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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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I just got an e-mail from Harneys saying my order had shipped today. It’s been 8 days since I placed the order. Two days since I e-mailed them saying I am disappointed. I never heard back. Harney’s loses points for terrible customer service in this situation, but I’m glad my tea is on the way. I don’t think I’ll order from them again, but a pound of vanilla comoro should last me a while!

As for the tea, it is the second steep from my earlier cup. So delicious – I love the second steep from this!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
SimplyJenW

I love this one, too, by the pound! Bummer on the shipping problem. I hope you are ready to give them another shot once your pound runs out. I think your experience is not the norm with their service.

JacquelineM

Yes, I wonder if their regular person was away or something, because I usually get incredible customer service from Harney. I hope your pound does last a good long time, but please do try them again. I think this was an exception and not the rule.

teaNsympathy

I’m so sorry to hear you’re having a bad experience with their customer service! I have to agree with the previous poster in that I’ve always had great luck with them, and was actually surprised get receive my last shipment two days after I ordered it. I can sympathize with that frustration, as by the time I place my order I’m so eager to get it that I want it delivered yesterday haha! Still, I hope this doesn’t sour you on them for good! Hopefully you’ll be enjoying that wonderful Vanilla Comoro soon!!!

Kristen

I too am sorry you have had the level of customer service you have had. I would be frustrated. However I am a regular patron of Harney’s and usually have my tea in 3 days with incredible customer service. Please try again! There teas are wonderful and customer service is usually great. Again so sorry for your delay!

Uniquity

You guys are so great – I appreciate each of your vouches (that’s NOT a word, eh? :D) for Harney’s taste and service. I will keep these thoughts in mind when I am once again in a tea buying situation.

I think part of my issue might be the usual – I’m too far North, although it doesn’t explain the delay in sending the tea. Ah well!

SimplyJenW

Now, there are benefits to being where you are! I am dying to try David’s Tea, but don’t need $50 worth right now (to avoid a huge shipping cost to the US). You better believe I will be reading over your reviews when I am ready!

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SimplyJenW

I love this one, too, by the pound! Bummer on the shipping problem. I hope you are ready to give them another shot once your pound runs out. I think your experience is not the norm with their service.

JacquelineM

Yes, I wonder if their regular person was away or something, because I usually get incredible customer service from Harney. I hope your pound does last a good long time, but please do try them again. I think this was an exception and not the rule.

teaNsympathy

I’m so sorry to hear you’re having a bad experience with their customer service! I have to agree with the previous poster in that I’ve always had great luck with them, and was actually surprised get receive my last shipment two days after I ordered it. I can sympathize with that frustration, as by the time I place my order I’m so eager to get it that I want it delivered yesterday haha! Still, I hope this doesn’t sour you on them for good! Hopefully you’ll be enjoying that wonderful Vanilla Comoro soon!!!

Kristen

I too am sorry you have had the level of customer service you have had. I would be frustrated. However I am a regular patron of Harney’s and usually have my tea in 3 days with incredible customer service. Please try again! There teas are wonderful and customer service is usually great. Again so sorry for your delay!

Uniquity

You guys are so great – I appreciate each of your vouches (that’s NOT a word, eh? :D) for Harney’s taste and service. I will keep these thoughts in mind when I am once again in a tea buying situation.

I think part of my issue might be the usual – I’m too far North, although it doesn’t explain the delay in sending the tea. Ah well!

SimplyJenW

Now, there are benefits to being where you are! I am dying to try David’s Tea, but don’t need $50 worth right now (to avoid a huge shipping cost to the US). You better believe I will be reading over your reviews when I am ready!

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Well, this needed refreshing. I have been drinking loose leaf for many years, and have fairly well nailed down my tastes. I love Chinese blacks and some other unflavoured teas. I occasionally drink flavoured teas, or herbals, but the bulk of my tea is unflavoured with no additives. I stock regularly from Teavivre with the occasional Verdant purchase and the odd re-stock at Davids. I love mint, am learning about the wide world of puerh, and prefer ripe to raw, so far. I don’t like green or green oolongs very much, white is okay and roasted oolongs are pretty good. Coconut and chamomile are awful, and I wish they weren’t in so many blends!

At home, I live with my husband and cat in a house built by my grandfather, which we love. We share many interests – books, tea, video games, board games, tv/movies. On top of that, I love crosswords and recently took up knitting again, so I’m having a hard time balancing all my passions at the moment. I’m a big fan of Doctor Who, as is my entire immediate family. I love spreading the Who love!

We also spend a lot of time with family, when we can. I’ve got a gaggle of younger brothers, and we like to spend time with them. The wonders of the internet allow us to spend time together even though some of them live a few hours away.

As for ratings, I try to only log teas once or twice because I drink a lot of the same ones repeatedly. My rating is based on my perception of the tea at first tasting and is adjusted if anything notable occurs in subsequent cups. I may also factor in the price and customer service but try to note that when I can.

81 – 100: These are great teas, I love them, regularly stock them or savour them as unique treats.
71 – 80: These are solid. I drink them, I like them, I may or may not keep them on hand regularly. This is still good stuff.
61 – 70: Just okay. I can drink it, but it doesn’t stand out to me. Might be lower quality, not to my taste, or outside my comfort zone.
41 – 60: Not likely to keep drinking…hoping hubby will enjoy!
0 – 40: No thank you, please. Take it away and don’t make me finish the cup.

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