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Flavors: Flowers, Jasmine

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87
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
1 tasting notes

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97

My personal favorite Sencha, a very smooth and light cup, unlike other more vegetal senchas.

Flavors: Asparagus, Butter, Butternut Squash, Spinach, Vegetal

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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89

An EXCELLENT tea, especially for the price!!! One of my favorite green teas.

Flavors: Artichoke, Asparagus, Toast

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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88
drank Lung Ching by Harney & Sons
4 tasting notes

A classic go-to green tea for me.

Flavors: Butternut Squash

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90
drank Palm Court by Harney & Sons
14 tasting notes

Had this yesterday for brunch. It was light bodied, with a pleasing fresh stone fruit taste. Totally into this. Also… got to like a tea that has a historical bend.

Flavors: Stonefruits

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90
drank Palm Court by Harney & Sons
14 tasting notes

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74

Light, flowery china Darjeeling. One of the best close-to-white china’s I’ve had. Oddly reminiscent of desert Blazing Star plants.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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100
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
69 tasting notes

Came home from work completely exhausted today. Went directly to my tea cupboard and pulled out my newest friend.

Getting a lot of caramel in this brew. Flavour gets stronger as it cools. Very relaxing and satisfying.

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100
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
69 tasting notes

Ho – Ly – Crap.

So I went to Indigo yesterday. I’ve had the urge to go shopping there for a while, and yesterday I just couldn’t hold off anymore. Indigo is just one of those stores where, if I walk in, I usually spend at least an hour browsing and drooling over everything I want to buy before I manage to escape, hopefully with minimal damage to my wallet. I knew Indigo sold Harney and Sons tea, but I haven’t really thought to try it until recently, when I read some of their reviews on Steepster. I’ve been aware for a while that Harney and Sons has some really good/high quality teas, so I’m not sure why this is the first time I’ve decided to try one out.

That being said, as soon as I opened the tin of Paris, I knew I had something special. I think this is what love at first sight (smell?) feels like. The aroma is just amazing. I don’t know what the ingredients or blend in this tea is, the tin doesn’t list it, so it’s hard for me to identify. There is something lightly fruity (cherry?), also sweet (caramel?), with the base of the smooth black tea. Perhaps even a hint of bergamont? I don’t know, but it felt like ecstasy to take long deep breaths with my face in the tin.

Of course, I couldn’t wait to try it. By the time I got around to it, it was already 7:30pm, but I didn’t care. Black tea or no black tea, I was going to try this tea. The flavour did not disappoint either. It held true to a lot of the blended notes that were present in the aroma. The tea is smooth yet bold, light yet full, and dances wonderfully on the tongue.

Lady Grey, I think you have competition.

R.F. Hill

Oh, the more you drink this, the less appealing Lady Grey becomes. ;P

Mookit

I can already feel it happening! All I want to drink is this tea.

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90
drank Gyokuro by Harney & Sons
156 tasting notes

I tried this tea at the Harney booth during Midwest Tea Fest. I was unsure because I usually don’t like green teas, but I’m glad I tried it. It was sweet and thick and buttery and I really liked it.

I’ve tried it both gong fu and westren. 175F leaves are dark green, smells of hay and spring. Short steeps. Taste is sweet, buttery, green. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Lovely aftertaste. Also, spent leaves taste pretty good. I should try to use them in something.

I could happily drink this everyday.. 90

Flavors: Butter, Creamy, Green, Hay, Sweet, Thick

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90

Wow. What lovely flavors in this tea. It’s aroma first — slightly chocolate-ie, slightly ginger-ie. Then the flavor is a mellow maltiness and then a slight bite of ginger. Its texture is supple, as well. I’m a fan.

Flavors: Ginger, Malt

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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75

My wife has gotten into the matcha craze. Yes, it’s officially a craze. We’re adding it to smoothies, n’ such. Today, we decided to try it hot. This matcha has a seaweed aroma, and a faint lemon finish.

Flavors: Grass, Lemon, Seaweed

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 OZ / 118 ML

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80

Drinking this in the afternoon for a little pick me up. The nose has key lime citrus, and a bit of spearmint at the end. It makes this really nice to enjoy after lunch.

Flavors: Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Spearmint

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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70
drank Queen Catherine by Harney & Sons
1737 tasting notes

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Preparation
5 min, 30 sec

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68
drank Darjeeling Blend by Harney & Sons
1737 tasting notes

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76

Boy, does this have pronounced aromas. Its taste is smooth. A nice morning cup.

Flavors: Fishy, Licorice, Salt, Smoke

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

I’m going to start out this review by warning that I’ve never found an earl grey that I love. That said, I thought this one wasn’t bad. It’s a milder flavor than most others I’ve tried, and the bergamot isn’t over powering. I think I keep trying earl greys because I love the scent, but then the flavor is usually too much for me. This one is a nice compromise, with the lighter taste, and still a lovely scent. I tried this with just a bit of sugar, and no milk.

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90

OST’s Stash Sale

I’ve tried Harney and Son’s Paris before at a friend’s house, and enjoyed it so when I saw this on the list of teas OST was selling, I had to give it a try. I’m glad I did! I think I oversteeped it since it was just a bit bitter, but it had a lovely floral taste from the bergamot and a slight sweetness. I will definitely enjoy the rest of this tin.

Preparation
Boiling 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Dr Jim

One of my favorite decaf teas.

rosebudmelissa

I can see why!

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90

I admit I’m not a tea connoisseur but I have to admit that this tea is great for what it is. I tend to drink my teas without any milk or sugar but this is just perfect when I want something fruity and something a little sweet. AND it still tastes great after two pours. Plus this is my fiancé’s favorite!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp

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75

This was a very interesting tea. I’ve tried Genmai Cha before, and it’s similar to that. I can’t quite put my finger on what specifically was different, but I think I actually like this better than the Genmai Chas I’ve tasted before.

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64
drank Chamomile by Harney & Sons
5 tasting notes

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