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67
drank Earl Grey Supreme by Harney & Sons
2 tasting notes

So, I just joined Steepster and this is my first tasting note. I can’t pretend that I have a ton of tea knowledge beyond Lipton’s tea bags and fishing through the giant crazy plastic bag of teas that moves with my roommate from apartment to apartment. Which is where this came from. I liked this tea, a nice flavor if a little weak, but then I have no idea how old it was when I found it (I’m going to have to have to alter our tea storage situation I think). I tend to lean toward black tea over green or herbal teas, and this one was not too bitter or anything. It was very good with my weird breakfast of leftover cabbage and potatoes. Wow, that is crazy English isn’t it? Anyway, I hope that in the future I’ll be able to provide some more insight and knowledge on my tea!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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78
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
38 tasting notes

Bonnie was so kind to send this (and many many more) in a swap. Thank you so very much! This was just ok to me. I can not really pinpoint any specific dislikes except perhaps the hint of bergamot (of which I am not a fan).
However, I do appreciate getting the chance to try this tea.

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93

Thanks to The Purrfect Cup I was able to try this one!!!

This is a strong and sturdy Scottish Breakfast! YEAH!!!! Another busy day writing and LOTS of tea needed! This is the type that kicks ya in the ass in the morning! I LOVE IT. It has attitude!

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The first time that I tried this sample was for my first cup of tea in the morning. I’ve drank it a few different ways: with milk and sugar, without milk and some sugar and without milk and sugar(that time I ran out of sugar that day).

I brewed the Mangalam to 208 degrees Fahrenheit. I steeped the tea for about 4 minutes. I added approximately one and half to two teaspoons of loose tea.

What I experienced was a smooth yet brisk flavor. It has complex flavors to it; from having a bit of honey to being reminiscent of the experiences that I used to have when I was a coffee drinker( the nice dark and richness in taste).
The liquor was a caramel color(when I drank it with milk) to a deep brownish-red color. The aroma was a mix of fragrance,which included light honey.The body this tea was a medium, fullness.
This in my opinion has the possibility of being an alternate of my much loved English Breakfast blend in the mornings.

Russel from Harney & Sons sent me this tea sample.Thank you once again. :)

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

I love Mangalam Assam teas! I buy most of my Assams from H & S. I usually drink mine with no milk or sugar. My water temp is about 195-200F, and I steep for 3:15 to 3:30. I love the aromas and flavors. Sometimes with a longer steep I add a touch of milk. I also enjoyed their 2010 Nahorhabi Assam I reviewed here:

http://steepster.com/teas/harney-and-sons/19065-nahorhabi-full-leaf-assam-2010

Erika M.

Thanks for the tip! I just read your review on the Nahorhabi Full-Leaf Assam (2010). I’m going to put it on my list of teas to try in the future. I look forward to trying it.

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82
drank Bangkok by Harney & Sons
82 tasting notes

I’m really not sure how to feel about this tea. I got a sample on a whim, because I was curious to find out if I like coconut. I hate the texture of actual coconut, and I’ve never really had coconut-flavored anything. But I do like tea, ginger and lemongrass, so I figured there was a decent chance I would like Bangkok.

Scent-wise, I don’t care for the dry leaves. There’s just enough vanilla to be able to smell it, and I loathe the smell of vanilla. Once the water hits the leaves, though, the scent of everything mellows and I mostly smell the lemongrass, coconut and the tea, so it’s not bad.

I can taste lemongrass, grassy green tea notes, and a sort of rich, almost heavy sweetness I am assuming is the coconut. The vanilla is not very strong; it mostly seems to mellow the other flavors. I’m not tasting any ginger, but I have yet to drink a tea from Harney and Sons where you can actually detect the ginger, so that’s not surprising.

It’s a pretty interesting tea. I’m not really sure that I personally like the flavors. The vanilla is sort of ruining it for me, but again, I hate vanilla. However, it’s a complex tea and it would definitely go really well with some pad thai, so I’m going to rate it well anyway. And as much as I’m unsure about the flavor, I have to admit I’m more than willing to give it another go.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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88

I had to move this to a corrected tea page, but I did not want to loose the info on the other page by editing it, so this is a double post.

Iced tea of the day….

