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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
1851 tasting notes

I found an ancient sachet of this tucked away in a tin of Parisian rose candies and since I ran out of all my other sachets I decided to use it. At the airport again, so I was able to get actual hot water at a Starbucks, but the resulting steep is totally weak still. I guess this is a good illustration of a tea getting old; I should have steeped it longer, or perhaps used two sachets (I do have another ancient one in the tin). Or just toss the rest of them because I have new sachets at home that are super flavorful.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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