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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
1957 tasting notes

Fair warning, this turned out to be less of a tasting note, and more of a rambling. Ah well. It’s been quite a while since I’ve had this tea. It’s funny when I don’t drink a tea I love for a while, especially after drinking a bunch of new teas I love in the intervening time, I start wondering… has my palate changed any? Am I going to come back to this favorite tea and not enjoy it as much anymore? Will tons of Parisian teas spoil me on a tea called Paris?

The answers to those questions are yes, no, and no. My palate as definitely changed; drinking a bunch of French teas and especially the high quality oolongs I’ve been drinking lately has changed the way I appreciate teas. I drink them in a different way than before, more thoroughly exploring the flavors and how they combine. But as it turns out, Paris is just that good. I forgot to start my timer when I poured the water for this tea, so the steep time is just a guestimate, but this tea is fairly forgiving. I still adore the flavors of this tea, and it definitely remains in my upper eschelon. I suppose it reminds me a bit of some of the Parisian teas, but really this is a tea that really reminds me of Harney & Sons tasty blends.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Infusin_Susan

I like the way you describe this tea. It’s one of my favorites, too. The flavors just blend together so well.

Indigobloom

I so wish my darned bergamot allergy would go away! everyone raves about this one- but the flower just makes me ill. Well enjoy a cuppa on my behalf if you will! :)

Dinosara

Aw man, sorry to hear about your allergy! Bergamot is one of my favorites. I don’t mind if I do have a cup on your behalf! :D

Indigobloom

Thanks! now if only I can figure out how to live more than just vicariously :P

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Infusin_Susan

I like the way you describe this tea. It’s one of my favorites, too. The flavors just blend together so well.

Indigobloom

I so wish my darned bergamot allergy would go away! everyone raves about this one- but the flower just makes me ill. Well enjoy a cuppa on my behalf if you will! :)

Dinosara

Aw man, sorry to hear about your allergy! Bergamot is one of my favorites. I don’t mind if I do have a cup on your behalf! :D

Indigobloom

Thanks! now if only I can figure out how to live more than just vicariously :P

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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.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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