Another sample from Russel at the Millerton Shop. (Thank you!) I was really glad to get to try this, because I have gifted it to friends and not even had a chance to try it for myself. I am a big fan of their Midsummer’s Peach decaf blend in loose leaf. MSP was the tea that introduced me to the Millerton Shop since I was not prepared to buy an entire pound of it, and that is how it is offered online in loose leaf other than a sample. Midsummer’s Peach makes a great iced tea, but usually, I want the caffeine during the day. Enter, the Peach Iced Tea in 2 qt. pouches.

I must say, the convenience of the pouches is wonderful. It makes the perfect gift for those who don’t have the patience or tea obsession to mess with leaves. I like it, too, actually. I made the iced tea in a pyrex measuring cup right along side my first morning cuppa. Then I added the super-strength brew to my favorite pitcher full of ice plus a little more water to bring it up to about 2 qts. Notes of fresh peach and oh so smooth and refreshing. It definitely holds a place in my top favorite iced teas, and readily nudged out Midsummer’s. I will have to purchase some….for me and more for gifts. Did you see how cute the tin is?

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Iced tea of the day……

I just noticed the one they sell now is not Organic…..I will be moving this tea note to the proper tea page soon. My review is for Peach Iced Tea which is the offering as of July 2012….probably sooner, but it needed a date!

Another sample from Russel at the Millerton Shop. (Thank you!) I was really glad to get to try this, because I have gifted it to friends and not even had a chance to try it for myself. I am a big fan of their Midsummer’s Peach decaf blend in loose leaf. MSP was the tea that introduced me to the Millerton Shop since I was not prepared to buy an entire pound of it, and that is how it is offered online in loose leaf other than a sample. Midsummer’s Peach makes a great iced tea, but usually, I want the caffeine during the day. Enter, the Peach Iced Tea in 2 qt. pouches.

I must say, the convenience of the pouches is wonderful. It makes the perfect gift for those who don’t have the patience or tea obsession to mess with leaves. I like it, too, actually. I made the iced tea in a pyrex measuring cup right along side my first morning cuppa. Then I added the super-strength brew to my favorite pitcher full of ice plus a little more water to bring it up to about 2 qts. Notes of fresh peach and oh so smooth and refreshing. It definitely holds a place in my top favorite iced teas, and readily nudged out Midsummer’s. I will have to purchase some….for me and more for gifts. Did you see how cute the tin is?

ashmanra

So you taste a difference in this one compared to MSP iced?

SimplyJenW

I do….I notice the difference between any decaf and regular versions of just about anything now that my palate is a little more experienced. I will take the fully leaded any day…..

ashmanra

I’ll have to try this then! I only have MSP.

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Special Thanks to Amy Oh for this one – I got your envelop today! Thanks so much!

This smells like a gentle LS. I agree with Amy Oh on this completely!
With the gentle LS – it seems to be paired with something else…like…maybe, a Breakfast Tea…Scottish or English, maybe…or something slightly bakey-cakey, even…not sure.

I like the mystery, tho.

And this is tasty. I like it! It’s satisfying without being overly smoke.

TeaBrat

I’m glad you liked it!

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68

To me, it tastes almost exactly like Bengal Spice by Celestial Seasonings. I’ll let it steep a bit longer next time.

Preparation
4 min, 15 sec

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81
drank Kaimosi CTC by Harney & Sons
759 tasting notes

So… I really need to look through my reviews before buying tea on impulse. I added this on to some order in the past to make the free shipping level. Just now getting around to opening the tin. Yeah… a whole tin. I can see cold steeping for the whole summer with just this tin to use it up. :)

Anyway, it’s still an fine tea-tea. I still don’t get any special notes from it. I had some without to taste it on it’s own. Then I indulged and used some cream leftover from the last tea party and dumped about a tablespoon into a For Life mug amount of it. It’s really good with cream. Or, I suppose you could say that the cream is really good and adding this tea gives it depth. :)

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81
drank Kaimosi CTC by Harney & Sons
759 tasting notes

Very dark brew. Quick steep, as can be expected from a CTC, I suppose.

No notes of anything to my tastebuds other than just basic black tea. Not astringent at all.

