This was the second tea I shared with my friend today. She loved the aroma – it is very rich.

The chocolate aspect of this tea is not milk chocolate but rather unsweetened cocoa or one of the really dark chocolates. The peanut flavor isn’t peanut butter-y, but roasted peanut. The tea has a double personality. It is rich and dark and deep, and then something happens… the apricot adds a lingering taste that is sweet and sunshine-y.

We had a moment like the pie scene in the movie “Never Been Kissed.” We were going to try to make some additional notes on the tea and when I opened the lid to sniff the aroma again and peered in the pot it was empty. WHERE DID OUR TEA GO??? I was shocked that it was all gone! My friend burst out laughing. Apparently, we were really throwing this one back!

This was her favorite tea today. Apparently, that sweet and lingering aftertaste really won her over! As a former coffee-only drinker, the dark notes also held a lot of attraction for her.

Barb

I haven’t seen any Ambessa in local stores yet but this one sounded interesting to me, too. Not sure where (else) I came acros it — maybe while browsing the Harney’s website?

ashmanra

Last time I checked, it wasn’t on the website and they said they weren’t sure they would even be permitted to sell it online due to licensing. But they do have it for sale in the Millerton Shop! I guess it would also be sold at Red Rooster in Harlem? And maybe some other venues as well. Maybe you saw Russel’s review of it here on steepster under the name Harney and Sons The Store.

ashmanra

Send me your addy and I will send a sachet! :)

Barb

You are too kind! Watch for a PM.

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Barb

I haven’t seen any Ambessa in local stores yet but this one sounded interesting to me, too. Not sure where (else) I came acros it — maybe while browsing the Harney’s website?

ashmanra

Last time I checked, it wasn’t on the website and they said they weren’t sure they would even be permitted to sell it online due to licensing. But they do have it for sale in the Millerton Shop! I guess it would also be sold at Red Rooster in Harlem? And maybe some other venues as well. Maybe you saw Russel’s review of it here on steepster under the name Harney and Sons The Store.

ashmanra

Send me your addy and I will send a sachet! :)

Barb

You are too kind! Watch for a PM.

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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.

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