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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
5 tasting notes

I suppose I am missing that thing that makes up the palate allowing one to taste “notes.” That being said, what I tasted was vanilla and peach. This is peaches and cream tea. And it is delicious.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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61
drank Bangkok by Harney & Sons
31 tasting notes

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61
drank Bangkok by Harney & Sons
31 tasting notes

I wanted to like this tea because I love green tea and coconut and lemongrass and ginger, etc. I guess I just don’t like them all together. The lemongrass is over-powering to me. I think there just might be too many flavors going on. Also, I’ve only ever had it hot so maybe it might be better iced. Either way, I won’t be purchasing it again.

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drank Bangkok by Harney & Sons
31 tasting notes

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90
drank Sencha by Harney & Sons
31 tasting notes

I go for this tea when I’m in the mood for a plain, grassy green tea with no added flavors. This one has a lovely clean smell and it’s far more green in color than most green teas. Very light tasting. Delish!

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
31 tasting notes

The best. Absolute best.

I first experienced the delicious smell of this tea at a friend’s house. She called it her “fancy Sunday morning tea.” Boy, was she ever right.

The smell of this tea kept coming back to haunt me so I ordered a tin from Harney & Sons. (the TINS though! They’re so cute, I keep all of them for planters for succulents.) And then I ordered some for my best friend. And then I ordered a box of 50 for myself because I no longer wanted it as a treat yoself tea. I wanted to have it all the time!

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92
drank Lover's Leap by Harney & Sons
326 tasting notes

By the time this arrived in the mail, I had forgotten what it was, and from the name thought it was bound to have flowers in it. I opened the package to a marvelous fragrance of pure tea, a little evocative of darjeeling but mostly a nice “golden raisin” scent (it’s easier to just call it muscatel but that’s what it smells like to me). This turned out to be a great light-bodied Ceylon, crisp and just a little sweet and everything I hoped it would be. Delicious iced, and also quite tasty hot, which is good because we’ve been having a mixture of very hot days and cool, overcast ones!

My experience with Ceylon (as with most non-Chinese teas) doesn’t go very far back—only a couple of years ago, when I started wondering why the iced tea served at a particular cafe tasted good compared to everyone else’s, did I even learn the name of this tea. There’s a lot more to explore, but this is one of the good ones I’ve encountered so far!

Super Starling!

Ceylon is also the base of that bomb-diggity Thai iced tea. It’s that and condensed milk or somesuch. I want to experiment with making it sometime.

Mikumofu

I love Thai iced tea but I never knew that, making it myself sounds like something fun to try too!

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93

I’ve been having a great tea week!

A tiny part of me wishes I weren’t. I’m able to come up with MUCH FUNNIER stuff to say when reviews are dire. Alas, the stuff in my mouth tastes good, which doesn’t leave a lot of hilarity fodder.

So I’m going to tell you this is a tasty chocolate/vanilla blend with a bit flowers and coconut. If you like those things, you’ll probably like this thing. The only negative thing I can say is that it tastes a tiny bit artificial, but it’s so good overall, I’ll probably be buying more. So there’s that.

Miss my negativity? I do have a negative review about Wendy’s disruption of the Strawberry Fields salad. It was strawberries, chicken, bacon, onion, and bleu cheese crumbles gaily dancing upon greens.

It came every summer and left every fall like glorious clockwork. I spent all 9 cold months pining for it.

This year, they introduced a Summer Berry Chicken Salad instead. It’s not the same and it’s not as good.

It’s like walking into the school cafeteria on Taco Tuesday only to be handed some Sloppy Joe. What is this? Why are you deviating from schedule? I don’t want this. I want the other thing that should be happening right now. I mean, this is fine. It’s not poison; it’s just not what I want.

You want to reach across and bitch-slap the counter-lady, even though you know it’s not her fault. You want to tear off her hairnet, light it on fire, and go streaking through the woods with it aflame.

But you must stay calm and order something else.

Don’t let anyone see your lip quiver as you hold back tears.

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Coconut, Cream, Flowers, Vanilla

mtchyg

She’s still got it, folks!

mtchyg

I make a homemade version of the strawberry salad. Complete with bacon and bleu cheese. Glorious, indeed. Also, the tea sounds nice enough as well.

Super Starling!

Of course I could make my own Strawberry Fields salad. But that involves, like, preparation. The bacon alone involves touching grease. The onion involves smell. The bleu cheese involves cracking open that blob of bleu cheese. I like to just pay the five dollars and have someone else handle the thing. (This is so lazy. I hate myself for it, you don’t have to.)

mtchyg

Haha no judgement here.

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75

I decided to order this because I needed something added to the usual bland flavor of chamomile other than honey or lemon and this tea has not disappointed me yet. It has helped with indigestion numerous times and tastes good to boot. The orange peel is strongly represented but not all too tart at the same time. The chamomile base is still present, but evens out the citrus taste in general.

