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drank Florence by Harney & Sons
168 tasting notes

Do you ever buy a tea and you are just so sure that you will adore it, but then when you drink it your feelings are hurt that you are not madly in love with it?
I was so sure that I would be just as mad about this tea as I am with Paris.
I am not.
However, it IS a good tea and I do like it.
I have a feeling that I did this to the poor tea, my expectations were too high.
I just wanted to love it too much.
Deep Sigh
The nose on this tea is strong.
Almost like its trying to make sure you know it has chocolate in it.
But, the taste it better, it is a smooth tea and I do like the taste.
You really can not identify the black tea in there though.
I drank this as is, no sugar or cream/milk.
I did not want to mask what tea taste that was there.
I can see making this tea for company who do not drink much tea normally, it would be unoffensive to them, unless they do not like chocolate.
Now, I do like some Chocolate Teas.
And this tea is not terrible, we just are going to be friends though, instead of lovers.
I have some of this tea cold brewing, so I will return with a update on how this tea holds up to that.
UPDATE
Well, my opinion has not really changed in drinking it cold brewed.
It makes an all right iced tea, but I probably will not be cold brew it again.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

when I first tried this tea I loved it, but for some reason I stopped loving it.. oh well

SimplyJenW

As long as I think of this as a hazelnut tea, I like it. I agree that the chocolate is a little light.

Janefan

I think a bit of milk/cream and sugar does bring the flavor out more in this one. But, I’ve never managed to get it to taste as chocolately as when I first drank a whole pot of it myself at a teahouse dinner.

Skulleigh

Oh, I’ve been there, and recently! It’s like a personal insult, isn’t it? :D

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TeaBrat

when I first tried this tea I loved it, but for some reason I stopped loving it.. oh well

SimplyJenW

As long as I think of this as a hazelnut tea, I like it. I agree that the chocolate is a little light.

Janefan

I think a bit of milk/cream and sugar does bring the flavor out more in this one. But, I’ve never managed to get it to taste as chocolately as when I first drank a whole pot of it myself at a teahouse dinner.

Skulleigh

Oh, I’ve been there, and recently! It’s like a personal insult, isn’t it? :D

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A Farmer’s Wife who drinks her tea to forget the din of the world.
Love all tea, from black to herbal concoctions.
Usually start my day with black tea and then move on to Oolong or Green in the afternoon, then finish the day with a tisane.
Loose Leaf teas are my preference, I say “Free the Leaves!” :)
When I am not drinking tea, I enjoy knitting, baking, reading, playing with one of our rescue animals or working along side my husband on our farm.

My rating system is rather relaxed:
50’s or under- Um, is this tea or did I get this from the slop bucket?
60’s- Not really my thing, certainly will not be purchasing again.
70’s- I will give this tea a few more tries to see if it grows on me , right now it is okay but not thrilling me.
80’s- Like this tea a lot. It might be a tea that I have to be in a certain mood for and therefore not a daily drinker, but try to have on hand for those “moods”
90’s and higher- ADORE! Will never be without!

I most always drink my tea plain.
No sweeteners or milk/cream.

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Idaho

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