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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp

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My very favorite H & S blend that I’ve tried thus far. Tastes like coconut and gingery, lemony lightness. The leaves are so big that they threaten to burst out of the sachet. It’s the very embodiment of springtime!

Flavors: Coconut, Ginger, Lemon Zest, Lemongrass, Pleasantly Sour, Vanilla

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86

Hit a deer with my car the other night. I’m perfectly fine, thankfully, but it did mean two days out of work while I waited for the insurance to inspect it and get me an estimate.

Car is now in the shop, getting fixed, and I am driving a nicer rental car than the one the deer’s butt broke, so I should thank my lucky stars that my insurance came through for me in my hour of need. Also that these last two days have been unspeakably gorgeous weather-wise.

Treated myself to this tea as a way to wind down from the hectic insanity that car accidents always entail. My expectations weren’t high— maybe I just haven’t been trying the nicer H&S blends? But this is one helluva cuppa. It tastes like something Stacey from Butiki Teas would have blended. The coconut, vanilla, and lemongrass all give it a sweet, spring-y, fine- tea-shop scent and taste. The green tea base is very high quality— I’m guessing it’s a dragon’s well from the brilliant yellow-green color and buttery taste.

It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely…

Flavors: Butter, Coconut, Ginger, Lemongrass, Sweet, Vanilla

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

OMG, so glad you’re ok!

teaqueen

Thanks! I’m just relieved that: 1.) I wasn’t hurt and that I was the only one in the car; 2.) I have good insurance and 3.) That my car is in good hands while it’s in the shop.

Fjellrev

Seriously! I just hope it’ll never happen again. I’m always worried about this very thing happening when I’m driving in the countryside, especially in hilly areas. :/

teaqueen

Me too! No more back-roading for me for a while!

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drank Birthday Tea by Harney & Sons
7 tasting notes

I am on the second steep of my first tea bag of Birthday Tea.

The first thing I noticed about the tea was a dark blue color and a strong blueberry taste with additional herbal notes. I could not really taste the tea at all, and I felt it resembled more of a fruit and herbal infusion than tea.

On the second steep, the fruit notes are less prominent and the herbal notes more so. I had hoped that this tea would have some vanilla or cream flavoring to suggest birthday cake.

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drank Pan Asia by Harney & Sons
54 tasting notes

Good basic green tea, but not outstanding.

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83

My favourite peppermint tea! So refreshing.

Flavors: Peppermint

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
36 tasting notes

bought this since Harney and Sons is leaving the Dutch market, so could get 250gr. at a 50% discount, and since reviews on the Paris blend are so high, I thought I might give it a try.
… and now I am stuck with 250gr. Paris blend lol.

it smells nice, but It is not a WOW tea for me. I let it cool, and think it’s nicer as an iced tea.

It’s a berry tea, with hints of bergamot. I am a big fan of Earl Grey, but the bergamo in here is hardly detectable, which is a shame really. it’s more a berry tea, with hints of honey.

Since I have to make do with the 250gr. I blended it with a Frisain blend, and now it’s o.k. so will use it up, but not a tea I’d have in my cupboard. Maybe I should have gone with another blend (Florence, or Catherine) and I was in doubt when I placed the order, but let the Steepter reviews decide. lol. Lesson learned here, taste is personal…. :)

I made it into a personal mix though, it’s will use it up as a breakfast tea…. :

Flavors: Berry, Earl Grey, Floral, Fruity, Malt

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec 3 tsp 800 OZ / 23658 ML
Sandra Vdplaats

mmmm. it’s getting late…. sorry about the typos!

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drank Bangkok by Harney & Sons
170 tasting notes

Thanks, TeaNTeas! This was a nice green tea, but a little heavy on the lemongrass. A good tea to wake up with this morning!

Flavors: Lemon, Lemongrass

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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70

I’ve been so very busy trying to do 4 jobs at once. I used up my old assam from a tea company that’s no longer in business so I tried this one. Its very brisk but rough more harsh tea and less malt than I was hoping. I love a malty assam but I like some smoothness if that makes sense. This is relegated to my second cup of the day. The second cup of black tea is for when I have to work really hard most days 1 black is all it takes. I hope I can find a smoother assam soon. In the mean tiem what this does have its lots of get up and go the brisk and brusqueness of it get my writing and moving instead of dreaming at my desk!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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100

Wonderful smell, wonderful taste. The lavender is not overpowering, but just enough to be noticeable.

Flavors: Lavender

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drank Wedding Tea by Harney & Sons
76 tasting notes

Sip down…I have tried various steeping methods trying to hit the creamy lemon notes described by others, but I keep getting a soapy taste from this— like the fancy little soaps in mom’s guest bath that get dusty because they are only for “company.” Must be the lemon-rose combo. I am not a fan of floral flavors.

Flavors: Soap

Fjellrev

It’s so hard to get those creamy lemon notes and not worth the hassle, anyway.

