drank Birthday Tea by Harney & Sons
1813 tasting notes

My daughter asked me to choose tea for her boyfriend in Northern Ireland for his birthday. He loves mostly black tea but drinks a lot of herbals as well. He isn’t really keen on greens. I chose RMS Titanic Blend because the Titanic was built in Northern Ireland, and I chose this one because…well, it was for his birthday!

He loved both teas, but this one seemed to fascinate him. He said it tasted like a birthday and he couldn’t explain how, snce it didn’t taste like cake or ice cream. He said it was fruity and floral. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about so I asked for sample. Thank you, Russel and Harney and Sons for obliging me!

I made one sachet. Pouring the boiling water over, the first thing that happened was the rush of color from hibiscus. That soon stopped and the cup began to take on more tea color, though it remained fairly red. The berry aroma is the most appealing thing about this to me.

I drank this, I wouldn’t turn it down if offered another cup, but I don’t think I would order it for myself, unless I find that it makes a delectable iced fruit tea, which is very likely. What I definitely WOULD use it for is to replace the horrible Little Citizens tea offerings from Republic of Tea so I could serve something that isn’t disgusting to young children who come for tea with their moms. If you have read many of my reviews, you know I seldom say anything strongly critical, but the two I tried from RoT were awful. This is a much better choice. Soon I will ice it and see if I like it that way, and I think I will try it in the Zoku pop maker as well. The Moroccan Mint pops and black tea pops were awesome!

Kittenna

Haha, once upon a time, I had a boyfriend in Northern Ireland _

Bonnie

can we make up the rest of the story…

who drove a Farrari real fast and wore gold chains on his hairy chest

Bonnie

…who drove a Honda and loved his dear sweet mother-

Kittenna

Hahahahahaha :P “who was tall and blond-haired and quite a wonderful guy.” :D

I probably shouldn’t follow that up with anything else, because I actually still keep in contact with him, and he’s read some of my posts on here (not that I think he follows this or would ever find this… but still!)

Kittenna

He does love his mother though :D

Missy

hehe you guys crack me up!

gmathis

Never fall in love with a guy who doesn’t love his mama.

Bonnie

And garlic!

ashmanra

My mother always told me to pay attention to how a man treats his mother, because that is how he will someday treat his wife. She was right!

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Kittenna

Haha, once upon a time, I had a boyfriend in Northern Ireland _

Bonnie

can we make up the rest of the story…

who drove a Farrari real fast and wore gold chains on his hairy chest

Bonnie

…who drove a Honda and loved his dear sweet mother-

Kittenna

Hahahahahaha :P “who was tall and blond-haired and quite a wonderful guy.” :D

I probably shouldn’t follow that up with anything else, because I actually still keep in contact with him, and he’s read some of my posts on here (not that I think he follows this or would ever find this… but still!)

Kittenna

He does love his mother though :D

Missy

hehe you guys crack me up!

gmathis

Never fall in love with a guy who doesn’t love his mama.

Bonnie

And garlic!

ashmanra

My mother always told me to pay attention to how a man treats his mother, because that is how he will someday treat his wife. She was right!

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about four 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.

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

My avatar is a mole in a teacup! Long story…

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