Flavors: Citrusy, Flowers, Orange Zest

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 9 OZ / 266 ML

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If you absolutely love peppermint, this one is definitely for you, but be warned it is very strong. The satchels are filled very liberally which is great for at least 2 cups worth of tea, however the peppermint is very potent. I may need to give mine away soon after I review it on YouTube because it is not only is it too strong for me, but being a sufferer of GERD, I recently found out I should avoid peppermint in general >.

Flavors: Peppermint

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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75

Quite tasty, but unmemorable. This tea doesn’t have oodles of personality.

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86
drank Wedding Tea by Harney & Sons
326 tasting notes

It’s not anybody’s wedding (that I know of), but this was a nice little sample to try. It has a soft lemon and vanilla aroma that translates into exactly those flavors when brewed. The blend also contains plenty of flowers, which would make it look quite festive and wedding-appropriate, though they don’t really add to the flavor. The mild, creamy lemon flavor of this tea reminds me of one of my favorite blends, Lemon French Macaron by Butiki Teas, which is no longer available but remembered fondly. Unlike that blend, though, the tea leaves in this one are smaller and more crushed, perhaps due to being in sachet form. This creates a more astringent brew, but overall the white tea base is good and quite fresh. A nice little treat that reassures me that while it’s hard to get a flavored white tea right, it can be done!

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I had this yesterday, and refrained from leaving a note because it tasted weird. I thought that maybe the genmaicha I’d had previously had tainted the gravity steeper and/or mug I was using. So I scrubbed both out and left them to dry.

Today, I used my strainer ball and a totally different mug on this mix. As a control. For science.

And the conclusion is: this is a totally weird mix that tastes nothing like cranberry, nuts, or basically anything resembling food.

It’s like the sugary byproduct of some kind of food manufacturing process. Like maybe if you went to a Fruit Roll-Up factory and licked the floor.

So I tried icing it. If you ice it, you can kind of taste the nuts. I guess. But it’s still not great.

I daresay it’s… not my cup of tea.

(cymbal smash)

Flavors: Artificial, Candy

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It’s malty; it’s tannic. It’s not a bad tea, but I have sipped from the Fountain of Knowledge that is Yunnan black tea, and now I can’t return. This tastes pretty one-dimensional to me now. I find it better than Twinings, but that’s about all I can say for it.

I might still enjoy it oversteeped with some milk and sugar.

Flavors: Malt, Tannic

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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93
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
89 tasting notes

My buddy Mookit knows me really well. She recommended this tea, and lo and behold, it was in my samples. AND I LOVE IT.

This is a rich sweet berry concoction. Leading the way is a super-strong berry. Then you’ve got some sweet caramel/vanilla traipsing behind.

This tea is like the end of a movie, where everyone’s dancing. The camera slowly rises up, pointed below at our victorious protagonists. They twirl. The camera lifts, lifts, lifts, until everything is a blur. Cue credits.

This tea is ALSO notable because I broke in my Brand New Mug with it:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BH4yGOshZyI/
I saw the mug and I gasped because it was everything I needed. I didn’t even realize a new mug was in order until I saw this mug. Then I realized everything about my current situation was shabby and bad, and only the new mug would rectify the situation.

I will now be posting from a happier, better-mug state of mind.

Flavors: Berry, Blackberry, Caramel, Creamy, Molasses, Orange, Vanilla

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

Yay, I’m glad you liked it! :)

Evol Ving Ness

Nice mug! It’s true that this is a life-changing purchase. Everything will be better now. Thank you for fixing the planet. Would that more of us were so thoughtful.

ashmanra

Oh, wow! Awesome mug! Those vibrant colors have to make you smile.

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86
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
2 tasting notes

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This tea is super-complex for something so simple. It’s just a chocolate-hazelnut black tea. But there’s a variety of other notes. A creamy note, a mossy note, a molasses note. And, of course, the hot-chocolate almond-hazelnut tastiness.

This reminds me of Disney World. Did you know that, underneath the Happiest Place On Earth, there is a labyrinth that the staff use to get from place to place? It’s why you don’t see them traipsing around in between shifts. Or why Mickey appears in one spot, them shows up later in another. You’ve got all that joy on top, and then a bunch of solid inner workings underneath to make sure it functions properly.

Flavors: Almond, Chocolate, Creamy, Hazelnut, Molasses, Moss, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Mookit

You should try Paris!

Super Starling!

@Mookit: I think I have a flavor of that! I bought a bunch of samples last week that I’m going to try soon. I can’t remember exactly the ones I ordered. They all have city names and I find that slightly confusing.

mtchyg

I DID know that but only because I love Disney World. Maybe not as much as Maggie does. But close. We are going in October during Halloween. We went for my birthday 2 years ago.

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