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93
drank Assam Halmari by Harrods
746 tasting notes

Thank you Ellyn!
I didn’t really know if this tea would turn out for me. But it did :] And it made a wonderful first cup after yoga. The flavors are nice. I’m getting sweet, malty and almost a dark chocolatey\toffee kind of flavor. It has a bit of astringency to it but it’s still good. I enjoyed it. Thanks again!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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50

Had a cup of this at the airport with my boss who ordered an Earl Grey and received this.
I am not a great fan of breakfast teas and I really felt that this one really had nothing special; the leaves quality seemed quite ok, it was not really bitter, but there also wasn’t anything that might approach a wow factor.
If I was really in the mood of a breakfast tea, this would not be it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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drank No.16 Ceylon by Harrods
22 tasting notes

Hmm.. I can’t seem to find this one so I added it. Thanks to Ellyn for this one! It’s the first one I’m trying out of the package she sent me because it’s the one I’m least sure about. Even though I really wanted to try it! I’m open to trying anything as long as it doesn’t have marshmallows in it.

Hmm.. I can’t seem to find this one so I added it. Thanks to Ellyn for this one! It’s the first one I’m trying out of the package she sent me because it’s the one I’m least sure about. Even though I really wanted to try it! I’m open to trying anything as long as it doesn’t have marshmallows in it.I think I steeped it too long. It’s a bit bitter. It’s an ok tea, but I doubt I would buy it. Pretty glad to have had the chance to taste it, though! I’m going to refrain from rating until I steep up another cup. I’m finding that I need to steep the traditional blacks way less than recommended.

Hmm.. I can’t seem to find this one so I added it. Thanks to Ellyn for this one! It’s the first one I’m trying out of the package she sent me because it’s the one I’m least sure about. Even though I really wanted to try it! I’m open to trying anything as long as it doesn’t have marshmallows in it.I think I steeped it too long. It’s a bit bitter. It’s an ok tea, but I doubt I would buy it. Pretty glad to have had the chance to taste it, though! I’m going to refrain from rating until I steep up another cup. I’m finding that I need to steep the traditional blacks way less than recommended.The smell is a bit heavy. The taste is growing on me.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C
Indigobloom

lol I think your/the steepster browser is buggy :)

mynameismoe

damnit. does this exist already? should i delete this? i don’t want to be that person!

mynameismoe

(ugh. ‘that person’ was supposed to be bolded. oops! not used to how things get translated yet.)

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drank Assam Halmari by Harrods
217 tasting notes

This is not for me. I have tried it several times and all I get is a bitter malt brew. Not rating it because I am unsure if this is me, how I am brewing or the tea. Putting this up for swaps. Anyone want to try it? I have quite a bit I brought back from London a few months back.

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65

It is harmless…. But the design of a can is lovely.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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100

Bought this tea, the first time I went to London a few years back! I’m a passion fruit lover, so picking this tea was so natural… I fell in love with it from the first sip! :D~

Every time I go to London, is mandatory a visit to the Food Halls of Harrods to buy this tea (that only comes in 50g tins) and try some new ones!

It’s my favourite tea! :D

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
insideoutjrny

Hello! I am on the hunt for some Passion Fruit tea for my daughter-in-law. I have someone in London who will send some to me here in Vancouver, BC. Can you give me details on packaging (colour, size etc) so I can send to my ‘shopper’? Also, just to confirm, the tea you are talking about has no other infusions in it – just black tea and passion fruit – correct?

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60

This tisane is composed of large, colorful pieces of dried fruits. The fragrance is tart and citrusy and there’s a subtle dusty or aged quality.

This steeped to a deep red so it might contain some hibiscus. There were visible pieces of cranberry but this was far deeper than what could be imparted by just that fruit.

The flavor was very tart but also had a clean citrus base. It wasn’t very complicated being mainly bitter-orange and apple.