Probably won’t get this again. Nothing at all wrong with it. Simply don’t need another good basic black in the pantry.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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When I was younger I had a very nasty Lapsang experience.
I only recently started purchasing them again, because it was a tea that my coffee drinking husband had shown some interest in.
I purchased this and then a Lapsang from Mountain Rose Herbs.
I enjoy the polite or elegant Lapsang from MRH over this one.
This one seems a tad rough or harsher to me.
I am glad I started with the other Lapsang though, because I can appreciate this tea and enjoy it when I am sharing a pot of it with my husband (who declares this tea..“Now this is a Manly Tea!”)
I just noticed that the smokiness in this tea almost tasted a little bitter compared to the last tea which the smokiness was smooth.
I feel rather silly doing this review since I have only three Lapsangs to compare too, and one of those was over 10 years ago and terrible (or my taste buds hated it at the time, maybe it was not all the tea)
But, this is not a bad Lapsang, maybe not one to try right away as a beginner of Lapsangs.
To all those Lapsang Lovers out there, I am supposed to ask you if there is any stronger Lapsangs than this one from H&S…apparently if there is a more manly Lapsang out there, my Hubby wants to know about it. (long suffering sigh inserted here)
Brewed in my Bodum for 4 minutes.
The color is a beautiful amber.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

Lots of folks like Black Dragon from Upton, I love Baker Street Afternoon from Upton but don’t know if it is really stronger than this one but it is soooo good. I thought Russian Country by Harney was stronger than this one but it was too strong for me. How about Manteas from Frank at 52teas? Some of the maple bacon ones might appeal to your hubby. And coffee drinkers often love puerh!

Hesper June

Thanks!
I will look into these.
I have not tried any Puerh’s yet, I hear y’all talking about them on here, but it is not a tea I have explored as of yet.

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86

When the going gets tough, the tough drink tea.
What a awful week.
The mediation on Monday went awfully, then I went to the funeral of a friend, and got cornered and verbally attacked 3 different times by 3 different people over something I had nothing to do with, came home, wept bitterly and then had a 36 hour long migraine.
Today, I am feeling better.
Decide to treat myself with this tea, I make a ceremony with the preparation.
Hoping it will bring the tranquility and strength I need.
Only to have 2 wasps promptly sting me as I just get situated on the porch with this tea and my book.
I spill the whole glass and nearly break my cup.
I come in the house, sad and depressed over this whole dad blame week, but as I am grabbing ice for my stings I think “NO! Screw this!” grab a handful of ice and throw it in the blender, add milk and a large scoop of this matcha and a bit of agave syrup and ferociously blend.
Pour into a glass with a straw and AHHHHhhhhhhh!
Its like a large Malted Milk Shake. SO tasty and decadent.
So screw tradition, Hesper June is doing it her way!
Which I think is paying off, because a friend just called and said we are going to get our nails and hair done tomorrow, her treat.
So, here to the rest of the week being wonderful, even if I have to throw it in a blender and add ice!

Azzrian

Sometimes when meditation fails it helps to take something into a field and smash it with a sledge hammer.

Hesper June

Ha! Thanks Azzrian! I might have to try that;)

TeaBrat

I’m so sorry to hear about your bad week. I hope things get better!

Hesper June

Thanks Amy:) I am determined to not let a couple of days ruin a whole week!

K S

Awesome. I was thinking salvaging this week would require C-4. Who knew it could be turned around with a blender…. I wonder where ours is…

ashmanra

May the rest of the week be wonderful, indeed! I have found that funerals often bring out the worst in people…sorry you were in the line of fire.

Hesper June

KS, Blenders are awesome. I use mine to make my Healthy Breakfast Smoothie every morning, plus you can blend Matcha Ice Lattes and if all else fails they blend up Margaritas;)
Thanks Ashmanra, I am thinking you are right, it was just a highly emotional time and they needed a punching bag:)

Skulleigh

Oh man, I’m sorry this week has teeth. I hope it’s better for you soon!

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86

With sweet DaisyChubb cheering me on, I had teetering entered the world of Matcha Tea.
My first experience made me feel like a Cow in a Hay Barn, but I wiped the green mustache off my upper lip and powered on through to my second Matcha experience.
It was not till this particular Matcha that I finally understood what all the fuss was about.
From the moment I opened the very tiny little container, I knew this was going to be a very different Matcha experience than my first.
I smelled a deep grain odor and then something almost chocolate like.
It is very creamy on the tongue and also froths better than the first Matcha I tried.
But, there was still this malty chocolate smell and taste I could not place till this morning when I was making this, it dawned on me.
Ovaltine!
That malty chocolate beverage Mothers use to get their children to drink more milk when they are young (My Mother tried this with me too:)
It obviously is not strong in the Matcha, but there is hints of that malty goodness on the tongue, I think the creaminess of the matcha also adds to this particular memory as well.
I like this Matcha, and it makes me want to delve more into the Matcha world and spend money on all things that surround this green powdery substance:)

