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A friend gifted me a tin of this tea as a belated birthday present. It’s the firs tea from Harney & Sons that I’ve had. I brewed up a cup early this afternoon and drank it while working. It was quite nice. I don’t know if I would have picked it up myself. I love cinnamon, but sometimes it a bit overpowering in tea and leaves me with an odd dryness on my tongue. But this is quite nice. It brewed up a dark amber color, and I could catch a tiny whiff of the cinnamon when I inhaled, so I suspect it’s very strong. The flavor is definitely cinnamon, but also a bit sweet. I can see this becoming a favorite for cold afternoons this winter.
What an odd-looking tea! It’s the first time I come across a CTC. Well, I’ve probably drank many CTC before without knowing since it’s apparently common for supermarkets tea bags to be CTC. Oooohh mamma mía, this is strong! Maybe I used too much tea or steeped it for too long. The strenght is not only felt with my tastebuds but on my whole body. After drinking half of my cup, my hands were shaking and my heart was pounding. I’ll have to be careful next time.
First of all, this is my first experience will LS so I really have no idea what a good LS is supposed to taste like. Someone else in the comments said that this tea would taste really good with smoked salmon and I agree. I can see myself really enjoying this in certain contexts, like during a blizzard or sometime I want to feel badass and manly while drinking my tea. However, on a lazy Sunday it was just good. Fine.
I brewed it for 5 minutes as the company suggests, and I found it to be much milder than I expected. Next time I am going to either brew it for longer or increase my ratio of tea leaves to water.
Flavors: Campfire, Smoke, Tobacco, Whiskey
This tea was by the hot water urn at a conference, and brewed up nicely in a variety of mug sizes and sub-boiling temperatures. I snagged a couple bags for more controlled brewing.
At boiling, one bag in a pint, it’s a soft vanilla caramel with a citrus undertone. The bag tag says “Brew 5 minutes”. It’s good cold, too.
I should probably say upfront that first flush Darjeeling is one of my favourite varieties of black tea, so this one is preaching to the converted with me.
Read my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2015/09/12/gielle-1st-flush-darjeeling-black-tea-harney-sons/
This tea is absolutely heavenly. I’d held off drinking it till yesterday (9-9-15) in honor of Queen Elizabeth II having outreigned Queen Victoria. It’s like Super Earl Grey—only daintily, beautifully more piquant. The lemon and grapefruit touches enhance the bergamot. It’s just outstanding. Even cold in the cup (I’d made it hot) having cooled, it was delicious. I had it lightly sweetened with just a bit of sugar. I cannot praise it highly enough!
Flavors: Bergamot, Earl Grey, Grapefruit, Lemon Zest
This tea is… wow. I love this iced or hot. When you open the package you instantly smell the black currant, my friend was like “You HAVE to make this for me!” xD We both enjoy this tea (I bought her some for her birthday). I try to keep this as a staple but always run out. Not overly fruity, you can taste the black currant AND the black tea.
Oh… This is a lovely tea all around. The leaves are beautiful mix of golden and black. The taste is malt, nut and that sweetness you get from buttery nuts like pecans and walnuts. A bit of hay note in the initial sip. Some cocoa and at the same time, savory overtones. I’m so glad I splurged on this tin. Hello, my precious. You will be… adored.
Bought this recently from Amazon to bump my order up to the free shipping threshold. Its got a nice flavor to it. It is malty but not overly so. There is as others have noted a slight note of chocolate, very slight. There is little in the way of bitterness or astringency to this tea. I am hoping this one is high in caffeine as I could use a boost this morning.
I brewed this once in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and 200 degree water for 3 min.
Flavors: Chocolate, Malt
My H&S order arrived! So glad to have fresh tins of my two favorites, Bangkok and Paris. H&S threw this sample bag in with my order, and it’s really quite good. When I opened it it smelled like fresh oranges. The orange is more muted once steeped, because the sencha is quite strong in this one, but it’s still a nice blend.
Ooo… this is bizarre. I had this at work today with filtered water, Western style. Having at home tonight, gong fu style, bottled water.
Here are my notes from work: Oh, hello, honey & bread! Moderate body but big flavor. So close to Taiwanese Wild Mountain black but from China. Dry leaves have a yeasty, fermented fruit and wine-y single origin chocolate type of scent. Steeped liquor is mainly a bready scent. Flavors of honey, yeast and fruit. There must be more of this obtained before they are out again. Western, 4 minutes, 205F, 2 tsp/10 oz.
And tonight at home: Similar scents, but sweeter. The liquor actually has a sweet aftertaste that is making me think of what licorice root does to my tastebuds. It creates a weird sweetness that lingers on my lips and in my mouth. It’s nothing I enjoy. I actually rinsed out my mouth three times to make sure I didn’t have anything sweet lingering from food earlier. I’m only going to get through 10/30/45 seconds. I’m giving up and not wasting the rest. I’ll steep again Western style and see if it is my water or the steeping method. If it’s like this Western style at home, then I don’t need more of it which is both disappointing and a relief. I won’t spend that much on work tea. I don’t drink cheap tea at work but nothing this expensive either.