough syrup blush

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