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I was curious about this one. I was out of chamomiles, and was wanting to try something new. I knew that I’d pretty much be paying for the poorly thought out packaging of a glass jar. Great for future tea storage either way.

So I actually liked this. At first it tastes like soap, but the vanilla flavoring really hits you as you oversteep it. The chamomile and lavender are definitely present, but the rooibos is a mixed blessing because it is red. I wish there was green instead, but here are the pros and cons: the tea has a natural tart sweetness to it, but it is also kinda woodsy that really doesn’t go ideally with the lavender and the chamomile since those are already herby in themselves.

I do really like this tea as a night tea, and the ingredients are undoubtedly good, but the price is ludicrous. Only get this If you want a spa soap night tea and a jar.

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drank Earl Grey by Paromi
1770 tasting notes

Well, this is awkward. I have not logged a single note of this tea, and yet I have drunk my entire container of it. Whoops.
Its really quite pleasant! I have a long and somewhat complicated history with Earls, and they don’t always work for me, but this is so fragrant, and so pleasant, and so easy (there is something to be said for a quick and easy sachet of tea on the mornings when waking up is painful.), that I give it a solid thumbs up.
It may come back into my cupboard some day. Not urgent (especially as I am now on a buy-ban. I can buy some in the fall/winter, but even that is limited.), but it may work its way back.

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drank Lemon Ginger by Paromi
1770 tasting notes

I havn’t been reviewing this as often as I have been drinking it, mainly because its just not an exciting tea to review, and I don’t seem to be discovering new layers of flavor or food pairings for it.
But I will jot a note now, as this is the last cup!
I don’t think this blend is well balanced. Lemon and ginger should be a wonderful combination, but I’m finding that paring to fall flat, with the ginger shoving everything else to the side, and the lemon and oolong making a distant second and third in the flavor profile.
Its a tea that I’m more happy to have finished, then to have tried. It will not be making another appearance in my cupboard, that’s for certain. There are better oolongs, and better lemon/ginger blends to be had!
Sipdown!

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drank Lemon Ginger by Paromi
1770 tasting notes

I am continuing my at-work tradition of trying to sip down this tea. The tradition of not being particularly impressed with or fond of it also continues.
I mean, its not bad, but the balance of flavors seems lopsided. I wish the ginger and lemon blended more seamlessly with the oolong base, which is hard to find.
I should just quit complaining about this and sip it down, eh?

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57
drank Lemon Ginger by Paromi
1770 tasting notes

Today myself and this cup got along much better. For starts, I burned no fingers while making it. And, more importantly, I steeped it for a shorter amount of time.
Less ginger, more lemon, and a touch more of the oolong base, I’m glad to say.
I still don’t feel that this is very well balanced, but it was much more pleasant to consume today.

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drank Lemon Ginger by Paromi
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This tea and I are not friends today. Firstly, I burned my fingers making it. Secondly, the flavors are not the greatest.
I love lemon ginger flavors, and I love Oolong, so I thought this would be a home run, but instead it makes me cranky. The ginger tastes sharp, and between it and the lemon it shoved any trace of oolong aside.
I’m afraid I still have a bit of this, and I will keep trying. Maybe my water is too hot? But I’m not holding out much hope.

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57
drank Lemon Ginger by Paromi
1770 tasting notes

My initial impression of this was that it wasn’t an exceptional oolong, and I stand by that. If anything I taste more of the ginger than I do of the oolong.
Now, I love ginger, but I still found that a bit disappointing. Still, on a day when “medicinal tea” is called for, this fits the bill nicely.
Down the hatch!

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57
drank Lemon Ginger by Paromi
1770 tasting notes

My cup of the afternoon.
My first impression was this was very pleasant, but not exactly spectacular. That’s ok! But I’ll have more opinions after a few more cups.

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drank Coconut Almond by Paromi
2204 tasting notes

I shared two pots of two Saturday with Suoeranna, hubby, and ChelseaR. Everyone liked it – even hubby who doesn’t do much black tea. It is very sweet and smooth for an Assam, but the more you drink the more it builds the characteristic Assam flavor and malt.

