This was a free sample provided with my last H&S order. I received the large sachet for iced tea. It makes 2 quarts.

The description states that this is a hibiscus blend but doesn’t go into as much detail as the description of Raspberry Herbal loose leaf, so I don’t know if they are identical mixes or not.

When I was at Barnes and Noble a few months back, an employee was encouraging me to buy a tin of this. I asked if she had tried Tazo Passion and she said yes. I asked how this differed and she said it didn’t. I think she was wrong there.

While the two are similar, this is a bit more restrained than Passion. The hibiscus is there, don’t get me wrong, so if you hate hibiscus you probably won’t like this. But it isn’t so….well, like a kids’ drink.
There is more than hibiscus to this blend and while I think children would enjoy it, I think it has a little more refinement than some such blends.

This is not one I am likely to buy unless the family just goes crazy over it, but I will enjoy this pitcher of it. I would really love to try their other iced blends that have a tea base, black or green!

SimplyJenW

Lucky you getting a free sample. I have not gotten one in my last several orders even though Mike mentioned on Facebook that they put one in all orders. Don’t get me wrong, I am glad they treat you so well. (If anyone deserves such treatment, it is you!) I am disappointed, lately. I will still keep buying from them, but I don’t think I am such a fan of their customer service anymore. My experience with them has turned pretty average. It kind of makes it hard for me to be such an advocate for their brand.

LiberTEAS

I didn’t get a free sample with my last order either, which I found strange as well as disappointing, because in previous orders I had received samples, and I thought maybe they had changed their policy or something. It was, as I said, disappointing.

ashmanra

I have received a sample in my recent orders, but I can not say for sure that I have received one in every order. I think I remember being surprised the first time I got one a long time ago, so my first orders may not have had them. I thought it was just a sometimes thing.

SimplyJenW

I thought it was a sometimes thing, too, until I read on Facebook:

Do you offer free samples?
Like · · June 29 at 3:27pm
Harney & Sons Fine Teas James, We do add free samples into every box that we ship. Also we do sell loose tea samples for $2-3. Let us know if we can assit you.
July 2 at 5:44pm · Like

SimplyJenW

To be fair, I have had them in about half of my web orders, probably moreso in the beginning rather than lately. I would not have expected one in this last order except for the posting above. Maybe there is a price threshold?

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SimplyJenW

Lucky you getting a free sample. I have not gotten one in my last several orders even though Mike mentioned on Facebook that they put one in all orders. Don’t get me wrong, I am glad they treat you so well. (If anyone deserves such treatment, it is you!) I am disappointed, lately. I will still keep buying from them, but I don’t think I am such a fan of their customer service anymore. My experience with them has turned pretty average. It kind of makes it hard for me to be such an advocate for their brand.

LiberTEAS

I didn’t get a free sample with my last order either, which I found strange as well as disappointing, because in previous orders I had received samples, and I thought maybe they had changed their policy or something. It was, as I said, disappointing.

ashmanra

I have received a sample in my recent orders, but I can not say for sure that I have received one in every order. I think I remember being surprised the first time I got one a long time ago, so my first orders may not have had them. I thought it was just a sometimes thing.

SimplyJenW

I thought it was a sometimes thing, too, until I read on Facebook:

Do you offer free samples?
Like · · June 29 at 3:27pm
Harney & Sons Fine Teas James, We do add free samples into every box that we ship. Also we do sell loose tea samples for $2-3. Let us know if we can assit you.
July 2 at 5:44pm · Like

SimplyJenW

To be fair, I have had them in about half of my web orders, probably moreso in the beginning rather than lately. I would not have expected one in this last order except for the posting above. Maybe there is a price threshold?

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