drank Fruits d'Alsace by Harney & Sons
1855 tasting notes

This is one of the samples sent to me by Russel Allyn of Harney and Sons.

This is actually a tea I already had in my cupboard, so I am going to gift this sample out to someone wanting to try it!

I have served it at tea time and my guest and I both Ike it a lot. We have been drinking it hot and sans additions. Smelling the cherry aroma enticed me to make it as an iced tea. Last night, I put five teaspoons of dry leaf in my 22 ounce pot. I boiled a kettle of water and put two tablespoons of raw sugar in a pitcher. Part of the boiling water went over the sugar to dissolve it while I steeped the tea. After five minutes steeping, I added the strong tea to the very hot water in the pitcher. I added a wee bit of ice and let it sit out on the counter for a while, then popped it in the refrigerator. The tea stayed a lovely color and did not cloud.

I drank it with lunch on the patio. This is very refreshing! I guess I got the proportions just right because the sweetness and flavor levels all match the bottled Harney iced tea that I tried on Sunday. (Keep in mind that a normal Carolina lady would have added at least 3/4 cup of sugar to that little pitcher! My mother used three cups of sugar for a gallon of iced tea, and balked when I cut it back to two!)

The fruity taste is light and refreshing, really delightful and good. I think this would even be good with no sugar at all, but one step at a time, friends, one step at a time!

Thank you for the inspiration, Russel!

Azzrian

It sounds Delicious! Why send it away if you like it so much?

ashmanra

I felt like it would be selfish to keep a sample of something I already own! And it would be more fair to Harney and Sons if they get an extra review out of what they send! Would YOU like to be the one? :)

Azzrian

Ah so this is in ADDITION to what you already have – I get it now. Blonde moment sorry LOL

Azzrian

Oh there we go another blonde moment! I didn’t even see where you offered it to me here! This is what happens when I get up early! Got your PM thanks! :)

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Azzrian

It sounds Delicious! Why send it away if you like it so much?

ashmanra

I felt like it would be selfish to keep a sample of something I already own! And it would be more fair to Harney and Sons if they get an extra review out of what they send! Would YOU like to be the one? :)

Azzrian

Ah so this is in ADDITION to what you already have – I get it now. Blonde moment sorry LOL

Azzrian

Oh there we go another blonde moment! I didn’t even see where you offered it to me here! This is what happens when I get up early! Got your PM thanks! :)

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about five years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens and oolongs.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

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