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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
119 tasting notes

I was out pretty late last night for an Oscar party and so I’m not even going to pretend that I’m “all there” right now.

I was looking through my samples from Bonnie and I saw this, and I’m really in a no nonsense mood and there were two of these in sachets, so I decided to just make them.

One thing I love about Harney’s sachets-They’re done really well and they put a good amount of tea in the bag, and I can steep them twice, which I can’t do with a lot of sachets.
One thing I don’t love-The tags aren’t long enough AT ALL so it always falls in the cup and it’s a pain in the butt to get out.

I am always impressed with Harney’s teas. Always. I haven’t tried one yet that has disappointed me. This is no exception.

It’s fruity and smooth. I was afraid it would just be like Lady Grey from Twinning’s but it’s not at all. In fact, it’s not even an Earl Grey. It’s a fruity black tea that is so lovely and sweet.

Definitely purchasing a full size of this one, thanks Bonnie!

Sachet in mug, boiling water for 5 minutes (second steep boiling for 7 minutes), added a little milk and sugar

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

Tower of London is similar, but I think I may like it even better! Paris is classic. I give it to people who come over and say they are not tea drinkers.

Ian

I’ve never had Tower of London, but I did read through the discussion thread about the two, and I would be curious to compare the two and see the difference for myself.

ashmanra

Send an addy and I will get some to you!

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ashmanra

Tower of London is similar, but I think I may like it even better! Paris is classic. I give it to people who come over and say they are not tea drinkers.

Ian

I’ve never had Tower of London, but I did read through the discussion thread about the two, and I would be curious to compare the two and see the difference for myself.

ashmanra

Send an addy and I will get some to you!

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Hello!

I’m Ian and I’m a 15 year old student who lives in Vermont. I started (heavily) drinking tea in Late 2010 and have been obsessed ever since!

I tend to drink more black and herbal teas, though I do enjoy oolong, green, and white, and I’m exploring other facets of the tea world (I’m still trying with pu-erh!)

I tend to lean towards sweeter and fruity flavors in my teas, and I’m not a big fan of smoky flavored teas, or anything that’s VERY bold.

I also enjoy a cup of coffee every once and a while, though it does mess with my stomach sometimes so I don’t drink it as often as I drink tea.

In addition to tea drinking, I’m also really interested in:
Classical music (I’ve been playing clarinet for 5 years now and it’s my favorite thing to do), independent arts/music, education on environmental sustainability, reading, Fair Trade and safe-trade practices, Cognitive science, art history, and a lot more.

I’m open to swaps, but I don’t have a very wide collection. Regardless, if I review a tea and you would like a sample, feel free to message me and we can work something out! If you would like to just try something without a swap, feel free to ask too! I know that I personally don’t have a lot of teas to swap and if you’re in the same position as me just feel free to ask for a sample and I’ll send you some, no strings attached!

I run a blog on TeaTrade which you can find here: http://serendipitea.teatra.de/. The goal of my blog is to better connect tea with the arts and go beyond just the taste aspect of tea. Enjoy!

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