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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
1846 tasting notes

This was an experiment: I have a sample pouch of this tea that I ordered online, and when I brew it, I would always get a faint hint of bitterness, even at 3 minutes steeping time, which was disappointing. I got a tin of sachets at the NYC Coffee and Tea Festival, though, and when I brew them, I have no bitterness problems. So, in attempts to figure out the difference, this time I cut open the sachet and brewed it in my Kati cup like I had been doing with the sample. Four minutes steeping, no bitterness. However, I measured the tea in the sachet with my “1 cup of perfect tea” spoon, and it was about 1.5 scoops. I’d been putting two in, so perhaps that’s my problem? I guess I’ll have to have another cup of Paris tea with the sample to test my hypothesis!

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I like your scientific method :)

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

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49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.


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