I took half of a cooled cup and poured it over ice. I find that a colder temperature makes the fruit stand out more. The chilling gave this more character so I think I prefer this blend iced.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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86
drank Rose Tea by Harrods
13 tasting notes

Love getting tea gifts from London. The tea and rose petal leaves are beautiful with surprisingly vibrant pink petal leaves. The leaves themselves have a nice floral aroma…which intensifies after steeping. I’m not a huge herbal tea fan because of the tartness, but this ceylon/china black tea balances the rose incredibly nicely. just delightful.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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87
drank Afternoon Tea by Harrods
14 tasting notes

A delicious blend of Darjeeling and Assam – if I dare risk, more of the second than the first one. Being a blend of black teas, it is of mild strength and flavour. Another of Harrod´s delights. Buy, enjoy and share wherever available…it´s just so impossible to find in some locations!

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85
drank Darjeeling by Harrods
1 tasting notes

This is an excellent full-bodied sweet and strong variety of English Breakfast tea, and I was heartbroken to find that I couldn’t repeat my London acquisition stateside without paying more to ship it than the tea would cost. When I’m ready to purchase massive amounts I will do!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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91

I’ve been enjoying this Darjeeling for a while now. This is a straightforward darjeeling that is aromatic and smooth. The light floral notes make this an excellent afternoon tea! This darjeeling is simple and uncomplicated. A perfect cuppa. :)

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77

I believe this is the same tea I have from Harrod’s, although there isn’t a picture to compare the tea tin. It is a very standard darjeeling black tea, and a great accompaniment to breakfast toast.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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97

Have continued to drink this & have found that, with really hot water & a very long steeping time, it is fabulous!

I am very sad that I’ve run out. (And, that I don’t even actually know what it was so I could someday replace it.)

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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97

Pretty much flavorless. However, that could be due to its age, or possible improper storage.

[Edited to add: I’ve revised my score for this tea as my experience has improved.]

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67

I kind of want black tea. But I also kind of want to sleep tonight. Surely it’s early enough that I’ll be ok. Harrod’s Assam FTW!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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67

It’s a dreary, rainy, cold, damp, sleepy day in Seattle and I need a cuppa. Mmmmm.

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67

Lovely lovely Assam… using it as a balm to cover the twitchy ear worm from waking up to Lady Gaga on NPR.

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67

Wake me up on a Monday morning. I think I accidentally over-steeped, but that’s not the tea’s fault, poor tea!

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95
drank St. James Ceylon by Harrods
6 tasting notes

One of my favorite black teas. Both of the black teas I drink the most are from Harrod’s of London from…two years ago now I suppose. And they no longer sell them or don’t sell them online. So I’m gonna have to find some new favorites pretty soon.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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67

A friend brought this back from London for me. It’s been a long time since I had this much good tea at my disposal. Drinking it with cream & a small package of raw sugar. It’s a nice, well rounded cuppa. Not knock me out of my socks to die for, but a steadfast companion to get me through a busy Friday morning.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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99
drank Rose Tea by Harrods
54 tasting notes

…bought that tea in the famous food halls of Harrods during a short trip to London.
Actually my wife picked it. Well, I was quite sceptical in the beginning. I could not help but to keep thinking of the old “Queen Mother”…seeing her in one of her pink dresses. A grandma-tea. Anyways, let’s keep it professional, shall we?
The dried leafs do look very appealing and those big, colorful rose pedals in the blend look good. Although I assume that additional to the use of rose pedals some rose oil was applied.
Still…the smell is vague. Not very strong. But as soon the tea gets in touch with water its flavors start to play with one’s mind. The rose scent is of such profoundness that it feels almost like standing in the middle of the Chelsea Flower Show on a bright and very English summer day. The idea occurs that the brew not necessarily has to be drunk to get pleasure out of it. Why not just let the tea cup stand on the table and fill the room with its scent? I made it a habit to let teas cool down a bit before I take my first sip, especially if I am ‘working’ my blacks. Reasons therefore are plenty and to my big amusement all listed and agreed upon by fellow-steepsters. Well, anyways…first sip. Second sip…magical. The rose flavor is there. But in a very fragile kind of way. One has to stay focused here as the rose is fading quickly from the tongue. The Ceylon dominates at first. But in a very smooth and sort of ‘royal’ way. Actually the whole tea experience on the taste palate could be rounded up with the word ‘royal’…not to hasty, very discret, lots of dignity. The flavors are not strong. Not rough. Impressively smooth and pleasant. The Chinese teas that were used for this blend, no doubt, are for catching and balancing the aftertaste…
Great blend.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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