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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
382 tasting notes

Last bit of the sample packet!
I am finishing sample packets left and right here: I want to try to clear out my tea cupboard a bit so that when I get back from Japan I will have room for all of the teas that I am planning to treat myself to for my birthday :D (well and for anything I happen to bring back from Japan, of course)

Interestingly I completely forgot about this tea and left it to steep for…like an hour or so? So basically it’s Paris Tea, now from concentrate! Except without the part where you dilute it! So really just the concentrate!

Weirdly, I kind of like it better this way – I think the black tea is able to overcome all of the flavorings thereby getting rid of that weird powdery sensation that I keep getting with this tea. Who’da thunk it? (not me.) Still, it is not sufficiently better to make me consider getting more, besides which I am not really cool with waiting an hour for my tea.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
__Morgana__

I think H&S black teas are pretty forgiving for oversteeping in general. I have had my share of unintentional oversteeps and as you said, mostly they just taste like superconcentrated versions of themselves.

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__Morgana__

I think H&S black teas are pretty forgiving for oversteeping in general. I have had my share of unintentional oversteeps and as you said, mostly they just taste like superconcentrated versions of themselves.

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I’m a Pole who grew up in Texas, is currently a graduate student in California studying Japan. How’s THAT for random?

Being Polish, my family has always drunk a lot of tea, and I am no different. I may drink more tea than water. On the other hand, I can’t say that I’m very particular about it; I’m generally pretty careless with steeping times and water temperature and I don’t even have a proper teapot (mostly because the lid broke during the move to California ;_;).

I always drink my tea unsweetened and I only add milk in the case of the most egregiously chai-ish of chais. (not really a big fan of milk in general)

Given that so many of my entries seem to be about my morning tea, I felt I should add something here about me and mornings: I fail at mornings. I fail at them a LOT. Therefore I often also fail at proper tea making in the mornings.

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