EDIT
Ohmygoodness!
I just made a iced matcha latte/bubble tea thingy with this Matcha.
When you add the milk to the Matcha, the Ovaltine flavor REALLY emerges.
Very tasty afternoon treat:)

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 0 min, 45 sec
Azzrian

I LOVE Ovaltine! Even still :)

ashmanra

Same here! I think we have chocolate and chocolate malt right now. Lesson learned the hard way – Don’t let your toddler get away with their sippy cup of Ovaltine and hide it under the sofa. O.O Ick. Green Ovaltine not a good thing, or a good smell.

Hesper June

Hmmm…now you ladies got me thinking about picking up some Ovaltine on my next shopping trip:)
Um, yeah, finding old sippy cups of ovaltine does not sound like much fun:)

DaisyChubb

yummmm iced matcha latte! Now I want one :D

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85
drank Brigitte's Blend by Harney & Sons
807 tasting notes

Sorry to have been a bit absent lately.
I have something strange going on with my nose. lol
Feels like someone punched me in it.
Started to hurt on the right side then went over the other side effecting my entire nose bridge.
Doctor gave me a script to which I had an allergic reaction to. Not a shock I am allergic to almost every pill one can imagine.
Anyway – between that and trying to get ready for our four day excursion which is like packing for a month long cruise with our health issues between my daughter and myself, I’m beat.
Alas the tea … Thank you ashmanra a nice black tea is what THIS doctor ordered! :)
Slightly malty, with a full mouthfeel which I love.
Roasty, a good coffee replacement especially if one were to make it with extra leaf!
Mmmmm a nice one!

Kittenna

:( I hope your trip ends up being fabulous to make up for all this stress!

Azzrian

Thank you! :)

Hesper June

I am sorry about you nose! That sounds painful,glad you are getting better.
Hope the trip is fun.
Don’t forget to pack the tea!:-)

ashmanra

Oh no! Any idea what went wrong? Selma sort of cartilage infection? Or sinus?

TeaBrat

hope you feel better!

Azzrian

Thank you Hesper June, Amy oh, and ashmanra.
The tea was one of the first things I packed up – then repacked – then switched to a larger bag LOL
Well the doctor didn’t “officially” diagnose me. Sort of said it could be this or could be that. But said the antibiotic would fix either thing. We thought it could be cellulitis since I have other markings for it, or could be sinus related perhaps. I didn’t think of a cartilage infection! Doctor didn’t mention that one. I should google this! I don’t like going to doctors but sometimes you just have to. They never seem to tell you what you have. They just toss a prescription at you and cross their fingers. I do believe in this case though I did need the script. Now waiting for a new one since I had an allergic reaction to the original one.

ashmanra

My daughter got infected cartilage when she had her tragus (hang-y little flap by ear hole) pierced and it took a long time to heal. If you haven’t had any cartilage pierced, I suppose it is unlikely to be that. :)

Azzrian

I have a pierced brow but have had it for years now. Could it happen long after it is done?

ashmanra

I suppose it could but would be likely and you would feel it near the piercing itself I think,, and I don’t think it would travel that far to other cartilage. The trouble with cartilage infections is the lack of blood vessels in the area, so once infected it is hard to get medicine moving around in there except what you can do topically.

Hope you are all better soon!

Azzrian

Thank you so much. I am better since taking the one pill – still waiting to hear on the other script though. Plus taking aleive for swelling, and some benedryl – already helping a TON!
:)

Missy

Hope you feel better and enjoy your trip!

Azzrian

Thank you Missy! :)

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This richly flavored black decaffeinated tea.
It is a sachet tea, which can be nice in the evening for a quick cuppa.
For some reason this tea reminded me of Honeybush Caramel Tea from Revolution Tea.
Not quite sure why, since both are very different from each other.
However, I think this is a very nice tea to have after dinner to accompany a good book.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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87
drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
212 tasting notes

This is one I specifically requested from Azzrian. I’m glad I got to try it.