STORY TIME! On Friday, I went to an estate sale and bought some very old records for youngest, who is obsessed with old music. (1910-1949) We went back Saturday for her to pick some more albums. As I stood by her, I noticed a wedding planning book in the closet and flipped through it. One of the first pages said that the groom’s gift to the bride was a sterling compact, purchased for $20. (Today’s adjusted amount $250-ish)

I decided to wander around while daughter looked some more and I went to say hello to the ladies working at the jewelry table. And lo and behold, a monogrammed silver heart shaped compact was on the table marked $3! I told them abiut the planner and picked up the compact and they said they didn’t think it was the same one because they couldn’t find a sterling mark on it, but I found it. I laughed and told them I assumed that changed the price. Saturday is half price day, by the way, so it would have been $1.50. It had the puff and some powder still in it. They asked if I was willing to pay the whole $3. Of course I was willing! I didn’t really want a silver compact, never thought about owning one, but it was so romantic to me! I couldn’t believe their children didn’t want it, and told the workers to tell them that the compact was their father’s wedding gift to their mom and if they wanted it back I would gladly give it back. I was so excited. The wedding was April 1, 1945. The bride had the same last initial as me, so people will probably see the compact and assume it belonged to one of my relatives.

Indigobloom

romance is in the air <3

gmathis

Love it!

Xxxxx

What a great story!

K S

Beautiful story. I only wish it had a different ending. I wanted the family to see what you saw. In my mind the compact should have been priceless.

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drank Coconut Almond by Paromi
2204 tasting notes

I’m a little mad that we like this tea a lot.

I have resisted buying the Paromi Tea line at The Fresh Market because it is $9.99 for fifteen sachets. That is ridiculous. But it was on sale and I tried to believe that I deserved a treat, especially since I have gone in there a dozen times without buying anything for a splurge and I had a coupon!

I feel a little better about the price if their website is telling the truth about it being fair trade, and I was happy to see that they recommend resteeping, so they must have faith in their product to pull it off. Plus – they call for 10-12 ounces of water per sachet. If you resteep, that gives you 20-24 ounces of tea per sachet. That doesn’t hurt quite as much.

I hadn’t read that their sachets are non-GMO corn based so I did what I usually do and I cut it open and dumped the leaves. It measured a little shy of a tablespoon. I made it in an unusual way – first steep in my Kamjove which has a six or seven ounce capacity infused at the top was four minutes, then I steeped again for five letting the two mix, and then since I was still a few ounces shy of the 20-24 it should make, I added hot water and poured it into a larger pot.

And it’s good stuff, dadgummit. Youngest drank it with me and at her first sip said, “This is Kool-Aid.” I get what she meant – it is pretty sweet and we didn’t add anything at all to it. We never add sugar, so coconut tastes sweet to us as it is.

The coconut and almond flavors were well-balanced and natural tasting. They are not “in your face” but very pleasant. Often, Indian teas bother my stomach and taste a bit harsh on the tongue, but for this one, it just lent a little heft to the base. Youngest didn’t believe me at first when I told her it was Indian (which she likes very much) but the more you drink the more the maltiness builds.

The glass jar is painted to shield the tea from UV light. I will keep and reuse the jar. I will also watch for more sales so I can try more of their teas when I have been a good girl and think I deserve a treat, or when I have been a bad girl and need cheering up. And with the resteeping, it comes down to fifty cents or so a pot when it is on sale, and that isn’t so bad. It’s cheaper than soda, and much better for you!

K S

You should look Paromi up on Amazon. You would feel a whole lot better about what you paid. $9.99 is about my cut off point. It’s $0.67/cup which if it is good I can see. Bonus they figure a mug half again bigger than most companies and a resteep. So if my math is correct figures to about $0.22 per 8 oz cup. Cheap as many grocery store teabags. Another bonus, you get the glass jar to use again. I’m just trying to help the good girl justify another purchase. The bad girl doesn’t need any help.

ashmanra

Oh, K S, I laughed out loud and read that to my husband! You’re right, the bad girl doesn’t need any help! :)

K S

Enablers R Us. We all have to do our part.

Mikumofu

I really enjoyed this one too…part of that price is definitely because of the reusable glass jar ;)

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drank Chamomile Lavender by Paromi
1770 tasting notes

I did not sleep well last night, and even though I would love to drink a black tea blend right now, I think it would be a bad idea. So its time for a herbal blend, to help me go off to sleep as soon as possible.
Bleh.
I love lavender. I like chamomile! But I am really iffy on rooibos, and I think its dragging this blend down.
But still, its warm, its mellow, and hopefully it will knock me out tonight.

Elephantasy

have a sound sleep!

Fjellrev

Hope you hd a better sleep!

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drank Chamomile Lavender by Paromi
1770 tasting notes

Wait, wait, wait a minute. A rooibos, chamomile lavender blend? Well, color me interested.
And…. eh. Its nice, but I wish the rooibos wasn’t part of it. I feel like the woodiness is dragging the flavors down. Bleh.