Marzipan

If you like lemon teas, remind me to send you a sample of the DF one I have that is lemony. Noel a something.

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drank Wedding Tea by Harney & Sons
76 tasting notes

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drank Wedding Tea by Harney & Sons
76 tasting notes

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
86 tasting notes

I’m not huge into flavored teas. This is good; fairly fruity with a hint of vanilla. The flavors complement each other nicely, not overwhelming at all. I had to try this, given all the positive comments about Harney & Sons’ products. Also, it smells incredible. It’s good, and I’d recommend it if you like flavored teas, but I’m good with just finishing the tin out…no need to buy it again. I’ll look for more of their plain black teas…I liked Ceylon and India quite a bit, and have read about a few other ones that sound amazing.

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66

This is fine, but it’s definitely not the best OP I’ve tried — not even the best one from H&S. The flavor just seems kind of muted. As others have noted, there is something a bit Assam about it. In fact, it tastes a lot more like an Assam than an OP.

Really missing those Tealet OPs right about now.

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80

This is a great tea. It has good body and I don’t notice any bitterness. It’s much stronger then the Titanic blend but less then Golden Sun.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Golden Monkey by Harney & Sons
6338 tasting notes

Another from kimquat thank you! i’m lad i finally got the chance to try this one. it’s a great malty, sweet, smooth tea. I am a fan of a lot of H&S straight blacks it seems.

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It is once again sakura season in Japan. Not that I will be there to witness it in person this year as I did last year, which makes me unspeakably melancholy. So, in honor of the lovely cherry blossoms, the perfect color of optimistic, beautiful, feminine pink, and a sure sign that the warmer weather is coming, I’m sipping on Harney’s cherry blossom.

I’ve had it before and neglected to review it, so this review is long overdue. By now this tea’s a bit old (maybe a year and half), but the cherry blossom flavor is still very much there, although it never was very overwhelming, making this a bit of a sophisticated cup. I keep forgetting how pleasant it is. There’s just one weird note that always threw me and still does. There’s a funkiness going on, like musty? Moldy? Not quite sure how to describe it. Maybe it’s from the green tea. If you don’t overbrew it, this strange note will hardly come through so I’d recommend sticking to steeps lasting no longer than 3 minutes.

Nice hot, but next time I’ll try it iced. And once I finish it, I’ll most likely want to try another type of cherry blossom tea. Sakura wa utsukushii desu!

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

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drank Kaimosi CTC by Harney & Sons
1844 tasting notes

CTC’s are best on those mornings when it would just be better to take your tea intravenously, so I’m glad this little packet from Nicole was in plain sight. (Two sessions in the garage storm shelter, one at 3:00 a.m.)

I’d call this the Kenyan version of PG Tips—very strong with a little bit of sharpness in the sip, but not enough to call it metallic. Had I not gulped down the mug like a tea-starved maniac, I would have tried it with milk. Good stuff for unleaded lovers.

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drank Blueberry Green by Harney & Sons
787 tasting notes

Another sample from my mom. This smells amazing, with lots and lots of blueberry in the aroma. The taste however, reminds me a lot of DavidsTea’s grape expectations. I don’t know if it’s the sencha or what. I haven’t found a sencha I like, so that could be it. It tastes brisk, grassy, and grape-like. Might be good iced, as long as you don’t oversteep it.

ashmanra

I love this tea, but I taste grapes, also!

Tealizzy

Good to know, ashmanra!

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drank Capri by Harney & Sons
787 tasting notes

Got a sample of this from my mom and tried it this morning. Very sweet fig flavor. It’s pretty good. There’s a little lemon too. Only disappointment was the base tea didn’t really bring anything to the party. Still a nice flavored tea for those who like fig.

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Had this for second tea this morning. I happened to forget all my loose leaf at home today, but did remember my infuser. Such is life for a sleepy, grey, Monday. I guess it will be an all bagged tea day until work is done.
This tea was nice. Not at all smoky. I found it sweet for a Keemun, with a smooth body and light honey flavour. I detected no bitterness or astringency. Not as diverse and lovely as the Yunnan Golden teas I’ve been enjoying as of late, but that is to be expected. It does make me long for one though. Ah well, this will do for now.

Flavors: Honey, Malt, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank Florence by Harney & Sons
624 tasting notes

Second cup of this from the sample that Janelle sent me. :)
The first cup was had when my nose was pretty stuffy from allergies, which I feel are getting a little better. The tea has that fake chocolate and nutty scent to it. The tea base has a little malt to it on the sip which merges into a hazelnut flavor at the end, met with a tiny touch of chocolate. I’m not getting much of an aftertaste at all. Adding a little cream and sugar really brings out the nuttiness of the hazelnut. I’d say the chocolate could do with being amped up a bit, but I really dislike the chemically taste I get from H&S’s chocolate flavored teas. I’m enjoying this cup, but I feel like there are better versions by other companies. I think this concludes my venture into H&S teas, which gets a thumbs down from me both in flavor of the teas and customer service in their store. :/

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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