It’s silky smooth in texture and taste. While I find it light in body, I feel like I’m getting a good vanilla flavor. The base seems to be a bit malty but a little thin? I feel like some thing is missing. This could be totally mental because I know it’s decaf, but I feel like the “tea bite” is missing. There is some component that I expect to experience which isn’t here. Other than that, I think it’s pretty well done. The vanilla doesn’t feel artificial or overdone.

I’m not sure decaf is some thing I need to keep around. I do enjoy rooibos a fair amount and it’s not caffeinated.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Azzrian

Missy – for the record – that may also be a little older. Not that there is anything “wrong” with it but I could see it being something that has lost some of its quality over time. IF you really like it I might give it a second chance with a new batch. It does have a lovely vanilla flavor but I too thought something was a tad lacking.

Missy

It really smelled yummy! I’ll have to see if I can get a sample from h&s.

Azzrian

Yeah it does smell amazing!

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86
drank Indian Nimbu by Harney & Sons
759 tasting notes

Mmmm…. this is so good. I don’t often reach for it and I’m not sure why. Caramely, lemony, Darjeelingly. The caramel isn’t super strong until you add cream. Then, wow! It turns into a caramel pastry iced with lemon but still isn’t too sweet. I don’t recall adding to cream to this before. Om nom nom!

Oh, and here’s a picture of the swap/sample moose in my work cubicle. I bring in swaps and sample sizes and work my way through them during the days when I can pay attention. :)

http://s1165.photobucket.com/user/dagony/media/Tea%20collection/theswapmoose_zpsc3ab43ce.jpg.html

ashmanra

Nice moose!

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86
drank Indian Nimbu by Harney & Sons
759 tasting notes

This is going nicely with the sharpish cheddar I’m having as dessert. Not as well with the olive bread and delicious Shatto butter but I can live with it. :)

Bit of lemony caramel in a bright brew with a definite Darjeeling base.

Regardless of the food, it does go well with Winnie the Pooh. I love the first night the husband is gone on business trips. I can eat things he isn’t interested in and watch stuff he would put up with for me but not especially enjoy. :)

gmathis

Oh, I haven’t had Nimbu for years, but loved it. And Pooh. What a lovely combination on a blustery evening.

Nicole

That’s why I had to watch it. I have had the Blustery Day song in my head since last Wednesday. And it is indeed blustery out this evening. :)

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drank Indian Nimbu by Harney & Sons
759 tasting notes

This reminded me a lot of an Earl Grey when smelling the dry leaf. The steeped leaves are full of greens and a few different colors of brown – a very pretty steeping. The liquid is very dark. It is much darker than I’d think with such a light tasting tea. The citrus is light and nicely complemented by the hint of caramel on the back of the tongue. There is more Earl Grey smell to the steeped cup than Earl Grey flavor so if you don’t like Earls, don’t worry about it with this tea. The smell also has a bit of sweetness hiding in it – possibly the caramel.

I’m so glad I now have someone at work hooked on tea so I have someone to share samples with. This was in his last purchase. We both like it – he’s a Earl Grey fan as am I and he’s getting to be a fan of Darjeelings as well. So this was a nice blend.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec
LiberTEAS

This is definitely one of my favorites from Harney & Sons.

Hesper June

Oh! This sounds so yummy!
Might have to get it in my next H&S order.

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This is the first loose tea that I have tried. Previously, I have drank tea in sachets by Harney & Sons and I have gradually made the transition to starting to drink loose tea. I have been told by many that they prefer the taste of loose teas and believe that it is better quality and provides a better taste. After this experience, I agree.
When I opened the tea sample, I was a bit fascinated by the sight of these tea leaves. They were long thin leaves. Most of the leaves with a nice bright green and a few had a bit of yellow in the leaves,which might be as a result from the fixing of the leaves via hot woks during production.
I brewed the Huangshan Mao Feng to 175 degrees Fahrenheit.I steeped the tea for about 3 minutes. The first flavor that I tasted was a grassy flavor. While I continued to drink the tea,I tasted vegetal flavors with subtle smoky flavor. I also tasted a bit of a toasted nutty flavor. The liquor was a light green to a light greenish yellow. I believe that the vegetal flavor is complemented by smoky and nutty flavors that I tasted.

I appreciate Russel from Harney & Sons for sending me this tea sample. Harney & Sons continues to offer it’s customers great quality tea. Hopefully I can visit one of their shops soon. :)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
SimplyJenW

I have been to both shops…SoHo in May of 2011, and Millerton last August. I thoroughly loved both visits. Highly recommended.

