1239 Tasting Notes
Hot, I loved it. It was very juicy and I thought it would make a refreshing iced tea. But as it cooled off, I fell out of love with it. The hibiscus came on too strong and the cinnamon took it to a weird place for me. I plan to give it another go, but I’m going to keep an eye on the steep time and see if that makes a difference.
This tea is delicious and does exactly what it promises. I’ve had stomach troubles for as long as I can remember, and I’m a funny sort of lactose intolerant. I frequently forget that the main ingredient in sour cream or alfredo sauce or whipped cream, is, well, cream, and then I spend the rest of the night sick. Today I forgot about sour cream, but I’m nursing a cup of this and my stomach is calming quicker than I’ve ever seen. This is an absolute must-have for my cupboard.
Also, due to the catnip, the cats are going crazy sniffing it….be warned!
I am really enjoying this tea. It’s bold without being bitter, and the hit of cranberry and orange is just right. It’s just what I needed to wake up this morning. I would definitely recommend it to any and all of my friends in the US.
Too bad I won’t be getting any more in.
We placed an order with Harney on 4/8/2011. Today is 4/25/2011. Our order still has not shipped, and all e-mails are either left unanswered or forwarded to another department who takes a turn not answering any of them. The only semblance of a response I’ve gotten from anyone is simply “International orders take longer to process than domestic”, which simply isn’t good enough. Other companies seem to be able to handle the processing times just fine without letting them take this long. We’ve canceled our order and won’t bother trying them again. There’s nothing they make that we can’t find here, in the last few weeks we’ve discovered tons of little tea shops in Toronto.
So for my friends in the US, I highly recommend this tea. For my Canadian friends, it’s good, but very much not worth the hassle. Thanks for letting me try this, QueenofTarts, I might have to see if I can find it locally.