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drank Canton Green Tea by Harney & Sons
2304 tasting notes

I have no idea why Harney does not have ALL of its’ tea available in loose leaf forms instead of these goofy sachets, but anyway I digress…

I only got a tagalong tin to try so there’s 5 sachets. This is drinkable but I do not think it is destined to be a favorite. It’s a mild green tea which really reminds me of tangerines more than orange. The flavoring seems to totally obliterate the flavor of the green tea… I think perhaps this would be better iced. It isn’t bad, just kind of boring. As far as flavored green teas go, I seem to be more of a Lupicia fan than any others I have tried lately…

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec
LiberTEAS

@Amy oh: I know what you mean. When I placed my order with them, there were a couple of teas that, if I wanted to try them, I had to purchase in the 5 sachet tagalong tin. I would have much rather had a loose leaf sample option … or even an option for loose leaf that was small, like 1 or 2 ounces (instead of the 1 pound option!)

TeaBrat

Let’s all call and complain!

SimplyJenW

I think this is one I would like in loose leaf, too!

ashmanra

I think if you call and ask or type it in the notes section they will do it. I asked for a tea that didn’t come as a sample or loose and they sent a small amount loose anyway. They also sell their tins very cheaply if you need extras or just want everything to be all match-y.

TeaBrat

@ashmanra – thanks that is good to know!

ScottTeaMan

I agree Amy & LT. Also, lately I’ve noticed they’re changing some of their tin sizes from 4 to 3 oz, 2 to 1.5, and 1 to 1/2 oz tins. Just odd sizing to me and I will not order many of them in smaller tins (that’s just too many tins). I they had more zip seal bag options, that would be different.

I believe the main reason they offer sachets, is because their profit margin is greater per sachet, for the same reason coffee companies started producing coffee pods. The sachets are convenient though.

PeppermintPlant

Belated comment is belated, but I wish all their teas came in both options. I prefer loose-leaf, but sachets are so much neater and more convenient at work, where I drink more tea. I would love the Decaf Paris in sachets for work, for example.

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LiberTEAS

@Amy oh: I know what you mean. When I placed my order with them, there were a couple of teas that, if I wanted to try them, I had to purchase in the 5 sachet tagalong tin. I would have much rather had a loose leaf sample option … or even an option for loose leaf that was small, like 1 or 2 ounces (instead of the 1 pound option!)

TeaBrat

Let’s all call and complain!

SimplyJenW

I think this is one I would like in loose leaf, too!

ashmanra

I think if you call and ask or type it in the notes section they will do it. I asked for a tea that didn’t come as a sample or loose and they sent a small amount loose anyway. They also sell their tins very cheaply if you need extras or just want everything to be all match-y.

TeaBrat

@ashmanra – thanks that is good to know!

ScottTeaMan

I agree Amy & LT. Also, lately I’ve noticed they’re changing some of their tin sizes from 4 to 3 oz, 2 to 1.5, and 1 to 1/2 oz tins. Just odd sizing to me and I will not order many of them in smaller tins (that’s just too many tins). I they had more zip seal bag options, that would be different.

I believe the main reason they offer sachets, is because their profit margin is greater per sachet, for the same reason coffee companies started producing coffee pods. The sachets are convenient though.

PeppermintPlant

Belated comment is belated, but I wish all their teas came in both options. I prefer loose-leaf, but sachets are so much neater and more convenient at work, where I drink more tea. I would love the Decaf Paris in sachets for work, for example.

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