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drank Sencha by Harney & Sons
2006 tasting notes

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So my aladdin travel mug holds onto flavors/scents a lot, and to get rid of them you pretty much have to wash it completely with hot soapy water and a sponge. This is problematic when I am traveling because I almost never have dish soap or a sponge. My mug has smelled intensely like Harney’s Paris for a few days now, but I wanted to have this sachet that I brought with. I thought maybe the museum’s staff kitchen would have a sponge and soap, but no go. I ended up using some hand soap and shaking it very well.

The result is that certain sips of this tea I would get hints of Paris, and other sips I would get hints of soap. I was still able to enjoy the tea, but it was definitely a letdown. I bought a sponge today and washed it with the shampoo at my hotel (no way I am buying a huge bottle of dishwashing liquid while traveling), so we’ll see. I pretty much just have Paris and Dammann’s Goût Russe left as far as sachets go, so as long as it doesn’t taste like soap it should be fine anyway.

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Stephanie

Yuck, contaminated sencha :(

Anyanka

Sometimes I brush my teeth with soap so this taste might be ok by me.

Fjellrev

Oh I know what you mean. My Timolino has smelled and tasted like Mulberry Magic for the past few days, but I don’t mind so much haha.

K S

Sencha seems to grab hold of other flavors so easily, but soap? Eeewww.

Dinosara

I’m thinking I am going to have to get a glass travel mug despite the risk of breakage… I just can’t take a plastic one.

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Stephanie

Yuck, contaminated sencha :(

Anyanka

Sometimes I brush my teeth with soap so this taste might be ok by me.

Fjellrev

Oh I know what you mean. My Timolino has smelled and tasted like Mulberry Magic for the past few days, but I don’t mind so much haha.

K S

Sencha seems to grab hold of other flavors so easily, but soap? Eeewww.

Dinosara

I’m thinking I am going to have to get a glass travel mug despite the risk of breakage… I just can’t take a plastic one.

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