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.