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81
drank Jasmine - Green by Paromi
150 tasting notes

Nice natural jasmine flavor but just a little dimensionally flat.

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drank Chocolate Orange by Paromi
150 tasting notes

A good chocolate tea is such a rare, welcomed surprise. I usually approach a new chocolate tea with a combination of hope and doubt; the tasting is so often disappointing that I ask myself what’s the point in continuing to hope. Then a good one is discovered and it seems worth it. Like this one.

This tastes remarkably like a good dark chocolate-orange bar, Lindt, maybe. The chocolate is definitely there, folks. The orange peel is at a balanced level though overtakes the chocolate by a smidge. The cardamom is mild, just gives dimension. The tea is smooth and tastes natural and easy/comforting, even.

I had just 1 sample bag and brewed it for 3 minutes; while it was full flavored enough at that point I would try it longer next time to see if more chocolate/richness would emerge.

On the second steep I gave it 6 minutes and it was still decent, pretty much the identical flavor profile but a bit weaker. Gave it shot of unsweetened almond milk, didn’t actually alter it much. Then added about 3 drops of agave nectar just to see, and that was a great complement though I just about never sweeten my tea.

No astringency, no weird tastes, good flavor profile. I’ll be picking some of this up before long. Love those happy endings.

Flavors: Cardamon, Chocolate, Cocoa, Orange Zest

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drank Royal Breakfast by Paromi
331 tasting notes

This one is just okay—it definitely has a malty assam quality, but nothing in particular stands out to me. It stands up to a bit of milk, but loses the note of natural sweetness it has upon the milk being added. It is strong, though, like a breakfast tea is supposed to be. I think this one fits right in with my other experiences with Paromi—decent but not extraordinary in the sachet category.

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drank Lemon Ginger by Paromi
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drank Coconut Almond by Paromi
12 tasting notes

This is one of my favourite teas right now! (It’s right up there with Rishi Tropical Coconut, my other current favourite.) The Paromi scent reminds me of fresh almond croissants in a bakery. The flavor is smooth & buttery, but not overly sweet. It reminds me a bit of a dark oolong. It’s like dessert in a cup!

Flavors: Almond, Butter, Coconut

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drank Jasmine - Green by Paromi
12 tasting notes

Super delicious ultra floral cup. Half the fun of drinking this tea is inhaling the fragrance as it brews. For people who like floral, this tea is INCREDIBLE.

Flavors: Gardenias, Jasmine

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drank Earl Grey by Paromi
331 tasting notes

A delicate, almost floral Earl Grey when made as a milk tea. I haven’t had it any other way yet…(a gift from my mom, who has told me that the bergamot aroma is too intense when brewed straight. It might be an issue with brewing time, but so far I haven’t found reason to change what works yet.)

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drank Earl Grey by Paromi
331 tasting notes

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78
drank Sleep With Me by Paromi
266 tasting notes

Herbal TTB – Having this one again tonight because it was nice and relaxing before bed. This one makes it to my wish list. <3 TTBs :)

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drank Sleep With Me by Paromi
266 tasting notes

Herbal TTB – This is different, and yummy! This is fruity in a delicate way. I had feared I over steeped this because I forgot to set a timer but with it being in a tea bag I ended up leaving it in the mug anyways.

Cheri

I love the name, if nothing else.

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drank Coconut Almond by Paromi
331 tasting notes

Finished my jar of this one as part of almond milk experiment #2. Adding almond milk to something that already contained almonds seemed…excessive? Probably not the most thought-out idea? But I went ahead anyway. The tea is already not very astringent, so it didn’t really need the milk, but the addition seemed to cut the fragrance down to a more subtle level. It is quite silky and rich, something that seems like it would be served at one of the local bubble tea shops.

While I’m slowly making room in my cupboard for my large batch of Verdant orders, it seems like they won’t be here for a long time. Patience!

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drank Coconut Almond by Paromi
331 tasting notes

A good one to start the day on. This blend has an intense coconut and almond fragrance. In the sachet I could see almost as much white stuff (shavings of the aforementioned coconut and almond) as tea leaves. Once brewed, the liquor is a deep brown color. The flavors are not as rich as one would expect from the scent, but that is a good thing—it’s fragrant without being overwhelming, and the black tea base itself is good, smooth and not astringent. Overall, it’s a nice cozy blended tea for a cool morning.

The sachets for this brand don’t have strings, which may be a little inconvenient for some, but makes for a nicer looking presentation.

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