Erika M.

I’ve wanted to visit for such a long time! I guess it’ll be worth it, when I finally get the chance. Which shop do you like better, Millerton or Soho?

SimplyJenW

I think I felt more relaxed in Millerton….more because I am a midwest gal and the big city is kind of intimidating for me. However, we did have a lovely dinner in Little Italy after visiting SoHo….

Erika M.

I’ll eventually will visit both locations but I think I’ll like Millerton better. I used to be a city girl however since I’ve moved upstate, I prefer living here better. I think Millerton is about 50 mins from here, so it would be closer to take a day trip.

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Pineapple!
It almost shouts at you when you open the tin.
But, once you pour the hot water over the leaves it mellows out a bit and there is a floral note in it that I cannot quite place that emerges.
I have traveled to a few tropical places in my life so far and this tea brings me back to them.
I am not sure why, but the wet leaves kind of smell of a wet wool blanket or a wet dog.
But, for some reason this makes me smile too!
Maybe it is the memory of sunning on the beach and a rouge Golden Retriever came up to me all soggy and smiley and plopped a drool covered stick in my lap and barked, I threw the stick over and over again into the ocean till his owner came panting up to me and thanked me for keeping the dog put till he could find him.
When you go in for a second infusion there is not “wet dog” taste or odor to the tea, but this tea really only hangs on to its flavor for about 2 infusions.
This tea I actually bought for summertime cold brewing, and it cold brews up well, the fruity flavors are a bit more mild and the actual green tea shines through.
What I find so interesting is the color of the cold brewed tea, its a light, bright green.
How fun is that!?
I find the cold brewed tea refreshing on a hot day.
But, I think what I will love is brewing up a hot cup of this tea when there is snow and ice piled up outside, so I can be transfered to a warmer, sunnier time.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

I’m just finishing up your envelop! I think I have room for a few more and will hopefully send it by Friday! I will keep you posted :)

Hesper June

Awesome! I am excited:)

ashmanra

I think this is an Indian green tea base, which I thought was unusual. You mostly see black tea from India. This is my favorite flavored green so far from H&S and the first green tea my oldest actually liked, so it holds a special place for me!

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75
drank Apricot by Harney & Sons
109 tasting notes

One of my earliest memories as a child was my mother teaching me about how companies kind of lie to you to get you to buy their product. We were walking down the cereal aisle and there was this box of shredded wheat with giant blueberries on the box and I wanted some-badly. I was too young to read and my mom explained that there were no blueberries in the box and that it was just a “serving suggestion”. Well, what does a 4 year old want with plain shredded wheat? I moved on.

So, now I’m an adult and there’s this apricot tea from Harney. The pic here shows apricots, the pic on their site shows apricots. Now, I love dried apricots, but I never considered them in a tea. However, the tea has some good reviews and the apricots in the pictures called to me. Harney doesn’t really list ingredients, but I bought some anyway.

So, let me be emphatic there are no apricots in this tea! I don’t see why not, I’ve had all kinds of dried/freeze dried fruit in tea, but there isn’t any here.

Disappointment is not a good way to start with a new tea. However, I moved on. This tea is okay. Good even, I suppose. I taste the apricot and it seems fairly natural. It goes well with the black base. It’s sweet, but sugar improves it if you are so inclined-usually I’m not. The tea is smooth and not bitter. I really can’t find a time of day to have this tea-not strong enough for breakfast, too sweet for afternoon, yet not really “dessert-ey” tasting. Maybe it would be good iced.
It’s a decent tea, but I probably wouldn’t buy it again.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

I like your Mom already!

Scott B

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The Purrfect Cup sent me some of this one! Thanks so much! And thanks for the awesome envelop!!!! WOWZA!

With all the teas I have drank – I’ve had very little Harney & Sons considering how many teas they offer. Same goes for Upton, really.

Anyhow..

I NEED MORE BLACK TEA! Today is turning into YESTERDAYVERY hellish!

This is a darn good one! It has a nice, strong, chewy, bakey black tea base with an even-medium EG flavor to – certainly NOT over done. I do like this one because I can taste how wonderful the black tea base is!!! The EG Flavors are just on the assist…not overly loud.

Yup! This is a winner! I like it very much! Thanks The Purrfect Cup!!!!

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